Homemade Cat Treats + Meow Mix Sweepstakes! (Salmon and Catnip Cat Treat Croutons)

These simple and delicious (for your cat) Homemade Cat Treats will knock your cat’s paws off!! It’s hard to win a cat’s love…but these might just work. Happy Birthday Dill!

Homemade Salmon and Catnip Cat Treat Croutons! My cat LOVES these easy treats! - The Cookie RookieI’m such a bad cat mom! While we were in Jamaica, our youngest furry child, Dill the cat, turned 2.  What should have been a happy time of celebration turned sad when we totally forgot his birthday and didn’t even bring him a souvenir.  So basically we left him alone for a week (aside from the daily visits from his grandma), and then forgot his birthday. I worry that I scarred him for life!

Homemade Salmon and Catnip Cat Treat Croutons! My cat LOVES these easy treats! - The Cookie Rookie Homemade Salmon and Catnip Cat Treat Croutons! My cat LOVES these easy treats! - The Cookie RookieWhen we came home, it was such a relief that he forgave us right away.  He was so happy to see us, he didn’t even care.  I searched the internet for the perfect kitty apology.  I found these easy treats on one of my favorite sites, Joy the Baker, and was inspired.  I made Dill these belated Homemade Cat Treats,  Tuna and Catnip Cat Treat Croutons to be exact! He was quite pleased!

Homemade Salmon and Catnip Cat Treat Croutons! My cat LOVES these easy treats! - The Cookie Rookie Homemade Salmon and Catnip Cat Treat Croutons! My cat LOVES these easy treats! - The Cookie RookieScout was very jealous, but all was right in the world!  These simple treats are an easy way to say “I love you!” to your favorite kitty.  They deserve it when they aren’t destroying blinds and singing you songs at 3am.  I know Dill isn’t the only cat out there that loves to par-tay at 3am!

Homemade Salmon and Catnip Cat Treat Croutons! My cat LOVES these easy treats! - The Cookie RookieHomemade Salmon and Catnip Cat Treat Croutons! My cat LOVES these easy treats! - The Cookie RookieDill’s birthday didn’t stop there, and I want to get you all involved in the fun! We were invited to participate in a super fun sweepstakes with Meow Mix, and I wanted to be sure I spread the word! I love giveaways, fun stuff, and cats, so this sweepstakes is right up my alley! It’s Meow Time!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMeow Mix has been enriching meal times for cats and owners for years.  Cats are fickle animals, but they’re never quite as sweet as when they’re hungry.  Dill runs this house, and he knows how to turn on the love eyes when he wants some Meow Mix!

Meow Mix is inviting everyone to recreate the iconic “Meow Mix Jingle” with your cat (you can upload a picture or a video) for a chance to win a trip to HOLLYWOOD! Celebrities are even getting involved and are recreating the jingle in all sorts of genres.  Check out this EDM remix by Ashworth!

Why do I love cats so much? I could watch that all day.  I’m pretty sure some Cookie Rookie readers can do just as well with their own cats! You can upload your picture or video HERE for your chance to win, or you can check specially marked bags of Meow Mix for a chance to win up to $100 instantly.  You can treat your cat and win yourself some money all in the same trip to the grocery store!Good luck with the sweepstakes! I know one of us can win! Feel free to leave the links to your entries in the comments below so I can see your glorious jingle remixes! That would make me one very happy cat lady.

dill3Cats may be aloof, and total jerks at times, but Dill has my heart.  He may not make as many appearances on this blog as his big sis Scout, but he is just as big a part of the family.  Happy Birthday Dilly!

Homemade Salmon and Catnip Cat Treat Croutons! My cat LOVES these easy treats! - The Cookie Rookie(Need treast for your puppy as well? Check out my Peanut Butter Dog Treats HERE and my Peanut Butter and Bacon Doggy Ice Cream HERE.  Treats for everyone!)

