This one is for all the dog and bacon lovers out there. Don’t be fooled by the name, although I made these for my spoiled hound, my family and I can help but eat them too, especially once they’re baking and the house smells like pumpkin and bacon.
I have a 16-year old Beaglier (Beagle Cavalier mix) and I don’t like to feed him anything I wouldn’t eat. If you’ve ever read the ingredients in most bags of dog food, they’re far from safe or natural, let alone healthy. It seems like almost every senior-dog owner I’ve met also feeds their dogs home cooked meals, so there has to be something to it!
Being a foodie, nothing sounds more torturous than being forced to eat the same meal everyday for every meal, so why would I do this to my sweet brown and white best friend?
I’ve noticed that as my pup gets older, he needs a little more fiber in his diet, which is why I made him these pumpkin bacon biscuits. I even added in a little preservative-free chip-chopped ham since it was his birthday J
Bonus: They’re also great for hiding stuff in your dogs food that they don’t like (flea/heartworm meds, supplements, etc).
- 1/3 cup canned pumpkin
- 2 eggs
- 6 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 3-4 strips of bacon, cooked and chopped (save the grease!)*
- ¼ cup coconut flour
- ½ cup oat flour
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp pink salt
- Optional: chopped ham or shredded cheese
- If you’re not into the idea of using the bacon grease, just substitute it for another tbsp of coconut oil, but the pups and dads love it!
- Large bowl
- Baking tray
- Parchment paper or coconut oil
- Preheat the over to 350F/180C.
- Line a cookie/baking tray with parchment paper or coconut oil.
- In a large bowl, add the pumpkin, eggs, coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, and grease from cooking the bacon and mix together.
- In a separate bowl, combine all dry ingredients and add them to the wet mixture. Alternatively, you could just sift them directly in.
- Mix well, then stir in the chopped bacon (and ham or cheese, if using).
- Using your hands or using a spoon, roll or drop the dough onto the lined baking try making them however large or small you want. I like to make small sizes so they’re easier to freeze and save for the pups.
- Bake for about 20-25 minutes depending on the size of the biscuits or until golden brown on the top.
- Let cool and share with you pup if you can resist eating them all yourself 🙂