Homemade No-Bake Treats for Rabbits (apple and banana flavor)

homemade no-bake apple treats for rabbits

Homemade no-bake rabbit treats are a healthy and easy-to-make snack for your bunny. The main ingredients in this recipe are apple and banana, but you can easily replace them with whatever fruits or vegetables your rabbit likes best.

These treats combine the natural sweetness and vitamins from the fruits with the dietary fiber and nutrients from your rabbit’s regular high-quality pellet food, offering a healthy alternative to store-bought treats. They are also super simple to prepare, requiring only the mashing and mixing of the ingredients, and they don’t need any cooking.

ingredients for no-bake recipe

How to make apple balls


  • 2 medium apples
  • ½ a cup Leafy lettuce
  • 1 Banana
  • ¾  cup rabbit pellet dry food
  • ¼ cups of oatmeal oats 

To get started, prepare your dough for the apple balls. Peel your apples and puree them in a blender along with your lettuce and banana. Then grind your pellets into a dust and combine them with your fruit mixture to create a moldable dough. Add just a little bit of water to keep the dough from becoming brittle, or add more pellet dust if the mixture is too watery.

Next, grind up your oats to create a dusting for your apple balls. Keep the oat dust in a separate bowl. Prepare a tray for your apple balls and begin assembling. Roll the fruit-pellet dough into small balls about ½ an inch in diameter. Then roll each ball in the oat dust to form a coating before placing on the prepared tray. Once your apple balls are formed, place the tray in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to allow them to set. 

Give your rabbit only 1 or 2 of these treats per day and keep the rest refrigerated. They will spoil if you leave them out on the counter. If you want these treats to last longer than 2 weeks, keep them in the freezer instead of the refrigerator.

blending the fresh ingredients together
Blend the apple, banana, and lettuce together
mixing the apple mixture with the pulverized pellets
Combine the apple mixture with the pulverized pellets
apple rolls



  • 2 medium apples
  • ½ a cup Leafy lettuce
  • 1 Banana
  • ¾  cup rabbit pellet dry food
  • ¼ cups of oatmeal oats 

Yield: 24-30

Time: 1 hour

  1. Peel the apples and discard the peels. This is optional, but the texture of the final treats will be slightly off if you don’t peel the apples first.
  2. Puree the apples, lettuce and bananas together in a blender.
  3. Grind the pellets into a dust and combine the fruit mixture with the pellet dust. You can also just use the pellet dust that you find at the bottom of the bag.
  4. Grind the oats until they are small flakes and keep them in a separate bowl.
  5. With your hands, mold the fruit mixture into small balls. Then roll each ball in the oats to coat them with the oat flakes.
  6. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
rabbit eating an apple treat ball

Other considerations for this recipe

  • Always wash vegetables and appliances before using them for rabbit treats. You don’t want to contaminate the rabbit treats with people food accidentally.
  • Other fruits and vegetables can be added and replaced in these recipes. You don’t have to use the fruits and vegetables that I use. If your rabbit prefers different foods, simply add them in or make the substitution.
  • Store homemade treats in the refrigerator or the freezer. These treats will only last 1-2 weeks in the refrigerator. If you are making them in bulk, you’ll want to keep extras in the freezer.
  • Grind pellets and oatmeal with a blender. You can use whatever kitchen equipment you have to grind up the pellets and oatmeal in these recipes, but the fastest way to pulverize them will be to use a blender or food processor. 

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Amy Pratt is a lifelong rabbit owner who has been specializing with rabbits at the Humane Rescue Alliance. She helps to socialize the rabbits and educate volunteers on the care and behavior of these small mammals.

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