Thursday, 2 April 2015

How to make healthy cat-shaped biscuits

It’s Easter and although that normally means chocolate Easter eggs a-plenty, how about this year you try some healthy indulgence?

Gluten-free, sugar-free, vegan cookies

These cat-shaped biscuits are gluten-free, sugar-free and egg-free and yet packed with energy and goodness – children and adults alike will love them. Even better, they have very few ingredients, so are simple to make with children over the Easter holidays!

The recipe and photos were provided by Cat (great name!) over at

Makes 12 small cookies


  • 1 cup (150g) mashed fruit/squash (this recipe uses half a plantain)
  • 3/4 cup (100g) almonds
  • 1 cup (150g) dates
  • Half a medium avocado (or coconut oil or butter, 2 tbs)
  • 1-2 tbs cocoa powder (depending on how chocolatey you want it to taste!)
  • Half tsp cinnamon


1. Pre-heat oven to gas mark 3/325 F/170 C
2. Blend all the ingredients in a food processor

Healthy cat shaped cookie ingredients

Cat shaped biscuit mixture

3. Form mixture into balls and mould into a cat-shaped cookie cutter
4. Arrange the biscuits on a baking sheet/parchment paper
5. Bake for 10 minutes and leave to cool

Delicious and sin-free!

Gluten free vegan cat shaped biscuits

Please note these biscuits are for humans, not for cats!


  1. How about a recipe for biscuits *for* cats? :)

    1. Hi Lisa, giving your cat a small chunk of cooked chicken or a bit of prawn does the trick! Cats generally need a high protein diet, so a bit of chicken as a small treat is ideal and doesn't really need anything added to it. Don't forget to take any treats like this out of your cat's daily food allowance.