Peanut Butter Cat Treats

For those of you who may not have been introduced to him yet, meet Harvey Dent.

 

Harvey

 

Harvey is my beloved fur baby… my pride and joy… my crazy feline companion. He’s a tough little surviver with a big loving heart. His favorite time of day is bedtime, when he snuggles up with me on my pillow (or hogs it, however you want to see it). He fakes hairballs, when he feels he’s being ignored (you have to see it to believe it). And he is not fully convinced that he is not a vegetarian.

Recently, Harvey discovered the wonderful world of peanut butter. He liked it so much, that I wondered if I could make a cat treat out of it for him.

 

Peanut Butter Cat Treats

 

These treats are soft and chewy, made up of only a handful of ingredients, and are free of both wheat and soy. Harvey loves them, as you can tell by his invasion of the photo shoot.

 

Harvey invading my photo shoot

 

Before making the treats, you may want to check that the cat in your life likes peanut butter too. Harvey, after all, is a bit of an oddball. But if they give peanut butter the paws up, I’m sure they’ll love the treats as well.

 

Peanut Butter Cat Treats

 

Peanut Butter Cat Treats

1/2 cup Buckwheat Flour

1/2 cup Quinoa Flour

1/4 tsp Baking Soda

1/2 cup Smooth Peanut Butter (I used natural)

1/2 cup Applesauce, unsweetened

 

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Stir together the flours and baking soda. Set aside.

Stir together the peanut butter and applesauce until thoroughly combined and smooth. Scrape into the flour mixture. Stir until it becomes difficult to stir, then finish incorporating the flour by kneading it into the dough.

Roll out the dough to 1/4″ thick then transfer to an ungreased cookie sheet… I rolled mine out on a sheet of parchment paper, then just pulled the whole thing over onto the cookie sheet.

Bake for 10 minutes. Immediately transfer to a cutting board and slice into cat sized treats (mine ended up being about 1/2″ x 1″). Spread the cut up treats over the cookie sheet and bake for another 2 minutes.

Cool completely before serving.

Store tightly covered, in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks… I keep a small jar in the refrigerator and freeze the rest (refilling the refrigerated jar when depleted).

 

 

20 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Cat Treats

  1. Oh, it’s nice to ‘meet’ Harvey! Has he been well lately?
    We used to share our lives with a beautiful cat called Willow, who was a fan of papaya. Whenever we were cutting it up, he would jump up on the kitchen bench to try and eat it. Of course, we used to give him some.
    We now share our lives with a cat called Ash. She is a huge fan of corn on the cob! Whenever we eat it, she comes running. We always save her some, and she eats it straight off the cob!

    • Harvey’s doing great! Thanks for asking. I still need to take him for another urine test, but he’s had no further letterbox incidents… So funny about the corn. I would never have thought that would be something a cat might like. Especially right off the cob! :-)

      • All (7) of mine love corn on the cob, also have one likes peas, a few who love cantaloups and yes, peanutbutter, so I’m trying the treats, was on line looking for recipies when I found this site, cool. Thanks!

    • Yes, homemade cat treats do seem to be a rarity. I guess people just don’t think to bake for their kitties. I got the idea for these from treats made for the dogs at the shelter I volunteer with.

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