While most horse owners know that giving their steeds too many treats in a short span of time can lead to both fat and spoiled animals, that doesn’t mean these beloved companions should be deprived of something sweet every now and then. Many often opt for just using apples or carrots (especially the ones they’re sure got left in the fridge too long for human consumption), but you can always go for something homemade. After making these pumpkin oatmeal honey cookies for your horses, you may find your own mouthwatering for them as well!
If you’re still worried about your horses and keeping their weight under control, just remember that moderation is the key—and the fact that these particularly cookies aren’t made with sugar. Instead, they are made with Manuka honey as a sugar substitute. Either way, don’t be surprised if you’re horse starts to learn what these cookies smell like and then subsequently demanding them. It can be tightrope learning how much is too much, but we trust you’ll figure out what is best for your animal. Now, if you think this is the homemade recipe for your horses, let us get started on these pumpkin oatmeal honey cookies as soon as possible!
Ingredients for Pumpkin Oatmeal Honey Cookies
- 1 can of pumpkin
- 4 cups of whole oats
- 2 cups of water
- 2 teaspoons of baking powder
- 1¾ cup of flour, whole wheat
- ½ teaspoon of nutmeg
- 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon of Manuka honey
Directions for Pumpkin Oatmeal Honey Cookies
- To begin, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit on the Bake setting.
- In a large bowl, mix together the water and the pumpkin until well blended.
- From there, add your whole wheat flour, the oats, the nutmeg, the cinnamon, and the Manuka honey to the pumpkin mixture.
- Gathering them by the spoonful, drop balls of the dough onto a baking sheet, preferably one that’s greased if it’s not a non-stick sheet.
- Bake your cookies on 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 20 minutes or till they have developed a light brown color.
- Allow the cookies time to cool down on a wire rack or a sheet of wax paper before you start feeding them to your horses. You can also store the cookies in an airtight container for up to two or three weeks.
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