Party Pancakes

windstar plate

Windstar loves his birthday pancakes!

Party Pancakes are a tasty way to treat your horse without feeding him grains or sugars. While the recipe calls for pan searing the pancakes, there is nothing in the recipe that actually requires cooking – you can feed it raw!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup ground flaxseed meal
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, powdered
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie filling!)
  • 1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds (shelled)

In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients until it becomes a creamy mixture. As the flax absorbs the water, it will become sticky and gooey.

Using a medium size skillet, melt 1/2 teaspoon of coconut or olive oil over medium-low heat.

Drop a scoop of pancake mixture into the skillet and flatten with the back of your spoon. Cook on medium-low for four minutes on each side. The sole purpose of this step is to form a crispy crust so the pancake retains its shape.

Set the pancakes on a plate and allow to cool thoroughly.

pony pancakes in pan

finished pancakesThis recipe makes six pancakes approximately 4″ in diameter.

If you want to serve the “batter” raw, I would suggest adding more raw sunflower seeds as the texture is very sticky! This is actually a benefit of using flax seeds as they absorb moisture and help to lubricate your horse’s gut and intestines.

The sunflower seeds in this recipe can be substituted with other seeds such as pumpkin or sesame seeds. The pumpkin puree might be able to be swapped out with unsweetened applesauce but I have not tried that combination yet.

Feeding the Pancakes

Only feed the pancakes once they are completely cooled.

These pancakes have a sticky texture. If your horse is not used to the texture, he may spit the pancake out at first. Keep trying, tearing the pancake into small pieces. If he refuses to eat the pancakes, add it to his feed mix – he may just prefer a drier texture.

In any case, just have fun feeding your horse whole food pancakes!

belle pancakes

Belle is happy with her birthday pancakes.

connie pancakes

Connie likes the flax pancakes.

sara pancakes

Sara tries some of Belle’s birthday pancakes and LOVES them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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