Recipe: Homemade carrot and sweet potato dog biscuits

Homemade treats ingredientsI have a bit of confession to make, I will occasionally get into the kitchen and bake my own treats. I know I’m not the only one out there, but it’s good to get that off my chest! I have a few different recipes that I have attempted thus far and one day I would really like to write my own treat book, but we will see how that goes!

This recipe was originally posted over at Kol’s Notes but I wanted to share it with you all here as well! I would just like to say at this point, http://thatdogdancingguy.com.aumainly because it’s something that really bugs me with a lot of treat recipes, is that I do not use honey in any of my treat recipes (so far). Honey is actually really bad for puppies because of the bacteria that can be in it, so if you see a recipe that includes honey only feed it to your adult dog.

Now that I have that off my chest, here is what you will need for your homemade carrot and sweet potato biscuits:

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of wholemeal flour
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 cup of sweet potato, dicedCutting cookies in shape of bones
  • 2 generous tablespoons of peanut butter
  • 1 egg

Recipe:

  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius (about 350 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Chop the carrot and sweet potato into cubes and place on the boil
  • In a mixing bowl, combine flour, egg and peanut butter
  • Once the sweet potato and carrot are soft, take them off the boil and drain the water out. With a potato masher (or a fork) mash them to whatever consistency you like
  • Add this to the mixing bowl and then combine all the ingredients with a wooden spoon, you may need to get your hands dirty at this point to combine it all into a ball
  • Roll out the dough mix between two sheets of baking paper to your desired thickness, make sure you sprinkle a little extra flour to stop it sticking
  • Get your cookie cutters out (I use ones shaped like bones) and cut out the shapes, placing them on a lined baking tray
  • Put them in the oven for about 20 minutes until they get a nice brown colour
  • Wait for them to cool a little and then Bon Appetit! Hope your pups enjoy them!

Homemade dog treat bonesThese biscuits are great and versatile. I recommend you keep them in the fridge, but you can also put some in the freezer to save for another time and they are great straight out of the freezer on a hot day.

What are your favourite homemade treat recipes? Let me know on Facebook or in the comments below!

 

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12 Comments

  1. They sound yummy – thanks.

  2. Jodi’s recipes are the best…She is so creative and they’re all super healthy

  3. Now they look very yummy.
    We make lots of treats but my fav is liver cake. Easy and just the best. Happy baking. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. Being a baking dog that loves Kol’s Blog, I have to say that I have made these and they were super yummy!

  5. I don’t think I can use this recipe…. my dog is a definite carnivore and won’t even look at a vegetable! Still, if you want a recipe for using scraps from the kitchen, this might interest you!

    http://vivindonoceo.wordpress.com/2013/04/18/galletas-para-cans/

  6. Hi can i replace the flour with rice flour?

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