I wanted something special for my Cat World Domination Day party, so my human looked for homemade cat treat recipes. She found one on Popsugar for organic spinach and chicken cat treats. But of course, she didn’t bother buying all organic ingredients because she is lazy and a little bit cheap. The chicken and the egg are free range, and the spinach is organic, so it’s close, though! So I am just calling them homemade chicken and spinach cat treats.
Here are the ingredients:
1/2 lb. steamed boneless and skinless chicken thighs
1 cup fresh spinach leaves
1 cup quick cooking oats
1 brown egg
1/4 cup flour
And the secret ingredient: a tablespoon of high quality catnip!
After preheating the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, my human put all the ingredients except for the flour into a food processor. (The recipe says you can use a blender, but our cheap model couldn’t do the job.) When the ingredients are processed into the consistency of wet sand, put the dough into a bowl and massage in the flour.
The next step is to give the kitty a taste of the raw treat dough. Do not skip this part!
Mold the dough into a ball and use a rolling pin to flatten it out to a rectangle of about 1/2″ thickness.
As you can see, my human does not know the meaning of “rectangle.” In any case, the next step is to use a pizza cutter to slice up the dough into bite-sized pieces.
Place the treats on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, and bake for 20 minutes. When they are done, remove the cookie sheet from the oven and place it somewhere to cool until the treats are room temperature. It is best to place them somewhere inaccessible to the cats. (My human used the counter in the master bedroom, and shut the door.)
And here is the result! Make sure to place them in an airtight container. But only after giving some immediately to the cats.
Can you believe I had to sit and stay for a treat? I’d already been waiting for an hour for these!
Yum! The final verdict? I actually preferred the treat dough to the finished product, but Binga and Boodie were perfectly happy with the cooked treats.