Gourmet Dog Treat Recipe -
Sweet Cinnamon Buns

Don't let your dog feel left out while you're eating breakfast! Make him this gourmet dog treat recipe for cinnamon buns.

gourmet dog treat recipe

This gourmet dog treat is packed full of beneficial cinnamon, 3 teaspoons to be exact! Cinnamon aids in digestion, helps fight bad breath, and helps regulate blood sugar. No wonder this is a frequently used spice in homemade dog treats!

Ingredients:

Dough:

  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup broth, chicken, beef, or vegetable. Low sodium is best.
  • 1/3 cup plus one tablespoon of applesauce, unsweetened.
  • Additional flour for rolling.
  • Additional egg for egg wash.

Filling:

  • 1 tbsp brown sugar, light or dark
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Cream Cheese Glaze: (Optional)

  • 3 oz. cream cheese, low of fat free
  • 3 tbsp milk, fat free
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F
  2. Lightly spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  3. In a medium bowl whisk together the cornmeal, whole wheat flour, and cinnamon. Make a well in the center of the dry mixture and pour in the broth and applesauce.
  4. Stir until thoroughly combined.
  5. In a small bowl combine the filling ingredients and set aside.
  6. Kneed and roll out the dough into a 1/4" thick square, see note below.
  7. Spoon the filling onto the rolled out dough.
  8. Roll the dough tightly and carefully into a large log.
  9. With a serrated knife, cut desired size pieces, see note below.
  10. Lay the pieces swirl side up and reshape into a round treat, if needed.
  11. Whip the extra egg in a small bowl.
  12. Using a pastry brush, spread the egg wash on the sides of the cinnamon bun.
  13. Bake for 30 minutes.
  14. While baking, combine the cream cheese glaze ingredients.
  15. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  16. Lightly drizzle the glaze on some or all of the treats.

Storing & Yield: This gourmet dog treat recipe for cinnamon buns will last in the refrigerator for 3 weeks. If you ice the treats with the cream cheese glaze, they will only last for 1 week in the refrigerator. You can freeze the treats for up to 4 months. The yield for these treats varies on how thick you'd like the cinnamon buns to be. If you cut them about an inch thick, you should get at least a dozen.

Tips & Techniques

  • Hip to Be Square - Do your best to roll the dough as square as you can. It makes it easier to roll into a log shape. You'll also get more cinnamon buns for your effort.

  • Cream Cheese Glaze - This glaze makes an otherwise healthy treat, very decadent. Be very sparing with the glaze as it is high in sugar and fat. You may want to only ice one or two treats because of the high sugar content. Not to mention, once you glaze the treat you can't see the adorable little rings of cinnamon you just created! But, if you feel the cinnamon bun dog treat isn't complete without a glaze, use it sparingly.

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