Crunchy Carrot and Sweet Potato Dog Biscuits – Easy Recipe

What dog doesn’t love a good treat? Sweet potatoes and carrots are two of the most nutritious vegetables that you can feed your pup, so why not combine them into some healthy and delicious biscuits. These treats will give your dog everything they need to be their best self!

When I first decided to make these biscuits for my French Bulldog Dolly, I knew it was going to be a challenge. She is notoriously picky when it comes to food, and I was worried that she wouldn’t like the taste of sweet potatoes and carrots mixed together. But I decided to give it a try anyway.

I was so surprised when she absolutely loved them! She couldn’t get enough of the treats.

Don’t worry though, if your dog doesn’t like carrots you can always replace it with another vegetable that they do enjoy (like pumpkin or zucchini). This recipe is very customizable to suit any type of palate.

I’m sure your little pup will love these biscuits as much as Dolly does!

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Why you’ll love this recipe

• This recipe is healthy and nutritious for your pup

• It’s easy to make and customizable to fit any palate

• Your dog will love the taste

• The biscuits are packed with antioxidants that can help protect your dog from disease

Crunchy Carrot and Sweet Potato Dog Biscuits - Easy Recipe
Crunchy Carrot and Sweet Potato Dog Biscuits – Easy Recipe

Ingredients and the health benefits for your dog

Carrots

Carrots are a great source of fiber, which is important for healthy digestion. They also contain beta-carotene, vitamin A, and vitamin K, all of which are essential for your pup’s health. Vitamin A is important for keeping their eyes healthy, while vitamin K helps with blood clotting. Beta-carotene is a powerful antioxidant that can help protect your dog from disease.

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Carrots

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin B-complex vitamins, beta-carotene, and potassium. They are especially high in vitamin A and C, which are important for your pup’s immune system. The antioxidants present in sweet potatoes can also help protect your dog from disease. They also add great “chewy” value to foods.

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Sweet Potato

Yoghurt

Adding yoghurt to this recipe is a great way to add healthy probiotics. These good bacteria support your dog’s digestive system and help them absorb nutrients from the food they eat.

Baby Food

Adding a few teaspoons of baby food to this recipe is a good way to add some extra protein and nutrients. Just make sure that the brand you choose doesn’t have any added salt, sugar, or other ingredients.

Whole Wheat Flour

Whole wheat flour is a good source of dietary fiber, protein, and minerals like magnesium, zinc, and iron. It also contains antioxidants that can help protect your dog from disease.

Alternative ingredients to try

Swap the whole wheat flour for rice flour. Rice flour is a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin B-complex vitamins, and minerals like magnesium, zinc, and iron. It also contains antioxidants that can help protect your dog from disease.

Replace the carrots with pumpkin. Pumpkin is a great source of beta-carotene, vitamin A, potassium, and dietary fiber. It’s also a source of antioxidants that can help protect your dog from disease.

Use zucchini in place of the carrots. Zucchini is a good source of dietary fiber, potassium, and vitamin C. It also contains antioxidants that can help protect your dog from disease.

How to make Sweet Potato and Carrot Dog Biscuits

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Ingredients for sweet potato and carrot dog biscuits

I started by preheating the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and then lining a baking sheet with parchment paper. Next, I made the sweet potato mash by peeling, cubing and popping it in the microwave for a few minutes to soften it off.

Whilst the sweet potato was cooking I ground up 1/2 cup of Dolly’s dog kibble in the food processor. If you don’t want to include your dog kibble, or your dog is on a raw diet you can add another 1/2 cup of sweet potato or flour to the recipe, but I find the kibble gives it some extra flavour that Dolly loves!

Next I grated up the carrots, then mixed them with the sweet potato, yoghurt and baby food in a medium sized bowl until nicely combined.

Mix wet ingredients together
Mix wet ingredients together

Finally fold in the flour and baking powder and mix well until you have a nice dough. You can use your hands once you’ve initially folded in the flour.

Tip: if your dough is dry, add more baby food or sweet potato – if it’s too wet and sticking to your fingers, add in some more flour or ground up kibble.

When the dough is coming away from the sides of the bowl it’s ready. Roll it out onto a lightly floured surface to about 1/4 inch thick.

Take your favourite cookie cutter ( like my bone one!) for large biscuits, or just cut it into little squares to use them as training treats.

Use your favourite cookie cutter
Use your favourite cookie cutter

Now lay them onto your baking sheet and put in the oven for 15 minutes. Flip them over and do another 15 minutes.

Allow to cool once golden brown
Allow to cool once golden brown

They do smell amazing, but I didn’t try one, although very tempted. Perhaps if I’d made this batch without the kibble I’d have a nibble!

Take them out of the oven when done, and allow to cool completely before feeding to your dog.

They will keep in an airtight container for up to 4 weeks.

They will keep in an airtight container for up to 4 weeks.
They will keep in an airtight container for up to 4 weeks.

