Just 4 ingredients make these easy sweet potato peanut butter dog treats. Full of natural ingredients, easy to make and your dog will love them.
All you need to make these great dog treats are:
- Pumpkin puree - we use our homemade puree. If you use canned, do not use pumpkin pie filling. That has spices that are not suitable for dogs.
- Sweet potato - Skin removed and boiled first
- Peanut Butter - natural and no sweeteners
- Spelt Flour - We used this as it yields a flexible dough. If you want to substitute this with a gluten friendly flour we would suggest coconut flour. Although the quantity would need to be reduced.
How to make sweet potato peanut butter dog treats
The sweet potato needs to be boiled and mashed first. Once this is cool enough to handle, it's mixed with the other ingredients to make a cookie dough. The dough is very elastic to handle and cuts shapes out easily.
To roll out the dough, it was rolled on a floured surface. We set aside our normal practice of rolling dog cookie dough in between two layers of parchment paper. Just ensure that the rolling pin is lightly floured.
This homemade dog treat recipe makes a lot of treats! We ended up with 50 medium sized cookies. That's a lot of cookies if you have one dog, so you may want to either half the recipe or freeze them.
Sweet potatoes for dogs
Sweet potatoes are a great vegetable for dogs but they must be cooked and the skin removed. Raw sweet potato can lead to digestive issues.
Full of antioxidants, fiber and vitamin A they make a great vegetable choice for your dogs.
Always check with your veterinarian before introducing any new foods into your dog’s diet.
How to store the homemade dog treats
We stored these dog treats in the refrigerator in a sealed container. They lasted a week and become a bit more crunchy too. Anything without preservatives can be subject to mold if stored at room temperature.
Can you freeze these sweet potato dog treats?
Yes, these can be freezed thankfully, as this makes a lot of treats. Once the sweet potato treats are cooled, place them in a zip lock bag. I use a straw to suck the air out of the bag. They should last for up to 3 months in the freezer.
To defrost, place them in the refrigerator to thaw.
The pumpkin puree could be omitted and replaced with a couple of eggs.
Add a touch of cinnamon to the dough or chopped fresh herbs that are dog friendly.
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Sweet Potato Peanut Butter Dog Treats
- ½ cup pumpkin puree not pumpkin pie puree
- 1 medium sweet potato
- 4 tablespoons peanut butter
- 1 ½ cups spelt flour
Cook the Sweet Potatoes
- Peel, chop, boil until tender and then mash and cool the sweet potato.
Make the Dough
- Preheat the oven to 180C/350F degrees. Line a couple of baking trays with parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl, add the mashed sweet potatoes, peanut butter and pumpkin puree. Mix well.
- Add the spelt flour and work the mixture into a dough. Add more flour if required.
- On a floured surface, roll out the dough to about ½ inch thick (you can roll thinner for a crispier treat). Use a cookie cutter to cut shapes and place them on the baking tins.
- Alternatively, you can roll the dough out and press lines to make square cookies.
- Bake for 40 minutes, turning the cookies over half way through cooking for even baking.
- Allow to cool before giving your good boi a treat.