This is a special treat recipe which took a long time to get this recipe right, and although it’s simple as all heck, trying to figure out how to make frosting, without using anything that’s dangerous for bunnies, such as sugar, milk, cream, eggs, etc, is not as easy as it sounds
But finally, after 2 weeks of research, and many, many ruined attempts, I believe we’ve created a treat that not only your bunny will love, but you’ll love it as well! It’s really good! Yes, a treat that you can share with your bunny!
Let’s get to it!
- A Banana
- An Apple
- Some Berries
- And the magical ingredient… a pack of freeze-dried bananas! You’ll only need half.
Step 1: Make Banana Powder
Take half a pack of the freeze-dried bananas and turn them into fine powder. The finer, the better. Now, a few notes……
Make sure you get real freeze-dried bananas. On the package, it should say 100% Bananas, or nothing added, or no sugar added, and in the ingredients, there should only be one: bananas.
This is important, we need real freeze-dried bananas, not some sugar laced candy monstrosity.
I use a coffee grinder for all my bunny-related recipes. But if you don’t have one, put them in a Ziploc bag, and whack ‘em with something until they’re dust!
Make sure that whatever you’re using, and your hands, are dry! Dry, dry, dry. Remember, there’s no water in these, so given a chance, they’ll absorb moisture like crazy! You need them dry as a bone to make the powder.
Step 2: Sift the Powder
You don’t absolutely need to do this, but it helps make the frosting smoother. Put a bowl under a strainer, put the powder in the strainer, tap the strainer. Et voilà!
Step 3: Cut the Apple
Cut the sides of the apple so you get 2 round disks. Then cut the rest. The round bits are for the bunny cake, the rest is for you. Apples are good for you, have some!
Then, slice the round top, and cut them into little pucks. These will be the base for our ‘cake’.
Step 4: Cut the Banana
Cut three pieces of Banana and stack them like in the picture above.
Cover with the other piece of apple.
Carefully trim the edges.
Step 5: Make the Frosting
Now, this is the tricky part. See that rather large pile of freeze-dried banana powder? That’s about half a pack’s worth. You only need 2 raspberries for that amount!
Getting the proportions right for this is tricky. So, if in doubt, start with one, and add another if necessary. As I mentioned, there’s no moisture in the freeze-dried bananas, so they’ll absorb liquid like crazy!
Take a spoon, and using the back, squish the raspberries into the powder, over and over, and over again. It will make a really sticky paste.
Step 6: Put the Frosting on the Cake
Put a clump of the sticky frosting on the cake, and using your fingers, yes, your fingers, spread it around the cake! You could use something else, but I found that fingers are the best for this. It’s really sticky stuff!
Step 7: Decorate!
This part is up to you! Use your imagination! Sprinkle some of the larger bits of freeze-dried banana left over from the sifting process, add some little carrot bits in-lieu of candles, and there you have it!