We all enjoy making delicious treats for ourselves, but what about our feline companions? Here we’ve scoured the Internet to find 12 of the very best homemade cat treat recipes you can try, to indulge and reward your furry best friend.

uncooked chicken

Organic Treats with Spinach and Chicken

For this recipe, you’ll need:

  • Approximately 200g of organic boneless and skinless chicken thighs (or breasts)
  • 1 organic egg
  • 1 cup organic quick-cooking oats
  • 1 tbsp organic catnip
  • 1/4 cup organic flour
  • 1 cup fresh organic spinach leaves

NB: If your cat doesn’t like chicken you can always substitute for organic tuna or salmon.

Instructions:

  • Preheat your oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced).
  • Steam the chicken until it’s cooked. Set aside and allow to cool.
  • In a blender or food processor, combine the spinach, oats, chicken, egg and catnip. Pulse on a low setting until the mixture is blended. It should still be a little chunky once combined.
  • Put the mixture in a bowl, and add the 1/4 cup of flour. Knead the dough with your hands until it’s no longer sticky before placing on a flour-dusted work surface.
  • Use a rolling pin to spread the dough into a rectangular shape that’s about 1/2 inch in thickness. Use cookie cutters to turn the dough into shapes.
  • Put the treats onto a biscuit tray that has already been lined with baking paper, and bake in the oven for approximately 20 minutes.
  • Remove treats from the oven, and allow to cool before feeding to your beloved cat. Store in an airtight container in the fridge, and use within 7 days.

Original recipe from Pop Sugar

stripy cat

Tuna Cat Treats with a Crunch

For this recipe, you’ll need:

  • 1 large egg
  • 425g can of tuna in water, drained
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1 heaped tbsp of dried catnip

Instructions:

  • Preheat your oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced).
  • Combine the tuna, oat flour, olive oil, catnip and egg in your food processor. Blend until the mixture is smooth.
  • Roll the dough into small balls of roughly 1/2 teaspoon each, and place on a biscuit tray lined with baking paper.
  • Using a skewer, press an ‘x’ shape onto the top of each ball.
  • Bake for approximately 10 minutes or until they have slightly browned and are dried on top.
  • Allow to cool and then treat your kity!
  • Place treats in an airtight container in the fridge, and use within 7 days.

Original recipe from Design Sponge UI*

bowl of tuna

Cat Croutons

For this recipe, you’ll need:

  • 425g can of tuna, drained
  • 1 tablespoon dried catnip
  • 1-2 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp extra light olive oil

Instructions:

  • Preheat your oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced).
  • Combine all ingredients in a food processor.
  • Pinch the mixture into small crouton shapes, and place on a biscuit tray lined with baking paper.
  • Bake croutons in the oven for approximately 12-15 minutes until they have browned.
  • Allow them to cool completely before feeding them to your feline.
  • Store in an airtight container in your fridge, and use within 7 days.

Original recipe from The Cookie Rookie UI*

calico cat

Simple Organic Chicken Treats for Cats

For this recipe, you’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup organic wheat flour
  • 1 organic egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup powdered milk, non-fat
  • 1/2 cup cooked and finely diced organic chicken
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh, diced organic catnip (optional)

Instructions:

  • Preheat your oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced). Line a baking tray with baking paper, and set aside.
  • Combine the chicken, milk and flour in a large mixing bowl, and combine together. Add the beaten egg, oil, water and catnip (if using). Stir well until a sticky dough forms.
  • Form the dough into teaspoon-sized balls, and place on the lined baking tray. Lightly flatten the balls into discs with either your hand or a spoon.
  • Bake the balls for about 10 minutes. Take out, and turn the discs over so they can brown on both sides.
  • Bake for an additional 10 minutes, and then remove from the oven.
  • Once cool, store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 7 days.

