Chewy Yam (Pup) Treats

Taking it easy on this perfect Earth Day! Pups are capping off their (extra) long Easter weekend with some of their faves – Dehydrated Yam. This is a favourite of mine too seeing as it’s one of the easiest ways to remain within the Top 3 on their ‘best human’ list. Not only is this pup treat super simple & economical, but it’s also super chewy making it totally satisfying for our furry friends…ehem, family.

Since adopting Max, there has been a lot that we’ve learned from one another. He’s a kid at heart, not just a puppy (now 2yrs). AND it took me months to learn how to get through to him – his stomach. I know, he’s a dog i.e. they LOVE food. ALL food. Yes, well…Max seemed to become even more attentive when the food came in the form of something CHEWY. I mean, really chewy.

These treats are something that he can gnaw on, really sink his teeth into. It’s worth a good laugh too when a piece gets stuck in their teeth – classic. Seeing as I now have Max’s undivided attention, who is this kid?!

If you don’t already have a dehydrator, get one! Some of the best money I’ve ever spent. There are SO many ways you can make use of one – spices + herbs, fruit leather, fruit slices, popcorn seasoning, kale chips, etc. Delicious and many make great foods for hiking, camping, and picnicking (light weight). I have an Excalibur 5 tray with timer, and use it ALL the time.

Chewy Yam (Pup) Treats
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 hrs
Total Time
10 hrs 20 mins

Trying to get on your pup’s good side? Give these Chewy Yam Treats a try! My pups can’t get enough of their favourite goodie.

Course: pup treat
Cuisine: plant based
Keyword: chewy, yam, treat
Servings: 24 slices
Author: thecrimsonsink
  • 3 small yams, washed well
  1. Cut the yams into slices 1/8th inch thick.

  2. Fill a large pan or pot with enough water so the sliced yam will be covered once added. Bring the water to a gentle boil.
  3. Once boiling, carefully add the yam slices.

  4. Bring back to a gentle boil. Boil for 3-5mins, or just until the yam is tender – not fully cooked.
  5. Remove from heat and strain off the hot water using the lid. Run cold water over the yam slices for 1min to help cool. Strain again.
  6. Place a towel on the counter and lay the yam slices overtop. Pat dry with another towel.
  7. Place the yam slices, spaced apart, onto the dehydrator trays.

  8. Dehydrate at 135*F for 10-12hrs. The yams are ready once flexible, but firm.
  9. Store in an airtight container on the counter.

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