Catster DIY Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Cat Treats


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It’s time for Halloween candy — but not for your cat. Instead, give her some yummy treats made just for her.



  • 2 cups rice flour
  • 1⁄2 cup oatmeal
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1⁄2 cup unsweetened plain applesauce 9 1⁄4 cup flour for rolling



  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a food processor, blend carrots, applesauce, and pumpkin until smooth.
  3. Mix rice flour and oatmeal in a bowl.
  4. Add wet ingredients to the dry and mix gently until dough forms.
  5. On a floured breadboard, place dough and roll out to about 1⁄4-inch in thickness. (If you have trouble rolling, you can also just pat down the dough with your hands.)
  6. Use cookie cutters to cut out little cookies.
  7. Place cookies on a greased cookie sheet and bake for seven minutes.
  8. Flip treats over and bake for five more minutes. Remove from oven and cool thoroughly.

Recipe courtesy of the ASPCA.

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