A super easy recipe for Sweet Potato Dog Chews.
You folks LOVE Flora’s 3-Ingredient Dog Treats so much that I figured you were ready for another super easy treat for your 4-legged loves. Enter this Sweet Potato Dog Chew! And if you thought a 3-ingredient recipe was great, I know you’ll love a 1-ingredient recipe even more.
First things first…
I chatted with my vet before I made these Sweet Potato Dog Chews and got the thumbs up, with the caveat that these are ‘snacks’ and not her primary diet. Per our vet’s recommendation, Flora is on a grain-based diet, important for the amino acids, which grains are rich in.
Supplementing her grain-based diet with Sweet Potato is not only just o.k. but actually good for her. Sweet Potatoes are rich in Vitamins A, B6, C and calcium, potassium, and iron; the benefit they have for humans is the same benefits for our puppers.
All that being said, it is not recommended for dogs to eat raw sweet potatoes. Dried, dehydrated and cooked sweet potatoes are much more digestible for dogs.
So, back to these yummy and healthy chews:
Truly, it’s just a matter of slicing your sweet potatoes and drying/dehydrating them in either your dehydrator or your oven. That being said, the thickness that you slice them is important. Too thin, you end up with sweet potato chips and too thick, and you have sweet potato leather/rubber.
Well, it can take a while! Low and slow is best. If you don’t have a dehydrator, that means you will tie up your oven for the better part of a day. The chart in the recipe gives 3 different temp settings to use as a reference, you’ll need to just check from time to time.
So, what’s the Goldilock’s thickness for these Chews? My Trial and error showed that between 1/4″ (.635cm) and 1/3″ (.846 cm) is the Sweet Spot (see what I did there?) for Sweet Potato Dog Chew thickness.
Check your sweet potato chews after the shorter time period. Bear in the mind, the dryer (crunchier) they are, the longer that you can store them at room temperature.
We have several dog treat recipes. Check out this very popular 3-Ingredient Dog Treats recipe, these Cheddar Cheese Dog Treats, and these Pumpkin Dog Treats. Or, you can head over to see all of our dog treat recipes in one place!
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