3-Ingredient Dog Treats

The dog in your life will love these 3-Ingredient Dog Treats. They’re made with sweet potatoes, whole wheat flour, and peanut butter, making them vegan, healthy, and easy to make!

dog eating a 3-ingredient homemade treat

Reasons to make these homemade treats

  • Only 3 ingredients. Yes, you only need 3 ingredients, and they’re pretty much pantry staples. 
  • Easy to make. The dough comes together quickly and it’s easy to work with. 
  • Vegan and healthy. This recipe uses real, wholesome ingredients so these treats are great for dogs with allergies or sensitivities to certain foods.
  • Freezer friendly. You can freeze the cookies or even the dough, so these treats can be ready in no time.

3 ingredient dog treats

cut cookies and rolled dough for vegan dog treats




How to make 3 ingredient peanut butter dog treats

  • Preheat your oven to 350ºF.
  • In a large bowl, mash the cooked sweet potato. Mix in the peanut butter and flour and mash everything together until well combined. 
  • Use your hands to work the mixture into a soft dough.
  • Place a sheet of parchment paper or a silicone mat on your work surface.You can even do this directly on your cookie sheet.
  • Roll out the dough and use a cookie cutter to cut out the cookies.
  • Transfer the cookies (still on the parchment paper or silicone mat) to a baking sheet and bake for 35-40 minutes.
  • Remove the cookies from the oven and let cool for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Storage and freezing tips

Storage: Store these dog cookies in an airtight container in a cool, dark place. They should last for about a week. You can also store them in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Freezing: Once the cookies have cooled, place them in an airtight container and freeze for up to 3 months. You can also freeze the dough. Just wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and store it in the freezer for 1-2 months. Let it defrost in the refrigerator before rolling out and cutting into cookies.

dog drooling over his homemade peanut butter dog treats

Additional recipe tips

  • You can boil or roast the sweet potatoes for this recipe. When I roast some for my family’s dinner, I usually roast extra so I can make these treats. 
  • You’ll want to make sure the cooked sweet potatoes you use in this recipe are plain and unseasoned.
  • Use any cookie cutter that you have at home. I used a cute bunny cookie cutter, but if you have one that’s shaped like a dog paw or dog bone, that would be super fun too.
  • To keep it simple, you can also just cut the rolled dough into squares. They don’t need to be cut into shapes.
  • If you have any doubts about your dog eating the ingredients in these treats, you should consult your vet before making them.
  • If you want to flavor them add a dash of cinnamon, turmeric or a tablespoon of a natural sweetener. Avoid any artificial sweeteners or other ingredients that dogs can be allergic like xylitol or chocolate.
vegan dog treats cut as bunnies

Why I make diy dog treats?

Pets really do become like our children and fill us with happiness just like the real ones (well … you know what I mean … there are times that maybe even a little more because they don’t talk back and they obey you the first time 😳).

Miko, our pup, is allergic to some foods. It took us a while to find a dry dog food that gave him no reaction. That is also why we give him lots of oatmeal, vegetables and fruits like apples, bananas, cucumbers; we want him to eat as real as possible.

And well, now he has these homemade dog biscuits that he loves. Here are some tips and tricks, so you can make the best homemade dog treats ever.

Miko drooling over his vegan dog treats

tricks to make this dog treat recipes

  • The day that I roast sweet potatoes for my family’s dinner is the day that I roast sweet potatoes for Miko’s dog biscuits.
  • Use any cookie cutter that you have at home, but if you have a dog paw cookie cutter or a dog bone shaped one, it would be extra cool.
  • These are my favorite sweet potato recipes: Sweet potato chips, sweet potato, and lentil enchiladas.
  • Store these vegan dog treats in the cool, dark place in a closed container.
  • Substitute the sweet potatoes with pumpkin puree. If the dough does not hold together, blend in a bit more all-purpose flour, brown rice four or oats.
dog eating  3-ingredient dog treats

So here is the recipe for these 3-ingredient dog treats and as always, please SHARE the blog. It would be great if you post it on Facebook, or Instagram. I love to see your creations, but if you want to make it later, save it on Pinterest.

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3 ingredient Dog treats

These dog treats only have three ingredients, are very easy to prepare, and best of all, your four-legged kid would love them.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
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Total Time 50 mins
Course Baked goods
Cuisine American
Servings 24 treats
Calories 57 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cup cooked and peeled sweet potato
  • 1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • ¼ cup unsweetened peanut butter

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • In a large bowl put the sweet potato and mash with a fork. Add the peanut butter and flour. Mix with the fork so that everything is well integrated.
  • Use your hands and mix to form a super soft dough.
  • Roll the dough on top of parchment or a silicone mat and cut into squares or with a cookie cutter.
  • Put the cookies on a baking sheet and bake for 35-40 min.
  • Remove from oven and let cool.

Notes

Store in a tightly closed jar in the pantry, they last about a week.
If you have any doubt about your dog eating these ingredients, consult your vet before making them.

Nutrition

Serving: 2piecesCalories: 57kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 2gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 18mgPotassium: 126mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 3364IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 11mgIron: 1mg
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Terri

These look like great cookies my dog, Henry would love! I like that you can roll them out too! It’s a great project to do with kids on a rainy day or as a project to give to the local shelter. I’ll definitely give these dog treats a whirl.

I’m sharing with my dog friends.

Lorraine Goodrich

These look great! You have a “frosting” on your picture. What is it?

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