Sweet Potato Dog Treats

Sweet Potato Dog Treats {Sweet Pea's Kitchen}

If you’ve read my blog for a while or follow me on Instagram then you know just how crazy I am about my fur-babies Hemingway and Winston. They’re a combined weight of nearly 16 pounds and stole our hearts the moment they came into our lives! Hemingway, our Yorkshire terrier, was our first fur-baby and came into our lives on June 14, 2009. My husband Andrew gave Hemingway to me as our first year wedding anniversary present. We named him Hemingway after the name of our wedding reception spot in Grand Cayman where we were married. As the months passed, the thought of getting a playmate for Hemingway kept crossing our minds. We were both working at the time and I felt that Hemingway was lonely all by himself during the day. That’s where Winston came in. My husband surprised me on my birthday in January 2010 with a tiny 1.7 pound chocolate toy poodle. It didn’t take long before they were inseparable!

Sweet Potato Dog Treats {Sweet Pea's Kitchen}

When Little Sweet Pea arrived in November of 2012, Hemingway and Winston quickly became attached to the newest family member.

Sweet Potato Dog Treats {Sweet Pea's Kitchen}

I always like making homemade treats for our dogs. By making them in my own kitchen I know exactly what they’re eating and I don’t have to worry about tainted treats from China. These sweet potato treats were a hit from the second they got their first bite. They’re certain to have your fur-baby’s tail wagging! :)

Sweet Potato Dog Treats {Sweet Pea's Kitchen}

Sweet Potato Dog Treats

Yield: varies depending on size of cookie cutter

Ingredients:

1 medium sweet potato (about 7 ounces)
1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
1 large egg, lightly beaten

Directions:

1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Pierce the sweet potato several times with the tines of a fork. Place the sweet potatoes on a rimmed baking sheet lined with foil. Bake until tender, about 45 minutes. Transfer to cooling rack. Reduce oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. When cool enough to handle, cut the potato lengthwise and use a spoon to carefully scoop out the insides; discarding the skin. Puree the sweet potatoes in a food processor until completely smooth.

3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour and flaxseed meal. Remove about 1 tablespoons of the egg to a separate cup.

4. Add the sweet potato puree and remaining beaten egg to the dry ingredients and mix until a dough forms.

5. Transfer to a work surface and roll the dough into a 1/2-inch-thick rectangle. Cut mixture using a canine-themed cookie cutter and place on a prepared cookie sheet. Brush with the remaining 1 tablespoon beaten egg. Bake for 25-35 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove to cooling racks and allow to cool completely before storing in an airtight container.

Source: adapted from Brown Eyed Baker, Originally adapted from 52 Weeks of Treats e-book

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3 Responses to “Sweet Potato Dog Treats”

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    Lindsay Ann @ Lindsay Ann Bakes — June 12, 2014 @ 11:39 pm

    OMG your pooches are sooo cute! And this recipe looks so simple and yummy! I just filmed a video for my new youtube series with a dog treat recipe using peanut butter. This is a wonderful alternative!

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    Rachel (teacher-chef) — June 16, 2014 @ 7:47 am

    Yum Yum Yum – I love homemade doggy treats (especially those that you could share with all of your human friends). One of our fur-babies has epilepsy, so we have to be super careful with the amount of salt that goes into his body, homemade treats are a great way to do that. THANKS, yet again for something for the whole family!

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    Carol at Wild Goose Tea — June 16, 2014 @ 6:43 pm

    Your pups are soooooooooo cute. And my pups are soooooooooo cute. And boy do they love their treats. Too cool to have homemade treats to make.
    I am going to get lots of doggie loves—-of course I already do, but more is always good.

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