Homemade Sweet Potato Chews Dog Treats

by Pet Coupon Savings on January 13, 2014

These Homemade Sweet Potato Chews Dog Treats are so delicious you will want to snack on them yourself. Without byproducts, additives, or fillers. They are made with only 3 simple and  inexpensive ingredients that you can feel great about feeding to your pet. If you are looking for a grain-free treat for your dog this is a great alternative.

Sweet potatoes are full of  lots of amazing things like; Vitamin E, Potassium, Iron, Fiber, Antioxidants, and are great for regulating insulin levels.  Olive oil is a healthy fat that humans and pets both need in their diet.  Cinnamon is known to be great for digestion, circulation, cognitive function, and also regulating insulin levels- and most dogs love the flavor that cinnamon adds to the sweet potato (so do I).

These Homemade Sweet Potato Chews Dog Treats are a great treat for dogs with diabetes due to 2 out of 3 ingredients aiding in regulating insulin, and a perfect treat for dogs with arthritis as cinnamon also contains anti-inflammatory properties-but of course, always check with your veterinarian.  Another benefit to this snack is that it is cooked to be a bit tough, promoting chewing which is beneficial in helping to remove plaque from your dogs teeth.  Try cooking up a batch, you will be surprised how easy they are to prepare, and how much your pooch will love them.

Homemade Sweet Potato Chews Dog Treats

Homemade Sweet Potato Chews Dog Treats Ingredients:

Easy Homemade Sweet Potato Chews Dog Treats

Homemade Sweet Potato Chews Dog Treats Instructions:

Preheat oven to 250° F.

Slice sweet potatoes into long strips about 1/4” thick using a sharp butcher knife or a mandolin.

To make slicing easier, slice on one side and then rest the potato on the flat side. Cut strips across perpendicular to the first slice. For small dogs you can then cut these wide strips into narrow pieces if you want a smaller treat.

Toss sweet potato slices in a large bowl with olive oil, stir and toss well to coat thoroughly.

Place on a cookie sheet, lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil.

Sprinkle with cinnamon.

Bake for 2 ½ to 3 hours.

Allow to cool and store in refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks, or in the freezer for up to 4 months.

We hope your dogs enjoy these Homemade Sweet Potato Chews Dog Treats, too!

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jeninga75 January 13, 2014 at 5:55 PM

I make these all the time but never added cinnamon.


vicky May 22, 2014 at 2:20 AM

Hi I had a go at making these last week for my great dane pup, however I couldnt keep them in the oven for no where near an hour never mind 3-4 hours as they started to go black due to burning from the high heat. When I did take them out they were floppy & not chewy. My dog still loved them however lol. I would be sooooo grateful if maybe you could tell me what perhaps I’m doing wrong as I’m sure my greta dane would love to chew on these……… Well she liked the floppy versions I did lol, so did my sons Boxer as well lol.

Thanks so much


Peggy June 19, 2014 at 8:28 AM

Bake at 250…. Although I have found that a little higher around 275 works best and bake them for about 2.5 to 3 hours…

My doggies love them…


Josie August 5, 2014 at 6:29 AM

I might be wrong but I’m assuming the temperature means 250˚F which is 130˚C (GM 1/2). If you popped them in at 250˚C then this would explain why yours start to burn before 1 hour. Hope this helps.


carolyn September 2, 2014 at 1:38 PM

I made these and my dog loved them but they were so good I couldn’t stop eating. I made them thinner though.


Kristy October 7, 2014 at 7:19 PM

My dog would love those! Heck, throw some sugar on them and *I* would love those!


Dena Wilkins November 11, 2014 at 8:25 AM

Tried this recipe and they came out all mushy. Followed instructions exactly. Can’t figure out where I went wrong.


Pet Coupon Savings November 13, 2014 at 10:45 PM

I’m sorry to hear that Dena. All ovens can vary in how hot they can get, so it might have a little bit to do with that. How long did you let them cook? Sometimes it takes quite awhile to get all of the moisture out. Also, make sure that the sweet potatoes aren’t overlapping on your cookie sheet because that will make them bake/steam leading to a more mushy treat and not chewy.


Margie December 3, 2014 at 6:45 AM

My dog loves the sweet potatoe treats, but mine turned out soft not crispy like yours????


Terrie July 12, 2015 at 10:48 AM

I have made these treats five or six times for our dogs and they love them. The recipe is very easy, too, and they’re much healthier than any treat you could buy in a store.


Pet Coupon Savings September 2, 2015 at 10:27 AM

Glad your dogs love them! Thanks for stopping by. :)


Marybeth August 8, 2015 at 9:09 AM

Would these be OK for a ten week olk puppy?


Sam August 24, 2015 at 6:07 PM

My 8 year old dog, who likes nothing to do with raw fruit or veggies, LOVES these. I do not use any oil or cinnamon, just the sweet potato or yam. The vet has commented on his nice amount of weight loss. He is at his perfect weight now, mainly due to these snacks. I either cook them in the oven on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or on the BBQ with indirect heat.


Tracey August 25, 2015 at 7:56 PM

do you need to flip these sweet potatoes while they are in the oven at all?
My dog loves sweet potato.


Suzanne October 29, 2015 at 11:05 PM

Could these be made in a crock – pot or slow cooker?


Pet Coupon Savings October 30, 2015 at 3:09 PM

I wouldn’t recommend it. Crock pots tend to make things mushy instead of giving it that chewy texture due to it sitting in moisture. Thanks for stopping by!


Vikki December 20, 2015 at 11:15 AM

I am looking forward to trying these for my baby (15 years old) I am going to substitute coconut oil for the olive oil


Pet Coupon Savings December 20, 2015 at 2:14 PM

Great, Vikki! Let me know how it turns out. :)


Sarah April 1, 2016 at 5:40 PM

Are they supposed to be soft or hard in the middle after 2 1/2 to 3 min


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