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Sweet Potato Chews for Dogs

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Stop giving your dog store-bought chews that are full of questionable ingredients and start making them homemade dog treats. These are much cheaper than the ones the pet store sells.

These Sweet Potato Chews for dogs are the perfect snack for your pet and they are so easy to make!

Sweet Potato Chews for Dogs

I have recently shared a recipe for 30 Minute Apple Chips using the Power AirFryer Oven thanks to a partnership with the brand, and I have been getting creative with it ever since.

I love coming up with new ways to use my favorite machines in the kitchen and the Power AirFryer Oven has kept me busy since it can be used in so many ways. These easy DIY sweet potato dog chews are my favorite recipe to utilize this machine so far.

I put the pro-grade dehydrator feature to good use recently making homemade dog treats and it was so easy!

Sweet Potato Chews for Dogs

The first thing you will want to do when making Sweet Potato Chews for your dogs is clean and peel two sweet potatoes.

Sweet Potato Chews for Dogs

Then slice them to the desired thickness depending on how your dog enjoys their sweet potato treats.

Sweet Potato Chews for Dogs

I like to make my sweet potato chews in two different sizes so that my dogs can enjoy them as a long-lasting chew as well as a quick treat.

Sweet Potato Chews for Dogs

I make them all at the same time and keep some in longer to ensure a crisper sweet potato chew and take the sweet potato fries out when they reach the chewy texture my dogs enjoy.

Sweet Potato Chews for Dogs

How to Dehydrate Sweet Potatoes for Dogs in Air Fryer

Set your dehydrator to 90 degrees and cook your sweet potato slices for about 12 hours to achieve a nice chewy yet crisp sweet potato dog treat.

If your dogs enjoy a crisper treat, dehydrate sweet potatoes for 24 hours.

Sweet Potato Chews for Dogs

Sweet Potato Dog Treats Air Fryer Ingredients

These air fryer dehydrated sweet potato dog treats only require one ingredient, sweet potatoes. That is one of the things I love about sharing how to make sweet potato dog treats in air fryer, it’s so simple. Your pet deserves a treat and this is such a healthy simple option that you can’t lose!

Dehydrated Sweet Potato Dog Treats Air Fryer Questions

Through the feedback on this post from social media and on the blog, I have learned a few things about these dehydrated sweet potato dog treats.

Does every dog love dehydrated sweet potato dog treats?

No! Unfortunately, I have heard from a handful of people that not all dogs enjoy these sweet potato chews. That doesn’t mean that this recipe isn’t perfect in every way and if your dog likes this kind of thing, they will love these sweet potato fries dog treats. It just means that some dogs are picky, and maybe your pet will enjoy these sweet potato jerky treats for dogs, but maybe they won’t.

It’s just like anything you buy for your pets, you know your dog better than I do. So chances are that I have never even made eye contact with your dog, so use your best judgment.

Can You Make Sweet Potato Dehydrated Dog Treats in an Oven?

Yes! Set your oven to 250 degrees and place the sweet potato chews on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Bake the dried sweet potato dog treats for about an hour and a half before flipping them.

Then cook for about another hour and a half, checking at the two-hour mark and then every 15 minutes or so until they reach the proper temperature. How long to dehydrate sweet potatoes for dogs can vary depending on moisture level, thickness, and oven temperature.

Can Humans Eat Dried-Out Sweet Potatoes?

Of course, these are super healthy but probably not the tastiest for us humans. Although I guess they looked appealing to someone because if you dig deep enough in my social media comments you can see the real person that asked me this question.

Honestly, I wish I liked them because Daisy looks like she is having a blast when chewing on them and it would be better than chewing on my nails.

How to Store Dehydrated Sweet Potato for Dogs

It is best to store this dried sweet potato dog treats in an airtight container. Be sure to let them cool completely before storing them. How long they will last will vary. I have some followers who reported these lasted for up to 3 weeks in the refrigerator.

