Bacon Flapjacks

Flapjacks are one of my personal favourites, and they can also make a good tasty dog treat. They’re mainly made of oats, which are one of the best sources of carbohydrate for your dog, as they’re high in essential fatty acids, protein and minerals, including the all-important calcium.

Their usual downside is the high levels of sugar and fat, but I’ve reduced both in this recipe so it’s not too rich – however, I’d still be cautious about offering this to your dog if he’s having trouble with his weight, and in general it’s definitely a recipe to cook, store, and give in small amounts.


You will need:

• 100g margarine

• 125g porridge oats

• 50g self-raising flour

• 2 tablespoons cornflour

• 1 teaspoon mustard

• 2 tablespoons olive oil

• 2 rashers bacon






1.  Fry the bacon until crispy and, when cool, cut into little pieces. Keep the oil from the pan to hand.

2.  Meanwhile, mix together the margarine, oats and flour and corn flour in a large bowl. Add in the mustard, chopped bacon and olive oil, mix thoroughly and then press into a greased baking tray.

3.  Drizzle the fat left over in the frying pan over the mixture before putting it into a hot oven (190℃ Gas mark 5) for 20 minutes.


The content of this article should not replace the advice given to you by your vet. If you are in any doubt, please refer back to your pets veterinary surgeon