Grain-Free Sweet Potato Dog Treats

Calling all dog people! Let’s talk fur babies. I have adopted this grain-free sweet potato dog treat as our primary puppy snack. I checked out the nutrition label on the Milk Bones we had previously… not so great. Even better, our dogs seem to like them even more! It’s a guilt-free snack that you can feel good about sharing with your favorite furry.

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We have two rescue pups, Lila and Lady. Lila is a Brindle Labrador mix, and Lady is a Shepherd/ Border Collie mix. *Over-sharing alert!* Lila can eat pretty much anything, and our sweet little Lady has tummy issues all the time… until we pinpointed her grain allergy. Poor thing was feeling sick every time she ate. We switched her diet to protein and veggie based, fancy, dog-boutique food, and within six weeks she was all better! (I know, I know. Insert eye-roll.) Most dog treats are made with grain, so I had to get creative. This recipe was a huge success!

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 medium sized sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup chicken or beef broth (water works too)
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 3 tbl peanut butter (optional) 
  • parchment paper
  • dog bone cookie cutters (can also bake like traditional cookies)
  • mason jar, or storage containers
  • blender or food processor (not mandatory, but certainly easier!)

Total Servings: About 45-50 dog treats (2.5 inch cookie cutter)

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STEPS

  1. Preheat oven to 250F
  2. Prepare two baking sheets covered with parchment paper, set aside.
  3. Boil sweet potatoes for 12-15 minutes, or until you can easily stick a fork through it.
  4. Drain water and blend boiled sweet potatoes in food processor (with skin).
    • You could also remove skin and mash if doing it by hand.
  5.  In a large bowl, combine mashed/blended sweet potatoes with 1/4 cup broth and peanut butter.
  6. With a stand mixer, or hand beaters whip together. (Old fashioned hand-mixing can get the job done too!)
  7. In a separate bowl, combine almond meal and coconut flour.
  8. Add dry ingredients to mashed sweet potatoes, stir until thoroughly combined.
  9. The dough should be thick, but not crumbly.
  10. Roll out a handful of the dough with a rolling pin or flatten by hand until about 1/4 inch thick.
  11. Cookie cutter time! Use cookie cutter and place on parchment paper.
  12. Repeat until all the dough has been used.
  13. Bake at 250F for about 45-50 minutes. They treats should come out hard.
  14. Let cool for 1-2 hours to completely firm up, then serve to your pampered pooch!

Will keep for 1-2 weeks.

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Pro-Tips:

  • You can store these in an airtight container, but they will likely get soft. They are certainly still edible, just without the crunchy milk bone texture. You can leave the lid off to keep the crunch.
  • Add some poultry seasoning to give it a little extra kick. I did not, and my dogs still nearly ran me over to get to the “cookie jar”!

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XOXO from Lila and Lady!

Jo

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