These treats are moist and soft and small, which makes them a great treat for hiding pills/medication in. They’re also shelf-stable ingredients, so you can keep a batch at the barn.
3 cups bran
1 cup sweet feed
1 cup quaker oats
1 cup flax seed
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon salt
4 large carrots, chopped
1 cup molasses
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup applesauce
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees and grease mini muffin tins.
- Chop your carrots. You can also shred them or buy pre-shredded carrots.
- Spray your measuring cup with oil before you measure your molasses to help it flow out of the cup instead of sticking.
- Mix your wet ingredients in your stand mixer.
- Mix your dry ingredients in a separate bowl.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix well.
- Spoon your mixture into your mini muffin pans.
- The mixture will not rise so you can fill each muffin bowl to even.
- Bake for 1 hour. Keep a close eye on them as they can burn. Let cool in the muffin tin for a few minutes before you turn out onto a cooling rack to completely cool.
Store in a sealed container. Makes about 3 dozen.
and now i'm hungry. lol
Oooh, great tutorial! I'll have to put these on my list of things to do.
I'd take the sweet feed out if you want to eat them yourself.
they're super easy.
Ooo those look good! Definitely a fun winter project. I love that they're okay to leave at the barn, I always resist baking horse treats because of the fear that they will go bad.
I made some similar to these last winter and Bobby absolutely went crazy for them. I like the idea of the mini muffin cups. Definitely doing that next time!
They won't last forever as they don't have preservatives. But they'll last a month or two so long as sealed.
Yes they love them. Like horse crack.