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Homemade Peanut Butter & Bacon Dog Treats

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 32 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: depends on the size of your cookie cutter
  • Category: Dog Treats
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Because your pup deserves some home baked goodies too! If you have any questions or concerns about the ingredients used, please consult with your veterinarian.


Ingredients

  • 1 cup (255g) natural creamy peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup (180ml) nonfat milk
  • 1 large egg or 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 cups (244g) whole wheat flour* (spoon & leveled)
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup (30g) oats*
  • 23 strips cooked bacon, chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F (163°C). Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, gently mix the peanut butter, milk, and egg together with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula. Add the flour and baking powder. You may need to turn the dough out onto a floured work surface and use your hands to work in the flour. Mix in the oats and bacon. The dough is extremely thick and heavy.
  3. Using a floured rolling pin, cut into shapes using cookie cutters or a knife. Arrange on the baking sheets. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until very lightly browned on the bottom. Remove from the oven, and flip the treats to bake the other side for 10-12 more minutes.
  4. Allow to cool completely before serving to your pup. Cover and store leftovers at room temperature for up to 1 week or in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Notes

  1. Freezing Instructions: Since the pups can’t eat the whole batch in a week, I usually freeze them. Jude loves them right out of the freezer too! The treats freeze well up to 2 months.
  2. Flour: Unbleached all-purpose flour is safe for dogs, but whole wheat was more highly recommended by our vet because of its added health benefits. Again, please consult with your vet about any allergies your dog may have.
  3. Oats: Either whole-rolled or quick oats are fine.
  4. Adapted from Pet Guide.

Keywords: peanut butter bacon dog treats, homemade dog treats