by Lisa, Ted and Rowan Doggie
"Our Red Healer Rowan loves these!" Who... human or doggy... could resist Rowan's crunchy, frozen dog treats? Sweet potato, oatmeal and cinnamon.
Making dog treats Lisa and Ted's way is super simple...
Cook 1 large sweet potato, peel and mash.
1 1/2 cup of flour.
1/4 cup oatmeal.
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon.
Stir all ingredients well. Dough may be a little sticky. Flour your hands for ease of handling.
Spread onto oiled cookie sheet.
Cut into shapes... or I press mine into one large rectangle about 1/8" thick.
I then score with meat cleaver into snack sizes.
Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 30 minutes.
After they cool they're easy to break apart for storage.
I freeze them and feed them frozen.
Rowan's healthy dog treats all chopped up and ready for the freezer (and Rowan!)...
Scott and Nimble's reply...
Lisa, Ted and Rowan-
There's nothing like making your own dog treats... it's neat knowing what's in 'em!
All of your ingredients are easy to find and fairly inexpensive. Plus... storing them is simple and long term.
I'll bet other dog food ingredients could be added as well. But... then again... this dog treat recipe would not stay simple.
We don't know what type of oil you use but organic olive oil would be a good choice.
I can't resist though... how about some nuts or seeds? But... would Rowan even care? I doubt it!
Rowan's homemade dog treats all ready to be sliced up...
One more thought Nimble and I would like to add... it seems that freezing healthy dog treats converts my "picky eater" Nimble to a non-picky eater. Try this...
Take some healthy dog foods your pooch may not enjoy and freeze them up into little portions (i.e., cubes, balls, or squares like Ted and Lisa's dog treats, etc.). Now feed them frozen... you might be surprised!
Oatmeal, sweet potatoes and cinnamon are popular healthy dog food ingredients. So... here's a dog treat recipe Nimble and I have tried with oatmeal and cinnamon.
We've also made sweet potato dog treats. Just slice 'em up whatever size you want. lay out on cookie sheet. Put in oven on low heat. Bake until desired texture. Then...
Let cool. If you let them lay out for a while... they'll harden up. You can freeze these healthy dog snacks if you'd like.
They'll store in your 'frig for days. Yams also work great!
Ted and Lisa... tell your doggy Rowan we're going to make your treats. I'm sure Nimble will gobble 'em up! Thanks for sharing...
P.S... what do you think about adding nuts or seeds?
Arf! Scott & Nimble.
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