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The Original Sweet Potato Pretzels Dog Treats Recipe

However you twist it, these easy and delicious sweet potato dog treats will be your pup's new favourite snack!

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Photography: Serena Faber Nelson

Pretzels? For your pup? Yes please! This sweet potato dog treats recipe is the perfect healthy snack for your furry family member.

Baking homemade dog treats (that includes no-bake dog treats too!) is not only healthier for your dog, you’ll save money over buying treats from the store. Plus, these healthy sweet potato dog treat pretzels are so fun and easy to make! 

Speaking of being healthy, did you know that sweet potatoes are in fact one of the top Superfoods for Dogs? Among the highest vegetables on the nutrition scale, sweet potatoes include Vitamins A, C, Manganese and Iron which are good for a healthy coat and immune system. Sweet potatoes also have a high level of fibre that aids in healthy digestion.

With this easy homemade sweet potato dog treat recipe, you’ll be giving your dog a tasty snack AND a healthy treat all in one.

So, what are we all waiting for? Let’s get pretzel making!

Sweet Potato Pretzels for dogs

Sweet Potato Pretzel Dog Treats Recipe


200g Sweet Potato
1 and ¾ Cups Wholemeal (Whole Wheat) Flour
1 Tablespoon Flaxseed Meal
1 Free Range Egg (Beaten)

Sweet Potato Pretzels for dogs


Preheat oven to 175 Degrees Celsius. Line a flat baking tray with baking paper.

1. Peel and dice sweet potato into cubes and bring to boil in saucepan of water.
2. Drain sweet potato and allow to cool. Puree in food processor.
3. Combine flour and flaxseed in a large bowl.

4. Beat egg and set aside a small amount (approx. 1 Tablespoon) for later.
5. Add sweet potato puree, and remaining beaten egg to dry ingredients. Mix with a wooden spoon until the mixture forms a dough.
6. Take a bit sized piece of dough and roll into a 10 inch tube (about the thickness of a pencil).
7. Take each tube and make into a U shape, twist the ends together and fold back to form the Pretzel shape. Ensure the ends of the pretzel are tucked under and secured.

How to make a Pretzel
8. Place the pretzels onto the lined baking tray. Using pastry brush, brush the remaining beaten egg lightly on top of the pretzels. Place in the oven.
9. Bake Pretzels for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool and serve.

Sweet Potato Pretzels for dogs


* Makes approximately 20 Sweet Potato Pretzel Dog Treats.
* For dogs with allergies to whole wheat flour, try almond or coconut flour.

** The above recipe is for treats only and should not replace your dog’s regular meal plans. Always check with your vet about any major changes to your dog’s diet.


Sweet Potato Pretzels for dogs


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10 responses to “The Original Sweet Potato Pretzels Dog Treats Recipe”

  1. Rebecca says:

    eeeee! I can’t wait to make these for pup!

  2. These look amazing, such a good idea!!

  3. Adrea says:

    I can’t wait to make these. Thanks for the post!!! :)

    ONE PROBLEM WITH “HANDY HINTS” (Dogs with wheat allergy): I could be wrong, but I believe ALMONDS ARE TOXIC to dogs. I don’t think it would be safe to use almond flour as a sub. I would suggest oats, rice flour, etc.

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