Two Simple Homemade Cat Treat Recipes You Can Make Right Away

While most people typically don’t make home-cooked meals for their feline companions, we can easily show our love for our cats through making homemade treats. Also, with all the product recalls on the market, it’s always wonderful to know exactly what goes into the treats our beloved cats eat. 

One of the challenges pet owners have with homemade treats is keeping them fresh. But if you keep them in an airtight container (remember classic Tupperware?), they’ll stay fresh for at least two weeks in the refrigerator.

Here are some simple and fun to make cat treat recipes; maybe you can even get any kids in your life involved! Also, you won’t have to panic if your kids or canines end up eating any of these treats — though the taste might be a bit strange!

3-Ingredient Salmon Cat Treats


  • 10 oz canned salmon
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour


  • Food processor
  • Stand-up mixer
  • Baking sheet
  • Oven


  • Finely chop and pulse the canned salmon in a food processor.
  • Combine the egg, flour, and salmon using a stand-up mixer until you have formed a dough.
  • On a floured surface, roll out the dough into pieces that are about ¼ inch thick.
  • Cut into pieces of approximately ¾ inch using a cookie cutter.
  • Place the treats on a baking sheet.
  • Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 20 minutes.

Thank you to The CookieRookie for this recipe!

Grain-Free Cat (and Kitten!) Treats


  • 2 cans of tuna (undrained)
  • 3 egg yolks
  • ½ cup cooked pumpkin
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • 3 tbsp sea meal mineral powder


  • Food processor
  • Parchment paper
  • Baking sheet
  • Wide spatula
  • Oven


  • Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Place all ingredients into the food processor, and process until everything is finely chopped and pulsed together.
  • Place the parchment paper on your baking sheet.
  • Drop small bits (about ¼ tsp) onto the baking sheet.
  • Press each bit with your clean finger to make a small, firm disc.
  • Bake the treats for about 12 minutes; they should appear golden brown.
  • Using your spatula, flip the treats over so the other side can bake for another 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Cool thoroughly.

A few notes for these treats.

  • You can bake them in one fell swoop for 15-16 minutes if you’re not worried about how pretty they’ll look. (So, no flipping necessary.)
  • Like most other homemade cat treats, these will stay fresh for about two weeks in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Thank you to Salt in my Coffee for this recipe!