I received this recipe from my neighbor who has a darling labradoodle. These are one of her dog’s favorite treats. Now that we have a goldendoodle in our family, I decided to bake some for my daughter’s dog. The picture below says it all – they were a hit! If you have any furry friends – I recommend trying these. I adjusted the original recipe a bit and left the treats in the oven to cool so they were extra crispy. I used a small cookie cutter, bite size for this puppy!
Sweet Potato Treats for Furry Friends
- 1 sweet potato
- 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 2 eggs
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prick sweet potato and microwave for 6 minutes on high. Cool and then slice in half and scoop out flesh, you will need abour 1 cup of sweet potato. In a mixing bowl combine the sweet potato, whole wheat flour, applesauce and eggs. Combine with a wooden spoon until all ingredients are well mixed. Turn dough out onto floured board. Roll dough to approximately 1/3-1/2 inch thick. Cut with cookie cutters (or you could slice into small squares). Place treats on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake for 40 minutes, turn over after 25 minutes. Turn off oven and do not open the oven door. Let the treats cool completely in the oven.
If you rolled the treats a bit thicker and want these treats extra crispy with a hard crunch, double bake. Keep the treats in the oven and set the temp to 200 degrees. Bake an additional 10 minutes, then turn off the oven again and let them cool in the oven for a second time.