We had our Black Seed Cake analyzed (click here) and discovered it is full of digestible nutrients. And though I would have been ecstatic if our pets lapped it up on it’s own, I must admit they turned their noses up at the idea of it. So I had to get creative.
One day, after making chicken bone broth, I came up with a plan. While I love the broth, I’m not that fond of the meat after it’s been cooked so long. Much of the chicken parts went to our pets anyway, so why not use it as an enticement to eat black seed cake? It took several variations before I found the right balance that my pets would love. We hope your furry friends enjoy it just as much!
Black Seed Treats for Pets
This recipe will make two large cookie sheets, one for kibble, the other for the treats.
Preheat oven at 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
3 c. organic, boneless chicken
3 eggs, free-range, organic
¼ c. MCT (Fractionated Coconut) oil
¼ c. Black Seed Oil
1 c. Black Seed Cake
1 c. coconut flour
2 tsp. aluminum-free baking powder
It is very important to remove every bone from the chicken before using for pet food. Cooked bones are very brittle and could cause your pet harm.
Put the chicken in a food processor and puree. Add eggs, oils, and ¾ cup each of the cake and flour. Mix thoroughly. Stir in remaining cake and flour. It should be pretty stiff. You can add a little more of the mixed flours if needed.
To make Treats:
Press dough ¼ inch thick on a cookie sheet.
Score it into squares with a sharp knife.
Bake at 350 for 24 minutes, or until outside edges start to brown.
To make Kibble:
Dust your hands with coconut flour and crumble dough into small, bite-size pieces on a cookie sheet. Be sure there is enough breathing room so they turn out crispy.
Bake at 350 between 24 and 30 minutes, stirring a few times as it’s cooking.
My cats like the crunchier kibble, so I cook it longer. The dogs didn’t care, they’ll eat it any way they can.
Always store your treats/kibble in an airtight container in the refrigerator.