Super Easy DIY Sweet Potato Dog Treats
Sweet potatoes are one of the sweetest vegetables so it’s a good one to get your dog to eat while adding nutrients to his or her diet! The rise in awareness regarding dangerous dog food has most likely been one of the reasons we have started to analyze our treat purchases as well. Especially if we’re caring for an elderly or injured dog, we are more cognizant of treats that are healthier for our dogs as well as ones that don’t have harmful ingredients.
Sweet potatoes have lots of vitamin A, fiber and potassium. They have more natural sugars but fewer calories. Make these treats in bulk and freeze for up to four months or keep them in the fridge for up to three weeks. This is DEFINITELY a more cost-efficient way to get high-quality treats as well!
See the easy recipe below...
+ 2 large sweet potatoes (as uniform as possible to aid in drying process!)
+ cinnamon or coconut oil (optional)
+ parchment paper
+ cookie sheet
+ sharp knife
+ cutting board
1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees and line cookie sheet with parchment paper
2. Wash and dry sweet potatoes
3. Slice them on a cutting board lengthwise – the thicker the chewier they’ll be! *A good trick is after slicing first piece lengthwise, rotate it to sit on the flat edge so that it’s more stable for cutting the rest of the slices.
4. Sprinkle on some cinnamon or spread on coconut oil (optional).
5. Place them on a cookie sheet and bake for about 3 hours for a soft and chewy treat. To get a crunchier treat, add on another 20-30 minutes. When you take them out of the oven, they may seem too soft at first. Let them cool completely on a wire rack before deciding if you want to keep cooking since they can dry or harden while cooking.