So, I was standing at store the other day debating what doggie treats I should get and it literally took me 30 minutes to decide that it would probably be best to just make them myself. It’s hard to find good doggie treats with all natural ingredients that are also affordable for 3 doggies with big appetites. I love spoiling my doggies, but I also want to make sure they are getting food that is not harmful and that is in fact healthy for their canine tummies. Today my doggies enjoyed some Sweet Potato Honey Treats.
Sweet Potatoes are a great source of fiber and are jam packed with antioxidants that help prevent disease and help improve the immune system. Honey has been known to have many anti-inflammatory benefits, but always use in moderation. Too much sugar is not good for anybody! The recipe also calls for cottage cheese, which is a good source of protein and is gentle on a doggie’s sensitive tummy. Oatmeal, which is also a great source of fiber and finally, some whole-wheat flour are also included. If you prefer not to include wheat in your dog’s diet, you can substitute the whole-wheat flour with chickpea (garbanzo) flour or coconut flour, which are better for dogs that might have sensitive tummies or a gluten sensitivity. (For garbanzo flour use 7/8 cup of flour for every cup of flour called for in the recipe and for coconut flour use 1/4 cup of flour for every cup of flour called for.)
Sweet Potato Honey Treats
2 medium size sweet potatoes
1 cup of low–fat organic cottage cheese
1 tbsp. of organic honey
1 cup plain organic rolled oats
1 cup whole wheat organic flour, chickpea (garbanzo) flour or coconut flour
Boil the sweet potatoes for 30 minutes or until tender. Preheat oven to 400°F. Peel skin off of the sweet potatoes and place in food processor or blender. Add cottage cheese and honey, blend until smooth. Place mixture in a mixing bowl and add flour and oatmeal, mix with a spatula until all ingredients are completely blended together. Consistency should be medium to firm. Divide the mixture into small 1” balls and place on greased cookie sheet. Bake for 20 minutes or until brown and crispy and center is soft, but not gooey. Remove from oven and let cool. Doggies Enjoy! Makes approximately 24 treats.
All ingredients used are high quality and human grade. Treats should be fed in moderation as they do not meet all the nutritional needs of well-balanced and complete diet.