This recipe for dog treats with sweet potato will make sure you have the happiest pup on the block.
These healthy and delicious treats are made from 5 simple ingredients. Mashed sweet potato, whole wheat flour, olive oil, egg, and salt. They are wholesome, fun, and easy to make. Plus, dogs can’t get enough of them!
I love making these fun 5 ingredient dog treats to show love for our 4 legged friends. Making dog treats yourself means that you have complete control over the ingredients. Plus, it’s just plain fun!
They are an easy way to include family dogs in our Christmas Cookie boxes and even survive shipping. They also make the perfect dog-friendly Thanksgiving treat.
I also love the idea of packaging these up for Halloween. They would be so cute to give to any puppy trick-or-treaters that might show up.
These healthy 5 ingredient dog treats have been tested and approved by dozens of pups over the years. I’ve yet to meet a dog that didn’t love them!
Ingredients For Making DIY Dog Treats
A whole sweet potato acts as a binder for the treats and provides a nice dose of vitamins and minerals.
Whole wheat flour helps us stick to less refined ingredients for these treats.
Egg also helps bind the treats and provides protein and minerals.
Olive oil provides healthy fats and adds shine to a puppy’s coat.
Bake the sweet potato: You can bake the sweet potato in the oven if you prefer. Pierce it with a fork, wrap it in foil, and bake at 425⁰F for about 45 minutes until done.
Make a soft treat: Baking the full 30 minutes will produce a crunchy dog treat. Make a soft treat by reducing the cooking time to 12 minutes.
Store the crunchy treats in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
Store the soft version in the fridge for 1 week. You can freeze any leftovers and thaw them at room temperature before feeding them to your dog.
How to Make Homemade Dog Treats with Sweet Potato
Pierce the sweet potato and cook it in the microwave until tender.
Peel and mash the potato.
Add the egg, olive oil, and salt and mix everything up.
Add the flour and stir until a dough forms. This dough is easy and very forgiving. Using a whole sweet potato will make the measurements imprecise. This can change the consistency of the dough, depending on the size of the potato. If the dough is too wet, add more flour, 1 tablespoon at a time. Knead until the dough is workable.
Roll it out and use dog bone cookie cutters to cut into cute bone shapes.
Line them on a baking sheet and bake until crunchy.
Share them with your 4 legged friend. Old man Charles loves them! At 13 years old, he has graduated to the soft version!
More Easy Dog Treat Ideas
- Cut up a seedless watermelon to share
Did you try making these for your furbabies? Let me know in the comments!
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