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Horse-Friendly Halloween Treat Recipes

No tricks here, just treats!

October 26, 2016

Halloween treats aren’t just for the kiddos! These horse-friendly halloween treat recipes are easy to make and your horse will love them! With delicious apples, pumpkins, and other horsey favorites coming into season it’s the perfect time to make some homemade horse treats for your furry friend. We’ve got 6 of our favorite fall inspired recipes for you! Check it out!

If you’re worried about feeding your horse pumpkin check out this article here to ease your mind.

1. Pumpkin Cubes

Ingredients:

1 small pumpkin
1tbsp cinnamon
18oz jar of oats
1/4 cup molasses
1/2 cup brown sugar

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 400.
  • Cut pumpkin (w/o string, seeds, or rind) into cubes.
  • Put pumpkin into large saucepan w/ enough water to cover bottom of pan.
  • Sprinkle cinnamon on top.
  • Let cook on medium for 45 minutes or until mushy. stir frequently. let cool.
  • In large mixing bowl (you may need two), mix oats, brown sugar, molasses, and pumpkin mix.
  • Roll into small balls and place on cookie sheet. if not thick enough, add molasses.
  • Put in oven for 12-15 minutes.
  • Let cool.
  • Freeze extras so you have some for later!

Recipe courtesy Horseluvr287 on horseforum.com

2. Fall Pumpkin Cinnamon Horse Cookies

Ingredients:

1/2 can of pumpkin
1 tbsp cinnamon
2 1/4 cups of oats
1/4 cup of molasses
1/2 cup of brown sugar

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees, and grease a cookie sheet or two, if you need to. Most of them these days are nonstick. (I sound like I’ve been alive forever)
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine oats, brown sugar, molasses, and pumpkin. Mix until blended.
  • Roll into small balls with your hands.  I recommend about 1″ in diameter balls for some normal-sized treats.  As you go, place these balls on the cookie sheets.
  • They do not rise or spread or anything, so you can place them as close to each other as 1 1/2 inches or so…
    ** If you’re making your treat balls, and they seem to be falling apart a bit, you can always add more molasses to thicken the ‘batter’.
  • Place into the oven, and let bake for 12-15 minutes, depending on your oven.
  • Pull them out of the oven. They should be a bit dried out, but still a teeny bit squishy when you poke them a bit. They should not be crunchy.
  • Before they cool and before you remove them from the cookie sheet, sprinkle the tops of them evenly with the cinnamon.

Recipe courtesy The Horse Junkie

3. Pumpkin Oatmeal Horse Cookies

Ingredients:

4 cups whole oats
1 can pumpkin
2 cups water
2 tsp baking powder
1 ¾ cup whole wheat flour
2 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg
1 tbsp honey or molasses (optional)

Directions:

  • Mix the pumpkin and water together well.
  • Add the flour, oats, and spices.
  • Add the optional honey or molasses.
  • Drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto a greased cookie sheet
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until done.

Recipe courtesy Mother Earth News

4. Halloween Horsey Treats

Ingredients:

1 small pumpkin
Chopped apples, carrots, pears, and any other horse-friendly fruits

Directions:

  • Get a small pumpkin and remove all of the insides being careful to get all of the seeds.
  • Then fill it with a mixture of sliced apples, carrots, grain and whatever other kind of fruit you have on hand.
  • Put the top back on it and give each horse their pumpkin.

They have fun squishing the pumpkin to get the treats out and enjoy eating the pumpkin!

5. Easy Crunchy Pumpkin Apple Cookies

Ingredients:

1/2 c pure unseasoned pumpkin (canned or pureed)
1/2 c unsweetened applesauce
1 egg
1 1/4 c water
1 cup steel-cut oatmeal
4 cups green pea flour (or other suitable flour substitute)
1 tsp of Calcium Montmorillonite Clay
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Directions:

  • Bowl 1 – Thoroughly mix dry ingredients together.
  • Bowl 2 – Thoroughly mix wet ingredients together.
  • Add Bowl 1 to bowl 2 and mix well.
  • Knead on floured surface.
  • Roll out to 1/2″ and cut into adorable shapes with cookie cutters.
  • Bake at 325F for about one hour or until they reach desired hardness.

Note:  If dough is too sticky, add flour.

Recipe courtesy allnaturalpetcare.com

6. Homemade Pumpkin Horse Treat Recipe

Photo courtesy, Leslie Potter

Ingredients:

  • 1 small pumpkin – already baked with flesh removed
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg (optional)
  • 18 oz oats
  • ¼ cup molasses (other options include honey or applesauce)
  • ½ cup brown sugar

Directions:

  • Mix the pumpkin flesh with the other ingredients in a large bowl
  • Spoon out in evenly sized balls on a cookie sheet.
  • If the mixture is too runny, add more molasses for binding.
  • Bake 12 to 15 minutes at 375°F.

Recipe courtesy horsechannel.com

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