Pumpkin is a good source of fiber, vitamin A and antioxidants for cats, which can help with digestion, immune system and urinary health. Oats are also rich in fiber, protein and minerals, and can provide energy and support skin and coat health. Maple syrup, lactose-free milk, coconut oil and vanilla are used to add flavor and moisture to the muffins, but they should be given in moderation as they can add extra calories and sugar to your cat’s diet.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and line your mini muffin pan with paper liners.
In a high-speed blender, add pumpkin, maple syrup, lactose-free milk, coconut oil and vanilla. Blend until smooth. Transfer to a mixing bowl and set aside.
After rinsing and drying your blender, add the oats and grind into a fine flour. Transfer to a separate large mixing bowl.
Add baking powder and salt to the same bowl and stir until combined.
Add pumpkin mixture to the dry ingredients and whisk until just combined. Using a small spoon or cookie scoop, spoon batter into cups, filling two-thirds full. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly golden.
Tip: Gently tap the pan on the counter to smooth out the batter before baking.
Allow to cool completely (and remove the paper liner) before serving.