DIY Homemade Horse Treats!

On the occasion of Tofino’s birthday (10th of Feb), I have decided to write a post on a number of collected DIY homemade horse treat recipes that I have found.
Yum yum 🙂 !

Earth Muffins – by Michelle N.Anderson

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup organic sugar
  • 2 cups oat flour
  • 2 cups oatmeal
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup frozen seedless berries

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Soak ground flax seed in warm water for 10 minutes until it turns a gelatinous consistency.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine flax-and-water mixture with sugar.
  • Stir in oat flour, oatmeal, salt, and cinnamon until well-combined.
  • Pour batter into greased mini-muffin pan.
  • Firmly press one marion berry thick side down into each muffin.
  • Bake 18-20 minutes.

Fruity Chews – by Jennifer Whittle

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup oats
  • 2 tbsp. honey or molasses
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 apple, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. flour
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 5 crushed peppermints

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Mix oats, water, and honey or molasses in a bowl.
  • Microwave for two minutes.
  • Add chopped apple and carrots, brown sugar, crushed peppermints, and flour to the mixture.
  • Microwave for two minutes again.
  • Put mixture in mini muffin pan, and bake for about 15 minutes.

Classic Treats – by Harper Slusher

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups organic uncooked old-fashioned oatmeal
  • 1 cup organic applesauce
  • ¼ cup organic molasses
  • ½ cup organic flour

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Mix together the dry ingredients in a medium bowl.
  • Next, add the molasses and applesauce and stir until well-incorporated.
  • Once mixed, form the thick batter into teaspoon-sized balls and place them close together (but not touching) on a sprayed* cookie tray.
  • Bake the treats for 15 to 20 minutes and then remove from oven.
  • Leave the treats on the tray for 5 minutes to allow time for the treats to cool and harden.
  • Once completely cool, store the treats in an airtight container.

No-Bake Peppermint Thumbprint Cookies – by Shawna White

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 to 2 tbsp. molasses
  • 5 peppermints

Directions:

  • Mix the oats and water until the oats are damp.
  • Add molasses by the tablespoon until the mixture is sticky.
  • Roll into balls and press peppermint in the middle of each cookie.
  • Put in refrigerator (uncovered) to harden.

WHOA Cakes (With Honey Oats and Apples) – by CapitalCowgirl

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1.5 tbsp. flour
  • 1/2 tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened applesauce

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees
  • Combine all ingredients and mix well
  • Drop spoonfuls into greased muffin tin.
  • Bake for 35 minutes.
  • Let cool and serve. 

Cob Cookies (Carrot-Oat-Banana) – by Capital Cowgirl

Ingredients:

  • 1 large carrot, shredded
  • 1/2 cup unbleached bread flour
  • 1/4 cup steel-cut oats
  • 3 tbsp. molasses
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Dried banana chips

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Grease a non-stick muffin tin.
  • Combine the first five ingredients in a bowl (the mixture should be runny).
  • Spoon enough into the tins so that the bottom of each well is covered.
  • Bake for 25 minutes.
  • Remove the muffin tin from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes.
  • Turn each “cookie” upside down (the bottom will be softer than the top).
  • Press one banana chip into the softer side of each cookie.
  • Return the tin to the oven for 5 minutes.
  • Place the “cookies” on a clean plate and let cool in the refrigerator for 2 hours.

And finally, the classic Turmeric (Curcumin) horse treats can be found in my older post here

Note: When making treats, spray the cookie trays with coconut oil, but you can substitute this with any spray of your choice or grease the pans with butter.

Happy baking! 😀

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