Dog Liver Biscuits
Chock full of vitamins, these liver treats are easy to make and can be tailored to your dog’s nutritional needs. While you can use any flour, oats are a good source of soluble fiber and a great alternative for dogs allergic to wheat. Fido need extra calcium? Throw in the whole egg, shell and all. Liver is a nutrient-rich organ meat that pups can’t resist, but if you've got some giblets leftover from a roast chicken or a can of tuna you can use that instead. Or swap in peanut butter and a piece of cooked and crumbled bacon. Your dog will love you forever.
- 2.5 cups oat flour (oat flour can be made at home by grinding oats in a clean coffee or spice grinder, or can be purchased from a gourmet or health food store)
- ¼ cup whole rolled oats (optional)
- 1 cup roughly chopped liver (you can use beef or chicken liver)
- 1 large egg
- 1 tbsp parmesan cheese
- 1 tbsp coconut or olive oil (optional; for greasing baking sheet)
- Preheat oven to 350° F.
- Place liver in food processor or blend into a paste.
- Add egg and mix.
- Add half the flour to mixture, little by little, until it forms a wet dough.
- Remove from food processor. (NOTE: Liver is hard to remove once dry, so we advise soaking and/or cleaning all utensils and tools immediately.)
- In a bowl, add more flour, little by little until dough comes together into a firm ball.
- Using rolling pin, roll dough starting from center and working your way outwards until it’s ¼” thick.
- Using a cookie cutter, pizza wheel, or sharp knife, cut biscuits to desired size. Gather scraps, roll out and cut as needed.
- Place on a greased baking sheet and bake for approximately 15 minutes or until cooked through and darker in color.
- Cool completely on a wire rack.
Will keep in airtight container in fridge for approximately three weeks, or on counter for one.
Variations: Want a crunchier chew? Leave some oats whole. Don't have liver? Try one of these combinations, and adjust dry ingredients as needed: peanut butter & bacon, giblets & plain cooked chicken, applesauce and dried apples.