Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Dog Treat Recipe

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Sometimes, the only thing that can get you out of bed on a cold, dreary morning is the promise of a warm, comforting bowl of oatmeal. It’s one of our favorite comfort foods, and now it can also be one of your dog’s go-to noms! Here’s our version the classic apple cinnamon oatmeal flavor that’s conveniently served as a dog treat.

In a few words? If you’re asking if dogs can have cinnamon or if cinnamon is good for dogs, the answer is the reason we put it in these muffins! Yes, it’s good for them, in moderate quantities and yes, they can eat it.

Cinnamon helps decrease inflammation in humans and dogs. For dogs who are older or have arthritis or joint issues, the anti-inflammatory properties of cinnamon can help you manage it. 

Cinnamon is also a great way to manage a dog’s blood sugar and weight. Cinnamon regulates their blood sugar and lowers insulin resistance by slowing the absorption of sugar in their bloodstream. This is especially a great quality to have in muffins that are higher in carbohydrates, and will keep their figures nice and slim. 

And did you know that cinnamon can also be great for older dogs or dogs who may have neurological issues? It can help improve their cognitive functions because it’s brain food, and that means these muffins are not just delicious, they’re therapeutic too!

In a study published in the Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, researchers showed that dogs who had cinnamon in their diets had better heart health too. So it’s a good way to keep their health better in so many ways.  

Makes 30 cookies

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups rolled oats

1 1/2 cups oat flour

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 egg

½ cup apple sauce

1 tablespoon honey

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Add rolled oats, oat flour, and cinnamon to a large bowl. Combine well.
  3. Add egg, apple sauce, and honey to dry ingredient and combine.
  4. Knead dough with hands for about 2 minutes. When the mixture is firm, roll out to ½-inch thickness.
  5. Cut dough with cookie cutter and place treats onto parchment paper lined baking sheets.
  6. Place in oven and bake for 20 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and let cool on racks.
  8. Store in airtight containers and keep in refrigerator or freezer.


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