“I don’t cook.” A phrase I’ve said dozens of times to holiday hosts as I shoved an elaborate floral arrangement into their hands.
A phrase that’s technically true, minus the part that I CAN cook. I just don’t.
Baking, however, is a totally different beast. I LOVE baking. My Grandfather owned and operated a bakery for decades. He immigrated to the US to spend the first half of his life working toward the American Dream. Even though he passed when I was a toddler, I feel proud of him and a connection to his passion when I’m baking.
Because I’m a Dog-Mom, I wanted to share an EASY dog treat recipe with YOU! Maybe you have dogs, or you want a create some special gifts this holiday for your dog-loving friends!
I have a Bake-A-Bone. It’s basically a waffle-iron for dog treats that runs between $15-$20 on Amazon. A traditional Waffle Iron or a muffin pan in a 400 degree oven is the next best option.
Sweet Potato Biscuits
1 1/4Cups Whole Wheat or White Flour
1 1/4 Cup Water (OR lowfat Milk ONLY if you KNOW your dog can tolerate lactose)
1/2 TBS. Baking Powder
1 Cup Mashed Sweet Potato
1 Egg (Beaten)
Pierce sweet potato in a couple spots. Microwave for 6-8 mins (flip over halfway) until insides are soft. Cut in half. Use soft inside. Discard skin. Mix ingredients together, bake for 15-20 mins. Flip over about 3/4 of the way through. If your dog likes a crisper exterior, pop on a baking sheet for a few mins to finish! Cool for 30 mins. Refrigerate. Enjoy within a week!
MACADAMIA NUTS (Also, fatty nuts like Walnuts can cause upset!)
MILK/DAIRY (If your dog is lactose intolerant.)
ONION/GARLIC/CHIVES (In any form. Even powders/spices containing small amounts can be extremely toxic to both cats and dogs.)
RAW OR UNDERCOOKED MEAT/EGG/BONE (Bones, in general, aren’t worth the risks!)