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Bacon Dog Treats

These dog treats are filled with bacon goodness and nutritious oats, and your pup is sure to go crazy for these!

Bacon Dog Treats - These dog treats are filled with bacon goodness and nutritious oats, and your pup is sure to go crazy for these!

I had a lot of bacon left after using only two slices for recipe testing. I figured I’d put them to good use in these dog treats for Butters and Ollie – that is, after Jason voiced his concerns that I should save the leftover bacon for his breakfast needs rather than serving them up to the dogs. 

Bacon Dog Treats - These dog treats are filled with bacon goodness and nutritious oats, and your pup is sure to go crazy for these!

Even so, the dogs ended up getting the bacon, and boy were they in for a treat. 

Bacon Dog Treats - These dog treats are filled with bacon goodness and nutritious oats, and your pup is sure to go crazy for these!

Now there’s actually only two slices of bacon here. The majority of the bacon actually comes from the fat – good old greasy bacon fat. That and whole wheat flour, old fashioned oats and pumpkin.

Bacon Dog Treats - These dog treats are filled with bacon goodness and nutritious oats, and your pup is sure to go crazy for these!

From there you can cut into your desired shapes. I used these personalized bones from Etsy, which just makes dog treats that much more fun to make. 

Bacon Dog Treats - These dog treats are filled with bacon goodness and nutritious oats, and your pup is sure to go crazy for these!

I should also mention that Butters and Ollie not only enjoyed these but they both felt the need to eat these under the couch in complete darkness and privacy. Yes, I guess it’s just that good.

Bacon Dog Treats

These dog treats are filled with bacon goodness and nutritious oats, and your pup is sure to go crazy for these!

25 minutes30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 slices bacon, diced
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour, or more, as needed

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat; set aside.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add bacon and cook until brown and crispy, about 6-8 minutes; set aside, reserving excess fat.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat pumpkin puree, eggs and bacon fat on medium-high until well combined, about 1-2 minutes. Gradually add old fashioned oats and 2 1/2 cups flour at low speed, beating just until incorporated. Add an additional 1/4 cup flour at a time just until the dough is no longer sticky. Add bacon, beating just until incorporated.
  4. Working on a lightly floured surface, knead the dough 3-4 times until it comes together. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Using cookie cutters, cut out desired shapes and place onto the prepared baking sheet.
  5. Place into oven and bake until the edges are golden brown, about 20-25 minutes.*
  6. Let cool completely.

Notes:

*Baking time will vary depending on the size and thickness of the treats. Serving size will also vary depending on the desired shapes and cookie cutters used.

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Bacon can be consumed as an occasional treat in small amounts, but please keep in mind that feeding any new food, especially in large amounts, can give your pup indigestion. Please consult with your pet’s veterinarian regarding possible allergies your dog may have.

 

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41 comments

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    My dogs absolutely love these, I have an 18 year old that wants them instead of his regular food, which includes chicken, real chicken. All 3 of our dogs love them, so easy & reasonable compared to what we buy at the store for them & it’s expensive. Thanks, will make more as son as needed. 

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    My dog LOVED these. He gobbled them right up!

  3. Whole wheat flour is no good for dogs

  4. Our dogs love these only thing I do different is placing them back in the oven ince cooled down to 170 deg for 3 to for hours as mould would grow on them quickly is covered. After drying them out a bit they still remained pliable.

  5. How long do the treats last for? 7 days? Do they need to be refrigerated?

    • These should keep for at least a few days (I like to store these in the fridge or freezer to extend shelf life) but methods for optimal food storage and shelf life should be based on good judgment and what you are personally comfortable with. Hope that helps, Cindy!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    My puppy friends loved their treats. Great recipe and easy to make. 

  7. How long would these keep in the freezer?

    • As I am not an expert on food safety, I cannot really say with certainty – sorry! Methods for optimal food storage and shelf life should be based on good judgment and what you are personally comfortable with. Hope that helps, Bri!

