Cheesy Bacon and Apple Dog Treat Recipe

Nothing brings Oscar into the kitchen faster than me frying up some bacon. I don’t do it too often – it’s an occasional treat for the two of us. I love incorporating freshly cooked bacon into my treats. It feels like a decadent treat. And I often give these treats away at the office… and let me tell you, I’m the most popular gal around on Fridays! You’ll notice that I use almond milk in my recipes, but you can just as easily exchange it for water and get the same results. I like a little bit of nutty flavor added to the treats.


Cheesy Bacon and Apple Dog Treat Recipe


Makes 30-35 cookies


Ingredients:


3 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour


1 egg


2 tablespoons of olive or sunflower oil


1 cup grated cheddar cheese


1 large apple, grated (be sure to remove the apple seeds)


2 tablespoons dry parsley


2-3 pieces bacon, crumbled


1 cup almond milk/water


Directions:


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Fry up the bacon in a frying pan. Let cool on paper towels and crumble.
  3. Mix egg, oil and milk or water together in a small bowl.
  4. In a large bowl, mix flour and dry parsley. Add wet mixture to dry. Once the wet mixture has been poured in, add in cheese, apple and crumbled bacon. Mix well, knead with hands if necessary.
  5. Roll out onto floured counter, about 1/4″ thick. Use a cookie cutter to cut out treats and place on cookie sheets.
  6. Leave in oven for 20 to 30 minutes.
  7. Allow to cool and store in an air tight container. Keep in fridge or freezer.


I used a Granny Smith apple for a bit of tartness, but any kind of apple will do. Please let us know how these treats turned out for you – leave a comment below.

Amy Tokic
Amy Tokic

Amy Tokic, Editor of PetGuide.com, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).

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