Looking for an easy recipe that incorporates a healthy food in your dog’s treat? It’s time to turn to the sweet potato, a dog favorite that creates healthy dog treats. Grab your cookie cutters…and let’s make some sweet potato dog treats!
Today we’ve got a guest recipe from Ann Clark, Ltd., a company in Vermont that’s been making super cute cookie cutters (including dog-related shapes like dog bones and fire hydrants) for over 20 years. You’ll want to pull out your cutest cookie cutters for this fun recipe.
Are sweet potatoes good for dogs?
Yep! These tasty taters can be eaten by your dog as a sweet potato dog chew or you can also purée them and add to any meal.
They’re a great source of vitamin E as well as vitamin B6, vitamin C, beta carotene, and more.
The only portion of the sweet potato you do NOT want your dog to eat are any green portions or “eyes” on the potato. These should be discarded. (And you shouldn’t eat the either!) The green parts of a potato indicate the presence of a toxin called solanine. Solanine is a glycoalkaloid poison that is naturally present in the nightshade family of plants, to which sweet potatoes belong. This toxin can cause harm if consumed in large amounts.
Easy Sweet Potato Dog Treats Recipe
This recipe produces about 12 large treats (the finished product isn’t hard and crunchy but more cookie-like in consistency.)
They’ll last in an air-tight container for up to three days or you can store them in a zippered bag in the freezer.
Below you’ll find the printable recipe!
More Dog Treat Recipes
You’ll find dozens of dog biscuit recipes here on DogTipper; here are some tasty treats your dog might enjoy:
- Sweet Potato Dog Chews — Easy to make, these chews are a healthy alternative to rawhides!
- Dehydrated Sweet Potato and Banana Slices
- Flaxseed and Pumpkin Dog Treats — An easy recipe for dog lovers looking for a grain-free treat.
- 1 (15-ounce) can sweet potatoes, drained (or substitute 1-1/2 cups mashed cooked sweet potato or pumpkin)
- 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cups barley flour
- 2/3 cup whole-wheat flour
- 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
Preheat oven to 350 . Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a food processor, process the sweet potato, applesauce, and olive oil until smooth. Add the flours and yeast and process/pulse to blend.
Turn dough out onto lightly floured counter and knead two or three times if necessary to completely mix ingredients. Roll out to 1/4-inch thickness, cut into shapes, and transfer to prepared baking sheet. (Scraps may be re-rolled and cut.)
Score large cookies with a fork, if desired. Brush lightly with olive oil and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until firm and lightly browned.
Cool before serving or storing.
Photo courtesy Ann Clark Ltd.
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