Bacon Dog Treats
These bacon dog treats will bring your dog running from whatever mischief he may be into! Just the aroma of bacon and cheese would entice anyone for that matter!
The next time you're making bacon for breakfast, cook a little extra and
you’ll have the makings for these easy, but flavorful, biscuits to delight your dog.
Bacon Dog Treats - Recipe
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 cup whole grain oat flour
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 egg, beaten
- ½ cup safflower oil
- ¼ cup milk
- 2 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
- ½ cup shredded Parmesan or cheddar cheese
- Preheat the oven to 325°F
- Combine the flours, salt and baking powder in a large bowl.
- Make a well in the flour mixture and add the egg, oil and milk. Stir to combine.
- Add in the bacon and cheese.
- Roll the dough out on a floured surface.
- Cut into desired shapes and place on a cookie sheet.
- Bake for up to 15 minutes depending on size, or until golden brown.
- Remove from oven and cool on a rack.
- Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts Per 18 g serving
Calories: 73 cal | Carbohydrates: 6 g | Protein: 2 g | Fat: 4.8 g | Saturated Fat: 0.7 g | Cholesterol: 22 mg | Sodium: 40 mg | Potassium: 49 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 0 g | Vitamin A: 36 IU | Calcium: 24 mg | Iron: 0.4 mg
Bacon Dog Treats - Notes
Baking time will vary depending on size and while I based this recipe on thirty treats, you could make more or less so adjust cook time accordingly.
For a harder biscuit, leave in turned-off oven for a few hours.
Store baked treats in freezer for longer term storage - up to 3 months. Transfer as many as you need/want for a week's supply to the refrigerator and they will always taste fresh for Fido.
Another strip of bacon added to the recipe won't hurt if treats are given sparingly. Just drain well on paper towels before using.
Whole wheat flour adds more substance and stronger flavor to a recipe, but If your pet has any issues with it, you can replace with another flour such as brown rice flour. If you do, reduce the amount to to 3/4 cup and increase the oat flour by a quarter cup.
If you want to reduce the gluten in the recipe, you can replace the whole grain wheat flour with whole wheat pastry flour without losing any nutritional benefits.