Apple Cinnamon Fritters for Dogs

Feeding your dog treats that you bake yourself is an excellent way to add fresh, unprocessed food to their diets! These fritters are baked in the oven and full of healthy ingredients. I like that they are soft and break apart easily so that one fritter can last for a long time.

Ingredients: 

  • 1 medium ripe banana

  • 1/2 cup grated apple

  • 1 large egg, cracked

  • 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil (plus a little extra to grease the pan)

  • 1/2 cup coconut flour

  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda

  • 1 tsp. powdered cinnamon - use organic Ceylon cinnamon if possible

Steps: 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Lightly grease mini muffin or mini donut pan with coconut oil.

  3. In a medium sized bowl mash banana.

  4. Add coconut flour, cinnamon and baking soda and mix well.

  5. Add egg, melted coconut oil and stir.

  6. Coconut flour absorbs liquid - add a little water if the batter is too crumbly or thick.

  7. Scoop dough into pans. I made each fritter from 1 tablespoon of batter.

  8. Bake for about 10 minutes, or just until edges of the fritter begin to lightly brown.

  9. Cool on a wire rack.

  10. This recipe makes about 18 fritters.

  11. Store fritters in a covered container in the refrigerator for about 3 or 4 days.

Nutrition Tips:

  • Coconut flour has a low glycemic index and is lower in carbohydrates than wheat flours. 

  • Apple is loaded with fiber, in particular the gut-healthy soluble fiber called pectin.

  • Ceylon cinnamon is anti-inflammatory, supports the immune system and may regulate blood sugar. It's also rich in cancer fighting antioxidants. Ceylon cinnamon is more appropriate for dogs than Cassia cinnamon. Cassia cinnamon is the most common type found in grocery stores, but it is high in courmarin which may be harmful in larger doses. Ceylon cinnamon, on the other hand, is lower in courmarin.

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