Homemade Cat Treats + Meow Mix Sweepstakes! (Salmon and Catnip Cat Treat Croutons)

Homemade Cat Treats: Tuna and Catnip Cat Treat Croutons! Recipe Inspired by Joy The Baker: http://joythebaker.com/2014/01/tuna-catnip-kitty-treats/

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  • 1 5 ounce bag or can tuna, drained
  • 1 cup coconut flour (for a stickier, thicker consistency, you can use whole wheat flour or oat flour. those flours might work better if you want to roll these into balls. if making the crouton shape, the coconut flour works just fine :)
  • 1 tablespoon extra light olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon dried catnip
  • 1 egg
  • 1-2 tablespoons water (add more water if you want the dough a bit stickier)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Combine drained tuna, egg, coconut flour, water, olive oil and catnip. Blend in a food processor until mixture is smooth and completely combined.
  3. The mixture is different than a normal dough. Its not very sticky and is a bit powdery.
  4. Pinch or roll pieces of the dough into "croutons" and place on baking sheet.
  5. Bake cookies for 12 - 15 minutes until they are dried on top and browned. It's okay for them to be slightly burned, you want them crunchy!
  6. Allow to cool completely.
  7. These will store in your fridge for about a week. Since they contain egg and tuna, you shouldn't keep them longer than that. Store in an airtight container.
  8. Enjoy!
Recipe Type: cat treat
1328 cal
62 g
96.36 g
100.84 g

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You don't list egg in the ingredients. I'm assuming by the instructions you mean only one egg, but want to confirm.
    Becky Hardin
    Hey Dina- Yes there is one egg in the ingredients. It's hidden in there :). Hope your cat loves the recipe!!
judy joy
Great site, thanks for sharing... can't wait to make the cat treats and the doggie ice cream..
Going to try to make this with fresh salmon, that my daughter gave me. I don't have eggs, but will see how they turn out. I have a cat named Dill and Pickle.
First, I COMPLETELY understand how you feel. I had to go out of the country for work and it was our oldest cat's birthday and I felt terrible that I missed his birthday! Just like Dill, though, he eventually forgave me. I'm definitely making these treats for him as a belated birthday gift and an I'm-sorry-I-missed-your-big-day peace offering. :) PS - Dill is adorable!
    Becky Hardin
    Yay!! Hope you love them! And thank you, he's a good little guy. Happy Birthday to your cat as well!
Olive oil is not good for cats. Cats need an oil high in linolenic acid with the correct n-6 to n-3 fatty acid ratio. Corn oil has the fatty acids cats need, but it is most likely gmo. If you don't want to use gmo corn oil, then walnut oil is the next best choice. The only company I know of that makes walnut oil is Spectrum (but there could be more). This info is from UC Davis Veterinary Medicine Support service and a board certified veterinary nutritionist at BalanceIt.com (Look under FAQ, Homemade Pet Food Recipes, and the answer to "Can I use a different vegetable oil?"
Sadly, I made a ton of these. And when I mean a ton I mean a TON. I used two baking trays. I gave them to my two cats, one that's picky and the other one that will eat a banana, and neither of them would touch it. They kept sniffing but wouldn't even try it. I even tried to dip it in cat nip and they still wouldn't eat it. Now I have a box of it in my fridge and I have no idea what to do with it all. I guess they weren't my cats cup of tea. I'm thinking about giving it to my neighbors cat and seeing what she thinks about it.
    I finally got around to trying this recipe and none of my three cats wanted it. I've tried several homemade cat treats and my cats never like any of them. :(
This recipe DOES NOT WORK! Coconut flour DOES NOT WORK! I made with coconut and oat flour and DOES NOT WORK! DO NOT ADAPT ANY MORE RECIPES!
I love how you documented the whole process with the pictures!! I will try to make snacks too. Also I want to say that your cat is beautiful.
situs judi togel
That snack only for cat or we can eat it?
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