Man’s best friend deserves the BEST, right? Don’t hog the Betsy’s Best nut or seed butter all to yourself. These tasty homemade dog treats are not only natural, but so good they could become YOUR favorite treat! Who doesn’t like the sweet taste of maple syrup, with the spice of cinnamon and hint of nut or seed butters paired with bacon. Wow does that sound good! If you make these for your dog he will be your BEST friend…..FOREVER! Or just forget the dog and eat them all yourself!
- 3 slices of nitrate-free bacon, diced
- 1 egg
- 1/3 C Betsy’s Best Gourmet Peanut, Almond, or Sunflower Seed Butter
- 1 T maple syrup
- 3 Ts water
- 1/2 C flour
- 1/2 C whole wheat pastry flour
- 1/2 C wheat germ
Preheat oven to 300 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Cook the diced bacon until crispy. With a slotted spoon, remove the crispy bacon but save the fat. Allow the fat to cool slightly (2-5 minutes) Add the egg, Betsy’s Best nut or seed butter, maple syrup and water to the bacon fat and mix thoroughly. Add in the flours and wheat germ and mix until combined. Stir in the crispy bacon pieces. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to about 1/4″ thick. Cut into desired shapes. Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes (for 1″ diameter shapes) until lightly browned. Let ool.
Yields 6 dozen.
If you have your dog on a vegetarian diet then swap the bacon for broccoli or spinach to add a boost of greens to the diet. Add 1 T of oil and a dash of liquid smoke to give the same flavor profile without the meat.
Woof! Woof! Your dog will be wagging its tail with delight after eating this awesome homemade and healthy dog treat.