Sweet Potato Pie Dog Biscuits Recipe

By combining the bacon and sweet potato, you create a biscuit that is both sweet and savory without the addition of unwanted sugar.

YIELDS ► 30 biscuits

  • 1½ cups unbleached flour
  • 1 cup rolled whole-wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • ½ cup cooked sweet potato, mashed
  • 2 pieces Applegate Farms Sunday bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • ¼ cup filtered water
  1. Preheat the oven to 325ºF.

  2. Measure the unbleached flour, whole-wheat flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and ginger into a mixing bowl. Whisk till combined.

  3. Make a well in the flour and add the canola oil. Mix on medium speed using a paddle attachment till crumbly. Add the mashed sweet potato and bacon and stir until combined.

  4. Add the water all at once and mix until dough forms and all the ingredients are combined.

  5. Turn the dough out onto a slightly floured surface and gently knead until the dough is smooth and soft. Roll the dough ¼-inch thick, and cut the biscuits into desired shapes with cookie cutters.

  6. Place the biscuits on a parchment-lined cookie sheet and bake 12–15 minutes till they are dry and firm to the touch. Turn the oven off and leave biscuits in another 20–30 minutes. Remove them from the oven, cool them on a baking rack, and store them in a cookie tin.

Nitrates

Nitrates are used in curing meats to help prevent the growth of bacteria. Commonly found in bacon, cold cuts, dried sausages, and hot dogs, nitrates are not necessary. The body converts nitrates into carcinogens. Nitrate-free bacon is more expensive than the popular labels, but the taste and quality outweigh the cost.

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