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Is it unusual to make your dog homemade treats? No. Am I crazy? No. Do I have too much free time? No. Trust me, this super easy sweet potato dog treat biscuits recipe will have you baking a batch before you know it.
Look at those ingredients, you might have some questions: Why is baby food? How baby food for dog treats? Well here is the answer
Baby food is the perfect base for dog treats. For the most part, it’s made out of pureed fruits and vegetables with a little water to thin it out. Today’s treats are made with sweet potato. Instead of spending half an hour cooking a sweet potato and then pureeing it and waiting for it to cool, buy baby food! I got two 3.5 oz containers for $1. Those two small containers will make 4 dozen treats!
Using four ingredients (gluten-free flour, rolled oats, honey, and sweet potato baby food), I created these little hearts shaped biscuit treats. I opted for a gluten-free flour, but all-purpose flour and whole wheat flour is perfectly acceptable if your furry friend has no wheat allergies.
To make these treats crunchy, they are baked until crisp. If you want that nice shiny golden coating, brush a little egg wash before baking. And yes, our team sampled a little to make sure they taste fine. The honey adds just a tiny bit of sweetness that makes my boy love them!
Homemade Sweet Potato Dog Biscuit Treats
Dogs are part of the family! Treat them like one of these super easy to make sweet potato dog biscuits!
Yield: about 2 dozen heart biscuits
- 3.5 oz container sweet potato baby food
- 3/4 cup + 1 Tablespoon gluten-free flour*, (like Cup4Cup)
- 1/4 cup rolled oats
- 1 Tablespoon honey
- 1 large egg, beaten
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine sweet potato baby food, flour, rolled oats and honey. Use a sturdy spatula to combine everything together. Dump contents onto a lightly floured working surface and knead dough together.
Pat or roll dough to a thickness of about 1/4 to 1/2-inch. Use desired cookie cutters to punch of shapes. Stick to one or two similar sized shapes to ensure even baking.
Place cutouts on the prepared baking sheet. Lightly brush the tops of cutouts with beaten egg wash.
Bake for 25-30 minutes until biscuits are crisp and golden in color. Rotate pan midway through baking. Let treats cool in pan before treating your dog.
If your dog has no wheat/gluten allergies, you can use all-purpose flour or whole-wheat flour. Make sure sweet potato baby food is free of salt.