Peanut Butter & Bacon Dog Treats {Gluten-Free}


Peanutbutter and Bacon Homemade Dog treats

I recently shared with you that Cullen is a Pedigree Ambassador.  He’s actually been a self-proclaimed Pedigree Ambassador for a long time, since it’s basically the only food he’s ever eaten in his two and a half years!- He loves it!  But let’s face it, even furry four legged friends enjoy “treats” every now and then.

Since Yorkies are known for bad teeth, I give Cullen a Pedigree Dental Chew daily…it’s his special treat when I leave the house.   He can tell when I’m gathering my stuff up to walk out the door….he runs to the cabinet waiting for his treat! lol…..I love how intuitive he is.

Between the Pedigree Dry Dog food and the Dental Chews our vet was rather impressed with  Cullen’s teeth.

There are several other times during the day I like to give him an extra “snack”……don’t judge lol…. my husband and I are the kind of pathetic people who will talk about our dog all day lol….our girls are even jealous of him, they think he gets too much attention and is treated better than they are! haha

Today……….Cullen is here to share a recipe with y’all!!  I say these homemade dog treats are easy, healthy, and natural…..Cullen says they are crunchy and taste great!

Cullen and his homemade dogy treats


So far, all  4 of our dogs have tried them, and lets just say, there has been a lot of  jumping in the air and begging.  They’re so easy to make I’m thinking of making a few more batches, dropping them in cellophane bags with ribbon and taking them up to our Humane Society.

My friend Nancy of The Sensitive Pantry, shared this gluten-free recipe with me a few months ago.  My only regret is, that I didn’t try it sooner.

Homemade dog treats

Peanut Butter & Bacon Dog Treats {Gluten-Free}

Yield: 15-20 treats

Peanut Butter & Bacon Dog Treats {Gluten-Free}


  • 1 cup oat flour (you can just whip up your own by grinding up rolled oats)
  • 1 cup brown rice flour (or you can substitute regular or whole wheat flour)
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (unsalted is best)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2-3 pieces cooked bacon
  • 1 shredded carrot


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a medium bowl combine all wet ingredients until well blended. Add both flours to wet mixture to form dough.
  2. Roll out between two pieces of parchment paper or lightly floured work surface to 1/4 inch thick.
  3. Cut out with cookie cutter. (I used a dog bone shape cookie cutter)
  4. Place treats on a parchment lined baking sheet (they can be close together, just not touching) and bake for 20-25 minutes.
  5. Cool in oven, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Store about a weeks worth on the counter in a sealed container and the rest can go in the freezer.


Homemade dog treats

More Dog Treat Recipes

SunButter and Bacon Dog Biscuits

Italian Style Dog Biscuits

Roasted Squash and Peanut Butter Dog Cookies

So let’s hear it……do you have a four legged friend in your world that you like to spoil?  Tell me about them in the comments or, better yet….feel free to post their pictures  on the TidyMom Facebook page!

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98 Responses to “Peanut Butter & Bacon Dog Treats {Gluten-Free}”

  1. quin posted on August 12, 2012 at 11:40 am (#)

    Love the recipes! We made them a couple times and our dogs can’t resist. We either buy our treats at organic pet boutique or we make these yummy recipes! Thanks for sharing we will be back to check out more!

  2. Pet Centric posted on September 25, 2012 at 1:23 am (#)

    This is for mummy daddy dogs LOL. Hound dogs will not like this. But this can be offered on many occasions. From where I can buy the plate of the biscuit shape.

  3. Bea posted on November 10, 2012 at 9:28 am (#)

    Tried this recipe tonight (with a few adjustments) and the dogs loved it! They chose it over the treats that they have been already getting. Even Theo (my fostered mongrel) who isn’t too crazy about treats, woke up and begged for seconds after he had a whiff of what Moxie was getting.

    Next weekend, I’ll try to substitute bacon with boiled chicken meat and boiled chicken liver.

  4. Ginger posted on December 5, 2012 at 1:12 pm (#)

    How long can they go without refrigeration? I’d like to make a batch and send to someone in another state. Ideally, I’d make them the night before and refrigerate and then ship 2-3 day mail.

    I’d make sure the treats would be refrigerated or put in the freezer when the arrived at their destination.


    • TidyMom replied on December 5th, 2012 at 1:22 pm

      The recipe doesn’t call for refrigeration – it says they can remain on the counter in an air tight container

      • Ginger replied on December 9th, 2012 at 8:43 pm

        I made these today and used a smaller dog bone cookie cutter, so the recipe made at least 3 dozen. I taste-tested these on my neighbor’s dog, and she LOVED them. She was so excited that she jumped up and gave me many kisses.

  5. Heather posted on December 14, 2012 at 2:08 pm (#)

    I am so excited to make these for my puppy. I treated her to some gourmet dog treats from a local shop the other day and she went crazy for them. Now she just sniffs her other treats with disdain.

