I’m THAT dog mom. I spoil my dogs and make them homemade treats.
Since switching our three to vegan diets, I’m extra cautious about what I feed them, as I want to avoid animal products and any junky fillers. There are several vegan dog treats options available out there. Some of my dogs’ favorites are:
These are our go-tos at the Long Lodge, but I sometimes like to give Anna, Sasha, and Zusi extra special treats for being the best pupperonies in the world.
And that’s when I turn to this simple recipe.
Peanut Butter & Sweet Potato Dog Treats
- 2 cups oatmeal (rolled, old-fashioned, etc.)
- 1 apple peeled and cored
- 1/4 cup peanut butter *
- 1 large sweet potato baked, peeled, and mashed
- 1 cup flour
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
- Add oatmeal to blender or food processor and pulse until a fine oat flour is achieved.
- Add apple, peanut butter, and sweet potato. Blend until incorporated.
- Add flour and pulse until a workable dough is formed.
- Roll out your dough to 1/4 inch thick using either your hands or a roller.
- Cut out desired shapes and transfer to a prepared baking sheet.
- Bake at 325 degrees F for 25 minutes**.
* be extra careful to make sure your peanut butter doesn’t contain xylitol, as that can be harmful to dogs
**bake time will be dependent on size of your cookie cutters. I used these. Alternatively, you can simply use a knife to cut squares, rectangles, triangles, etc.
Berta · January 21, 2022 at 9:24 pm
How long do they last in the fridge?
Brittney Long · January 25, 2022 at 3:15 pm
Hi, Berta! I usually freeze any of the treats that I won’t be using within 5 days and just remove them from the freezer a little before giving them to my pups. These treats contain a lot of moisture, so I wouldn’t let them stay too long in the fridge.
Cindy Bear · December 19, 2021 at 7:29 am
I want tot make this today. Could you please tell me how many cups (1) large sweet potato makes after cooking? Thank you!
Brittney Long · December 19, 2021 at 12:54 pm
Hi there! Somewhere between 1.5 and 2 large sweet potatoes should get you to the one cup mashed mark. Please report back and let me know how it goes!
Tracy Silies · January 22, 2021 at 12:35 pm
I thought this recipe looked interesting. I am not a vegan, so I added 1 egg and 3 TBSP of dark molasses to the dough and mixed it well by hand. They turned out terrific and smell amazing!
Shaul · July 14, 2020 at 9:41 am
Hi. Can I use oat flour instead of regular?
heybrittney · July 14, 2020 at 10:14 am
I haven’t personally tried this, but I see no reason why that wouldn’t work! You may just have to adjust the amount.
Nicole S · April 19, 2020 at 2:25 pm
This recipe is hands down a crowd pleaser for my dogs. I didn’t have a cookie cutter so I decided to roll them into tiny little ball sized treats and the dogs absolutely go bonkers for these treats! Thanks for the recipe!
heybrittney · April 19, 2020 at 2:29 pm
I’m so glad you (and your dogs) love them! Happy pups make me happy. ?
Katie · June 7, 2020 at 10:11 am
How long do these keep for in the freezer
heybrittney · June 7, 2020 at 10:18 am
Great question! My dogs haven’t really let me keep them around long enough to test that out, but I would guess a few months in an airtight freezer safe container. Let me know if you end up freezing them!