1 sweet potato (should weigh 1 to 1.5 pounds)
2 1/2 cups brown rice flour
1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
Cook the Sweet Potato in the microwave
Wash and dry the sweet potato and put it on a microwave safe plate. Prick the sweet potato all over with a fork, and then pop it in the microwave.
Microwave for 5-7 minutes or until you can squeeze it and it feels pretty soft. You can also insert a paring knife into it to check doneness - if you don't meet any resistance, you're good to go!
Cut the sweet potato in half and set it aside to cool.
Mash the Sweet Potato
Remove the skin from the sweet potato and transfer the flesh to a large bowl. Mash with a fork or whatever else works. :)
Add the Apple Sauce & Eggs
Add in 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce and stir well to combine. Then, add in the eggs.
Add in the Brown Rice Flour
Add in one cup of flour and mix everything together using a spatula until there are no dry spots left. Now add another cup of flour and mix again.
Add in the last 1/2 cup of flour and mix. After this, the dough will be soft but not wet. It should come together easily and not be crumbly.
If it's still wet, add in more brown rice flour, 1/4 cup at a time until it forms a nice soft dough.
Roll the Dough Into Balls
Brown rice flour makes a very soft dough, so it's much easier to roll the treats into balls and bake them that way.
Line your baking sheet with parchment paper and start rolling the dough into balls. You may want to match the size of treats your dog already enjoys.
Bake the Treats
Now we'll bake the treats in a 350 F / 175 C oven. How long you bake your treats will depend on how big you make them!
I baked mine for about 45 minutes. Smaller treats will take less time, so start checking them at 20-25 minutes.
The treats should be firm and dry on the outside, but remain slightly soft inside.
Cooling and Storing the Treats
Let the treats cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet, and then transfer them to a wire rack. Let them cool completely and then put them into a container or ziploc bag. :)
I prefer to keep these treats in the fridge. They stay good in the fridge for quite a while as long as you completely cool them before putting them into a container! You can freeze them as well.
Hope your pup enjoy it!
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