It’s snowing. Weather like this keeps me out of the office, off the road, and away from the barn. But like many horse lovers, it doesn’t keep me from thinking of my four-legged friend.
I created a new recipe for my first-ever batch of homemade horse treats: Carrot-Oat-Banana “COB” Cookies.
Horses get the bulk of potassium in their diet from forage. With the icy weather lately, my mare has been in her stall for a few days straight. This interrupts her normal grazing pattern. Bananas are a good source of dietary potassium. As with any treats, these are best in moderation. Cob cookies are a good option without too much sugar.
- 1 large carrot, shredded
- 1/2 c unbleached bread flour
- 1/4 c steel-cut oats
- 3 tbsp molasses
- 1/4 c water
- dried banana chips
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease a non-stick muffin tin. Combine the first five ingredients in a bowl. The mixture should be runny. Spoon enough into the tins so that the bottom of each well is covered. Bake for 25 minutes. Remove the muffin tin from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. Turn each “cookie” upside down. The bottom will be softer than the top. Press one banana chip into the softer side of each cookie. Return the tin to the oven for 5 minutes. Place the “cookies” on a clean plate and let cool in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
Cob Cookies. Mare-tested. Capital Cowgirl-approved.
Oh… My… Gosh!!! I love this and definitely will make this for the girls, definitely one of their Christmas presents, thanks for posting 🙂
I’m so glad you found it useful! Happy baking, and let me know how they turn out for you.
The horses all think so too. I gave a few to this rescue gelding and a horse I’m helping a friend rehabilitate today and they both loved them! I’m thinking of adding some cinnamon to the next batch. Hope you’ll try them.
Yes I think I will try them this weekend!
just curious…these look beautiful. How do they taste to humans? Clearly the carrots and oats and bananas are all high in fiber and palatable with plenty of minerals and essential vitamins like B6. i would be inclined to make a batch for human consumption!!!
I did not try them! Though they looked tasty, molasses is a very strong flavor. Maybe I will sneak a bite of the next batch.
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