If you are like me you are concerned about which treats to buy for your dogs. Seems like there are more and more recalls these days so I've decided to give my dogs homemade treats. Today I made them Sweet Potato Banana Dog Biscuits. I found this recipe on Girl in the Little Red Kitchen's website. My dogs love them! They were super easy to make and only have 5 ingredients. That is my kind of baking.
Sweet Potato Banana Dog Biscuits
1 1/2 cups organic whole wheat flour (plus extra for your work surface)
1/4 cup whole oats
1 ripe banana
1 large sweet potato, baked
1 large egg
Scoop the flesh from your baked sweet potato and it to a large bowl with the banana. Mash it together using a potato masher or fork and add the flour, oats, and egg.
Mix until it comes together and scoop out onto a well-floured work surface.
Knead the dough until it's no longer sticky with the flour on your surface and pat into a 1/4 inch thick square.
Using a sharp knife cut the treats into small pieces or use your favorite cookie cutter to press the treats out.
You may need to add more flour as your work because the treat dough is very sticky.
Transfer the cutout treats to a parchment lined baking sheet and heat your oven to 300 degrees F.
Bake the treats for 45 minutes to 1 hour and then let them stay in the turned off oven to completely cool and dry out for an additional hour.
The treats are more chewy than crispy and if you want a crunchier treat, bake them for slightly longer.
Store treats in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freeze to keep fresh.