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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > DIET & CARE > Recipe for Bunny Cookies
Last Post by Sarita at 8/05/2013 8:13 AM (16 Replies)
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User is Offline HoppyBunny
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6/13/2006 2:59 PM

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.

Bunny Cookies

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. = : )

User is Offline Darcy Parrish
Vancouver, BC
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6/14/2006 4:05 PM
Bunny cookies??!!!! YUM!

I'll have to try that for my buns! thanks

User is Offline BB
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6/14/2006 7:53 PM
Those are great. I am going to make some this weekend!   Thanks!

User is Offline Gravehearted
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6/14/2006 9:31 PM
ooo I am going to have to make them too :-)  thanks for sharing!
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User is Offline HoppyBunny
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6/16/2006 5:21 PM
You're welcome, my two love them almost as much as banana!

User is Offline Lpuff
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7/28/2006 8:37 AM
I have to make them for my bunny Orange Juice she needs a little pick me up. They sound so good I think Orange Juice will love them.

User is Offline BB
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7/30/2006 7:58 PM
Let us know how she likes 'em!  Or even better yet, take some pictures and show us.

User is Offline Stacey
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8/31/2006 9:27 PM
i'll have to try them

User is Offline Hedi
Dayton, OH
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10/17/2008 6:34 PM
Can people eat these cookies? I mean are they tasty at all?

I was nosing thru the new Bunny Smaks cookies people are carrying and the Pumpkin ones use Rye flour. So I bought some and thought I would use this in place of the oat flour.

I found a website that sells mini cookie cutters and bought a mini bunny and mini carrot to shape these cookies.

I know I know--- I have too much time on my hands lol
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User is Offline BB
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10/18/2008 12:52 AM
I actually tasted the bunny smak cookies. HAHA. Sort of cardboardish, but my bunnies love them!

User is Offline bunnytowne
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10/18/2008 5:43 AM

Hmm I have to try that. I have a pumpkin sitting around and some bananas. Some oats too. Sounds like something to do sunday.


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User is Offline Scarlet_Rose
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10/19/2008 8:03 AM
I saw this and got a huge smile on my face. I brought a batch of these cookies (yes, I was hoppybunny in a former incarnation here on BB) to my bunny sitter and she left them on the counter and her kids saw them and thought that they were a snack. They commented to her how good they were, but could have used some salt. LOL I am also grinning because I've made 6 batches of cookies in the past 2 days for my local HRS to sell. I'm their "official" bunny cookie person. However their recipe is different:

2 cups of whole wheat flour
2 cups of rolled oats
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup of applesauce, crushed pineapple, pumpkin, banana, pretty much any bunny-safe fruit or squash.
about 1/2 cup of water

For this recipe I use all organic items as the members and the manager really prefer it.

User is Offline kralspace
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10/19/2008 10:02 AM
ok, I have to show my cooking ignorance. Are rolled oats the same as oatmeal? Like Quaker oats?

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User is Offline Princess*Smudge
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10/19/2008 12:39 PM
Well i decided to give Scarlet Rose's recipe a shot because I had some unsweetened natural applesauce around and the cookies were a hit! After a few intial minutes of "What the heck is this?" she tried a nibble and then proceeded to devour the little cookie!

User is Offline Scarlet_Rose
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10/19/2008 2:25 PM

Woohoo Samantha!  I'm glad they were a hit! A hint about the pumpkin though, lots of rabbits don't like them, I add banana to the mix and they are a big hit.

Kralspace - Rolled oats are different from quick oats and aren't processed as much and from what I was told are better for your rabbit (I have no idea if that is true or not - if they are better for your rabbit). Although I have to say that I've used the quick oats and they were just fine and I didn't see my rabbits suffering anything for the worse from it.  I have to add that my mom was the same way with the smoke alarm.  The trick here is 350 degrees for 20 minutes to brown then cut it back to 200-250 for several hours until dry.

User is Offline Trishh
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8/05/2013 8:10 AM
Ill have to try this for my new bunny! Im sure he'll like them, i hope atleast.
Is there a way to cut down the amount of ingredients to make a SMALL batch of these?

User is Offline Sarita
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8/05/2013 8:13 AM
Hi Trishh - this topic is from 2008 - we ask that members do not respond to old posts as it is confusing. I am going to lock this post.
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