3 ingredient Sweet Potato Dog Treats! This easy dog cookie recipe is ready from start to finish in under 30 minutes and is wheat and dairy-free.
"Thank you so much for sharing this recipe, my 11-year-old daughter made these all by herself for our 2 dogs which they absolutely loved. Super easy to make!" - Jackie ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ More reviews →
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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:
- 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.
How To Make Sweet Potato Dog Treats
This vegan dog cookie recipe is really easy to make. Here's how:
- Process the oats into 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 your 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 6 months in the freezer.
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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 (175°C) and line a large baking tray with parchment paper.
- Add the oats to a food processor and process until they are a coarse 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 to 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.