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Homemade Sweet Potato Dog Treats Grain Free

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How to make homemade sweet potato dog treats.  I used coconut flour for grain free treats, but you can use all purpose or whole wheat flour.  You can also substitute the sweet potato with banana or pumpkin puree.

I have spoiled dogs.  They both love their homemade treats.  I started making them treats because Nacho is grain free.  He has problems with yeast on his skin, so I keep him on a grain free diet while we are treating that with special shampoos.

Both boys love pumpkin and sweet potatoes.  I usually use pumpkin, but I had some sweet potatoes in the freezer.  It wasn't enough to make a side dish for the family, so I used it in these homemade sweet potato dog treats.



The first time I made them, I let them cool and gave Nacho one.  He took off with it, so I couldn't see how he liked it.  I called the other dog into the kitchen.  Nacho came running, begging for another treat.  I think it was a hit!

We can't call them treats in our house.  Both dogs' ears perk up, and they head for the kitchen.  Now we call them good boy snacks.

Whatever you call them, I'm sure your dog will love these treats!

Homemade Sweet Potato Dog Treats


Think of this recipe as more of a starter recipe because you can make a lot of variations.  You can change the flour and the vegetable (or fruit if you use banana).

I like that it's versatile because I can use the same recipe and change out ingredients with what I have.  Pumpkin works very well in this recipe.  I rarely use banana because we use ripe bananas for my one bowl basic banana bread recipe.

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Flour


I used coconut flour for these homemade sweet potato dog treats.  Coconut flour doesn't make Nacho itch like regular flour does.

You can use any of the following flours:

  • All purpose flour
  • Whole wheat flour
  • Almond flour
  • Coconut flour
The flour that you use will change the liquid in the recipe.  If you're planning on rolling these and cutting them out, some flours will be too sticky.  

I tried rolling out the extra dough made with coconut flour, but it was too sticky.  I'll give you some other options if you don't have a silicone mold below.



Vegetable or Fruit


I use either pumpkin or sweet potato to make my treats because that's what my boys like best.  

You can also use one of the following:

  • Pumpkin
  • Squash 
  • Sweet potato
  • Banana
If you use squash or sweet potato, cook it in the microwave to soften it and then blend it to make it smooth.

If you use pumpkin, be sure to use pure pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie mix.  You can freeze leftovers in an ice cube tray and then transfer to a container or bag to use later.

Peanut Butter


I used a natural peanut butter from Aldi.  It has peanuts, flax seeds, and chia seeds to help with Nacho's coat and make it soft and shiny.  

Trader Joe has a natural peanut butter with flax and chia if you want to use those ingredients.

You can use any peanut butter, but I recommend a natural one.  The oil will separate, so give it a stir before you use it.

Don't use a peanut butter with xylitol because it can be harmful to dogs.  If your dog or someone in the home has a peanut allergy, swap it for a different type of nut butter.



Molds


This dough is sticky and hard to work with, so I don't recommend rolling it out.  If you do want to roll it out, place it in the fridge to make it firmer.

I used this adorable dog bone silicone mold.  It makes really big bones.  Dolphie is big, so they are good sized snacks for him.  Nacho gets about 1/3 of these homemade sweet potato dog treats.  

This dog treat mold set is really cute with paw prints and bones.

Otherwise, you can roll the dough into a ball and flatten them slightly and bake.  I also took what was left, patted it down flat, and used a pizza cutter to make small squares.

Homemade Sweet Potato Dog Treat Ingredients



Directions


Step #1


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Step #2


Process oats and sweet potato separately in a food processor or bullet blender.



Step #3


Combine the oats and coconut flour in a large bowl.

Step #4


Add peanut butter, sweet potato, and egg.  Use a mixer to mix.



Step #5


Add water 1 tablespoon at a time.  Add more water until it sticks together.  It may be sticky.



Step #6


Pack firmly into silicone mold.



Step #7


Bake for 12 minutes.  Reduce temperature to 250 degrees and bake for 20 minutes.  Let cool completely before removing from the mold.



These will last about one week at room temperature.  I store mine in the fridge for two weeks.

I hope your pups enjoy these homemade sweet potato dog treats!


dog treat, sweet potato, grain free
Yield: 12
Author: Cari @ Koti Beth
Estimated cost: $5

Sweet Potato Dog Treats

prep time: 15 Mperform time: 45 hourtotal time: 45 H & 15 M
How to make sweet potato dog treats with oatmeal and peanut butter.

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steps:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Process oats and sweet potato separately in a food processor or bullet blender.
  3. Combine the oats and coconut flour in a large bowl.
  4. Add peanut butter, sweet potato, and egg. Use a mixer to mix.
  5. Add water 1 tablespoon at a time. Add more water until it sticks together. If may be sticky.
  6. Pack firmly into silicone mold.
  7. Bake for 12 minutes. Reduce temperature to 250 degrees and bake for 20 minutes. Let cool completely before removing from the mold.

NOTES:

Substitute banana, pumpkin, or squash for the sweet potato.
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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, and several chickens. She loves Gilmore Girls, glitter, coffee, and her kids. But not in that order.