Sweet Potato and Apple Dog Treats

These sweet potato and apple dog treats are super easy to make, full of good ingredients for your canine companion and dog-approved!

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Sweet Potato and Apple Dog Treats

  • Prep Time: 20 m
  • Cook Time: 1 h 15 m
  • Total Time: 1 h 35 m
  • Servings:
    to 32 treats


  • 2 to 3 large sweet potatoes
  • 1 Gala or Honey Crisp apple grated
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour or rice or nut flour if your dog has wheat allergies
  • 2 eggs


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Great a baking sheet with a little oil. Cut the potatoes in half and place them, cut side down on the baking sheet. Bake at 400ºF for 40 minutes until the potatoes are very soft. Let the potatoes cool and then peel the skin from the potatoes and discard. Mash the peeled sweet potatoes with a fork and measure out 3 cups. (Reserve any remaining for another use.)
  3. Reduce the oven temperature to 375°F.
  4. Combine the mashed sweet potatoes, shredded apples, whole-wheat flour and eggs in a bowl. Mix the ingredients well until a dough comes together, adding more flour if necessary to make the dough soft but pliable. Divide the dough into quarters and then cut each quarter in half. Roll the dough pieces into thin 16-inch logs. Twist 2 of the logs together and then cut the twisted log into 1- to 4-inch pieces, depending on what size treat you’d like for your pup. Alternately, form the dog into any shape you want, hearts, circles, dog bones, your pup’s initials…get creative!
  5. Place the twisted dough shapes on a baking sheet and bake at 375ºF for 35 minutes, until the treats are set. Transfer them to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  6. Once cooled, feed the treats to your furry friends! Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
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    1. Yes, you can use AP flour but you might need to adjust the quantity a little. Different flours absorb liquids differently, so be prepared to adjust the flour quantity so that a pliable dough comes together.

  1. Do you know what the calorie count of these treats would be? In these crazy time I only have All Purpose flour at home. Is this okay? Would I have to use more or less? I am not a good baker so I have to follow a recipe exact. Be Safe.

    1. Hi Elaine. You can click on Nutrition Info for the calorie count of these treats. You can also use AP flour, but plan on adding a little more than it calls for. Try 3⅓ cups of AP flour. If the dough is too wet, add a little more. If it is too dry, add a couple tablespoons of water.

  2. 5 stars
    This is a great recipe. You can do many substitutions, depending on what you have. You can also use 1 egg and 1/2 cup of apples, pnut butter, etc., for half the amount of cookies, but they freeze great. I’ve used 1 cup pnut butter, 1 cup pumpkin, 2 eggs, and enough flour (I use oat bc my boy has allergies) to make the dough a bit tacky, but not stick to your hands, I’ll use the pnut butter and substitute apples, bananas, sweet potato. I’ve also done tuna with eggs and flour. I’ve also used baby food, but it makes it more expensive.

    1. Hi Christy. Almond Flour is not toxic for dogs but some do not digest it well. I would check with your vet before using almond flour.

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