3 ingredient Sweet Potato Dog Treats! This easy dog cookie recipe is ready start to finish in under 30 minutes and is wheat and dairy-free.
Charlie and Chester have personally taste-tested and approved another homemade dog cookie recipe. This time it's Sweet Potato Dog Treats!
With only three ingredients they are super easy to make, and much healthier and cheaper than store-bought dog cookies. They make a great alternative to our Peanut Butter & Banana Dog Treats.
Here are the 3 ingredients you need to make our Sweet Potato Dog Treat recipe:
And some ingredient notes:
- Sweet potato - This needs to be cooked. You can oven bake it, steam or microwave it. This part can be done in advance when you're using the oven/steamer for something else. Store it in the fridge until you make the treats.
- Oats - These should be rolled, old fashioned or quick oats.
- Coconut oil - Refined or unrefined.
You will also need a few drops of water to bring the dough together.
How To Make Sweet Potato Dog Treats
This vegan dog cookie recipe is really easy to make. Here's how:
- Process the oats into a coarse flour.
- Add the sweet potato and coconut oil and process again.
- Drizzle in some water until a stiff dough forms.
- Roll out with a rolling pin, cut into cookie shapes, place on baking sheets and bake!
Success Tip - The baking time might seem long for cookies, but they are best when really dry and hard. It makes them harder for you dog to chew and they keep longer too.
I like to use a bone shaped cookie cutter because dog bone shapes are fun, but any will do. You can even just cut the dough into squares or rectangles with a pizza cutter or knife if you don't have cookie cutters. Your pups really won't mind what shape they are!
Storing Homemade Dog Treats
Make sure the cookies have cooled completely then store them in an air-tight container at room temperature. As long as you cook them until they are very hard and dry they will easily keep for 2 months, or for 6 months in the freezer.
If you try this recipe, let me know how you like it by leaving a comment and rating below! And be sure to join my mailing list for more deliciousness!
Sweet Potato Dog TreatsAuthor:
- 2 cups (200 grams) rolled oats or quick oats
- ½ cup (100 grams) cooked sweet potato , skin removed
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- a few tablespoons water
- Preheat oven to 350°F and line a large baking tray with parchment paper.
- Add the oats to a food processor and process until they are a course flour like consistency.
- Add the cooked sweet potato and the coconut oil (doesn't matter if it's hard or liquid) and process until well combined.
- Add the water 1 tablespoon at a time, pulsing a few times in between each addition, until the mixture can be squeezed into a firm, pliable dough with your fingers,
- Remove the blade, tip out the dough and knead together a bit so it's all in a big ball.
- Roll out to about 3 - 4 mm thick. I like to roll mine out on a silicone baking mat but if you don't have one you might need to sprinkle some flour on the surface to stop the dough sticking. If your dog is wheat intolerant be sure to use oat flour (just process a few more oats until they are flour).
- Cut out into cookie shapes using a cookie cutter or just cut the dough into even pieces with a knife or pizza cutter.
- Carefully transfer the cookies to the lined tray and bake in the oven for 20 - 25 minutes. Keep an eye on them towards the end as all ovens and baking trays cook differently. The cookies should be very hard and dry with slightly golden bottoms.
- Cool completely on the tray then store in an airtight container.
Thank you so much for sharing this receipe , my 11 year old daughter made these all by herself for our 2 dogs which they absolutely loved .Super easy to make
Pj Adams says
I love this recipe! It's easy to make and my dogs love it❣️ My only problem is storing it. I used a plastic container and they got really soft overnight. I made sure they were done cooling on the rack before putting them in the container. Should it be refrigerated and how do you store them? Does my house temperature play a part? This isn't the only recipe i have problems with. My sweet potato and apple chips do the same thing. I made a double batch a week ago and this morning I seen mold on 1.
Melanie McDonald says
Yay! I'm so pleased your dogs are enjoying them!
I've never had an issue with storing them. I make a HUGE batch and they keep well in a big glass jar in my pantry for months. Is there a chance you're not baking them for quite long enough? They should be really hard and completely dried out. Then there's no moisture left in them and they should stay hard.
It could be humidity I guess depending on where you live. You could freeze them. Bake and cool, then freeze them laid out on a baking sheet. Once completely frozen pick them off and pop them in a freezer bag or container. That way you can take out a few days supply at a time, or just defrost one at a time as needed. A dog could probably even chomp through them frozen.
Hope that helps!
Our dogs absolutely love these, but I do worry about giving them grains. Could I sub in garbanzo flour?
Melanie McDonald says
The recipe has only been tested with oats. For it to work with garbanzo bean flour it would probably need some adjusting as its qualities and absorbency are very different.
Thank you for this great easy recipe! so easy to make and turns out awesome each time. I tried one to see how they taste. I know weird that they are "dog" cookies however the ingredients are only 3 things! Dogs love them.
Melanie McDonald says
So pleased your dogs are enjoying them! I have been known to eat one with some vegan cheese as a cracker!
Zia and Beau says
Made them with my grandson. His dog looooved them. I found we needed to use a little more more oats to make the dough less sticky.
Can I use olive oil? I do not have coconut oil.
A Virtual Vegan says
I haven't tried it but it should be ok.
Bridget Hope says
Boomer loved them. SOOO easy and I already had the dog bone cookie cutter. THANK YOU!
Shirley Smith says
Have been making them with pumpkin as I have one dog that seems to be sensitive to sweet potato. They both love the treats and the bones are not extremely hard which is great for those pups missing some teeth. It was great to find a recipe that didn't have peanut butter and/or bananas. Mine don't like either, they prefer veggies.
Jennifer Santiago says
My dog has been have stomach problems for months. I finally got her food straightened out but I was afraid to give her any treats other than sweet potatoes. I tried this recipe. I didn't have coconut oil so I used safflower oil and used chicken broth instead of water. I didn't have enough oatmeal so I added rice flour. They turned out great, she loved them and they didn't affect her stomach. I cannot lie, I nibbled on a few myself. Thanks for the recipe.