The moisture left in the sweet potatoes, how many times they are opened, or the humidity in your home can have an impact on longevity.

They usually don’t last more than a couple of days in my house because Daisy just loves them! So I haven’t personally had any experience with keeping them for a long time. But I always keep them in an airtight container on the counter.

I hope your dogs enjoy this treat and hope you enjoyed learning how to dehydrate sweet potatoes in an air fryer for dogs.

Will you make Sweet Potato Chews for your dog or Sweet Potato Fries? Check out the web story for these sweet potato dog chews.

Try these Air Fryer Recipes Next

You may want to try out these easy buffalo wings in the air fryer or this recipe showing you how to make the healthiest lunch meat in the air fryer. If you want to find more dehydrator recipes, check out this post sharing How to Use an Air Fryer as a Dehydrator & 9 Best Recipes!

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Sweet Potato Chews for Dogs

Sweet Potato Chews for Dogs

Ingredients

  • Sweet Potatoes

Instructions

    The first thing you will want to do when making Sweet Potato Chews for your dogs is clean and peel two sweet potatoes.

    Then slice them to the desired thickness depending on how your dog enjoys their sweet potato treats.

    I like to make my sweet potato chews in two different sizes so that my dogs can enjoy them as a long-lasting chew as well as a quick treat.

    I make them all at the same time and keep some in longer to ensure a crisper sweet potato chew and take the sweet potato fries out when they reach the chewy texture my dogs enjoy.

    Set your dehydrator to 90 degrees and cook your sweet potato slices for about 12 hours to achieve a nice chewy yet crisp sweet potato dog treat.

    If your dogs enjoy a crisper treat, leave them in for 24 hours.

    Check the post for oven instructions.

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My journey started after a Crohn's disease diagnosis, inspiring a commitment to well-being. This site shares my distinctive approach to healthy living with my collection of nutritious recipes that boast authentic flavors, mimicking the indulgence of traditional dishes. I love sharing guilt free recipes for low carb, keto, gluten-free, paleo, and the specific carbohydrate diet. I also share tips on natural living, including homemade cleaners and cleaning hacks. I also share my experience as a veterinary technician and pet groomer, to integrate pet health tips, homemade dog food recipes, and grooming insights to ensure your pets thrive.

Wolfgang

Tuesday 14th of November 2023

We grow a few rows of sweet potatoes each year, and our dog gets sweet potatoes daily as part of his meals. About 40% by volume of his daily food consumption are small cubes of fresh sweet potatoes (with skin) that have been softened by steaming them in a bit of water in a microwave as he is old now and no longer likes foods that are hard to chew. His digestion is so much better since we switched to sweet potatoes from canned dog food that we had added to his dry food.

Melissa

Monday 27th of November 2023

Thanks for stopping by and sharing, Wolfgang!

Sharon F

Thursday 2nd of March 2023

I went through the site five times. all I wanted was how to make sweet potato chews for dogs using an air fryer. Every time I saw that description I clicked on it. I never got anything about fixing them in an air fryer.

Melissa

Thursday 2nd of March 2023

Hi Sharon, sorry to hear you are having difficulties finding the instructions. If you look above these comments you will see a spot that lists the ingredients and instructions for making these sweet potato chews in the air fryer.

Sandra S Cook

Saturday 13th of August 2022

Are you suppose to bake them or Blanch them before you make them. I've seen so many recipes that said this. So can you tell me do you do that?

Melissa

Monday 15th of August 2022

Hi Sandra, thanks for stopping by and commenting. I do not blanch them before dehydrating, this is an interesting method. If you give it a try please do come back and share your results with us.

Marjorie McGrath

Thursday 23rd of December 2021

Could you use your oven for the sweet potato chews? I do not have an air fryer. Thank you

Katie Wells

Monday 30th of August 2021

I also make homemade dog treats today I thinly sliced chicken breast and in low oven dehydrated it for 12 hours

Melissa

Wednesday 1st of September 2021

That's an awesome idea! Thanks for sharing!

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