I saw this recipe on one of my favorite web blogs, Fresh Eggs Daily. I modified it a little bit and thought I’d add a few more herbs into to it give it that special herbal ‘boost’. It was easy to make and the girls seem to love it!
3 cups whole wheat flour
1 cups oats
1/4 cup dried nettle leaf
2 Tablespoons peanut butter
1 cup cooked pumpkin
1 Tablespoon molasses
Preheat the oven to 350.
In a large bowl, whisk together the dried ingredients; flour, oats, nettles.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the peanut butter, eggs, pumpkin and molasses.
Combine the wet ingredients together with the dry and mix well, forming into a dough. If it’s too sticky, add a little more flour. If it’s too dry, add a touch of water.
Roll out onto a floured surface to about 1/4 inch thick.
Use a cookie cutter to cut the desired shapes, and using a chopstick, poke two holes in each shape.
Bake for about 30 – 45 minutes (mine were a little thick so it took a little longer).
Once they are allowed to dry, just string a string through the holes and hang it in your coop.
It took the ladies a little while to find the treats, but once they did they seemed to like it and it was a great boredom buster for the winter, as well as using up some of my extra pumpkins!