February 27, 2011 § 44 Comments
is this an abuse of the blog? maybe. that said, my latest baking endeavor has involved trying to craft the perfect low-cost horse treat. do i realize that this will be of interest to exactly 1 reader of this blog? yes. but one way or the other, it IS baking, and i have posting privileges (though they may now be short-lived). and so.
1 1/4. steel cut oats
3/4 c. molasses (see note above)
1/2 c. flour
1/2 c. flaxseed
2 tsp cornstarch
1/4 c. water
apple or pear scraps, processed (skins work well), appx 1/4c. discussions have been had about using beet scraps, too.
mix molasses and oats, until oats are fully coated. gradually stir in flour, flaxseed and cornstarch until combined.
grease the hell out of a muffin tin. seriously. waaaaay more than normal. or you will end up chipping horse muffins out of the tin, and risk breaking your knife. not that i speak from experience. *ahem*.
fill muffin tins slightly halfish full (heaping teaspoon if you’re using a small muffin tin)
bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes, and err on the short side if you’re using a tiny muffin tin. watch them closely for the last bit- they will burn quickly, on accounta the high sugar content, and i assume burning is gross, even for horses.
press in chrismas peppermint candy, if you wish, and then remove from tin immediately. i put them in the fridge to cool and firm up.
they seem to be keeping pretty well out at the barn (but, then again, it’s still about fridge-temperature out there so it’s anyone’s guess how they’ll fare in the summer). More importantly, the girls love them!!
*clearly these COULD be eaten by humans. but i’ll be honest. i taste-tested out of curiosity, and not so delicious.