Your Yorkie will go bonkers for this awesome twist on our liver treats recipe.
Catherine LOVES liver, and I mean she loves it. Beef liver is her absolute favorite thing. We just finished up our last batch of liver treats from the fridge and when it came time to make more, I decided it was time we added a little something extra to our standard Yorkie liver treat recipe. So, this time we kicked it up a notch with pumpkin and goat cheddar! Catherine love, love, loves these treats and your Yorkie will, too! Not only are they delicious they are nutritious, too!.
First, let’s talk about the ingredients:
Liver is a nutrient-rich organ that almost all dogs absolutely LOVE to eat. Liver can provide your Yorkie with protein, fat, vitamin A, copper, iron, niacin, phosphorus, zinc, B vitamins, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, and essential amino acids. The best liver for dog consumption comes from beef, lamb, pork, chicken, or bison. It shouldn’t be fed all the time as the main diet, but used in moderation it can be great for your Yorkie.
Goat’s cheese has awesome benefits: the amino acid tryptophan, phosphorus, riboflavin or vitamin B2 (which plays important roles in the body’s energy production), potassium (which helps prevent high blood pressure and protects against arteriosclerosis). Goat’s milk contains 25 percent more vitamin B-6 than cow’s, and vitamin A is 47% higher in goat’s milk, too. Goat’s milk has three times as much niacin, it is also four times higher in copper. Goat’s milk also contains 27 percent more of the antioxidant selenium than cow’s milk.
Pumpkin – a good source of fiber and excellent for digestive health.
Eggs – eggs are packed with protein!
Parsely is used here for a little bit of added flavor. Parsley is safe for dogs in small quantities. In too large of a quantity, it can cause stomach upset.
Spelt is a cereal grain in the wheat family that is lower in calories and higher in protein than wheat. It’s also easy to digest and lower in fiber than wheat, while still high in fiber and low in gluten. Dogs who have wheat allergies tend to tolerate spelt flour. So, it’s a good alternative to wheat flour.
Now we present our awesome new liver treat recipe:
Liver, Pumpkin, and Goat Cheddar Treats
2/3 pound Beef Liver
3/4 cup Canned Pumpkin
1 Tablespoon Parsley Leaf Flakes
1 cup shredded Goat Milk Cheddar
1 cup Organic Spelt Flour
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a cookie sheet or jelly roll pan (preferably with coconut oil). Place the liver, egg, and pumpkin in a blender and liquefy.
Pour liquefied liver into a bowl. Add Parsley and goat cheese and mix well.
Add flour and mix well. Pour into greased pan and spread evenly. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 20 minutes until set and slightly brown. The treats will be soft.
Cool completely. Cut into squares. Store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer and take out as needed.
The nifty little container I am using for these treats is called “Pupperware” and they are totally awesome. I have a couple of these and they are bone shaped and stack together. You can get yours online for just $3.99. They come in clear with lid colors of clear, pink, red, and black. Click here to get some for yourself: Bone-shaped Pupperware to store your dog treats.