As Cystal of “Wayward Dogs” puts it, her Sweet Potato Peanut Butter Blueberry Frozen Goodness dog treat recipe is for “master estimators.” You won’t find any exact measurements here, but you will a tasty, all-natural treat that will cool off your dog and tickle his taste buds! (We like Crystals humor, so we included her post in its entirety!) Thanks for sharing this great recipe and your photos, Crystal!
Sweet Potato Peanut Butter Blueberry Frozen Goodness
1. What’s left of last year’s sweet potato harvest. Or, as many sweet potatoes as you feel like cleaning, chopping up, boiling and pureeing in the blender – minus the amount of mash you decide at the last minute to save for yourself. Because mashed sweet potatoes are so awesome to eat they require no condiments (although a dash of salt and butter can’t hurt).
2. Peanut butter. As much as you feel like spooning into the pureed sweet potatoes, but probably not an equal amount or the batter will get so voluminous that you’ll be at this all day.
3. Oats – regular or the instant kind. Really, the dogs won’t know the difference.
4. Cinnamon. Put the container on the sprinkle – not the dump – setting, and use your judgment.
5. Dried blueberries. For topping.
1. As the photos above indicate, you will mix all ingredients together. Be patient – the potatoes are light and fluffy, and the peanut butter is thick and heavy. Feel free to keep adding oats, since they seem to help stiffen up the taters.
2. Once you are satisfied that the mixture is sufficiently even, you will 1) wonder why you mixed things by hand instead of putting it all in your ridiculous $400 Blendtec blender and 2) proceed to the next step.
3. “The next step” is easy but messy: Use your fingers and a spoon to deposit little lumps of batter onto wax paper. How big you make these lumps is entirely up to you. How big are your dogs? I made two sizes – tablespoon-size for big dogs and teaspoon-size for my elderpin.
4. Finally: Freeze everything. Including the few sweet potato chunks you skimmed for healthy “training” treats.
Bone Appétit & Enjoy!
Thank you to Crystal at Wayward Dogs for sharing this amazing recipe and photos! To find the perfect homemade dog treat recipe for your pooch, browse all of our Weekly Drool Recipes! Or go with a tried and true favorite—an all-natural bully stick!