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Sweet Potato Homemade Dog Treats

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I know, you probably came here for the human treats. Today we are making healthy and tasty Sweet Potato Homemade Dog Treats for all of our foodies who are also dog lovers. Made with only three ingredients, these grain-free treats are a wholesome snack to give your dogs.

Bonus: You get to meet the most handsome dog in the world. My Corgi!

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A collage of various shots inside PetSmart

This sweet fella right here is the inspiration behind this easy recipe for homemade dog treats. You see, my Corgi…well, he is a little…plump. Don’t get me wrong, he gets a lot of exercise during the day, but boy does he love to eat.

However, he’s getting a little lower to the ground every day, with his fluffy belly and those short legs. So we are easing Dewey (that’s my boy) into a grain-free diet to help him shed a few pounds.

 

a picture of my Corgi

 

Here are some shots of Dewey enjoying his FAVORITE exercise. Napping. Oh yes, this handsome dog loves his naps. He’ll cuddle up with anyone and sleeps in every position.

 

 

So back to our mission of getting Dewey on a grain-free diet. First stop is PetSmart. We picked up a couple different varieties of Purina® dog food. His favorite? Purina® Pro Plan Grain Free Shredded Blend in the Turkey, Duck and Quail flavor combination.

(And yes, he told me it is his favorite.)

I also picked up Purina ONE True Instinct to give Dewey more variety in his diet.

 

If you don’t have time to make your own homemade dog treats, no worries. PetSmart has a variety of dog treats for any dog, big or small.

How to Make Sweet Potato Homemade Dog Treats

Even though Dewey is going on a diet, we still want to treat him. He loves sweet potatoes, so this grain-free dog treat recipe is perfect.

  1. In a bowl, mash cooked sweet potatoes with a fork until the big lumps are gone.
  2. Stir in two eggs until the mixture is smooth.
  3. Add coconut flour and work the flour into the sweet potato mixture until crumbly.
  4. Gather the sweet potato “dough” together and roll out to 1/4 inch thickness
  5. Using a cookie cutter, cut out shapes and place on a lightly greased baking sheet.
  6. Bake and cool.

Get the complete ingredient list and instructions at the bottom of this post.

 

A four picture collage illustrating how to make homemade dog treats

 

The best part about the Sweet Potato Homemade Dog Treats? They are good for him and I know exactly what is in them.

  • Sweet Potato – loads of vitamins and full of fiber
  • Eggs – great source of protein
  • Coconut Flour – high in fiber, low in sugar, good source of healthy fat

 

A square cookie cutter cutting out homemade dog treats

 

Be sure to dust your working surface and rolling pin with a little extra coconut flour to keep the sweet potato dough from sticking. If the dough is too wet, sprinkle in more flour. If it gets too dry, a little water will fix it.

You can use cute animal shapes, hearts, whatever you have. Or you can use a pizza cutter or knife to cut them into squares.

 

A shot of dog treats on a baking sheet

 

Don’t over bake the treats. In my oven, they took about 15 minutes. Cooking times will vary slightly based on the thickness you roll the treats and your oven. Watch them, and when the edges and bottoms are golden and browned, it is time to take them out and let them cool.

 

An overhead shot of the baked sweet potato dog treats

 

This recipe makes about 24 dog treats, and can be easily doubled. Store the completely cooled treats in a jar or treat container. As you can see, Dewey is patiently waiting to try these.

 

A shot of a jar of dog treats, with a Corgi looking up at them

 

He is always around when I’m cooking food for the blog in the kitchen. He likes it when I drop food bits in the floor. Imagine his surprise when he realized I made these just for him and he didn’t have to settle for crumbs!

Dewey loves his homemade dog treats! (I have to confess, he loves everything.)

 

A picture of a Corgi getting a dog treat

 

Enough treats, Dewey is ready for his Pro Plan from PetSmart.

 

Corgi eating dog food

 

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a happy smiling Corgi with a dog toy, laying in the yard

 

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Sweet Potato Homemade Dog Treats
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Sweet Potato Homemade Dog Treats

Your furry little ones (and big ones) are going to love you even more for these tasty and wholesome homemade dog treats. Made with three simple ingredients, these little biscuits are grain-free.

Course Pets
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade dog treats
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Cooling 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 25 kcal
Author Buy This Cook That

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  • 1 sweet potato, cooked small, about 1 cup
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup coconut flour plus more for dusting

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Very lightly spray a baking sheet.

  2. Prepare the sweet potato by your desired cooking method (Boiling, roasting, or microwaving.) Remove the skin. Place the sweet potato into a bowl and mash with a fork to remove the big lumps.

  3. Stir in the eggs and blend the mixture by hand until smooth.

  4. Gradually incorporate the coconut flour, adding more as needed until the sweet potato dough comes together.  

  5. If the dough is too dry you can add a little water. Gather the dough into a dough and shape into a round disk.

  6. Flour your working surface lightly with more of the coconut flour. Roll the dough with a dusted rolling pin into approximately 1/4 inch thickness.

  7. Using a cookie cutter, cut out desired shapes. Carefully place them on the baking sheet.

  8. Continue to roll and cut out until the dough has all been used. 

  9. Bake for approximately 15 - 18 minutes until the bottoms are browned and edges are golden.

  10. Remove and cool completely. Store cooled dog treats in a sealed container.

Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Homemade Dog Treats
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 25
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 16mg 1%
Potassium 23mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 15.8%
Vitamin C 0.2%
Calcium 0.4%
Iron 1.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Sometimes, I feed my dog better than I feed myself. Case in point, these nutritious and healthy Sweet Potato Homemade Dog Treats.Made with only 3 ingredients, your dogs are going to love you even more. #homemadedogtreats #sweetpotatodogtreats

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