Consider me a crazy pet owner, but I love to make special treats for my 4-legged friends. I usually like to whip up carrot cupcakes for Justin’s birthday or make some bacon treats for Darcy’s birthday. This week I made some “just because” treats for Justin. They were incredibly easy to make and they used pantry staples. They smelled so good that when Kevin walked in the kitchen, he thought I was making cookies for us!
Justin, and the other horses at the barn, gobbled these up! If you have a favorite horse or pony, you can bake these treats for them in about 30 minutes!
Carrot Horse Treat Recipe
– 2 cups grated carrots (about 4 large carrots)
– 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
– 1/4 cup molasses
– 1 teaspoon salt
– 1 cup oats
– 1 cup flour
– optional: 1/2 cup of your horses’s feed or a sweet feed
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl mix together the carrots, oil, and molasses until combined. I used my stand mixer to mix everything. Add the salt, oats, flour and optional feed and stir until it’s combined. It will be a sticky, dough-like consistency. Form into small 1″ size balls with your hands, or use a small metal scoop like I did. Place them on a parchment or sil-pat lined baking sheet and bake for about 20-25 minutes, or until they are golden.