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I’ll be the first to admit that I’m completely, totally and utterly in love with my dog, Diamond. She’s the most snuggly, warm-hearted, licky fur ball I’ve ever known and I do everything I can to make her happy – including baking homemade treats that she goes absolutely crazy for. In honor of HonestlyYUM’s breakfast week, Diamond and I are sharing one of her favorites, a breakfast inspired biscuit made with bacon, egg, and cheese. I sneak in a little carrot, ground flaxseed and keep this recipe gluten-free by using rice flour to balance things out. I hope your pup loves this treat as much as Diamond does!

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 Ingredients (Makes about 16 biscuits):

  • 1 ½ cups brown rice flout (plus more for dusting)
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • 2 tablespoons bacon fat
  • 2 strips crispy bacon, crumbled
  • ¼ cup shredded cheese (cheddar is a good option)
  • 1 medium carrot, shredded and chopped into very small pieces
  • 1 egg
  • 5 tablespoons water

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment and set aside.

  1. In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients to form dough. Roll out mixture between two sheets of parchment paper dusted with brown rice flour to 1/4-inch thick; cut out biscuits with your favorite cookie cutter, I used a 2″ dog bone shaped cutter. Reroll scraps and continue cutting out biscuits.
  2. Space biscuits 1 inch apart on prepared baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 25-30 minutes until nicely browned and firm.
  4. Transfer biscuits to a wire rack.
  5. Keep refrigerated in an airtight container up to 2 weeks.

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 (images and recipe by Love+Cupcakes)