Bacon and Pumpkin Dog Treat Recipe

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Let’s get one thing straight – I know that bacon isn’t an everyday food. As a bacon connoisseur, I limit my pork intake to a couple times a year, on special occasions… or when I’m stopping at a greasy diner and I just got to get my nom nom on! The same goes for Oscar. He’s a lover of bacon, but I rarely add this delectable tidbit into his bowl. He gets it as a treat – or even better, as a Bacon and Pumpkin Dog Treat! This dog cookie has a little sizzle and a lot of taste. With pumpkin puree and peanut butter thrown into the mix, it’s like a 5-course breakfast packed into convenient treat form.

With pumpkin puree and peanut butter thrown into the mix, it’s a 5-course breakfast packed into a treat.Makes 30 cookies


2 cup whole wheat flour

1 cup rye flour

3 strips bacon

½ cup pumpkin puree

2 tablespoons peanut butter

1/2 teaspoon turmeric

¼ cup broth or water


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Fry bacon to desired crispiness. Remove from frying pan and place in between 2 paper towels. Dab off excess grease and allow bacon to cool.
  3. In large bowl, add flours, pumpkin puree, peanut butter and turmeric.
  4. When bacon as cooled, crumble into small pieces and add to the mix in the bowl. Mix until all ingredients until combined. Add broth or water as needed.
  5. On a floured surface, roll dough to ¼ inch thickness and cut into shapes with cookie cutters. Place on cookie sheets.
  6. Place in oven and bake for 20-25 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and place on cooling racks for 4-5 hours to harden.
  8. Store in refrigerator or freezer in an air-tight container.