Dehydrated Banana Flax Snacks Horse Treats
Naturally sweet horse treat recipe
Banana flax horse treats are a great simple snack to make in the dehydrator for the horse with a bit of a sweet tooth.
I don’t know about you but I would way rather give my horse treats made from real foods. It can be tough sometimes though with picky eaters. For those that have horses that are accustomed to eating sugar cubes and peppermint candies, it can be pretty hard to compete with basic grain-based treats. I can say these treats are very sweet and many of the picky eaters I have tested them on really liked them.
There are a couple of things that make them so tasty + healthy. 1. Bananas are awesome for digestion and are full of potassium and magnesium. 2. they have the fiber, selenium, vitamin e, and omega 3 benefits of flax and chia seeds. 3. They are sweetened with coconut syrup to make them super tasty without the sugar high, plus it has all the essential amino acids. Coconut syrup is an awesome thing to have around for other types of baking as well. It tastes similar to maple syrup and can easily replace just about any type of honey or syrup in recipes. If you are looking for high-quality chia seeds* you can find them here.
After coating the banana slices in seeds they can get spread out on a drying sheet and let the dehydrator work its magic.
I taste tested a couple of these banana flax horse treats myself and they were really good. We'll see how many of them actually make it to the barn.
Banana Flax Snacks
2 medium bananas peeled and sliced
2 tablespoons of coconut syrup
1 teaspoon water
1 tablespoon flax seeds
1 tablespoon chia seeds*
Cut the bananas into thin 1/4″ slices. Then mix the coconut syrup with water. Placed sliced bananas in the syrup. In another bowl mix flax and chia seeds together. Coat banana slices with seeds and place them on a drying mat. turmeric, and salt together on a small plate. Drop the apple slices into the mixture one at a time. Dust off any extra spices so they a lightly coated. Place the slices on your dehydrator tray spaced out with a bit of breathing room between them. Dehydrate at 135 degrees for ten hours.
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This recipe makes about one tray in the dehydrator so if you want to make more simply double or triple the recipe. Sometimes I use a whole small pineapple and a pound of carrots. It’s also fun to use colored carrots and make batches of red, purple, orange, and yellow treats. If you end up with a big batch these they are fun ones to give away because they look pretty cool stacked up in mason jars. Or it works great to make a small batch and mix and match your other trays with these other recipes.
If you’re feeling a little lost on what food dehydrator to use you can check out more details here.