Oh Baby! Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Dog Treat Recipe

Amy Tokic
by Amy Tokic
This recipe hack has made my life easier, while keeping all the health and flavor in these homemade dog cookies!

I often eat sweet potato because of the taste and health benefits – I know that the same goes for Oscar, too. The only thing I don’t like about them is the cooking process. Man, it takes a long time! To get it soft enough to bake with, it needs to go into the oven for about 30 minutes. Next, I’ve got to take that steaming veggie and gut it for its delicious potato meat. I usually end up burning myself and creating a few new swear words in the process.

I wondered to myself: “Is there an easier way to do this?” Then it hit me – baby food! It’s already blended smooth for my baking pleasure! Plus, I know that it’s going to be good because it’s made for babies. And that’s exactly what I used for my Oh Baby! Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Dog Treat Recipe – all the sweet potato goodness, none of the foul language.

Oh Baby! Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Dog Treat Recipe

Makes 30 cookies


2 1/2 cups rice flour

¼ cup quinoa flour

2 4.5 fl jars of sweet potato baby food

1 cup peas (thawed from frozen)

1 tsp dried parsley

1/2 cups vegetable broth


  1. Preheat oven to 320°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a blender or food processor, add peas and vegetable broth. Puree mixture for about 1 minute, or until smooth. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients.
  4. In a smaller bowl, combine pea mixture and sweet potato baby food. Combine well.
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. You’ll need to knead the dough with your hands. It should be moist (add more broth/flour as needed).
  6. Form a small ball of dough with your hands (about softball size) and place on parchment paper lined work surface.
  7. Roll out to ¼ to ½ inch thickness. Use a cookie cutter to cut out treats, and place on cookie sheets.
  8. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
  9. Take cookies out of oven and let cool on cooling racks. Store in air tight container in refrigerator or freezer.

Do you have any recipe hacks you use when baking treats? Let me know 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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