Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Dog Lovin' - Sweet Potato Banana Oatmeal Dog Treats {Gluten-Free}

Banana Sweet Potato Oatmeal Dog Treat Recipe

Sharing a new dog treat recipe I created yesterday - Banana, Sweet Potato & Oatmeal Dog Treats. They are gluten-free and packed with lots of vitamins and fiber.  I frequently roast diced sweet potatoes and add them to Indigo & Lily's food and they love them.  Adding banana to this recipe made them smell wonderful when they came out of the oven and I had to hide them ... Indigo & Lily went bananas over the aroma!

  • Sweet potatoes are a great source of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and fiber for your pup (ref dogtime).
  • Bananas have lots of electrolytes, amino acids, vitamins, potassium and fiber for your pup(ref: Paw Nation).
These treats are soft and chewy and it's easy to pinch off a piece if you want to use them for training. Keep in mind they have a lot of fiber in them, so don't give too many at once!

By the way, I always taste-test my dog treat recipes and this one I would even eat as a healthy snack ... the banana and sweet potatoes make it just sweet enough!

Be sure to also check out my other dog treat recipes...they are all gluten-free.  Indigo & Lily love them and I hope your pups do too!

Sweet Potato Banana Oatmeal Dog Treats {Gluten-Free}

Recipe by Laura Ashman Jolna

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 12 min
Total time: 17 min
Yield: 22-24 treats

  • 1 cup oat flour, gluten-free
  • 1/4 cup flaxseed meal
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1 cup sweet potato puree (approx 2 medium sweet potatoes)
  • 1/2 very ripe banana, mashed
  • 1-1/2 Tbsp molasses
To roast sweet potatoes:  
  • Preheat oven to 425°.
  • Peel and chop sweet potatoes into 1/2" cubes.  Line baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with olive oil spray.
  • Place sweet potato cubes in a single layer on baking sheet and spray with olive oil spray.
  • Roast for 25 minutes until golden & soft.
  • Puree in Cuisinart or mash with fork.
For treats:

  • Preheat oven to 350º.
  • Mix all dry ingredients together in a medium bowl with a whisk.
  • Mix all wet ingredients together in a separate bowl with a whisk.  Add wet ingredients to dry and stir well with a spatula until mixed.  
  • Refrigerate dough for at least 30 minutes (don't skip this step).
  • Scoop on baking sheet coated with cooking spray using small cookie scoop.  Flatten with a wet fork.  Another option is to roll out and use cookie cutters.  
  • Bake 12 minutes.  Cool on wire rack.  Store in the refrigerator as there aren't any preservatives used.
I grind my own oat flour from gluten free oatmeal, but you can also use Bob's Red Mill Oat Flour.
If you have the Paprika recipe app and would like to download the recipe, please email me and I'll send it to you in the correct format.

Happy Dog Lovin'!

Image via:  Bella Bella Vita

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