Your kitty will purr for these kitty cat treats with shredded carrots and a sprinkling of catnip! Treat your sweet fur baby today!
Roll the dough out 1/4″ thick, prick all over with a fork to help release moisture. Use a pizza wheel or pastry cutter to cut into bite-sized squares.
Bake for about 12 minutes for a chewy texture or longer for a drier texture.
Other Cat Treat Recipes:
- Pumpkin and Salmon Kitty Bits (Cat Treats)
- Tuna & Cheddar Whisker Biscuits; Homemade Cat Treats
- Purr-fect Kitty Salmon Treats
- Meow-ums Kitty Crackers
Carrot and Catnip Kitty Cat Treats
Your kitty will purr for these kitty cat treats with shredded carrots and a sprinkling of catnip! Treat your sweet fur baby today!Print Pin Rate
- 2 tablespoons oil I use coconut or olive oil
- 1 1/4 cups flour - plus additional flour for rolling dough Use whatever flour your cat can have – I used oat
- 1 tablespoon dried catnip optional
- 3/4 cup finely shredded carrot
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- cold water as needed
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In medium bowl add oil and mix in 1 cup of the flour until mixture looks sandy.
- Stir in catnip and carrots.
- Mix in egg. Add a little water if the mixture looks too dry and isn't holding together. Add a little flour if the mixture looks too wet and sticky. (Sometimes the carrots can be more wet or dry.)
- Sprinkle flat surface with a little additional flour and roll or pat out dough to ¼ inch thickness. Sprinkle dough with additional flour as needed.
- Prick dough all over with a fork. Use pizza wheel to cut dough into 1/2 inch squares.
- Arrange squares on prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for about 12 minutes or until starting to brown. (Bake longer for drier texture.)
- Cool on baking sheet.
- Store in airtight container for several days or freeze for longer storage. (If baked to a softer texture store in refrigerator.)
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How long can these keep out of the freezer?
It depends … how chewy/dry they’re baked, humidity, etc.. Usually a couple days.
How long can it keep in the freezer, I only have one cat
They’ll keep in a freezer bag or container for at least 3 months.
Could I bake the treats in an air frier
Hi Jennifer – I haven’t tried that before, but you could certainly test it out with a small portion of the dough.
How long do you put them in the oven for a dryer texture? I got a 10 week old kitten
Hi Reiley – It depends a little on how thick and large you make them. I’d let them cook just a couple extra minutes and check them. Then you can repeat as needed. They will firm up a bit more during the cooling process.
How many does a batch make usually?
Hi Annie – Depends upon how large and thin/thick you make them – My batch made over 100, but they were about 1/2 inch squares. I recommend freezing and just keeping what you need for a few days in the refrigerator. Hope that helps! Take care!
Can they be dehydrated to increase the shelf life?
Hi Katherine – Great question – I haven’t tried that myself, but you could always freeze them and take out just what you need – they thaw quickly.
My cats have somewhat sensitive stomachs is this a good homemade treat for them then and is carrots good for cats and when you mean dried catnip do you just mean like the catnip you would normally give a cat?
I always check with my vet if I’m unsure if a certain food is safe for my pet. Take care! Hi to your kitties!
I didn’t make the treats yet, but i think i will. Just wondering, are these ingredients healthy for my cat too eat? He’s about five. I just heard that when a cat’s food is cooked too much its stripped from all its nutrions.
Hi Riley – If in doubt, it’s always best to check with your vet for your specific cat’s dietary needs. Take care!
Do you feed this to your cat? Seems irresponsible to write a recipe for something you don’t know is safe.
These treats are cat safe – but I always recommend to check with your vet if someone has a specific question as some pets have specific dietary needs.
I think it’s irresponsible to berate someone for something when you aren’t even educated enough on the subject at hand to do so. I would suggest you take her suggestion to speak with your vet so you Can have solid facts that the ingredients in her recipe isn’t safe for cat consumption and then post a comment. You completely outta pocket bruhh…
Hi I have a question so is egg good for a cat and oil and carrots?
Yes, these are a nice treat for most cats – If you have concerns, I always suggest checking with your vet.
hi I was just wondering how many I could give my cat
Hi Lilly – When in doubt check with your vet. Usually for treats I give just a few small ones a day.
How much will this recipe make?
It really depends how large/small you cut them.
Can I use canola oil?
Yes, any oil your cat is allowed to have, should work fine.
