• Bacon and Peanut Butter, Homemade Dog Treats

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    A popular baking blogger named Sally decided to shower her fur baby with some homemade doggie treats. She is addicted to baking and her blog proves that she looks pretty good at ti too. Below is one of her famous recipes, but this one is for the dogs! Check it out:

    Bacon and Peanut Butter, Homemade Dog Treats

    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*
    • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
    • 1/3 cup (30g) oats (either whole-rolled or quick oats are fine)
    • 2-3 strips bacon, chopped

    Directions:

    Preheat oven to 325F degrees. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.

    In a large bowl, gently mix the peanut butter, milk, and egg together with a large spoon or spatula. Switch to a whisk to make sure no lumps remain. Add the flour and baking powder. You may need to turn the dough out onto the counter and use your hands to work in the flour. Mix in the oats and chopped bacon. The dough is extremely thick and heavy.

    Using a rolling pin, roll the dough out into 1/4″ thickness. 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.

    Allow to cool completely before serving to your pup. Store at room temperature or in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Treats freeze well, up to 2 months.

    *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.

    Always make sure to check with your vet before introducing any new foods.

    What is your favorite homemade dog treat recipe?

    Article Source: Sally’s Baking Addiction

    Image Source: Marisa McClellan on Flickr

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