Monday, 12 February 2018

{RECIPE} Doggone Delicious Pancake Breakfast Dog Treats


Pancake breakfast in dog treat form? Yes please!  These treats combine the irresistible taste/scent of bacon (drool...) with creamy yogurt and a special splash of maple and cinnamon.

Doggone Delicious Pancake Breakfast Dog Treats

1/4 cup low fat thick-set yogurt or sour cream
1/4 cup water or low-sodium stock
1 egg
1 tbsp gelatin (optional)
1-2 tbsp ground flax (optional)
1 tbsp maple syrup (optional)
A sprinkle of Ceylon cinnamon (optional)
1/4 cup of finely chopped bacon (I bulk pulverised mine into a fine bacon meal in a food processor)
Approximately 1 to 1+ 1/4 cups of rice flour or equivalent substitute, plus extra for rolling.


Preheat oven to 180C. Combine all ingredient except flour in a bowl, then incrementally add flour until the dough has a nice firm pliable consistency. Flour quantity may vary slightly with specific ingredients and optional add-ins, so work incrementally. If it isn't firm enough, add a touch more flour. If your mixture is looking a bit dry, you can add a little bit of water/stock, a light drizzle of olive oil,  or additional flour to adjust.  Rest dough (optional, but recommended). On a lightly floured surface, roll and then cut into desired shapes or simply roll into bite-sized balls and flatten gently with a fork. Bake for approximately 10-12 minutes depending on size. Cool before serving and storage.



Tips and Tricks: 
  • Pulverising the bacon into a fine meal like this made it sooooo much easier/better for using in a roll-and-cut dough. Why didn't I start doing this before? Oh yeah!  It's bacon baking time! The dogs will be very very happy.  It can be bulk processed and frozen too!
  • Remember to go natural or take care when shopping to avoid artificial sweeteners in ingredients like yogurt for your dogs – xylitol (also identified as sweetener E967) is particularly dangerous for dogs. If your dog is sensitive to dairy, check out our other gummy recipes for alternative ideas.
  • I love giving my dogs gelatin in gummies or as a sprinkled supplement on food, but have discovered that it's also a handy add-in to improve the consistency of low-fat gluten free doggy doughs which can be soft and tricky. Gelatin is an awesome binding add-in which helps enhance dough consistency for cutting and handling, and it's healthy too! 
  • In addition to being doggone delicious and fragrant, cinnamon offers some great health benefits to dogs (and people); however, it's not suitable for everyone. Pregnant/nursing dogs in particular should not be given cinnamon. Ceylon cinnamon is the recommended variety for dogs, if/when used. 
  • The treats can be broken for smaller dogs, or made bigger/smaller - just keep an eye on your cooking time - the smaller and/or thinner the cookie, the shorter the baking time.   
  • For a crunchier treat, you can let baked treats sit a while in the cooling oven before removing to get a little crispier or pop the baked treats into a dehydrator
  • These treats can be frozen for longer storage. 

Hungry for more tasty treats?  See all of our recipes hereRemember, treats are for spoiling your pup in moderation. Some dogs have special dietary requirements and/or food allergies/intolerances. If you are ever in doubt or have questions about your dog's diet and health, have a chat with your vet. 

2 comments:

  1. This is such a great idea! My dogs would love these! I have to say I have never baked for them, but they do steal people food every chance they get. LOL.

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    1. There nothing wrong with a little sharing in moderation as long it's dog-friendly foods...and polite "stealing" of course!

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