How to Cook Liver for Dog Bait (Easy Steps & Complete Guide)

If you have a difficult dog that isn’t easily persuaded or if you’re trying to train your dog for the show circuit, you have to know how to cook liver for dog bait. You can make sweet or savory brownies, cookies or other confectionary-type goods for this.

The idea is to make them so delicious that your dog will not be able to resist. Yet the treats should be so sparing and rare, that they’re only given when the dog does an excellent job at following commands. See if any of these recipes tempt your dog’s taste buds.

Quick Overview

  1. Bona Fide Bait Brownies – a combination of oatmeal, carob and beef livers will provide a bait treat your pooch can’t refuse
  2. Chicken Liver Biscuits – a savory bait treat that’s sure to make your dog bark for more
  3. Canine Cornbread – a delicious alternative to any of the other recipes listed here

Bona Fide Bait Brownies

These brownies will make your dog bark for more as it performs beautifully and obeys commands dutifully. While it may seem a little unappetizing to us to combine carob and beef livers as a treat, dogs love it!

Items You’ll Need

  • Food Processor
  • Cutting Board
  • Knife
  • Measuring Cups & Spoons
  • Baking Dish covered with Parchment Paper
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Toothpicks
  • Freezer-Safe Containers
  • Spoon

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup Carob Chips, unsweetened and unseasoned
  • 1 lb Beef Livers
  • 2 Eggs, large and free range
  • 1 cup Gluten-Free Oatmeal
  • 2 cups All Purpose Gluten-Free Flour
  • 1 cup Goat Milk (or other non-diary milk)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F.
  2. Clean the beef livers in cool running water and then remove any excess fat or membranes.
  3. Put the beef livers in a food processor and blend until pureed well.
  4. Add eggs and goat milk, then blend the mixture more.
  5. Pour this into the mixing bowl and use the spoon to mix in the flour and oatmeal along with the carob chips. Ensure everything blends in well and that none of the ingredients stick to the sides of the bowl.
  6. Evenly spread the batter into the parchment-covered baking dish so it has the same thickness as real brownies.
  7. Bake the batter in the oven for about an hour or until a toothpick comes clean through the center.
  8. When finished baking, allow them to cool for 10 minutes before cutting them into treat-sized pieces for your pooch.
  9. Let the batch cool completely before putting them into freezer-safe containers.

Chicken Liver Biscuits

This is a perfect training treat that could also be a bait treat depending on how much your dog loves them. Remember, the treat your pup goes nuts over will be the best one for more intensive purposes.

Items You’ll Need

  • Rolling Pin
  • Wax Paper
  • Biscuit Cutters
  • Parchment-Covered Cookie Sheet
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Measuring Cups & Spoons
  • Frying Pan
  • Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Spatula

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Chicken Livers
  • 1½ cups All Purpose Gluten-Free Flour
  • 1 Egg, large
  • 1 tsp Thyme, dried
  • 1 tsp Parsley, dried
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • Water, to even out the dough

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F.
  2. Clean the chicken livers under cool running water and remove excess fat.
  3. In the frying pan, add the olive oil and warm until the oil melts.
  4. Add the chicken livers and cook until browned, ensuring you chop them into tiny pieces as you cook them for about five minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and let this cool.
  6. In the large mixing bowl, blend together all the dry ingredients: flour, thyme and parsley.
  7. Then, add the cooked and chopped chicken livers along with the egg. Mix everything well.
  8. Once it begins forming dough, use your clean hands to knead the rest into a ball.
  9. Place the dough ball between two sheets of wax paper and use the rolling pin to flatten it out. They can have a thickness that ranges from ½ inch to 1½ inches
  10. Use the biscuit cutter and cut round treats out of the dough, placing each on the parchment-covered cookie sheet. Give each biscuit enough space to stay separate while baking in the oven.
  11. Put the biscuits in the oven and cook for 25 minutes to make them softer or 30 minutes to make them better done. You can also turn the oven off and leave the biscuits in for an additional 10 minutes to make them a little crunchier.
  12. Allow them to cool once you remove the biscuits from the oven before putting them into freezer-safe bags or containers.

Canine Cornbread

This is a more savory type of baked good for your furry friend. But, they’re certain to grab your dog’s attention.

Items You’ll Need

  • Baking Dish with Parchment Paper
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Frying Pan
  • Whisk
  • Spatula
  • Freezer-Safe Bags or Containers
  • Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Measuring Cups & Spoons

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Pork Livers
  • 1 cup All Purpose Gluten-Free Flour
  • ½ cup Corn Meal
  • ½ cup Goat or Coconut Milk
  • ½ cup Water
  • 2 Eggs, large
  • 1 Tbsp Butter, unsalted and softened
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Rosemary, dried
  • 1 tsp Parsley, dried

Instructions

  1. Turn the oven on at 350°F and let it get hot.
  2. Clean the pork livers under cold running water. Be sure to remove any excess fat and other membranes from the livers.
  3. Turn the frying pan on and add the olive oil. Cook the pork livers while turning and chopping them with a spatula for about 10 minutes, or until well browned.
  4. Take the livers off the heat and set off to the side to cool.
  5. In the mixing bowl, add the eggs, milk, butter and water and use a whisk to beat this well together.
  6. Use a spoon to mix in the flour, corn flour, pork livers, parsley and rosemary in to the egg mixture.
  7. Once you finish mixing the batter, pour it into the baking pan covered with parchment paper.
  8. Put the baking pan in the oven for about 20 minutes.
  9. Allow the cornbread to cool down and cut it into treats for the freezer.