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Peanut Butter Bacon Dog Treats

These homemade dog treats are made with peanut butter, oats, and a hint of bacon! These make great gift ideas and are a fun baking activity for adults and kids!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 20
Calories 146kcal
Author Stephanie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup natural creamy peanut butter *See notes
  • 3/4 cup nonfat milk
  • 1 large egg or 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 cups Almond flour *See notes
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup oats (either whole-rolled or quick oats are fine)
  • 4 strips cooked bacon roughly chopped

Instructions

  • 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 or insert into these dog treat molds (I love these)! 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.

Notes

Best Peanut Butter for Dogs:

All-natural peanut butter without added salt or sugar is best for dogs.
Do not use light or sugar-free peanut butter, as those may have artificial sweeteners (such as xylitol) which is toxic to dogs.
I like to use Teddy Smooth All-Natural Peanut Butter, which can also commonly be found in grocery stores.
 

Best Flour for Dogs:

If possible, I recommend using Almond flour, because it's healthy and easy to find at the grocery store.

Healthier Flour Alternatives for Dog Treats:

Grain: Barley, Buckwheat, Millet, Oat, Pea, Quinoa, Rice, Sorghum
Non-Grain: Chickpea, Coconut, Hazelnut, Lentil, Potato

Nutrition

Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 96mg | Potassium: 218mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 0.8mg