I’m always making little treats for my husband like this healthy chocolate fudge cake for two or this easy dairy free dutch brownie, but I love to make special treats for the other guy in my life…Ruger the Bulldog. You see his precious face often on instagram and I always share our behind the scenes in my newsletter, but he really is part of my family.
I love to make things for him too, like this super easy sweet potato dog treats!
I have been making these for awhile, and he eats them up so fast! One of his favorite foods in the world is sweet potato (and watermelon). Whenever I make sweet potato for dinner, he starts salivating immediately! I’m not sure how he knows, but anytime I buy them at the store, he heads straight for that grocery bag.
These treats are really healthy for your dog and they are very affordable to make every week if you wanted too.
Plus, these are perfect as little Valentine’s Day treats. I used these graduated heart shaped cookie cutters, but you can use anything you have. Just make sure it is something smaller, so it will be the perfect size treat.
Super Easy Sweet Potato Dog Treats
- 1 medium sweet potato, baked until soft
- 3/4 cup coconut flour
- 2 tsp coconut oil
- 1 tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a cooking sheet with coconut oil spray.
I bake my sweet potato in the microwave for about 8 minutes until soft, but you can also do it the oven, it will just take longer.
Scrap out the middle of the sweet potato, you can keep some skin too. Mix the potato around in a bowl until it is pureed texture. Add in the coconut flour, coconut oil, and cinnamon and stir until just combined. It will resemble sticky cookie dough or bread dough.
Flour a surface with coconut flour, and roll out this dough until it is pretty thin. The thinner, the more crunchy this will be after baking. If you make them thicker, that is okay too, they will just be a softer, bread like texture. Ruger loves them either way!
Cut out shapes and lay on your baking sheet.
Bake about 20-30 minutes depending on what type of consistency you want. The longer they are in, the crunchier they will be. It is REALLY hard to mess these up 🙂
I love how these are so easy to make! I love buying Ruger grain free food and treats, but sometimes it can get really expensive! Making them at home is the perfect alternative!
If you follow on instagram, you have probably seen many pictures of Ruger, but we love him so much and we want him to live a long, happy life!