Feeding carrots to your dog FAQs

Are carrots good for a dog’s teeth?

Carrots contain starch but when your dog chews the carrot it wears down the enamel in their teeth making them more resistant to dental disease.

Are carrots fattening for dogs?

Carrots are not fattening for dogs. They are low calorie and a good source of fiber which can help with weight control.

Are carrots good for dogs with allergies?

Carrots are safe to feed your dog if they have skin or stomach sensitivities because they can help ease the inflammation associated with these conditions.

Are carrots hard for dogs to digest?

Carrots are easy for dogs to digest. They’re high in fiber, which can help improve digestion and reduce bloating.

Are carrots good for dogs with pancreatitis?

Carrots are safe for your dog if they have pancreatitis because they contain antioxidants that fight disease-causing free radicals.

Are carrots good snacks for dogs?

Yes, carrots are a great snack for dogs because they’re high in fiber and vitamin A. They also help keep your dog’s teeth healthy by wearing down the enamel. Carrots can also help with weight loss, digestion, pancreatitis, and skin or stomach sensitivities.

Are cooked or raw carrots better for dogs?

Both cooked and raw carrots are safe for dogs to eat. They’re both high in fiber, which can help improve digestion and reduce bloating.

Are organic carrots better for dogs?

Organic vegetables contain more nutrients than non-organic vegetables because they don’t have chemical pesticides on them that can strip the foods of their natural vitamins and minerals . However, the benefits of organic vegetables for dogs is not very well documented.

Are carrots good for a dog’s eyesight?

Carrots aren’t typically listed as a food that helps improve your dog’s eye sight however they do contain vitamin A which can help protect your pup from macular degeneration and cataracts.

Are carrot peels good for dogs?

Carrot peels are fine for dogs. Remember to scrub your carrots first to remove any dirt, bacteria or pesticides from the surface of them.

Are carrots good for dogs with diarrhea?

Carrots are safe to feed your dog if they have loose stools or diarrhea because they contain fiber that can help firm up their stool. In addition, vitamin A helps reduce inflammation in the digestive system which is a common cause of diarrhea.

Disclaimer:

This recipe is meant to be a special treat for your dog and should not take the place of their regular food. Treats should not account for more than 10% of your dog’s daily calories. To adjust the treat quantity and size, simply change the amounts in the recipe in proportion to suit your size of your dog. Before adding new foods to your dogs’ diet, contact your veterinarian for advice.

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Crunchy Carrot and Sweet Potato Dog Biscuits

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These Crunchy Carrot and Sweet Potato Dog Biscuits are the perfect way to give your pup a tasty snack that's also good for them. They're packed with nutrients like antioxidants, vitamins A and C, protein, fiber and omega-3s. Plus they're easy to make! Your pup will love these treats because of how delicious they taste as well as all the benefits they provide. You'll love these biscuits because you know you're giving your dog something nutritious while also saving money on expensive store bought snacks.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Biscuits, Treats
Pet Dog
Method Baked
Servings 12 large biscuits

Equipment

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Food Processor
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Cookie Cutter
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Baking sheet
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Cooling Rack

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 Cup Dog Kibble
  • 2 Cups Carrot grated
  • 1/2 Cup Yoghurt Plain, low-fat
  • 4 oz Sweet Potato cooked and mashed
  • 3 tsp Apple Baby food or homemade applesauce
  • 2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour or Rice Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F / 180 degrees C
    preheat oven to 350 degrees F -180 degrees C
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
    parchment paper on baking tray
  • Peel and cube sweet potato and microwave for 5 minutes until it is soft enought for you to mash it.
    ingredients sweet potato - Copyright Recipets
  • Grind the dog food into flour consistency in a food processor or blender.
    ingredients - ground dog kibble
  • Grate carrots
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  • Mix dog food, sweet potato mash , carrots, yoghurt, and baby food in a medium-sized bowl. 
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  • Add the flour and the baking powder, mix well. 
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  • Take the ball of dough and place it on a flat, lightly floured surface. Roll the dough out to approximately ¼ inch thick. 
    roll out dough
  • Use your favourite cutters to cut out shapes. Place on baking sheet.
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  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes, flip over bake for another 15 minutes until golden brown.
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  • Place on cooling rack to cool. 
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  • Store in airtight container. 
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Notes

Chef Dolly’s Tips:
  • Uses about 2/3 of a bag of baby carrots
  • Roll dough out on a silicone pastry mat like this one for easier clean-up
 

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Nutrition

Calories: 92kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 3gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 60mgPotassium: 190mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 4917IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 49mgIron: 1mg
Keyword carrot, easy, sweet potato
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Chef Sarah

Chef Sarah

I am a Pet Nutritionist and Chef who loves creating healthy home made recipes for my pets. I have over 25 years experience with many different animals and have worked in zoos, wildlife centres, rehabilitation centres and as a consultant to the pet industry.

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