Horse Treats: Oatmeal Carrot Crunchies

Reward the good horses and ponies in your life with this recipe you can make at home.



Make these homemade horse treats for your favorite equine by following the recipe below. All you’ll need is a mixing bowl, a cookie sheet, an oven and the ingredients below: 

Oatmeal Carrot Crunchies

  • 1 cup dry oatmeal
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cut chopped carrots
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup molasses

Oatmeal Carrot CrunchiesPreheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

  1. Chop the carrots.
  2. Mix in the oatmeal, salt flour and sugar.
  3. Mix in the chopped carrots.
  4. Stir in two teaspoons of vegetable oil.
  5. Pour in the molasses.
  6. Stir until everything is mixed together.
  7. Form into small balls and place on a greased cookie sheet.
  8. Put in the oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

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  1. I made these a few days ago and the horses loved them! Good cookies. Me and my coach gave them a shot as well, and I must say, tasty. Oh to see Filly’s face as we ate her cookies in front of her 😛 adorable.
    Thanks for the recipe.

  2. Oatmeal Carrot Crunchies were so easy to make. I doubled the recipe on my first try and took them to the barn last night. The horses LOVED them. I plan on making a triple batch this weekend.
    I currently don’t own a horse but I have one on a 2 week trial. I’m happy to say that he loved these cookies too!

  3. My daughter made the recipe and was eating it before it was baked. She really liked it. Now we will head to the barn and see if the horses like it as much.

  4. My horse loved the cookies, he chased us all around trying to take the empty bowl away from us. Guess what? the dogs loved them too.
    Every one at the barn wants the recipe.
    I did need to add a little water to make them stick together.

  5. The horses at my barn LOVED these! I found the cookies stuck together better when you shredded the carrots with a cheese grater rather than just chopping them.

  6. The horses at our barn could not get enough of these treats. I also used the shredded carrots they seem to work better, and I also had to add a few teaspoons of water. My horses LOVE the treats

  7. Great article! These treats look delicious and healthy too, plus it’s using basic ingredients that aren’t hard to find. Thanks!

  8. THESE ARE THE BEST!! my horses and ponies absolutley LOVED them and they were sooo easy to make!! THIS IS A MUST MAKE! and it was fun to make too

  9. I just made these treats the other day and my pony loves ’em! In fact, when I let her out to pasture all the other horses were sniffing her muzzle! lol

  10. Amazing treats my 3 drafts and 1 pony all love them, I did however use a little more oil than it said to get them to stick together better!

  11. Purina quit making the carrot and oat treats and on Amazon, the seller wanted too shipping so this sounds even better and no preservatives! Thanks for sharing!??

  12. If you are worried about flour, just take some dry oatmeal and run it through a food processor… VOILA! instant flour! I do it this way so I don’t have to use processed junk in my horse treats! It works great!

  13. Made them today and they came out great!
    Horses loved them.
    I just used extra oats to bind and not flour and they came out great!
    Thanks for the receipe

  14. Made them as a Christmas treat for the donkeys and Tia the pony – they went down incredibly well! They were great for hiding Tia’s pills in. Bart the donkey really enjoyed as seen by him constantly sticking his tongue out and licking his lips as he savoured every bite. I’ll certainly make more for special occasions


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