For cat owners who find themselves on a budget, it can be difficult to supply their feline friends with suitable rewards whenever they deserve one—or if you just want to spoil them a bit. Buying premade treats at your local pet store can start to get costly after a while, but, fortunately, you don’t need to sacrifice treating your cat just because your wallet has started getting lighter. You can always make your own treats, starting with these simple but delicious Manuka honey cat treats.
All you need for this recipe is a few ingredients from your kitchen you likely already have, some Manuka honey, a small amount of catnip, and a few hours to kill over the weekend. If you think your cat would enjoy it, let’s get started on those Manuka honey cat treats pronto!
Ingredients for Manuka Honey Treats for Cats
- 1 ½ cups of whole wheat flour
- ½ cup of milk
- ½ teaspoon of catnip
- 1 tablespoon of Manuka honey
- 2 tablespoons of butter, melted
- 1 egg
Directions for Manuka Honey Treats for Cats
- To begin, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit on the Bake setting.
- Mix the catnip and the flour together in a medium-sized bowl and form a well at the center.
- In a separate bowl, mix the Manuka honey, melted butter, and the egg together until incorporated.
- Pour the honey mixture into your flour mixture and combine all the ingredients to make a solid, firm dough. If the dough appears to be too sticky, feel free to add more flour to even it out.
- Once the dough’s texture is just right, roll the dough out to a ¼-inch thickness and cut out cookies using a cookie cutter of any shape (or you can use the open end of a glass). Make sure you choose a size and shape for the treats that’s ideal for a cat’s mouth size.
- Bake the treats in your preheated oven for around 20 minutes or until the treats have developed a golden-brown color.
- Allow the treats ample time to cool down before you feed them to your cat. Also, when you do feed your cat these treats, remember that they’re meant to be quick rewards for your pet, and they’re not meant to be used as a substitute for regular meals. Feeding the cat too many treats can overload them with sugar, something we want to avoid.
- Once the treats have cooled down, they can be stored inside a vacuum sealed container for up to two weeks or frozen for up to three months in your freezer.
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