Original recipe from Confessions of Crafty Witches UI *

raw salmon in a bowl

Fishy Treats from the Freezer

For this recipe, you’ll need:

  • An ice cube tray
  • Tin of tuna or salmon in water
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • A blender
  • A zip lock bag or gravy jug

Instructions:

  • Tip the undrained tinned fish into the blender, and add the water. Blend well.
  • Fill the zip lock bag with the mixture, and cut a small hole in the corner. Then fill the ice cube trays. Alternatively, you can just use a gravy jug instead.
  • Freeze until solid, and remove from trays. Store in a sealed container in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Original recipe from ModernCat*

white cat

Crumble for Cats

For this recipe, you’ll need:

  • 450g minced beef
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp catnip

Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 190°C (170°C fan-forced), and line a baking tray with foil.
  • Combine all the ingredients in a bowl, and mix together by hand.
  • Spread evenly on the tray, and bake for 7-10 minutes.
  • When cooked, drain off excess fat and allow to cool before storing in an airtight container.
  • Store in refrigerator for up to 7 days.

Original recipe from Doggy Dessert Chef *

cat sniffing grass

The Ultimate in Tasty Kitty Biscuits

For this recipe, you’ll need:

Although these don’t smell too great while they are being made, the result is similar to shop bought cat biscuits.

  • A tin of store bought wet cat food
  • A small amount of catnip
  • A zip lock bag

Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced), and line a baking tray with baking paper. Use a blender or whiz stick to mix the catnip and tin food together. It should be a mousse-like consistency.
  • Put the mixture in a zip lock bag, and cut a small corner off.
  • Make small evenly spaced dots on the tray, then bake for 8 minutes and remove from the oven.
  • Roll the half-baked mixture into balls, triangles or squares, and store in an airproof container when cool.

Original recipe from Arias Dozen UI*

black cat

Crispy Cheddar and Tuna Cat Chips

For this recipe, you’ll need:

  • 340g tinned tuna in water (drained)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 3/4 cups of oat flour
  • 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp. of chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tbsp. of vegetable oil

Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced), and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  • Place the tuna, oil and egg into a blender, and pulse until it is a puree. Tip it into a mixing bowl, and add in the cheddar cheese and parsley, then the flour.
  • When the dough is thoroughly mixed, roll it out on a lightly floured surface. It should be about 5mm thick.
  • Use a pizza cutter to cut 2cm squares, and place on the tray. Repeat until all the dough is used.
  • Cook for 15 minutes. Leave the chips on the tray to cool before storing in the fridge for up to 14 days.

Original recipe from Adventures in Cooking UI*

bowl of tuna

Nutritious No-Bake Tuna Balls for Cats

For this recipe, you’ll need:

  • 1 tablespoon of parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup tinned tuna
  • 1/3 cup peas (either frozen or tinned)
  • 1/4 cup of oats
  • Vegetable oil

Instructions:

  • Put the tuna, cheese, peas and oats in a blender and mix. Gradually add a bit of oil until a dough forms.
  • Scoop out tablespoons of mixture, and roll into balls.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 10 days.

Original recipe from Mimi Meme Me *

cat sleeping on heater

Kitty’s Tasty Rabbit and Chicken Dinner

For this recipe, you’ll need:

  • 1/3 g vitamin E powder
  • 1/16g B12 powder (crushed tablets also work)
  • 2g taurine
  • 3/4 teaspoon of iodised salt
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 separated eggs (lightly cook the whites but leave the yolk raw)
  • 350g boneless chicken
  • 1.3kg rabbit thigh (including skin and bone)
  • Liver (as much or little as you want)

Instructions:

  • Put the rabbit thighs, pieces and liver through the grinder so that it’s finely ground.
  • Dissolve the salt and supplement in the water then add to the meat mixture and stir well.
  • Portion into small containers and freeze or refrigerate until needed.

Original recipe from Food. *

satchel of herbs

Kitty’s Catnip Tonic

For this recipe, you’ll need:

  • 1 cup of warm water
  • 3 tbsp. fresh or dried catnip
  • 1/4 tsp. chicken stock powde

Instructions:

  • Pour the water into a sealable container, and then add the catnip and stock powder.
  • Close the lid and shake briskly until the stock has totally dissolved.
  • Pour into a bowl and serve.

Original recipe from Food. *

ginger cat

Simple Pet Stir-fry with Chicken and Bacon

For this recipe, you’ll need:

  • 1 tbsp. of butter
  • 1 slice finely diced bacon
  • 1/4 cup chicken (cubed)

Instructions:

  • Heat a frying pan on medium, and add the butter.
  • When melted, add the chicken and bacon. Cook until brown.
  • Allow to cool in a dish and serve.

Original recipe from Food. *

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