Homemade Sweet Potato Dog Treats
A Perfect Grain Free Dog Treat Recipe!
If you have a pup with grain allergies, you already know it’s hard to find treats for them to eat. You also know that specialty dog treats can get pretty expensive at the pet store, so homemade dog treats are a great choice. Since it’s heartbreaking to deny your pup a treat when they are a good boy or a good girl, we’ve come to your rescue with a grain free dog treat recipe that is easy to prepare and guaranteed to be gobbled up by your dog!
Ingredients for Sweet Potato Dog Treat Recipe
Servings: About 1 dozen homemade dog treats
3/4 cup sweet potato (boiled and mashed)
1 1/4 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 banana (mashed)
2 carrots (grated)
1 cup water
When buying ingredients for this homemade dog treat recipe, make sure to buy unsweetened applesauce because regular applesauce may contain xylitol, which is toxic to pets. Learn more about pet food safety and pet food nutrition here.
How to Make Sweet Potato Dog Treats
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Mix flour and mashed sweet potato in a bowl.
Mix in the applesauce, the mashed banana, and the grated carrots.
Slowly add the water and stir until a batter forms.
Use a small melon baller, or roll the dough into small balls by hand, and place onto a baking sheet covered with parchment paper.
Bake for 25-30 minutes. Store leftover homemade dog treats in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
This sweet potato treat recipe actually includes many fruits and vegetables that are healthy for dogs. Sweet potatoes are good for digestive health and high in fiber plus unsweetened applesauce contains healthy antioxidants. Bananas are a great addition to homemade treats because they are a good source of potassium and can boost the immune system. Another star of this dog friendly treat recipe is carrots! Carrots contain beneficial beta-carotene, vitamin A, and are also high in fiber.
Interested in adding more fresh fruits and vegetables to your dog’s diet? Find out more here.
Recipe Source: MakingMrsM.com
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