The trouble with simple living is that, though it can be joyful, rich, and creative, it isn't simple. ~Doris Janzen Longacre

The best way to bring a sustainable change in the world around me is by bringing the change in myself

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Homemade Cinnamon Doggie Treats

I read in free magazine "Urban Animal" from our local Pet Barn that cinnamon is very good for humans and dogs. "Cinnamon contains sulphur, dogs like cinnamon but fleas, ticks, mosquitoes and flies hate sulphur." also a recent study suggests Cinnamon has healing properties, reducing muscle and joint pain. It suggests that cinnamon contains anti-inflammatory compounds which may be useful in reducing pain and inflammation associated with arthritis. The Chinese knew about it as early as 2800BC....

Anyway I like the sound of these biccies for the dogs, being Xmas time and we're all starting to think of present to make. Why not make some of these for the Mother-inlaw's dog, she will love ya (I mean the MIL)

Cinnamon and Honey Crunchies (they looked so good I thought they human biddies)
1 Lge Apple
1/4 cup Honey
1/2 cups of water
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/2 cups whole meal flour
1 cup oatmeal
1/8 cup of whole meal flour for dusting the tray.

Core,slice, grate/mince apple, use a food processor if you have one. Combine apple, honey, water, cinnamon and oatmeal in a large bowl. Gradually add flour to form a stiff dough. Gently Roll into small balls, flatten and place on a greased baking tray and bake for 30 minutes on 180 C. Remove tray, reduce oven to 160 C and flip the cookie to brown evenly on both sides for another 30 minutes. Cool and then seal in a airtight container

Makes about 3 dozen crunchy cookies.
I love this magazine cause there's always handy hints and things to make for our pets.
Until nexttime

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