So if you know me, you know that I’m a dog mom to a crazy Boston Terrier and an avid dog lover! My pup, Hurricane always accompanies me in the kitchen when I’m trying new recipes and always makes sure to stay close by since I’m a bit of a messy cook and food always tends to find its way to the floor.
We help each other, he cleans up my messes (as long as it’s safe for him to eat, of course) and he scores with a delicious treat! But I feel like I owe him one and that he deserves a recipe just for him as gratitude for being so patient and helpful.
I came up with this concoction by mixing two of his favorite treats into one. I feel like I should mention that Hurricane will literally eat anything you give him but I’ve noticed he gets particularly excited for anything with sweet potato and he already knows the word “peanut butter” and perks up whenever he hears it!
Now, this recipe includes almond butter instead of peanut butter since it’s known to be a bit healthier, however, an all-natural peanut butter can be used as well. It’s super simple to put together and if you don’t mind putting in a little forearm work to kneed dough for your pup, he will love you forever because these totally outweigh those preservative packed store-bought treats.
For storage, I’d keep them in a cool, dry place in a cookie jar in your kitchen. They will get hard after about a day when they start to loose their moisture. As for how long they last, I’d say about a month but our batch only lasts about a week because Hurricane loves them so much and we can’t resist giving them to him!
Let me know in the comments your thoughts about this recipe and if your pup loves them as much as mine does!
- 2 medium sweet potatoes
- 3/4 cup whole wheat flour, plus more for dusting
- 2 tbsp. almond butterInstructions
- Pierce sweet potatoes with a fork all around and cook in microwave for about 6 minutes or until tender.
- Cut sweet potatoes in half and scoop out into a bowl. Add in almond butter. Mash sweet potatoes and almond butter until well incorporated and smooth.
- Gradually add flour, 1/4 cup at a time and transfer to a flat, dusted surface. Kneed dough until flour is mixed well and dough is no longer sticking to the surface. If dough continues to stick add more flour, a bit at a time.
- Roll dough with flour dusted rolling pin until about 1/2 inch in thickness. Use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes and place on a greased baking sheet. You can also cut into 1-inch strips if you do not have a cookie cutter.
- Bake in oven for 25 mins.
- Cool and serve to your hungry pup!DetailsPrep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 20 dog biscuits