Treating your furry friend to delicious and healthy snacks just got easier with these homemade Crunchy 3-Ingredient Dog Treats.
Crafted with love and simplicity, this recipe requires sweet potato, peanut butter, and oatmeal—ingredients you likely already have in your pantry.
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Why These 3-Ingredient Dog Treats are the Best:
In the hustle and bustle of life, complicated recipes may not always fit into your schedule. These treats, however, are a game-changer.
Quick and easy to make, they utilize three wholesome ingredients that contribute to your dog’s well-being. Not only are they a delightful snack for your pup, but they also pack a nutritional punch.
Benefits of Sweet Potato:
The star ingredient, sweet potato, brings more than just flavor to the table. Packed with disease-fighting antioxidants, sweet potatoes support your dog’s overall health, particularly in combating age-related issues.
The fiber content aids in maintaining a healthy gut, while the abundance of potassium helps regulate blood pressure.
Benefits of Oatmeal:
Oats, another crucial component, offer a plethora of nutrients. Besides being a gluten-free alternative for dogs with sensitivities, oatmeal provides vitamin B for a shiny coat and omega-6 fatty acids to promote healthy skin.
The soluble fiber in oats aids in regulating glucose levels and addressing irregular bowel movements.
You probably have most of the kitchen items you need to make these homemade dog treats. You can use any regular silicone candy mold but a dog paw print mold gives these treats a fun look.
- Measuring Cups
- Mixing Bowl
- Blender or Food Processor
- Dog Treat Molds or Cookie Cutters for Dog Treats
- Baking Sheet
3 Ingredient Dog Treats
Course: Dog Treats
Prep Time: 15minutes minutes
Cook Time: 3hours hours
Total Time: 3hours hours 15minutes minutes
- Servings: 16
- Calories: 123kcal
- 1 large Sweet Potato big enough to yield ¾ cup mashed
- 3 cups Rolled Oats
- ½ cup Creamy Natural Peanut Butter
Bake the sweet potato at 400°F for 45 to 60 minutes or until done (you can easily insert a fork into the middle).
Cool the sweet potato to room temperature.
Remove and discard sweet potato skin. Mash the flesh.
Measure ¾ cup of the mashed sweet potato to use in the treats.
Preheat oven to 250°F.
Add 2 cups of the rolled oats to a blender or food processor and blend until it is the consistency of flour.
In a medium bowl, combine the rolled oats with the oat flour.
Add the peanut butter and ¾ cup mashed sweet potato to the oat blend and combine using your hands until a dough forms.
If you are using a candy mold, simply press the dough into the mold making sure to fill in all the space.
If you are using cookie cutters, turn the dough out onto a smooth surface. Using your hands, squeeze and combine the ingredients until you have a flat, smooth dough. Flatten evenly with your hands or a rolling pin to about ¼ to ½ inch thickness. Place the cutout pieces on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
Bake the treat at 250°F for 2 hours.
Transfer baked treats to a wire rack to cool.
How to Store Baked Dog Treats:
Preserve the freshness of these treats by storing them in a designated dog treat container, preventing mix-ups with human snacks.
Opt for an airtight container or explore cute options like the Metal Farmhouse Style Dog Treats Jar or Clear Plastic Paw Print Air-tight Container.
Can You Eat Dog Treats?
Surprisingly, yes! All three ingredients are safe for human consumption, though the lack of sweetness may not appeal to your taste buds. For a human-friendly version, consider making Sweet Potato Cookies to share with family and friends.
Treat your furry companion to a homemade delight with these Crunchy 3-Ingredient Dog Treats. Easy to make and packed with goodness, these treats ensure your dog enjoys a tasty and nutritious snack. Share the love and joy with your four-legged friend today!