One of my favorite things to make for Zu are these dog treats. He loves my Peanut Butter and Oat recipe a LOT but I had to limit them to control his weight. He’s a large bone, 125 lb German Shepherd so keeping him as trim as possible is a must for his joints.
In this recipe, the ingredients are very basic…sweet potatoes, carrots, oat flour and egg. All organic. I used to buy oat flour but the price was up and down so much and sometimes I couldn’t find it in the stores at all. So, I started making my own in a food processor. Process 1-2 cups at a time until powdery, then sift to separate any larger left over pieces. It has really taken the stress off of searching for it when I get a large order. I prefer to use oat flour in all of my dog recipes because it seems to be a flour that causes the least allergic reactions. Zu is allergic to barley flour and it’s in almost everything out there. He also doesn’t do so well on whole wheat flour.
Organic Sweet Potato and Carrot Dog Treats
- Purchase All Organic Ingredients
- • 3 cups oat flour
- • 1/2 cup boiled or baked sweet potato
- • 1/2 cup grated carrots
- • 2 eggs
- • 3/4 cup water
Preheat oven to 350˚
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, add oat flour, sweet potato, carrots, 1 egg and water.
Mix well until combined into a ball.
With a rolling pin, roll dough out to 1/4" in thickness on an oat floured surface.
Use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes and place them on the parchment lined baking sheet.
Beat second egg in a bowl and brush the top of each treat.
Bake at 350˚ for 30 minutes, until treats are golden brown. Time will vary depending on your oven.
Turn off your oven and allow treats to cool for 1 hour. This will help make them crunchier.
If still warm after removing from oven, cool on a wire rack.
Treats can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2 weeks or freeze for up to 3 months.