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Homemade cat treats are a fun way to show your cats how much you love them! This fish-shaped 3 ingredient salmon cat treat recipe will be a hit with your cat babies. Featured in Family Circle.

Homemade Cat Treats (Salmon and Catnip Cat Treat Croutons)

Course: cat treat
Cuisine: Cat Treat
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 cats
Calories: 204kcal
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


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Combine drained tuna, egg, coconut flour, water, olive oil, and catnip. Blend in a food processor until mixture is smooth and completely combined.
  • The mixture is different than normal dough. It is not very sticky and is a bit powdery.
  • Pinch or roll pieces of the dough into "croutons" and place on baking sheet.
  • 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!
  • Allow cooling completely.
  • 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.
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 204kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 166mg | Potassium: 78mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1.5mg