Alfalfa has been recognized as a premium (yet affordable) food for horses for generations.  It’s an excellent source of Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Beta Carotene.  Thanks to today’s efficient drying methods, your horses can enjoy the benefits of alfalfa all year long.  Natural supplements round out the nutritional profile of these holistic horse muffins.

Apple & Alfalfa Muffins

© Formulated by Melody McKinnon exclusively for

1 cup oat bran
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup organic alfalfa leaf
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Gris Sea Salt (fine)
3 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Calcium Montmorillonite Clay or other natural mineral supplement
2 TBSP Powdered Seaweed/Algae
1 cup Apple Sauce
1 egg
2/3 cup Milk

  1. Preheat oven:  400F
  2. Bowl 1:  Mix dry ingredients together.
  3. Bowl 2:  Mix wet ingredients together.
  4. Pour bowl 2 into bowl 1 and mix until moist.
  5. Spoon into muffin tins lined with baking cups or use large silicone baking cups for those who eat like a horse ;-).
  6. Bake for 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

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17 thoughts on “Horse Treat Recipe: Apple and Alfalfa Muffins ©

  1. I’m going to dry & grind up some of this year’s alfalfa crop to use in recipes. Thanks so much for the idea!! I’d do anything for my horses, we have 7 and I adore every one of them!!

  2. Had to order the alfalfa & added some leftover broccoli. Both horses liked them and I’ll make the recipe again……maybe with dandelion greens next time.

  3. I laughed when the wife started making treats for animals around the farm but I can’t argue with her nutrition logic. “They’re really not treats at all but supplements that are especially important in the winter months when their diet is limited.” When she’s right, she’s right.

  4. I love the idea of using alfalfa in horse treats. I believe I’ll try it in other recipes too. Thanks for the idea.

  5. Our horses adore apples and I just know they’ll love these muffin treats — thanks!

  6. I’m so happy to hear that you’ve all found this recipe useful, and even more happy that your horses are loving the muffins. They’re very lucky horses to have caregivers who take the time to bake healthy treats for them. 🙂 If anyone has pictures, we’d love to see them!

  7. We’ve had horses for years but only recently began exploring natural diets and other natural horse care. Your recipe is very helpful, thanks.

  8. OMG I thought I was going to lose a hand when she grabbed her muffin! She just loves them and it makes me feel good to feed her healthy treats.

  9. This was precisely the answers I’d been searching for. Amazing blog. Incredibly inspirational! Your posts are so helpful and detailed. The links you feature are also very useful too. Thanks a lot 🙂

  10. This is one of the first really healthy recipes I’ve found for my horses and they love them. I hope you will formulate more for horses and other “farm animals”.

  11. I didn’t know you could buy alfalfa like that! Some is on the way to me as we speak. The horses are going to love these muffins!!!!!

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