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Sweet Potato Dog Treats Recipe

This 4 ingredient Sweet Potato Dog Treats recipe is made with mashed sweet potato and gluten free flour. These homemade dog treats are healthy, nutritious and guaranteed tail wagging approval from your pups.
Sweet Potato Dog Treats in a small bowlThe last time I made these Gingerbread Dog Treats, I said it has been a while since I brought out the little bone shape cookie cutter and whip up a batch of homemade dog treats. It’s only been a month since, what an improvement right? These Sweet Potato Dog Treats are some of the easiest dog biscuits to make. With just four ingredients – egg, oil, sweet potato, and gluten free flour – you have absolutely no excuse not to make them.

How to Make Sweet Potato Dog Treats

Sweet potato, egg and oil, beaten together in a small mixing bowl to make sweet potato dog treatsObviously you need sweet potato for these sweet potato dog treats. This recipe only calls for 1/2 cup in volume. You could set aside some to make these treats when you’re preparing sweet potato for a side dish. Or if you’re baking up a few sweet potatoes just for this recipe, you could puree and freeze the rest for later. Another good option is canned sweet potato puree.

Making dough for sweet potato dog treatsBeat together the egg, vegetable oil and mashed sweet potato until smooth. Then fold in the gluten free flour until a dough forms. It should have consistency somewhere in between pie dough and bread dough. Roll it out and cut into your desire shapes for baking. The bone shape cookie cutter I used is about 2 1/2” long. And the heart shape cookie cutter is about 1 3/4” wide. They are the perfect size for my tiny dogs.

Cutting out shapes for sweet potato dog treatsI wanted to keep the recipe simple so I didn’t add any extra flavoring. However, a splash of vanilla extract or a pinch of ground cinnamon will do well in this recipe. As for flour selection, I used Bob’s Red Mill gluten free flour. Another good option for wheat sensitive pups would be oat flour, or I sometimes just ground up rolled oats in my food processor . If allergy is not an issue, you could just use regular all-purpose or whole wheat flour.

Sweet potato dog treats lined up on a baking tray ready for the ovenThese cute little sweet potato dog treats were super fun to make. And the small batch is just enough to last a week at my house. You could always double or triple the recipe if you want enough treats to last two weeks or for the month. I would store them in the refrigerator if you want to keep them longer than two weeks. I hope your dogs will enjoy these gluten free dog treats as much as you have fun making them!

Sweet Potato Dog Treats in a small bowlIf you make this recipe, please let me know! Leave a comment, rate it and don’t forget to tag me @wildwildwhisk on Instagram. I’d love to see what’s cooking up in your kitchen. Cheers!

Sweet Potato Dog Treats in a small bowl

Sweet Potato Dog Treats

This 4 ingredient Sweet Potato Dog Treats recipe is made with mashed sweet potato and gluten free flour. These homemade dog treats are healthy, nutritious and guaranteed tail wagging approval from your pups.
5 from 5 votes
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 2 dozens
Calories: 42kcal
Author: Trang

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 cup mashed sweet potato
  • 1 1/4 cup gluten free flour
  • More flour for rolling

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Add egg, oil and mashed sweet potato to a medium mixing bowl and beat until smooth. Fold in the gluten free flour and knead until a dough forms.
  • Flour the counter or a large cutting board, roll the dough out to about 1/4” thick. Cut into shapes with cookie cutters. Reroll the scraps and continue cutting into shapes.
  • Place cookies on a baking sheet between 1/2” to 1” apart. Bake for 20 minutes. Rotate pan, flip cookies, reduce oven temperature to 300°F and bake for another 30 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool completely on a wire rack. Store in an airtight containers for up to two weeks.

Nutrition

Serving: 15g | Calories: 42kcal
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28 Comments

  1. ROSEMARY
    May 26, 2020 /

    5 stars
    Hello! Your recipe looks great and I will definitely gonna try this recipe –I have a question, do you know how many treats it will make? Thank you!

    • Trang
      Author
      May 27, 2020 /

      About 2 dozens, but it really depends on how large you cut them. My cookie cutter is about 2″.

  2. Kathryn
    May 22, 2020 /

    We live in an Adult community in Ocala, Fl. When my boyfriend goes for his nightly walks he loves to take a small bag of these cookies with him. I make them into small logs ( a little bit wider than a pencil) First I freeze them and then slice them thinly, before cooking. The dogs just love them! Thanks for the recipe.

