Sweet Potato Dog Biscuit Recipe

Amy Tokic
by Amy Tokic

I love sweet potato fries! And even though they are fried, I still tell myself that they are still good for me. Without the deep frying, they are still tasty… and even better for you. The same goes for dogs. They love the taste of sweet potato. I’m seeing more sweet potato treats packaged in pet stores. It gave me the idea of coming up with a Sweet Potato Dog Biscuit Recipe that you could make at home – for a fraction of the cost of a brand-name bag. On the plus side, these homemade treats don’t have any preservative, so I think they are a healthier choice.

Sweet Potato Dog Biscuit Recipe

Makes 30-40 cookies


1 medium-sized sweet potato

3 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce

2 eggs

1 carrot, shredded


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Wash and prick sweet potato several times with a fork. Heat in a microwave on high until tender, about 6 minutes.
  3. Cut potato in half and scoop potato out of the skin into a bowl. Throw out the skin. Mash potato with a fork or potato masher and place 1 cup of the potato mush to a large bowl.
  4. Add in whole wheat flour, carrot, applesauce, and eggs in the large bowl with the sweet potato until a dough forms.
  5. Turn dough out on a well-floured surface and roll dough to about 1/2-inch thick. Cut out shapes using a cookie cutter. Arrange cookies on a non-stick baking sheet.
  6. Bake until crisp, 30 minutes.
  7. Cool in the sheet for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

Because of the natural ingredients, you should keep these treats refrigerated or frozen so that they keep longer. I always freeze a batch and only take out what I need for the week. The rest stay frozen until they are needed.

So how did the Sweet Potato Dog Biscuit Recipe work out for you? Did you make any adjustments or additions to make them even more awesome? We’d love to hear about them so we can try them out. Leave them in the comment section below.

Amy Tokic
Amy Tokic

Amy Tokic, Editor of PetGuide.com, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).

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