DIY: How to Make Pumpkin Horse Treats

DIY How to make pumpkin horse treats recipe

These pumpkin horse treats are amazing. My horses were begging for them. Even Eugene who won’t eat apples and examines every new treat with a hefty does of skepticism gobbled these up.



1½ cups oat bran
½ cup sweet feed
½ cup quaker oats
½ cup sprouted pumpkin seeds, chopped
¼ cup all-purpose flour
½ tablespoon salt
2 large carrots, chopped
½ cup molasses
¼ cup brown sugar
½ cup canned pumpkin
1 bag of pumpkin mellowcreme candies


      1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees and grease mini muffin tins.
      2. Chop your pumpkin seeds and carrots. You can also buy pre-shredded carrots.
      3. Mix your dry ingredients in your stand mixer.
      4. Add the wet ingredients and mix.pumpkinhorsetreatswet
      5. Spoon your mixture into your mini muffin pans. The mixture will not rise so you can fill each muffin bowl to even. pumpkinhorsetreatsfilled
      6. Push a pumpkin candy into the center of each muffin and pull it back out leaving an indentation. Use one candy to do all of the muffins. pumpkinhorsetreatsindents
      7. Bake for 50 minutes. Remove from the oven and add the pumpkins into the indentations.pumpkinhorsetreatswithcandy
      8. Bake for 5 more minutes. Then let cool in the muffin tin for 10+ minutes before you turn them out of the tins onto a cooling rack to completely cool.
      9. The candies will be melted enough to make them combine with the treats. If you try to add them after baking, they just fall out. Store in a sealed container. Makes about 3 dozen.

DIY How to make pumpkin horse treats recipe


14 thoughts on “DIY: How to Make Pumpkin Horse Treats

  1. EquiNovice

    Definitely making these next weekend! Harley will love these and my friend’s pony’s favorite treat is candy corn so he will enjoy them too. Thanks for posting the recipe!

    1. Olivia Post author

      I read that you can give them a whole (very small) pumpkin and they can eat it seeds and all. Some people tie them up like those horse treats balls so they’re a treat and a toy. I have never actually tried this though.

    1. Olivia Post author

      They’re really easy. Even if they don’t look perfect, your horses will like them. Mine loved the rejects just as much as the final versions.

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