  8. I JUST made these as a for Coco!
    She loved them!! I did’t have coconut oil so I added peanut butter and a bit of olive oil. Btw, my teen daughter loved them too!

  9. I’ve made several of your terrific recipes, but am just now finding these dog treats! Lol, it’s awesome that you’ve included these!

  10. Wow! I can’t believe how much my dogs LOVE these treats! I think I’ve created monsters! My dogs are rescue dogs, they were abused and neglected. Any kind of special attention or affection means the world to them and these treats absolutely put them over the moon! Thank you so much for helping me show them that they’re loved and that not all humans are cruel.

  11. Where do we stored them? Fridge or room temperature ?

  12. I love all your puppy recipes, although I am partial because we have a tri-color corgi too 🙂

  13. How do you store them? How long do they last?
    I made these Sunday, today is wednesday. I had them in a zip lock bag but some look like there is white flour on them. I figured it must be some kind of mold and tossed them. Should I have refrigerated?
    Thank you

    • They will last for a few days at room temperature in an airtight container but they can also be placed in the fridge or freezer to extend shelf life. But as always, please use your best judgment.

  14. I just wanted to add, I love that you have dog food on your site! I have been making my westies their own treats for a long time now and it has helped their health so much, they are prone to a lot of skin conditions and I have found that brown rice flour vs whole grain or regular flour has worked wonders for their skin!

  15. These are fanfuckingtastic! My pup loves them. Happy fooding. Thanks!

  16. Are these crispy or chewy? Will they keep for a week?

    • They are more on the chewy side but can become crunchy with extended baking time. They will keep for a few days at room temperature and up to one week in the fridge (or freezer).

  17. I live in Mexico, is there anything I can substitute for the pumpkin puree or do you have a recipe so that I can make my own?

    Thank you!

  18. Hi,

    Where did you get the cutter and how did you print the words BUTTERS on it. Thanks.

  19. My little girl can’t have grain. What can I use instead?
    Thank you

  20. Do you have any information on storage and how long they will last?

    • These should keep in an airtight container for a few days. They can also be stored in the refrigerator to prolong shelf life.

  21. I LUV LUV LUV YOUR SITE !!! YOUR RECIPES ARE OVER THE TOP !!! HAD TO MAKE A SPECIAL FOLDER JUST FOR YOU !!! ALSO, I AM A BOXER PERSON, AND WORK WITH BOXER RESCUE, AND I CAN TELL YOU YOUR DOG TREATS ARE PAW LICKEN GOOD !! YOUR CORGI’S ARE WAY 2 CUTE AND I LUV HOW INCLUSIVE YOU ARE WITH YOUR FUR BABIES AND DOG TREATS !!! SO GLAD I FOUND YOU !!

  22. How long can you store these cookies and how do you store them? Have had corgies in the family for over 40 years (yikes) love them and love seeing you pictures of them.

    • These should keep in an airtight container for a few days. They can also be stored in the refrigerator to prolong shelf life.

  23. Excellent idea with the pumpkin purée. Will make these soon!

  24. I’m going to make these as they sound really good too. I get your dog eating them under the couch. My Abby, a Bichon, finds that eating something ‘awesome’ under the couch is primal to the wolf species that covets only the very best of food. I had to laugh while drinking my first cup of coffee this morning and reading your post. Thank you for making my day!

  25. The description says that these have oats in them (and the picture shows this as well), but it is not in the recipe. Also the recipe directions call for adding bacon fat but the recipe itself does not specify this or the amount. I am sure my 2 corgis would devour these (they love your other treat recipe with pumpkin puree and peanut butter)…I just want to make sure I have a correct recipe.
    Thanks for posting dog recipes 🙂

  26. Omg..your dogs are just 2 cute! !! Most definitely going to make these treats for the “grand dog” even though my grandson will probably get into them. .lol!

  27. Thanks so much for this recipe. I must say your pooches are absolutely adorable.