Secret Recipe Club – Sweet Potato & Cinnamon Dog Treats

by angelaskitchen on August 13, 2012

It is time for Secret Recipe Club reveal day!  Woo-hoo!  What is the Secret Recipe Club?  It’s a lot like Secret Santa, but with recipes.  Each month you are assigned a blog.  After selecting a recipe from that bloggers repertoire, you make and post it on reveal day.  It is a great way to find fun recipes and blogs.  I like how it gets me to actually sit down and go through another person’s blog.  Blogs are a lot of work and take time to put together.  Instead of skimming through just the new stuff (as is usually easier when we see a new blog) it is fun to really sit down and go through what else the blog has to offer.  Fun stuff!


This time my assignment was Erin of Wholesome RD.  Erin is a Registered Dietitian who also eats cookies.  She says it’s all about balance.  🙂  Now that is my kind of gal!  I had a hard time picking out a recipe for this month because she has so many that sound delicious such as Spinach Artichoke White Bean Crostini, Chicken Marsala, Tilapia with Thai Coconut Curry Sauce, and Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte (swoon).  How is a girl to choose from such yumminess?  In fact, you’ll see her Kale Meatballs on my menu next week.  I finally settled on a type of treat I don’t make up very often- a treat for my sweet pups!  It was so simple (and cheep, cheep, cheep!) AND my dogs thought they were delicious.  I added garlic because my pups have a weakness for it, but that was the only change I made.  I found doggy sweet potato chips for sale online for $4.00 for 4 ounces plus shipping.  Wow!  I will be making these myself, thank you, and keeping these on hand all the time now (lucky pups).  The best part is that these are naturally gluten and dairy free, which makes them extra fabulous for my family when treating our furry family members.  Thank you so much, Erin, for reminding me we can bake some love for our doggies, too!  (Edit:  I switched it back to cinnamon, now, for those doggys with anemia issues.)

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Sweet Potato & Cinnamon Dog Treats
  • 3 medium sweet potatoes (I used 3 types of sweet potatoes to mix up the colors, because that is how I roll)
  • ground cinnamon, as needed
  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Slice the sweet potatoes in ⅓" to ¼" thick. Place sweet potato slices lined baking sheet. They can touch on the baking sheet as they will shrink in the baking/drying process. Sprinkle with desired amount of cinnamon.
  3. Bake for 3 hours at 250 degrees, flipping halfway through baking time. Keep an eye on the last half an hour, especially on smaller pieces so they don't scorch. Cool completely on wire rack.
  4. Give your pup a treat and watch him wiggle around with joy!

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Gay August 13, 2012 at 12:39 pm

I think Pasta, my black lab, would love this!


colleen August 13, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Lucky furballs! It’s been a while since I’ve made dog treats, and my are these easy.


Jeanie August 13, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Hi Angela,
I had your blog this month and did your broccoli salad. Thanks.


Louisa [Living Lou] August 13, 2012 at 2:23 pm

I love making dog treats for my pup! She would love these!


Miz Helen August 13, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Hi Angela,
This is a great treat for our special family friends. A great choice for the SRC, hope you are having a great day.
Miz Helen
Group B SRC


Erin @ WholesomeRD August 13, 2012 at 4:54 pm

So glad you picked these and your pups loved them 🙂 I’ll have to try the garlic powder next time! Thanks for a wonderful post!


Judee @ Gluten Free A-Z August 13, 2012 at 9:39 pm

Lucky doggy getting such a healthy treat!


KarolS August 14, 2012 at 9:48 am

I SO have to make these for Rosie!! Since her daily kibble is Sweet potatoes and Salmon–I am pretty sure she’s going to LOVE them!


Sarah August 14, 2012 at 3:49 pm

how awesome to include our furry friends in the fun:)


Rene August 20, 2012 at 1:08 am

Sounds like a good recipe. I think a bit of bacon grease brushed on the slices would really make them extra special for my pup. Just a caution, dogs do like garlic but garlic doesn’t like dogs. It’s related to onions which are toxic to pets. If you use garlic, use it very sparingly.


angelaskitchen September 24, 2012 at 7:08 am

Thanks for the garlic tips. I used garlic below the recomened safe levels in my natural care book for dogs and neither of my dogs have amemia issues (thank goodness). But you are so right, a lot of dogs may not do well on garlic especially if they have compromised health issues… If anyone wants to kick up their dog chips a bit, but can’t use garlic for their pup, it looks like cinnamon is on the totally safe list for dogs. Woo! I tried a batch with cinnamon, and my dogs went CRAZY for them too. Thanks for the heads up Rene! I appreciate it!


Dan August 29, 2012 at 10:22 am

What a great idea – I’ve even seen a pet-food cookbook somewhere before (and I might even have a copy somewhere.

I’m sure my dog would love these, however, she has the kind of tummy that results in throwing up in the middle of the night when she tries something different (and don’t let her near bananas!), so I’ll need to pass.


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