Hello all you shiny, happy dog people! It’s been way too long. When I took over this dog foodie blog I had sweet dreams of posting monthly at minimum. Sometimes life gets in the way of what you are passionate about. Have no fear, I have been busy in the kitchen testing new recipes and I can assure you there is so much goodness to come. You will even be surprised by a guest posting. Spoiler alert; she is my mentor when it comes to home cooking for your dog. I think you know who I’m talking about. 😉
Some of you know I own a business called DOGsAGE, Essential Products For Senior Dogs. http://www.dogsage.ca Over the next three months I will be busy attending trade shows around Ontario. I wanted to come up with a treat that would be beneficial and delicious for older dogs. Something low in fat, low glycemic index, easy to chew as well as being grain free. Well, look no further than Grain free BUCKBites for inspiration. I am re-booting this recipe with minor adjustments.http://mydogsbreakfast.com/2012/11/23/grain-free-buckbites/
I substituted the potato flour for organic virgin coconut flour and reduced the blackstrap molasses. I dusted off my Kitchen Aid standing mixer and went to work. Here is the revised recipe made the same way. Doubling this recipe works well too.
- 1 Cup Buckwheat Flour (I used dark)
- 1 Cup Organic Virgin Coconut Flour
- 1/4 Cup of Organic Blackstrap Molasses unsulphured
- 1/2 Tsp Salt
- 2 Eggs
- 1/3 cup Vegetable Oil
- 1/3 Cup Water
These essential senior dog treats are a hit! My old girl Sadie loved them. I even tested them on my young fella Chuck. Being a Lab. he will eat anything but when I gave him this treat he did the same thing he does when he gets a bone. Runs off with it to his hiding place in the back yard, consumed it then ran back for more. A definite hit. These treats are low fat, high fibre, protein rich. Full of vitamins and minerals. Brain and heart healthy. Gotta fly, I have about a thousand more to make. Pant -Pant.