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Easy 5 Ingredient Homemade Dog Treats with Sweet Potato

This recipe for dog treats with sweet potato will make sure you have the happiest pup on the block. These tasty 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!

A pile of bone shaped baked dog cookies on a baking sheet.

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 wholesome 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. 
Whole wheat flour, egg, olive oil, salt, a sweet potato, and bone shaped cookie cutters laid out for making dog treats.

Variations

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.

Storage Tips

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. 

A hand holding a homemade bone shaped dog treat.

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.

A baking sheet full of bone shaped dog biscuits ready to be baked.

Line them on a baking sheet and bake until crunchy.

Freshly baked sweet potato dog treats shaped like bones on a cookie sheet.
Old Charles the feist dog.

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

Did you try making these for your furbabies? Let me know in the comments!

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Easy 5 Ingredient Homemade Dog Treats

Dog cookie dough rolled out and cut into bone shapes.

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Homemade dog treats with sweet potato, whole wheat flour, olive oil, egg, and salt. Cut into cute bone shapes and baked to perfection.

  • Author: Mandi
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 0 hours
  • Yield: 24 medium sized treats 1x
  • Category: Dog Treats
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Dog Friendly

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour + more if needed
  • whole wheat flour for dusting.

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350⁰F. 
  2. Cook the sweet potato. Wash the sweet potato, then pierce it a few times to allow steam to vent. Microwave it for 5 minutes. Check to see if it can be easily pierced with a fork. If it is not fork tender, continue microwaving it in 30-second intervals until cooked. Allow the sweet potato to rest until cool enough to touch, then remove the peelings.
  3. Make the dough. Add the sweet potato to a large mixing bowl and mash it with a potato masher. Then add the egg, olive oil, and salt and mix until well combined. Stir in the flour until fully incorporated and a soft dough forms. If the dough is too wet, add more flour, 1 tablespoon at a time. Knead until the dough is workable.
  4. Roll the dough out to ¼ inch thick on a well-floured surface. Use a cookie cutter to cut into desired shapes.
  5. Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for 30 minutes. Allow to cool on a cooling rack. Share generously with your favorite furry friend.

Notes

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. 

Storage: 

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.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 treat
  • Calories: 30
  • Sugar: 0.3 g
  • Sodium: 54.5 mg
  • Fat: 0.9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 4.7 g
  • Fiber: 0.7 g
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Cholesterol: 7.8 mg

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