I have no intention of turning this blog into just recipes; however, I have had several people request an organic cat treat recipe. This was actually a difficult venture as cats are apparently picky eaters and finding a recipe that won’t reek of fish and/or spoil is challenging. Below is my tweaked version of something called Cat Attack Treats. It is all Vegan. I will note substitutions for those who don’t care about the longevity of the treat. I have renamed my version after my friend’s cat gallantly tested these for me.
- 1 cup of all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup of whole wheat flour
- 2 tablespoons of wheat germ
- 2 tablespoons of catnip (fresh or dried–I used fresh because it was easier to find)
- 2 tablespoons of parsley (fresh or dried)
- 1/3 cup of rice milk (you can use real milk)
- 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon of molasses
- 1 teaspoon of soy flour mixed with 1 tablespoon of water (you can substitute 1 egg)
Cooking and Serving Directions
- Begin by pre-heating the oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit.
- Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl (flour, wheat germ and catnip).
- Combine the wet ingredients in a bowl (egg, milk, vegetable oil, and molasses.
- Mix the wet and dry ingredients together and work it into a dough
- Lightly flour the counter or other work surface
- Remove a portion of dough and use a rolling pin to uniformly flatten the dough to a thickness between 1/8 of an inch and 1/4 of an inch. You may need to add a dash of the rice milk if the ingredients are too try to stick together.
- Cut the dough into 1-inch squares using a rolling pizza cutter or a cookie cutter of your choice.
- Place the cookies on a lightly greased cookie sheet.
- Bake the cookies for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the cookies are crisp and lightly browned.
The other recipe I want to share this week is for human babies. I have had some trouble finding good teething biscuits for my son until I modified this recipe. He loves these. Just don’t leave baby unattended with them (or any other food).
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup dry infant cereal, flavored (I used Earth’s Best Sweet Potato and Apple)
3 tablespoons applesauce
Preheat oven 425F
Mix flour and cereal.
Gradually stir in oil. Mix a little ice water at a time (start with 1/4 cup) until dough begins to form a ball and pull away from the bowl.
Roll out to the thickness of a cracker on a floured surface and cut into desired shapes.
Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet 10-12 min. or until lightly brown. Cool completely.
Enjoy! Hope your babies enjoy these too!