    • Trang
      Author
      May 23, 2020 /

      Oh I love it that you made them into little training treats! Glad to hear the dogs love them 🙂

  3. jiaai
    May 10, 2020 /

    Hello, if I am making only a dozen of them (half the recipe), do I half the cooking time as well? Thank you!

    • Trang
      Author
      May 11, 2020 /

      You can make fewer cookies but keep the same cooking time so they can dry out properly.

  4. Ria
    April 7, 2020 /

    Can you use regular flour?

    • Trang
      Author
      April 7, 2020 /

      Yes, you should be able to substitute 1:1 ratio, but just pay attention to the texture of the dough in the photo and adjust more or less as needed. Perhaps use 1 cup at first and add more to get the same dough texture, not sticky but easy to roll out and shape. Let me know if you have any other questions.

  5. Lili Millar
    January 26, 2020 /

    How do you store them. I would like to make a big batch. How long can they be at room temperature. Thank you in advance for your help

    • Trang
      Author
      January 26, 2020 /

      Hi Lili, these treats are safe at room temperature for about a week. They should last longer if they dry out completely during baking, but if you want to keep them longer than a week, refrigerate them to be safe. They can also be frozen for a very long time. Thaw enough for just a few days at a time if you make a large batch and freeze them.

  6. Deborah Sutton
    November 25, 2019 /

    5 stars
    Love the ideas 💡 of these great recipes.

    • Trang
      Author
      November 25, 2019 /

      Thanks Deborah, I hope you try them!

  7. Crys
    September 29, 2019 /

    I make cbd dog treats often and since a lot of my customers are geriatric dogs, I roll the dough thicker, not thinner but still bake at same temp and same time. Remember they will carry over cook once you pull them out, for a few minutes.
    Good luck, hope that helps.

  8. Sweet
    September 20, 2019 /

    Can I use coconut flour for this recipe?

    • Trang
      Author
      September 20, 2019 /

      I don’t recommend coconut flour, it absorbs a lot of liquid so you won’t be able to substitute the same amount of flour. It will also come out very crumbly and you won’t be able to shape it into a cookie as pictured.

  9. Janet
    September 8, 2019 /

    5 stars
    My dog loves them!!

    • Trang
      Author
      September 8, 2019 /

      Awesome! I’m so glad to hear 🙂

  10. Sabine Gutzmann
    August 30, 2019 /

    I would like to keep them a little chewier. How would I do that?

    • Trang
      Author
      September 1, 2019 /

      Hmm… I haven’t made any chewy dog treats but you could try to bake them at a shorter time to keep the inside from drying out completely. That might work to make it chewier. Try it at 350F 10 mins each side and skip the last 30 mins at 300F. Let me know if it works for you.

      • Crys
        September 29, 2019 /

        I make cbd dog treats often and since a lot of my customers are geriatric dogs, I roll the dough thicker, not thinner butt still bake at same temp and same time. Remember they will carry over cook once you pull them out, for a few minutes.
        Good luck, hope that helps.

  11. Janice Tomlinson
    August 5, 2019 /

    My dogs love these treats I have 3 dogs

    • Trang
      Author
      August 5, 2019 /

      Yay! So glad to hear!

  12. Kelsey
    April 29, 2019 /

    5 stars
    I put a little cinnamon in mine and honestly I want to eat them too. Also is it okay for me to make a YouTube video with me possibly making these and or my dogs reaction? I will most definetly say where the recipe came from!

    • Trang
      Author
      April 30, 2019 /

      Haha thanks Kelsey! And the video is most certainly okay, I’d love to see the dogs’ reaction too when you are finished. I’d appreciate your linking to the recipe. 🙂

  13. Catrina Newsam
    April 16, 2019 /

    how long will these last once cooked

    • Trang
      Author
      April 16, 2019 /

      I’ve kept homemade treats at room temperature for up to two weeks before and there was no sign of spoiling. However, where I live, the climate is very dry. If it’s hot and humid where you are, I would keep them in the fridge if planning to keep longer than a week, and only defrost a day or two worth of treats at a time.

  14. Twinkle
    January 26, 2019 /

    5 stars
    Amazing loved ur recipes…healthy food treats for dogs thank u for this lovely recipes

    • Trang
      Author
      January 26, 2019 /

      You’re welcome! Thank you for stopping by 🙂

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