While we love them a great deal, taking care of our beloved pets can be challenging in terms of the time and costs involved. When it comes to cost at least, there are a few things you can do to lighten the load, such as by making homemade treats rather than spending more on expensive ones in the store. If you own one or more cats, then these Manuka honey-catnip crackers are treats you’ll have to try out as soon as possible!
Think about it—most store-bought treats are typically sold in 3-4-ounce packages and multiplying that out means you pay roughly $25 per pound, which is more than a good steak at the store. Not only are these treats affordable, but they’re also made with natural, healthy ingredients you can easily pronounce, so you know just what you’re feeding your cat. At the same time, make sure to hand out these treats only occasionally, as they’re a bit high in carbs. Because of that, you might try saving them for special occasions or rainy days, and you especially don’t want to replace regular meals with them either. If you think these treats are the ones for your feline friend, then let’s get started on those Manuka honey-catnip crackers.
Ingredients for Manuka Honey-Catnip Crackers
- ¾ cup of flour
- 2 tablespoons of dried catnip
- ½ cup of whole wheat flour
- ½ cup of yogurt
- 1 tablespoon of Manuka honey
- 1 egg
- 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil
Directions for Manuka Honey-Catnip Crackers
- To begin, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the two flours and the catnip. Afterward, stir in the egg, the yogurt, the Manuka honey, and the vegetable oil until a dough has formed.
- Once you have lightly floured some clean counter space, press your dough out flat to roughly a ¼ or a ½ inch thick, cutting out small treats with a pizza wheel or cookie cutter.
- Place the treats onto a greased baking sheet, and then bake for roughly 15 minutes or till the treats have developed a golden-brown color. Allow the treats ample time to cool down to room temp before serving them to your cat.
- Store your catnip treats in an airtight container in your pantry or a covered container in your fridge for one week. You can also freeze the treats in your freezer for a maximum of three months.
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