I’ve got a great way to use leftover sweet potatoes in these Easy Homemade Sweet Potato Dog Treats. Meantime my three cats are giving me the “glare” because I haven’t made them any cat treats yet. That is definitely next on my to-do list.
I have actually become so fond of sweet potato brownies I keep baked, mashed sweet potatoes in small freezer containers on hand in the freezer. One or two cup-sized containers work really well. Then you can make yourself brownies and your furry friend some dog treats whenever the mood strikes!
Kids love to help in the kitchen, too, so be sure to include them when you make homemade animal treats. It’s a fun way to expose them to cooking, and they will enjoy doing something special for their pets.
You will need one bowl and just 4 ingredients to mix up a batch of these homemade dog treats.
2. Olive oil
3. Cooked and mashed sweet potatoes
4. All-purpose flour or whole wheat
I prefer to use a pastry cloth when I roll out the dough. It makes the dough so much easier to work with. If you have ever used one, you know what I’m talking about! A pastry cloth makes a world of difference in making pie crusts, rolled out sugar cookies, biscuits, and of course, doggie treats.
Before rolling out the dough, just rub several handfuls of the flour into the cloth. I cover a fairly large area, then go ahead and roll out the dough. Add more flour as needed, and be sure to work it into the cloth each time before rolling the dough.
I baked my shapes on a silicone mat. Did you know these mats could go in the dishwasher? I always use the top shelf of the dishwasher. You can’t beat that easy cleanup!
Let shapes cool completely before transferring to an airtight storage container. Store for 2 weeks or freeze for longer storage.
As you can see in the picture below, I made a little peanut butter sandwich cookie. I bet you will also come up with other fun ideas for this recipe.
Easy Sweet Potato Dog Treats
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 cup cooked and mashed sweet potatoes
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- Preheat oven to 350.
- In a medium mixing bowl add eggs, oil, and sweet potatoes.
- Whisk until creamy and smooth.
- Stir in flour.
- Dust work area with flour.
- Roll out dough to about 3/8 inch thickness. Grab some cookie cutters and have some fun making shapes.
- Place cut out shapes on a cookie sheet. I use silicone mats for baking.
- Bake for 20 minutes.
- Then reduce heat to 300 and flip shapes over. Continue baking for 25-30 minutes.
The recipe posted today is from wildwildwhisk.com.