3 Homemade Sweet Potato Dog Treat Recipes

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3 Homemade Sweet Potato Dog Treat Recipes
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Looking for a healthy and tasty treat for your dog? Homemade sweet potato dog treats are a great option! Sweet potatoes are packed with fiber, vitamin A, potassium, and iron, making them a nutritious addition to your pup’s diet.

In this blog, we’ve got 3 easy and delicious sweet potato treat recipes that your dog will love.

dog treat recipes Sweet Potato Hashbrowns

sweet potato hashbrowns for dogs

Traditional hashbrowns are full of fats because they are pan-fried in oil. Here is how you can make a lower-fat version of this snack for your furry friend.

What you need:

How to make these sweet potato dog treats:

  1. Preheat the oven to 390 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and grease with 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  3. Thoroughly wash the sweet potato with water and grate it into small pieces.
  4. Use a nut bag or muslin cloth to squeeze out all the excess moisture from the grated sweet potato. Place it in a medium bowl and set aside.
  5. In a separate mixing bowl, lightly beat the egg. Then add the tapioca starch, parmesan cheese, and olive oil. Mix until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  6. Add the grated sweet potato. Stir until the vegetable is well-coated with the egg mixture.
  7. Form small balls out of the mixture. Put them on the greased baking sheet and flatten them into ½-inch thick patties.
  8. Bake these sweet potato dog treats in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes.
  9. Flip the hashbrowns on their other side and bake for another 15 to 20 minutes or until their tops turn golden brown.
  10. Wait for these homemade treats for dogs to cool down fully before feeding them to your dog.

Notes for these sweet potato dog treats:

  • If you have plenty of time on your hands, consider soaking the grated sweet potatoes overnight before baking them. This will help lower the root vegetable’s starch content and makes the hashbrowns crispier.
  • Do not disregard removing the excess water from the grated sweet potatoes. Otherwise, it will make the hashbrown soggy and prevent them from having a good crisp.
  • Store uneaten sweet potato hashbrowns in an air-tight. Refrigerating these homemade dog treats will make them last for 3 to 5 days. Freezing allows them to last for up to 4 to 6 months.

dog treat recipes Baked Sweet Potato Tater Tots

baked sweet potato tater tots dog treats

Baked sweet potato tater tots are wonderful chewy treats for dogs. You can use them to redirect your dog’s nipping tendencies and prevent him from chewing your household items.

What you need:

For the tater tots:

  • 1 large sweet potato

For the coating:

How to make these sweet potato dog treats:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Use parchment paper to line 2 baking sheets and coat them with coconut oil.
  3. Poke small holes in the sweet potato with a fork.
  4. Bake it in the oven for 30 to 45 minutes or until you can stick a fork in its middle. Set aside and allow to cool down completely.
  5. Preheat the oven again to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  6. In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients for the tater tot coating.
  7. Remove the cooled, softened potato’s skin. Grate the root vegetable and add to the bowl.
  8. Mix the sweet potato mixture until it is soft enough to form into tater tots without falling apart.
  9. Use your hand to mold the mixture into 1-inch tater tots and place them on the greased baking sheets.
  10. Bake these sweet potato dog chews for 20 minutes. Flip them and bake for another 20 minutes until both sides are golden brown.
  11. Take them out of the oven. Once completely cool, offer them to your dog to enjoy.

Notes for these sweet potato dog treats:

  • Make sure to leave a thumb of space between each tater tot to keep them from sticking to each other when baking.
  • Store leftover sweet potato tater tots in a ziplock bag or tightly sealed container. They can last for around a week in the fridge and at least a month in the freezer.

dog treat recipes Mini Sweet Potato Pies

mini sweet potato pies for dogsPies for human consumption contain many ingredients that can harm dogs, such as nutmeg and garlic powder. Use this recipe to create dog-safe mini-sweet potato pies.

What you need:

For the pie crust:

  • 1½ cups wheat flour
  • ½ cold coconut oil
  • ½ cup ice water

For the filling:

  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 2 eggs

For the topping:

  • 2 tablespoons all-natural unsweetened peanut butter

How to make these sweet potato dog treats:

For the pie crust:

  1. Combine the wheat flour and coconut oil in a large bowl. Mix until a crumbly dough is formed.
  2. Pour the ice water into the dough and mix thoroughly.
  3. Grease a muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray and lightly dust it with flour.
  4. On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough thoroughly. Once it becomes smooth, divide it into 2 portions and roll them into balls.
  5. Wrap the dough balls with plastic wrap. Set aside in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  6. Roll out the dough on a heavily floured surface to ⅛-inch thick.
  7. Place the dough into each pocket of the greased muffin pan. Firmly press the dough to the side and bottom, so it sticks well.

For the filling:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Rinse and dry the raw sweet potatoes.
  3. Pierce them several times with a fork to create small holes.
  4. Microwave the sweet potatoes on high for 8 to 14 minutes until soft and tender.
  5. Let them cool slightly before peeling off their skin and slicing their flesh into small chunks.
  6. Pulse the sweet potato chunks in a food mixer until smoothly mashed.
  7. Add yogurt, cinnamon, coconut oil, eggs, and almond milk. Continue pulsing until the mixture is free of lumps.
  8. Place a tablespoon of filling into each sweet potato pie crust using a small cookie scoop. Smooth out the filling with a rubber spatula.
  9. Place these sweet potato dog treats in the oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
  10. Remove them from the oven and allow them to cool down completely.
  11. Spread a single layer of peanut butter on top of the mini sweet potato pies. Then feed them to your canine companion.

Notes for these sweet potato dog treats:

  • The mini sweet potato pies can be kept at room temperature for around 2 to 3 days if properly covered with foil. Refrigeration allows them to last for 4 to 6 days, while freezing prevents spoilage for up to 1 month.

FAQs About Sweet Potato Dog Treats

a variety of sweet potatos

1. Is it OK to give dogs sweet potatoes every day?

We do not recommend feeding your dog sweet potatoes daily unless required by the vet. This root vegetable is fortified with nutrients, but it also contains plenty of carbs and calories. Eating sweet potatoes every day will lead to unprecedented weight gain.

2. How much sweet potato can I give my dog a day?

Sweet potatoes should be occasionally fed to dogs as a treat and in small amounts. The general rule of thumb is small dogs can have a maximum of 1 teaspoon. On the other hand, large breeds can be given up to a tablespoon of sweet potato.