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Tuna Puff Cat Treat Recipe

Tired of filling your cat up with treats that are filled with ingredients you cannot pronounce? Me too!

This tuna puff cat treat is easy to make and has just a few simple ingredients that your cat will love.

This recipe does use people tuna, which is something you should only give your cat on occasion. Giving them tuna too often is not a healthy option – contrary to what many people think!

Your cat may love tuna and come running when you make it – and while giving them a bite once in a while is ok, tuna should never be a main source of their diet. Too many calories and lack of real nutrients a cat needs are just two reasons it is not a good option for them.

You also do not want them to become spoiled and only want tuna – which may in turn have them not eating their normal cat food.

But the occasional treats – or even bites of tuna are A-OK in conjunction with a balanced cat-friendly diet!

So go ahead – get these tuna puff treats in the oven and make your cat happy today!

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 egg
  • 3 ounces drained tuna (no salt added)
  • 1 tablespoon tuna water (no salt added)
  • 1-2 tablespoons additional flour

I highly recommend you ONLY use tuna that specifically states NO SALT ADDED! Too much salt is not good for your feline friend. Getting tuna in water is the healthier option and you can then use the water you drained from the tuna for the tuna water.

I do not recommend using tuna in brine or oil – just plain old water is best.

tuna puff treat ingredients

Instructions

1 | Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2 | Place tuna, water and egg in a food processor and blend

tuna puff ingredients in blender

3 | Add flour to food process and continue to mix until thoroughly blended

4 | Place dough onto a floured surface and use rolling pin to flatten. The thickness should be about 1.8″ or approximately the height of 2 quarters.

rolling tuna dough

5 | Using a knife, cookie cutter or other item cut dough into small shapes or pieces. In the image below you can see I used the top of a decorating bag. Perfect size if you have one!

cutting tuna treats

6 | Place cut pieces of dough on a lined cookie sheet with enough spacing between each to allow room to “puff”.

treats on a baking sheet

7 | Bake for 15 minutes or until the treats are puffy and golden brown.

8 | Remove from oven and let cool.

9 | Place in airtight container to keep fresh. Treats should stay fresh for about 10-14 days.

Supplies

Below are the recommended supplies you will need to create the tuna cat puff treats. The cookie cutter or tool you use to cut the dough will determine just how many treats you will get.

  • Cookie sheet
  • Silicone mat of parchment paper
  • Food processor
  • Rolling pin
  • Mini cookie cutter or knife to cut
finished tuna puff treats
DIY tuna puffs

Homemade Tuna Puff Cat Treats

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Your kitty will go crazy for these easy to make homemade tuna puff cat treats!

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 egg
  • 3 ounces drained tuna (no salt added)
  • 1 tablespoon tuna water (no salt added)
  • 1-2 tablespoon flour

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a food processor blend tuna, water and egg.
  3. Add in flour and mix well.
  4. Pour dough onto floured surface and roll out with a rolling pin until about 1.8" thick. (Or height of 2 quarters)
  5. Cut dough into small shapes or pieces using a cookie cutter, knife or your preferred method.
  6. Place pieces on a lined cookie sheet with space between them to expand.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes - or until they puff up and get a golden color.
  8. Allow to cool after removing from oven and then place in an airtight container

Notes

Supplies

  • Cookie Sheet
  • Silicone Mat or Parchment Paper
  • Food Processor
  • Rolling Pin
  • Mini cookie cutter (optional)


How many treats you get will depend on the cookie cutter or size you cut them in. I did little circles and the recipe made about 24 treats.

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2 thoughts on “Tuna Puff Cat Treat Recipe”

  1. I AM SO EXCITED, I HAVE 2 FEMALE CATS, MON AND DAUGHTER, I GOT THEM FROM MY NEIGHBORS, THEY KNEW ME ME PRETTY WELL. THEY LOVE MY 1/2 ACRE PROPERTY, LOTS OF TREES, PLANTS ETC. I AM HOPING THAT THEY LIKE THE TUNA TREATS!

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