Food · Home and DIY · Recipes

DIY Sweet Potato Dog Treats

diysweetpotatodogtreats1

Spoiled. The word most people would use to describe my pup. And she is, but when it comes to what I feed her, I have some seriously good reasons. Check out my recipes for slow cooker dog food if you haven’t already, I feed my dog these for her meals exclusively and she loves her food!

Throughout the day she does get a good deal of treats, so I was trying to think of other ways to give her snacks without feeding her straight off of the table. I did some research and found some really great recipes for dog treats. Most were too labor intensive for me and required a bunch of ingredients I didn’t feel like feeding her. But these sweet potato treats are SO simple. This method of dehydrating the sweet potato slices in the oven isn’t mine, I found plenty of examples to follow on the internet, but I did add my own touch that make these little treats a little extra special! These homemade snacks are cost-saving as similar treats can run $7-10 per bag in pet stores!

DIY Sweet Potato Dog Treats

DIY Sweet Potato Dog Treats

Ingredients:

– 1 or 2 sweet potatoes or yams
– pinch of brown sugar

IMG_1763

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Wash and thinly slice the sweet potato. Shoot for slices that are 1/4″ thick.

IMG_1769

2. Place slices on a baking sheet and bake for 1.5 hours. Pull out of the oven and flip the pieces over. Sprinkle a bit of brown sugar on them after flipping and place back into the oven for another 1-1.5 hours.

IMG_1782

3. They are finished when dried, barely bendable, but still orange. 

DSC_0119 (2)DSC_0120 (2)DSC_0127 (2)IMG_1823

I actually tried one of these myself because I was curious and thought it was pretty good – and I don’t even like sweet potatoes! Aylah loved them and I hope your pup does too, enjoy!

DIY Sweet Potato Dog Treats

Thanks for stopping by!

Signature1

7 thoughts on “DIY Sweet Potato Dog Treats

  1. What’s at the storage instructions beef? Could they be put in a ziplock bag? I’m asking because we have 4 dogs so I would have to make a lot at one time. Could they be kept in the refrigerator? Do they expire?

    Like

    1. Yes, put them in a ziploc bag or airtight container. They will last for months and months as long as they’ve been properly dehydrated and don’t need to be put in the refrigerator. You can freeze them if you make several batches at once and want to store some.

      Like

  2. I have a Yorkie-poo who can’t chew on hard treats. What is the texture of your sweet potato treats? You have a small dog, too, and she is able to chew them w/o difficulty, so I assume.
    Thanks.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s