I love my fur children. Did you know that? Like, kinda on that crazy dog mom level. They bring so much
derp joy into my life. Baking them a homemade treat every once in a while is the least I can do in exchange. And, to be honest, these smelled so dang good fresh out of the oven that the dogs weren’t the only ones drooling…I may have snuck a bite!
KIDDING. But I did ask Loki for his honest opinion on the recipe. His review:
“These cookies are crunchy goodness that is 10x better tasting than store bought. Packed full of the good stuff like sweet potato, peanut butter, coconut oil, gluten free oats and flax for all those fatty omegas that makes my coat so soft and shiny! None of the weird stuff like preservatives and fillers. Talk about a power treat! Gosh I love my mom!”
…okay, maybe my voice is coming through on that review…
but trust me, your pup will be drooling over these.
Side note – um, you guys…can you tell I’m LOVING my new KitchenAid food processor??? HOW have I been living without a food processor? My poor blender…I should probably send it on a vacation. Not to a beach though, it’d be put to work making frozen margaritas. Anyways, I whipped up this entire dough in my food processor. Amazing. So simple. So quick. If you’re in the market for a food processor, I recommend the 9 cup size – not too big, not too small, just right.
Now you don’t have to use teddy bear and mini bone cookie cutters, buuuuut Loki told me that the cute shapes definitely make the treats taste better. I got my mini cookie cutters at a local store (for Burlington locals – Homeport has these for 99 cents each!!! I didn’t think you buy anything for 99 cents anymore…) but amazon has some similar cutters: mini bone and teddy bear.
Homemade Sweet Potato Dog Treats
2 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 cup sweet potato, raw & chopped
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 flax eggs*
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
1/4 warm water + 1/2 teaspoon chicken bouillon
Preheat oven to 350°
In a food processor fitted with the S blade, pulse together the oats, sweet potato and peanut butter. Once everything is moving, add flax eggs, coconut oil and chicken bouillon water. Mix on high for 3o seconds. Dough should be fairly wet, but stay together when you press between your fingers.
Sprinkle your work surface with flour (if you pup has a gluten sensitivity, use gluten free flour), and roll out dough until 1/4 inch thick. Using your cookie cutters of choice, cut and place cookies onto a lined baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes, let cool and then store in airtight container.
*1 flax egg = 1 tablespoons flax meal + 2.5 tablespoons water. Stir and let rest until thickened.
I hope your pup enjoys!
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