Nope, I haven’t gone completely crazy. Liver is really good for humans (and dogs). However, my little guy won’t eat liver raw. Not that I really blame him …
So I bring to you liver brownies!
WARNING: there are pictures of raw meat ahead .. if this grosses you out, skip to the end for cute pictures of my dog!
Chicken liver is really cheap to buy. I got a pound for less than $1. This recipe is originally from my favorite natural health book for animals – Dr. Pitcairn’s Complete Guide to Natural Healthy for Dogs and Cats. I made a few adaptations to ingredients I had on hand, as well as making it gluten free.
I love these brownies as treats for Sammy because they are all natural – no weird ingredients or fillers in them. There are a couple ingredients you may need to get — lecithin granules, kep powder, and Animal Essentials calcium. I like this calcium because it almost all calcium, and very little phosphorus, so it almost pure calcium.
In the book it says that these brownies have been tested with many animals, and “all the pets love them”. Hmmmmm … I wanted to test that with mine, because he can be a very picky eater!!!
Adapted from Dr. Pitcairn’s Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats, Liver Brownies
Print this recipe!
6 large eggs
1/3 cup oil
800 IU Vitamin E
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 pounds raw liver (beef or chicken)
3 cups garbanzo fava flour (or whole wheat flour)
1 cup corn meal
1/2 cup oats (or other flour)
1/2 cup lecithin granules
1/4 cup kelp powder
2 tbsp Animal Essentials calcium
1 tbsp nutritional yeast
water, as needed, to make a spreadable consistency
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, combine the eggs and oil. With the tip of a knife, break into the vitamin E capsules, and squeeze the contents into the egg mixture.
In a blender, process the liver into a paste.
I’ll be honest, this REALLY grossed me out. Maybe it was the smell or something … the picture kinda looks like strawberries…. yum.
One bonus, I wasn’t tempted to lick out the pan!
Add to the egg mixture and mix well.
Add in the rest of the ingredients.
Lecithin looks like this:
Add water, if needed, to make a spreadable consistency. (I didn’t need to)
If you have a large jelly roll pan, use that – or I just used my largest cookie sheet. Grease well, and spread in the batter.
Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the center is firm.
It’s done! Ohhhhh Sammmy!!!
Break or cut into bite size pieces. I also used my bone cookie cutter to cut them into bone shapes.
So what did Sammy think of them? Well there was … you expect me to eat that?
Then it kinda went like this …
Good thing, because the other little yellow dog was looking a little interested…
I am storing these in the freezer, cause they will probably last us a year plus some more!
Just make sure to label them …
Also, these treats are very high in vitamin A, primarily from the liver. Just make sure to feed in moderation – as a treat, not for daily food.
This is linked to the Homestead Barn Hop.