Just 3 ingredients make these homemade air fryer dog treats. Sweet potato, coconut flour and eggs make this a gluten-free and grain-free dog treat.
These natural treats are not fried with any oil either, making them a healthy treat too. At just 3g net carbohydrates they are great for a low carb dog snack.
When the sweet potato treats are first cooled they are fairly firm but soften after being stored in the fridge.
Can Dogs Eat Sweet Potatoes?
Although white potatoes are best avoided for your dog due to their starch content, sweet potatoes are a great food for them.
The skin should be removed from the sweet potatoes and they need to be cooked before giving to your dogs. Raw sweet potatoes may not digest as well.
Sweet potatoes are a great source of fiber, vitamins C, A and B6 as well as being low in fat. They dogs seem to enjoy the sweet flavour too.
Remember to go slowly when introducing new foods. And we recommend checking with your veterinarian first if your dog has any digestive issues or other health concerns.
The Best Things About Air Fryer Dog Treats
Making air fryer dog treats is a great option if you don't want the oven on (especially in summer) as well as a great way to play with your air fryer!
It's also quicker than baking them but you may need to make a couple of batches if your air fryer is fairly small as the dog treats need to be cooked in one layer.
Air Fryer Dog Treats Recipe Ingredients
Quick, easy and just 3 simple nutritional ingredients make these homemade dog treats.
- Sweet Potato - Peeled and mashed.
- Coconut Flour - As well as being one of my favourite low carb flours for our food, this is a great flour for dogs if you want a low carb, gluten free or grain free treat.
How to make 3 ingredient sweet potato dog treats in the air fryer
- Add the 3 ingredients in a bowl.
- Work into a dough.
- Roll out the dough in between two layers of parchment paper. The thinner the dough, the crispier the cookie.
- Use a shaped cookie cutter to cut out the treats. We tried our bone shapes and they didn't work as well. The circular cutters were easier to use.
- Place a layer of parchment paper in the air fryer basket and place the cookies on top. Cook for 8 minutes, turning over for even crispiness.
- Once cool, they can be given as a treat.
Frequently Asked Questions
Keep these treats in a sealed container in the refrigerator. They should last up to 2 weeks.
If you want to save a few treats for later, place them in a zip lock bag and freeze them. They will last up to 3 months. Defrost them before giving them as a treat.
If you don't have an air fryer, these dog treats can be baked in the oven. Cook them for about 15 minutes, turning over half way at 200C/400F degrees.
If you substitute the coconut flour with another dog friendly flour, such as rice flour you will need to increase the quantity. Coconut flour is very absorbent so less is required for baked goods.
Servings will vary to your size of your dog and what else they have eaten that day. Include dog treats as part of their daily allowance rather than in addition to it.
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Air Fryer Sweet Potato Dog Treats
- 1 cup sweet potato cooked and mashed
- 1 large egg
- ½ cup coconut flour
- Preheat the air fryer for 5 minutes as per manufacturers instructions.
- In a large mixing bowl added the mashed sweet potato, egg and coconut flour. Mix well into a dough.
- Roll the dough out in between two layers of parchment paper, about ¼ inch thick.
- Use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes from the dough.
- Place a square of parchment paper in the air fryer, then place the cookies on top in one layer. You may need to cook the cookies in batches.
- Cook at 190C/350F degrees for 5 minutes, then turn over for 3 minutes for an even cook.
- Remove and allow to cool before giving as a treat.