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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.

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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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  1. 69

    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.

  2. 73

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

    • 74

      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!

  3. 75
    cake mom says:

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

  4. 76

    Wow, this post is pleasant, my younger sister is analyzing these kinds of things, so I am going
    to let know her.

  5. 77

    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.

  6. 78

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

  7. 79

    How long do these treats last?

  8. 80

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  9. 81

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

  10. 82
    Cathy in MT says:

    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…

    • 83
      Gina Schultz says:

      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.

    • 84

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

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


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