Purr-fect Kitty Treats Recipe

Meow!

After posting the Dog Waffle recipe, I received a request for a cat treat recipe.  Not having cats myself, I scoured the internet for ideas and researched a bit to find out what our feline friends like to eat.  So here's my first-ever...kitty treat!  I'll be delivering some to our neighbor's 2 cats to get their "paws-up" or "paws-down" lol!  I hear kitties can be a little more finicky with their foods, so I am curious to see how these go over.  Oh and I should mention that since these contain salmon, they don't exactly smell like a batch of double chocolate brownies coming out of the oven...but all worth it if it makes your pet happy! 

Purr-fect Kitty Treats Recipe

Christina Verrelli - epicuricloud.com

Makes about 100 1/2-teaspoon sized treats.  You can adjust the size of treat your cat prefers.  The treats freeze well.

1 egg, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon oil
6-8 ounces canned salmon, drained and liquid reserved
1½ cups oat flour
½ cups old-fashioned oats
2 tablespoons brewer’s yeast
1 tablespoon dried catnip

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
Whisk together egg and oil in medium bowl.  Add salmon and use hand mixer with dough hooks or use a spoon to break up and combine salmon with egg mixture.  Add in oat flour, oats, brewer’s yeast, and catnip.  Continue mixing to combine.  Drizzle in reserved salmon liquid ¼ - 1/3 cup until mixture forms stiff dough.

Scoop ½ teaspoon portions, push together dough to form small balls.  Press down on each with tines of fork.  Bake for 10-13 minutes.  Will be dry on top, but still slightly soft on the bottom.  Allow to cool completely on baking sheet.

Store in air-tight container in refrigerator for a week or freeze for 6 months.

Notes:  For brewer’s yeast, check the natural foods or protein powder section of grocery.  Most pet stores carry dried catnip.  You can make oat flour in a blender or food processor.