Breakfast Dog Biscuits by Love+Cupcakes

June 18, 2013

Please welcome the first contributor for our guest contributor series, Paola from Love+Cupcakes. Her blog is a mix of beautifully captured eats, drinks, travels and creative DIYs that we just adore!

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!



 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


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.





 (images and recipe by Love+Cupcakes)



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Oh she is beautiful! My old boy is still as licky and snuggly as when he was a puppy, he makes every day a bit better.
Can’t wait to make these treats for him.

I have only just got into homemade dog treats. I have started a food sharing site (photo sharing site) specifically for pet treats, as I have found that sone of the larger sharing sites don’t always accept recipes for our fur babies.

I hope you will pop over and have look, I would love to have you submit your recipes.

Thank you so much for sharing your recipe!
My puppy loves cookies made ​​on this recipe:
6 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 Tbsp baking soda
1 tbsp ground ginger
2 tsp cinnamon
3/4 c applesauce
3/4 c molasses
1/2 c honey
1/4 c vegetable oil
1 egg, beaten

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.Combine all of the ingredients in your mixer with a dough hook. Turn it out onto a floured surface and roll it out to 1/4 inch thick.
Cut it with cookie cutter or simply with a pizza cutter. Place them on cookie sheets and poke each in the center with a fork.
Bake for 8 minutes and turn oven off, keeping oven door closed. Let the treats sit in the oven until hard about 1-2 hours.

You may be interested to see my collection of recipes of homemade dog treats (snacks, biscuits, cookies and bones) :

Thank you for this great recipe. My tiny puppy loves them and I made them with tiny dog bone cut outs so it made tons. Great to know what she is enjoying and I am not stressing that there is lots of salt in the biscuit to preserve them.
Love your blog
Tami from South Africa

I got so excited about this recipe, I had never thought of making dog biscuits.
They were pretty easy to make, I didn’t have rice flour so I made it with quinoa flour, and I also put some tiny bits of mortadela because there was not enough bacon.

When they were done, they looked so good, my whole family tried them, lol!!
My four daschunds were so excited and ate almost the whole thing!!
If I put some salt and spices into the recipe it would turn into some really good savoury biscuits for humans, hehe!

Thanks for sharing!
Carolina, from Brazil

Yay Carolina!! That’s adorable. Paola & Diamond would be proud. Thanks for sharing!

I like to thing I’m the “godmother” to my bff’s Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy, Opie. Cheddar cheese is one of his top favorite things along with plastic water bottles and belly rubs. Time for me to spoil him! Don’t tell mom.

ok, i’m making these for the dogs and waffles for me and jon this weekend. We will all go on an extra long walk to make it a guilt-free indulgent dining experience!

My dog would absolutely LOVE these! Heck, with bacon and cheddar, I may even love these!

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