    My only question is about the oat flour. You said you could make your own by grinding rolled oats. Do they need to be a certain kind? I have a container of Quaker quick oats in my pantry left over from a (human) cookie recipe. Will those work?

    • TidyMom replied on December 14th, 2012 at 2:13 pm

      I think that would be fine – certainly can’t hurt 😉

  6. Jennifer posted on December 16, 2012 at 3:19 pm (#)

    Can I use wheat germ in place of the brown rice flour? Thank-you

  7. Sue Huss posted on April 8, 2013 at 4:01 pm (#)

    Bacon with it’s high fat content can lead to Pancreatitis in dogs. The bacon treats they sell in stores have no real bacon they are just bacon flavored. These dog treats would probably be just as good without the bacon.

    • Keith replied on June 11th, 2013 at 3:15 pm

      My dog loves these. I like giving them because I know what’s in them. I also leave out the bacon.

      • Keith replied on June 11th, 2013 at 3:16 pm

        I would rather eat the bacon myself.

      • Keith replied on June 11th, 2013 at 3:45 pm

        I use a pizza cutter to make squares. Then I poke a hole in the middle of each square by wiggling a tooth pick. It keeps them from puffing up.

  8. jason posted on May 5, 2013 at 12:00 pm (#)

    Great idea minus the bacon. Any pork products are bad for dogs, they can give your dog parvo.

    • TidyMom replied on May 5th, 2013 at 4:25 pm

      Pork in itself is as harmless to dogs as chicken, beef or any other meat.
      Trichinosis, or trichinellosis, is a worldwide, food borne disease caused by an intestinal roundworm, uncommon in the United States. Both humans and pets who eat raw or undercooked meat of infected animals can develop the disease. Undercooked or raw meat of infected animals contains the roundworm. The disease can lead to muscle soreness and pain together with swelling of the upper eyelids in mild cases but can lead to more severe symptoms.

      Eating pork yourself or feeding to your dog is safe as long as you make sure the all fresh pork and pork products are properly cooked. Other raw and undercooked meat should also be avoided, especially meat from wild animals.

      there really is no more risk to eating pork than any other meat, all can be riddled with parasites and since the rules were changed about how pigs are fed and with what it is very safe, according to our vet

      Thanks so much for stopping by!

  9. cake mom posted on June 11, 2013 at 10:43 am (#)

    These sound yummy…think I will use jarred real bacon bits when I make mine.

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  11. Ronda Lambert posted on June 27, 2013 at 11:45 am (#)

    Just wondering if there is a cheese recipe that you might have? Also a way that they should be stored that’s ok for shipping. Thank you.

  12. Tina posted on August 26, 2013 at 10:12 am (#)

    Has anyone tried this with Rice Flour ? Do you think it would work ?

  13. brandi posted on November 19, 2013 at 9:59 pm (#)

    How long do these treats last?

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  15. Sarah & Lola posted on January 26, 2014 at 7:00 pm (#)

    Pinning these! This would be a great base recipe as well and can add different ingredients in place of the bacon and carrots :) Thanks!

  16. Cathy in MT posted on February 21, 2014 at 2:29 pm (#)

    Truly gluten free means NO FLOUR…so your oat flour and other flours mentioned are not gluten free per a
    vet (D.V.M.)and an allergist (M.D.) and oats are not necessarily gluen free…can buy gluten free oats…try rice flour…

    • Gina Schultz replied on March 9th, 2014 at 2:09 pm

      Incorrect. Gluten Free does not mean “no flour”, it means no gluten containing products.
      Traditional all purpose flour is from milled wheat, which is relatively high in gluten. Oats of themselves (and consequently milled oats or oat flour do not contain gluten. Many processing plants mill both products and so by certifying standards there is a potential for cross contamination, so unless they are certified “gluten free” oats or oat flour there is a potential risk for those with true gluten allergy. This would not typically be an issue for those only with gluten sensitivity, usually dose dependent.
      These are my Nala’s favorite dog treats. She will pull them out of a fan deck of treats every time and leave the rest behind. When made with wheat flour they give her obnoxious and noxious gas, so I changed to a gluten free combo of almond flour and oat flour. Yum!!
      NB- certified Gluten Free” oats and oat flour can be found from Bob’s Mills at your local grocery store.

    • Steph replied on May 17th, 2014 at 8:15 pm

      She said “gluten free”, and that’s correct.

      I think you might be confusing ‘gluten free’ with ‘grain free.’

  17. Ivy posted on February 3, 2015 at 7:52 am (#)

    Looks like its very easy to make. Thanks for sharing!

  18. Victor Johnson posted on May 18, 2015 at 3:47 pm (#)

    Peanut butter and bacon dog treats? I’m not sure these will make it to the pup, as I just might to have to eat them myself 😛 Thanks for the recipe Cheryl!


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