7 Cat Treat Recipes: Show Love to Your Cat (2024)

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Looking for some great cat treat recipes you can use for holidays or just on regular days?

We’ve got you covered! Get ready to indulge your cat’s cravings and unleash your inner cat chef.

Check out 7 ideas that are perfect for the holidays (or any other time of the year)!

  • 7 Yummy Cat Treat Recipes That Your Kitty Will Love
    • 1. Kitty Tuna Bites
    • 2. Pumpkin Smoothies
    • 3. Homemade Salmon Cat Treats
    • 4. Pumpkin Pie for Cats
    • 5. PetSafe’s Turkey Tots
    • 6. Sweet Kitty Bites
    • 7. Catnip Crunchers with Salmon
  • Final Word

7 Yummy Cat Treat Recipes That Your Kitty Will Love

What makes the holidays special is the homemade food we share with our loved ones. On other days, most of us eat takeout and hardly do it together.

If you have a feline friend, you know they don’t appreciate being left out. But how do you make it up for them when it comes to holiday food?

You cook some special food for them too! But what will my cat enjoy that’s healthy for them? We got you on how to make homemade cat food!

Here are food recipes that your cat will absolutely love.

1. Kitty Tuna Bites

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Kitty Tuna Bites are easy to fix, and even if you’re not a cooking person, you’ll pull it off!


  • 1 Can of Tuna in Oil, undrained
  • ¾ Cup Coconut Flour
  • ½ Cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 Egg


  • Heat oven to 330 Fahrenheit
  • Combine the tuna and eggs in a food processor and blend well.
  • In a bowl, combine the flour and tuna mixture. Mix well.
  • Switch to using your hands and knead the dough.
  • Sprinkle wheat flour on a flat surface and easily flatten out the dough with your hand, then gingerly use a rolling pin to flatten out the dough to about ¼ inch thick.
  • Roll the dough in small, short rolling motions instead of longer, harder rolling motions, as you would a pie crust.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and cut out dough with ¾ of an inch to an inch cookie cutters.
  • Place treats on the sheet and bake for about 15 minutes, or until hard.

2. Pumpkin Smoothies

Besides food, the other thing that marks a good holiday is a quality glass of wine.

And simply because your cat’s system can’t handle alcohol doesn’t mean they can’t have a refreshing drink.

You can make the pumpkin smoothie in advance and freeze it for the big day.


  • 1 cup of plain, non-fat yogurt
  • 1 cup of pumpkin puree (ensure you use a plain pumpkin because pre-made pumpkin mixes may have sugar additives that aren’t healthy for your kitty).


  • Blend the pumpkin and yogurt to get a smoothie
  • Serve

3. Homemade Salmon Cat Treats

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Our delicious homemade salmon cat treats couldn’t be easier to make!

I tried this one for my cat last year, and she loved it, which was huge because she’s normally not willing to make any compromises.


  • 12 OuncesCanned Salmon
  • 2 CupsWhole Wheat Flour
  • ⅓ Cup Water
  • 1 Egg


  1. In a food processor, add the egg and salmon. Mix until there are no chunks.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients and mix well.
  3. Switch to kneading with your hands to form a ball.
  4. Place the dough on a floured surface and use a rolling pin to reach about ¼ inch thickness.
  5. Lightly spray a cookie sheet with oil-based spray.
  6. Cut out treats using a ¾ inch or ½ inch cookie cutter.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until hard.
  8. Allow it to cool.

4. Pumpkin Pie for Cats

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It’s time to make dessert for your cat.


  • Flour
  • 1 cup of grated carrots
  • 1 cup of canned pumpkin
  • 2 cups of rice flour
  • ½ plain applesauce (unsweetened)
  • ½ cup of oat milk


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
  • Blend the applesauce, carrots, and pumpkins until you achieve a smooth mixture
  • Pour your flour into a different bowl and add your wet mixture bit by bit until your dough forms
  • Roll out your dough to ¼ inch
  • Put your small pieces on a baking sheet and bake for five minutes on each side
  • Let them cool and serve your kitty

5. PetSafe’s Turkey Tots

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Both cats and dogs love turkey tots, so if you have a cat, be sure to cook extra if you are a dog parent.

This recipe comes from PetSafe, and they have quite a few other options for cats and dogs if you need some more inspiration!


  • 1 egg
  • 1 pound of turkey
  • 1 teaspoon of parsley
  • ½ cup of vegetables
  • ½ cup of cheese


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
  • Mix all your ingredients
  • Bake for 10 minutes until it turns brown
  • Allow them to cool and serve your kitty.

6. Sweet Kitty Bites

This is a fantastic holiday treat for your cat that’s easy to make.


  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 11/2 cup of rolled oats
  • ¼ cup of vegetable oil
  • ½ cup of beef bouillon, chicken broth, or tuna oil


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
  • Mix all the ingredients to form a dough
  • Cut the dough into tiny pieces and shape them into ½-inch-thick biscuits
  • Place them in your greased cookie sheet
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until they turn brown
  • Allow them to cool and serve your kitty

7. Catnip Crunchers with Salmon

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This will probably be your favorite recipe for your cat because salmon and catnip are every cat’s favorite snacks.

And your kitty will appreciate your effort to cook the treat for her. We took inspiration from Pop Sugar’s Salmon and Catnip Croutons for this one!


  • 1 tablespoon of dried catnip
  • 5 ounces of canned or bagged tuna
  • 1 cup of flour (coconut flour works best for this recipe, but you can also use oat or wheat flour)
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1-2 tablespoons of Water
  • 1 egg


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
  • Combine your catnip with eggs, tuna, coconut flour, olive oil, and water. Blend using a food processor.
  • Roll or pinch the dough into ‘croutons’ and place it on your baking sheet
  • Bake for 15 minutes, or until they turn brown. Allow them to burn if you want them to be crunchy.
  • Allow them to cool before serving. Put the leftovers in a tight jar and store them in the refrigerator.

Final Word

The holidays are amazing, and they give us a chance to do something for ourselves. We get to meet our family members and friends and spend time with our pets!

Make this holiday special for your cat by preparing something special. If you have another easy recipe, share it with other cat moms in the comment section.

What are your favorite holiday cat treat recipes? Share below!

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