I ordered a jumbo-sized bucket of Uncle Jimmy’s Squeezy Buns, Moe’s favorite treat, less than a month ago. Fatty Lumpkin does a fair amount of shameless mugging for them, and I frequently oblige him. (Stood still for grooming? Have a treat. Picked up all four hooves? Have a treat. Looked cute? Have a treat.) Uncle Jimmy does not sell his Squeezy Buns for cheap; at the rate I’m going through them, I’ll be spending more on horse treats than my own food soon.
Since I’m unemployed and enjoy cooking, I decided to mix up some homemade horse treats to supplement Moe’s Squeezy Bun habit. The result? A moist, chewy treat that’s easy to make and requires only a few ingredients!
To make your own horse treats, you’ll need:
- 1 apple
- 2 carrots
- 2.5 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup honey
- 1 tbsp. vegetable oil (plus more for greasing muffin tin)
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
- Line a muffin tin with silicon or paper liners, or grease well with vegetable oil.
- Shred or grate the apple and carrots. I used my mini food processor, but you can grate them by hand, too.
- Combine shredded apple, carrots, oats, honey, and oil in a large bowl and mix thoroughly.
- Form into balls about 1.5″ in diameter (slightly bigger than a golf ball) and place in lined/greased muffin tin and bake for 45 minutes, until firm.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool; treats can be refrigerated to speed cooling.