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.
The 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
Obviously 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.
Beat 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.
I 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.
These 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!
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Sweet Potato Dog Treats
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoon oil
- 1/2 cup mashed sweet potato
- 1 1/4 cup gluten free flour
- More flour for rolling
- 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.
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