Treat your pup with these Grain-Free Sweet Potato Dog Treats made from just 5 wholesome and healthy ingredients. Your dog will love eating them as much as you enjoy spoiling them!Ever since we got Rhett I’ve come to fully understand what it means when they say that your dog becomes a part of your family. My life has come to revolve around this pup to a point where I sometimes wonder if my obsession is inappropriate…and then I meet another dog owner and feel completely at ease!
Dog owners are whole-heartedly infatuated by their fur babies. They say things like “fur babies” for gods sake. And yes, I’ve become one of those people. So it can’t be that surprising that I’m posting about homemade dog treats.
I was a ticking time-bomb.
The only problem with creating a dog-friendly treat recipe for Rhett is that he’s the pickiest eater (kind of like his mother…hi Sab!). Like most dogs he loves meat, but peanut butter isn’t really his jam (punny). He has a weakness for all things dairy but C and I had to live through the aftermath of that only once to ban dairy.
But the other day I was eating sweet potatoes and he kept begging for them. So it turns out the guy likes sweet potatoes! A man after my own heart.
That gave me the idea to develop a recipe for grain-free dog treats using sweet potato, because they’re super nutritious and tasty and helped create the right consistency for treats.
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As you can see by the look on his face, he LOVED his treats. If you caught it on Snapchat, he literally launched himself at me when I offered him his first one. He didn’t even attempt to sit for me. I was too thrilled to care.
Want to know the real way to your friends and family’s hearts? Spoil their dogs! Dog owners know that any gift for their animal is the ultimate gift for them, which is why these Grain-Free Sweet Potato Dog Treats make a killer DIY Holiday Gift in a Jar!Print
Grain-Free Sweet Potato Dog Treats
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 3 hours
- Total Time: 3 hours
- Yield: 20 servings 1x
- 1 1/2 cups almond meal
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1 cup sweet potato, cooked and mashed (about 1 large)
- 1/4–1/2 cup water (or other dog-safe liquid)
- Bone-shaped cookie cutters, if desired
- Coconut oil, for greasing pan
- Mason jars to store
- Preheat oven to 225 degrees F.
- Grease two baking trays with coconut oil.
- In a large bowl combine almond meal and coconut flour.
- Add in sweet potato and 1/4 cup of liquid and stir until well-combined. If mixture is too thick to roll out, add in more liquid.
- Mixture should be thick and dry but not crumbly.
- Divide dough into two parts and roll out each part using your hands (you can use a rolling pin, but you don’t have to!) to a 1/4 inch thick.
- Use cookie cutter and place cookies on tray.
- Re-roll dough and use cutter until all dough has been used.
- Baked for 25 minutes.
- Swap trays so top tray goes to bottom and bottom to top and then bake for another 25 minutes.
- Turn oven off and let cookies cool in closed oven.
- Remove from oven and let cool completely on tray for at least 1 hour.
- Store in mason jars.
Note: They may get a bit soft in mason jar so ideally store with lid off but they still hold together even when stored in closed mason jar. will keep for 1-2 weeks
Are you a dog owner? How do you spoil your pets?
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MaryMarch 4, 2020 at 9:52 am
Almonds are poisonous to dogs. It has cyanide. I never give my Papillon nuts except peanuts. He is 14 1/2 years old and very, very healthy. I homemade biscuits are made with brown rice (washed, soaked for a couple hours, then dry on a tea towel for a day or more). I then grind the rice in a coffee grinder. I add fresh pumpkin puree, sweet potato puree, peanut butter, coked minced chicken breast or beef and some ground oatmeal. He look forward to these every day.
I would like to get these biscuits more crispy though! any ideas?
Leaveyourhaton DanJuly 4, 2019 at 9:50 am
My dog loves this a lot
TomMay 1, 2019 at 8:12 am
4out of 5 of our dogs love these.
I haven’t found any treat that they all like.
I’m making these once a week now.
CaitlinApril 10, 2019 at 8:37 am
I had never thought of sweet potato being a dog treat, great thinking! This recipe looks great, I will soon try this recipe, hope my dog will like it.
Seems a good idea to make home made treats instead of highly processed one. They’re bound to be better for my dog! Thank you for sharing the recipe!
JillDecember 10, 2018 at 6:33 am
Looks amazing! Totally going to try Making some treats for my Pup.
JessicaOctober 31, 2018 at 3:14 pm
The nut and the onions make these dangerous for dogs. But with some small updates they can be a great treat. Please update so an unknowing dog owner doesn’t make a horrible mistake and hurt their pups with this recipe! This could have horrible, irreversible consequences.
VanessaJuly 2, 2018 at 9:12 pm
Thanks for sharing! Are they very crumbly?
Some dudeNovember 21, 2017 at 6:40 pm
I love how no one (not even the vet) had mentioned that almonds are actually mildly poisonous to dogs and can cause GI irritation…
JanellOctober 6, 2017 at 10:24 am
I was intetested in making this recipe however I was told that dogs should stay away from nuts due to toxicity and/or side efffects. I am concerned about the Almond meal. Is there a different meal that would be able to substitute?
DaleJune 10, 2017 at 5:49 pm
It was a pleasure reading these sweet treats.
I will try these recipes for my dog in coming weeks.
RosemaryMay 23, 2017 at 8:25 am
Thanks for sharing your recipe. I’ve been hunting around for something to spice up my crew’s treat tin.
I’m currently using almond flour, coconut oil, bananas and organic peanut butter. I like your idea of using sweet potato.
Mine would love big treats like you give Rhett! But they’re a greedy bunch! So small pieces only for them.
I’m definitely going to give your recipe a go.
Davida @ The Healthy MavenMay 23, 2017 at 6:01 pm
Thanks so much! Hope the pup enjoys!
Kerri BachandFebruary 26, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Hello! Your recipe looks great–do you know how many treats it will make? Thank you!
Davida @ The Healthy MavenFebruary 27, 2017 at 11:13 am
Thank you! Unfortunately I can’t give you a number as it will depend entirely on the size of your cookie cutter. Mine usually makes around a dozen with a big cutter! Hope this helps 🙂