I particularly like this recipe because it used one of my favorite ingredients… sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes are low in fat and add the perfect amount of wholesome sweetness to homemade dog treats. Using sweet potatoes is a healthy alternative to commercially produced sweeteners that aren’t really good for dog’s anyway.
So, this recipe was submitted by Jordyn who is the proud owner if a pooch named Zoey! I’m sure Zoey enjoys these homemade dog treats and I’m guessing that Hunter will too!
Let’s take a look at the recipe.
Turkey Day Treats
2 Cups diced sweet potato, cooked until tender
1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
1 Cup warm water
2 large eggs
1 2.5 ounce jar turkey baby food
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Mix together all ingredients. The mixture should be sticky.
3. Drop the dough by rounded teaspoon onto a greased cookie sheet.
4. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
5. Remove from oven, let cool thoroughly, store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
I forgot to mention that this recipe also uses another one of my dog’s favorite ingredients… turkey. I know a lot of people are skeptical about using baby foo din their homemade dog treats, but I don’t have an issue with this. If you are however someone who just isn’t comfortable using baby food in your dog treat recipe, you can always substitute the baby food with ground turkey. I use fresh ground turkey in a lot of the dog treat recipes that I make and I do have one tip for you if you decide to go this route.
TIP: Use a food processor to grind the turkey up before you mix into the dough. It blends much better when you take this extra step and you almost never see chunks of turkey meat in your dog treats. This might not be an issue with the dog treat recipe above, however, if you are using a dog treat recipe that requires you to roll out the dough then this would be rather helpful!