Sunday, March 1, 2015

Homemade Nutty Bacon Biscuits

Nutty Bacon Biscuits

3 slices of bacon
1 egg
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1 tablespoon maple syrup
3 tablespoons water
1/2 cup soy flour
1/2 whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup wheat germ

-Preheat oven to 300 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
-Fry the diced bacon until crispy. With a slotted spoon, remove the crispy bacon but save the fat and allow it to cool slightly (2-5 minutes.) Slice/dice the bacon into little pieces to mix into the recipe.
-Add the egg, peanut 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, I have cookie cutters but also use small spoonfuls if I am in a hurry.
-Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes until they are lightly browned.
-Cool the biscuits and spoil your babies!
Makes about 6 dozen 1" diameter treats

Please remember that this recipe is for treats and they should be fed in small quantities. It is important to feed your pet a healthy, well balanced diet high in protein and low in fat.

UPDATE: Some companies started adding an ingredient called Xylitol to their peanut (and other nut) butter, this ingredient is toxic to dogs and can cause death so please be sure to read the ingredients on your peanut butter before feeding it to your dog or using it in treats you make them. Xylitol is a sweetener and is often found in 'sugar free' foods including some peanut butters.