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Easy Homemade Sweet Potato Dog Treats

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I’ve got a great way to use up leftover sweet potatoes, right 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.
1. Eggs
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. Can’t beat that easy cleanup!

 

Remember:
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 come up with other fun ideas for this recipe too.

 

If you enjoy making these homemade dog treats here are two more tasty recipes to try, Quick & Easy Peanut Butter Dog Treats,
and No-Bake Energy Balls For Dogs.

 

 

The recipe posted today is from, wildwildwhisk.com.

Easy Sweet Potato Dog Treats

Healthy homemade dog treats that take just 4 ingredients.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Snack
Keyword: dog biscuits, dog treats, healthier dog treats, homemade dog treats, sweet potato dog treats
Servings: 50 Treats

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup cooked and mashed sweet potatoes
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

When rolling out the dog bones, I prefer to use a pastry cloth. If you have ever used one, you know what I'm talking about! I absolutely can not live without a pastry cloth, it makes a world of difference in making pie crusts, rolled out sugar cookies, and doggie treats.
Store in an airtight container for 2 weeks or freeze for longer storage. My dog likes them straight from the freezer.

Pastry cloth and silicone mats I use:

                 

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6 Comments

  1. Hi Mary, this recipe caught my eye, since I have many sweet potatoes in my garden and a hungry pup. I have an egg allergy so I don’t have them in the house. Would applesauce work in place of the eggs?

    1. Hi Dana,
      Gosh, that’s an interesting question. I also can’t have eggs and usually for my human recipes substitute with aquafaba, EnerG Egg Replacer, or flax eggs. It is true that applesauce is suggested as an egg replacer in recipes; I’m just not sure how well the ingredients will bind in this one; therefore you may have fragile doggie bones. Bananas are also an option. I will make a note to give this a try. Let me know if you use the applesauce, I’d love to hear the results!!

  2. What is the temperature for the oven that you start with for the 20 minutes prior to turning the oven down to 300?

    1. Hi Lisa,
      Thanks for bringing this up! I didn’t realize I left that out. You will start the baking process at 350.

      1. Thank you Mary! I just cooked up a bunch of sweet potatoes. I will be making these later for our 4 dogs. They love dehydrated sweet potatoes but I wanted to try something new for them.

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