Homemade Sweet Potato and Peanut Butter Dog Treats (Vegan & Grain Free)

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homemade sweet potato and peanut butter dog treats (vegan & grain free) food processor dehydrator or oven
My puppy Orion is my baby child. We don’t have kids yet and she sure is a handful, being a white German shepherd and lab mix. She is a ball of energy! I want the best for my child, and unfortunately the dog food industry is known for using undesirable and toxic ingredients in their foods. In other words, not for my puppy! Even living in Los Angeles, there are not a lot of options when it comes to organic dog treats. There are very few selections and can be a bit pricey for the quantity. So why not make your own? These homemade sweet potato and peanut butter dog treats are vegan, grain-free, and easy to make. They are made with super clean ingredients, are rich in fiber, protein, vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, and you will yield more than the little bag of treats they sell at stores. Orion loves peanut butter so once these treats start drying in the dehydrator, she starts camping out in front of it, hoping to score some. And she’s usually pretty successful. If you don’t have a dehydrator, you can just bake them in the oven instead. I’m sure your pups will love them too!

Let’s make your precious puppy some homemade yummy treats! You will need some sweet potatoes, shredded coconut, peanut butter, and coconut flour or any grain-free flour of your choice. I have a ton of home made coconut flour left over from making coconut milk, so I used it, but you can use almond flour, etc. You may also use the commercial coconut flour too. You can easily make your own nut or seed flour by drying the leftover pulp from making nut and seed milks. Simply dry the pulp in the dehydrator, then blend in a blender until a fine flour is reached. Sift the flour if you are going to use it in pastry recipes, but for this, you can skip the sifting.

homemade sweet potato and peanut butter dog treats (vegan & grain free)
Roughly chop the sweet potatoes and add it into the food processor along with the shredded coconut. Blend until everything becomes a fine mince. Scrape the sides of the food processor in between blending. Add in some peanut butter and blend.

homemade sweet potato and peanut butter dog treats (vegan & grain free)
Once it becomes a thick paste, add in the coconut flour or the flour or your choice. Blend until it forms a dough about the firmness of your earlobe. The amount of flour needed will vary depending on the flour you use. 

homemade sweet potato and peanut butter dog treats (vegan & grain free)
Flour the board with some of the remaining flour you used in the mix, or lay down the silicone sheet for the dehydrator. I like rolling the dough out on the silicone sheet as the dough doesn’t stick to it and it makes for an easy clean up. Roll out the dough into 1/4″ thickness. Use a cookie cutter to cut it into your desired shapes. You can always roll the dough into round small cookies by hand also.

homemade sweet potato and peanut butter dog treats (vegan & grain free)
If you are using a dehydrator, line the dehydrator tray with a mesh sheet. Lay the treats down and dry at 115℉(46℃) for 24 hours until completely dry. After a few hours of drying, flip the treats upside down for even drying.

homemade sweet potato and peanut butter dog treats (vegan & grain free)
Once they are completely dry, store them in an air-tight container and these will last for a month.

homemade sweet potato and peanut butter dog treats (vegan & grain free)
If you are using an oven, preheat the oven at 350℉ (175℃). Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and lay the treats down. Bake for 25-30 mins. Let it cool completely before storing in an air-tight container.

homemade sweet potato and peanut butter dog treats (vegan & grain free)
Annnnnnnd, they’re done! Your puppy will be a very “regular” and happy camper!

homemade sweet potato and peanut butter dog treats (vegan & grain free)

Homemade Sweet Potato and Peanut Butter Dog Treats (Vegan & Grain Free)
 
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Cuisine: raw food, raw vegan, gluten-free
Serves: 18 treats
Ingredients
  • 2½ cups roughly chopped sweet potatoes (about 2 small sweet potatoes)
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • ½ cup peanut butter*
  • 1-2 cups coconut flour or other grain-free flour of your choice (adjust the amount depending on the flour you are using)**
Instructions
  1. Roughly chop the sweet potatoes and add it into the food processor along with the shredded coconut. Blend until everything becomes a fine mince. Scrape the sides of the food processor in between blending.
  2. Add in the peanut butter and blend.
  3. Once it becomes a thick paste, add in the coconut flour or the flour or your choice. Blend until it forms a dough about the firmness of your earlobe. The amount of flour needed will vary depending on the flour you use.
  4. Lay down the silicone sheet for the dehydrator or some parchment paper. Roll out the dough on the silicone sheet into ¼" thickness.
  5. Use a cookie cutter to cut it into your desired shapes. You can also roll the dough into round small cookies by hand.

If you are using a dehydrator:
  1. Line the dehydrator tray with a mesh sheet. Lay the treats down and dry at 115℉(46℃) for 24 hours until completely dry. After a few hours of drying, flip the treats upside down for even drying.
  2. Once they are completely dry, store them in an air-tight container.

If you are using an oven:
  1. Preheat the oven at 350℉ (175℃).
  2. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and lay the treats down. Bake for 25-30 mins.
  3. Let it cool completely and store them in an air-tight container.
Notes
*Pick the cleanest peanut butter you can find. Ideally, ingredients should only be roasted peanuts.

**The amount of flour needed will vary depending on the dryness of the flour you are using. If you are using commercial coconut flour, use 1 cup of coconut flour.

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