Hello all! As promised, here is the recipe for bunny cookies! My two get one for bed time as an added incentive to hop into their bunny condo for night-night time.
1 29 oz can of pure pumpkin (not pie filling, it has spices)
1 or 2 bananas, mashed whatever size you have (Make sure they are at perfect ripeness ie a tad green, not beyond or it will cause stomach upset & diarrhea.)
2 tablespoons honey - you can omit this if you wish
1/2 cup quick oats
7 cups oat flour
2 jelly roll pans or cookie sheets
Combine, pumpkin, mashed banana, honey and oats, mix well. Slowly add flour cup by cup (you're looking to make this dough a pizza dough consistency) until ready to roll out onto a floured surface and knead for about 5 min or until elastic. Split dough in half. Roll each out to be about 1/4 inch thick, sprinkle bottom of pans with quick oats, then transfer dough to pan and press to adjust to size of pan. Cut into 1 inch squares with a pizza cutter or knife. Repeat for other half of dough. Bake at 275 degrees Fahrenheit until golden brown and dry (about 2 hours, maybe longer), but not burnt on the bottom. You'll want them to be good and dry. It may take longer where you live depending on humidity.
Store extras in the freezer and thaw a bunch as needed. This batch makes enough for several months. These cookies should be given sparingly (one per day for large bunnies - 7 pounds or more and 1/2 of a cookie for smaller breeds) as they can be fattening and you don't want your bunny to have too much. You may want to cut them in smaller squares, bear in mind they shrink after baking. I use oat flour instead of wheat as I think it is a more digestible grain and easier on bunny tummies. I buy my flour and oats from my local health food store as they sell it cheaply in re-packaged plastic bags in the refrigerator section. Some stores sell it in bulk too. Of course you can shape them however, just be sure to keep the portion right for your bunny. = : )