November 19, 2013

Sweet Potato and Peanut Butter Dog Bones

I have been having so much fun trying out new recipes for the dogs.  The best part is they cost me next to nothing because I already had everything in my pantry.  The recipe that inspired this one actually called for canned pumpkin, but I'm keeping that to make a pie.  So I used the sweet potato that didn't make it to the dinner table last week!

Sweet Potato Peanut Butter Dog Treats

2.5 cups of flour
1 cup sweet potato.  Cooked and mashed
2 tablespoons of smooth peanut butter
1 tablespoon of coconut oil
2  large eggs

Preheat oven to 350.

Using dough hooks mix together all ingredients.  Add water one teaspoon at a time until the dough is just workable but still dry. Knead a few times to make sure everything is mixed in.

Roll out dough out on a lightly floured surface and to a 1/2 inch thick.  Cut into pieces or use your favorite cookie cutter.  I found this cute bone one at Walmart in the cake decorating aisle!

Bake for 40 minutes.  If they are thicker you will have to leave them in a little longer.  If you want really crunch bones, shut off the oven and leave them in there for a few hours or overnight.

I know that some people prefer not to use regular flour. So feel free to swap it out for wheat flour.  I just didn't have any on hand and I know my dogs are OK with that.

** Word to the wise, try to dust off any extra flour off of them before you put them in the oven.  The flour will burn and cause a little smoke.  Not much, but just enough to somehow set off EVERY smoke alarm in your house...just trust me**

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