Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Shiny Coat Treats - Bees-the Key

We have very shiny coats.  But that wasn't always the case!  Our mommy met a lady who lives in Santa Fe, TX and that turned out to be the key to our beautiful coats we wear now.  The nice lady is a beekeeper and harvests honey about 20 miles from our house.  It is wonderful honey too, and tastes a little like honeysuckle because there lots of honeysuckle vines for the bees to use to make their honey.  (This honey has also helped with Brodie's allergies.)

Flaxseed is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which can also be beneficial to our skin and cost health. But, it's extremely perishable and we pretty much use it as soon as we get it.  If any is left over, mommy stores it in the fridge.  If you use flaxseed oil, don't heat it - just add it directly to the food.  This recipe uses flaxseed meal, so you don't have to worry about it, baking in the dough is fine for the meal.

Here's what you'll need:

  • 1 C whole wheat flour
  • 1/8 t salt
  • 5 T flaxseed meal
  • 1 egg (if you know of a local farm - those are the best eggs)
  • 1 T locally harvested honey (In our area, check out Warren's in Santa Fe)
  • 1/2 C organic chicken stock
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Line your baking sheet with baker's parchment paper, or use a little butter to grease if you don't have parchment paper.  Combine flour, salt and the flaxseed meal in one bowl.  In a second bowl combine the egg and honey.  Slowly stir the flour mixture into the egg mixture.  Add just enough stock until the dough is a little sticky, but can be dropped.  Drop big tablespoons of the dough onto your cookie sheet, not too close together.  Bake for about 15 minutes, depending on your oven.  Remove to wire rack and cool before serving.  Store in airtight container.  These last about a week, but you can also freeze for about 3 months.


  1. Those sound very tasty! Thanks for sharing. You guys have beautiful coats! :)

  2. Flaxseed is the secret ingredient. Golden Thanks for sharing. Happy Tasty Tuesday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  3. You guys have gorgeous coats! I'll have to try the recipe out!

  4. You pups are beggers!! Need to make my white coat shine too