Would these last a few days in a box for shipping? I’m sending my friend some holiday cookies and would like to send some for his three cats, too. I usually ship in a cooler with freezer packs in it. How many days of shipping would these survive?
Hi Amanda – I haven’t done so myself – so I can’t say 100%. but I think if you baked them until they were crunchy, they would be fine. It’s usually when there’s moisture, that they mold more quickly. Take care!
The treats were easy to make but the cats refused them. I took them to the shelter. Even those lost souls refused. After a few days they grew what looked like furry mold. Should I leave them out to dry or bake longer?
Hi Marianne – Sorry your cats weren’t interested – cats can be more finicky with treats for sure! You can bake them to whatever texture you prefer. If you want to store at room temp. I would dry them out more. There aren’t any preservatives, so I would recommend freezing for longer storage – just take out a few as needed. They thaw very quickly.
Can you use self rising flour instead of all purpose
Hi Helen! – I would probably skip the self rising flour as it has added salt and leavening ingredients. Take care!
There’s no carrot in your ingredient list
Hi Jeff – It lists 3/4 finely shredded carrot… Take care!
Very good informant it right to the point perfect cat treats
My cat mango loves these treats, I also top them with cheese for taste/ texture! Thanks for the awesome recipe
Love it!! Hello to Mango! Meow!
Ivy cat is about a year old and he loves these treats so much Thank you for the respie btw my cats named frosty and he’s Persian although I didint use carrots I used blue berries and in another batch bananas beacuse my cat doesn’t like the taste of carrots 🥕!!! Love from Korea
Love it! Meow to Ivy and Frosty! Take care!
Thank you for these treat recipes!! 😻
Enjoy Melinda! Meow!
Pipsqueak absolutely adores them!! Thank you so much for this recipe!
This recipe is incredible! Thank you so much for this! We have one cat with chicken, beef and dairy allergies so it’s I’ve never been able to find store-bought treats that are suitable for her. I’ve tried numerous recipes for treats in the past, all of which she has ignored. Completely different story with these treats! All three of our cats have gone crazy for them (and, word of warning to anyone planning to make these, it’s quite difficult to make these with your cats in the room – they lose their heads as soon as the cat nip packet comes out and want to be in the bowl when you’re stirring the ingredients!).
Thank you, once again, for this recipe! Our little girl no longer needs to feel left out when the other cats get treats!
Thanks Anna – So glad your cats can all enjoy the same treats!
CATS CAN’T EAT FLOUR!
Thanks Adam – Of course only feed your pet what you and your vet decide is best. Take care!
how long can it be left after frying before it is not good to eat??
Hi Christina; How do you keep your patience answering these (for the most part) common sense questions. Use your noodles, people. When in doubt call your Vet.
Found out cats can contract Salmonella from eggs. Let’s just say that wasn’t a cheap vet visit
Recipe not accessable. This is fish bait site. If you want to share, share. Don’t make me sign up to something I know nothing about. Because you know I won’t. You wasted my time.
The recipe is right there – not sure what you’re talking about. It’s free for all and there is no sign up or click bait…
Will for sure give these a fighting chance since my cat`s named Goofy and acts like a goofy most of the time. He`s also a picky eater.
I look at it as something new to try with our pet/pets. However, I would like to apologize for the negative remarks that are fired back at ya.
I didn`t see anywhere that you or someone else twisted their arms to make your r you mention to check with the vet before trying these.
Trial and Error.
I wish everyone and their pets a good day.
Thanks Brian – Hello to Goofy!! ❤️❤️❤️
What are the Nutritional Facts for this recipe?
These were really easy and fun to make, if your cat is fussy I’d recommend adding maybe one more ingredient like some cheese, or tuna. (Cat friendly ones ofcourse)
Thanks Isaac!! Take Care!
What if I use cat biscuits instead of the catnip? As I don’t have any catnip.
You can leave out the catnip if you like.
do need egg
Easy to make and so pleased these are all natural! Thank you for a recipe my furry peeps look forward to having!!!!
Hi! Can I add pumpkin to this recipe or only carrot? Thank you
Hi Cat – You can have a lot of fun playing around with pet treat recipes! Just make sure the ingredients are fine for your animal. I do have a pumpkin treat recipe – you could even swap the salmon for tuna!
Can I use wheat flour?
Super easy recipe, but my cat will not eat them. not even try them. Very sad 🙁
Sorry about that Chelsey – For sure kitties can be a little more treat finicky.