DIY Projects: Sweet Potato Dog Treats

I have been meaning to do a post like this for awhile but never got around to it! I found this easy dog treat recipe on Pinterest called Super Simple Sweet Potato Dog Treats from allrecipes.com and had to try it with all the extra sweet potatoes laying around my house! This recipe is not a gluten free in case your dog has dietary needs. You can follow Dog Life in CLE’s Pinterest Boards and see our favorite dog treat recipes, DIYs, training tips, cute dog photos, and more!

There are only 4 ingredients for this recipe! So easy and won’t break the bank!

  • 1 cup of mashed sweet potato (I used 2 since mine from Trader Joes were on the smaller side!)
  • 2 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup of applesauce
  • 2 eggs

In addition, you could add a little honey or cinnamon if you wanted to give your dog a little more flavor to the treats!!

 

The instructions are pretty simple too! These are the instructions found on the allrecipes.com page for Super Simple Sweet Potato Dog Treats.

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Prick sweet potato several times with a fork. Heat sweet potato in a microwave on high until tender, about 6 minutes. Cut potato in half and scoop flesh out of the skin into a bowl; discard skin. Mash potato with a fork or potato masher and transfer about 1 cup to a large bowl. Save any remaining sweet potato for another use.
  3. Mix whole wheat flour, applesauce, and eggs in the large bowl with the sweet potato until a dough forms.
  4. Turn dough out on a well-floured surface and roll dough to about 1/2-inch thick. Cut out shapes using a cookie cutter or cut dough into strips with a pizza cutter (I had a dog bone cookie cutter for this!) Arrange cookies on an ungreased baking sheet (I put mine on a baking sheet with parchment paper).
  5. Bake until crisp, 35 to 45 minutes.
  6. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

Side note: It is best to refrigerate or freeze these treats if your dog won’t eat them right away. They will get moldy when left out for days.

 

Bella of course got to taste test these treats! And they were quite a hit with her! I allowed her to have 5 of them. If I make these again, I will try to add some different variations of ingredients. And I will have attempt some more types of dog treat recipes in the future!

 


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