Birdie Pumpkin Bread
1 can of organic pumpkin or sweet potato puree (15 oz)
4 oz yogurt
1/2 cup applesauce (instead of oil)
Some ground flax seed
1 whole egg (including shell)
1/4 cup of mango or carrot juice
2+ tablespoon quinoa
Mixed un-sulphured dried fruits and raw sunflower seeds
About 2 cups Arrowhead Mills Organic Cornbread mix-enough to make a stiff batter
Extra Nutrition: If you have a juicer, add the pulp from carrots or other great veggies.
Other items can be added, just adjust texture using more mix or liquid.
Almond Milk is just as good as mango juice.
Bake about 30 minutes @ 375 degrees
Freeze in sections; keep 2-3 days worth fresh.
(Great for Larger Birds)
3 eggs with shell
1/4 lb. fried hamburger
2 cups cooked beans (see bean mix below)
1 6oz jar baby food
3/4 cup honey or course brown sugar
3/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup powdered soy milk
1 cup corn meal
3/4 cup shredded carrots
2 cups oatmeal or wheat flakes
1/2 cup oat or wheat bran
2 tablespoons wheat germ oil
Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
Mix everything together and divide into 2 greased loaf pans.
Bake for 30 to 45 minutes, or until top of bread is light brown.
One 8 1/2 oz. box Corn Bread Mix
2 eggs and shells
1 c. Sun Maid Fruit Bits
4 scoops soy based baby formula
2 c. shredded spinach
Water (enough to make a cake-like consistency)
Grease baking dish and bake at 300 degrees until toothpick comes out clean, about 35-40 minutes.
Cool and cut into one-inch cubes.
3/4 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cups Quaker oats
1/2 cup combined chopped holiday fruit and nuts and coconut mixture.....I make my own. (you could use Hagen's Gourmet mix....it would do nicely.)
1/2 cup unsweetened natural applesauce
1/3 cup dark molasses
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1 teaspoon vanilla 1 egg.
Mix it all up & roll into balls (about the size of large walnuts).
Pam the cookie sheet & bake at 325 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes.
Homemade Soak and Simmer
2 parts whole corn (same corn as above will do)
1 part whole green peas (use split peas if you can't find them)
1 part whole wheat berries (look in the health food section at Raley's or any health food store)
1 part pinto beans.
Mix all of above ingredients and let it soak in room temperature water for about 8 hours or overnight.
Soaking will let the mix begin to germinate.
Then simmer it for 30 minutes to an hour until the beans and corn are cooked through but not mushy.
This recipe can be found at www.ruffledfeathersaviary.com/recipes.htm
Linda's Homemade Avicakes
Mix even amounts like the following:
2 cups crushed cereal like cheerios or shredded wheat
2 cups crushed pellets or instant oatmeal cereal
2 cups assorted seeds
Add about 1 to 1 1/4 cups of honey
Stir till mixture is wet but not dripping
You may need to adjust the honey. You can also use corn syrup if you donít like the honey.
Pour it onto a cookie sheet and spread it out.
Bake at very low... like 200 to 225 for about 40 to 45 minutes.
Half way through cooking I usually score them; it makes it easier to cut them when done.
You can also shape these around Popsicle sticks with a hole drilled at one end for a hanging treat in the cage.
Cut several types of fresh fruits, any combination, diced into pieces.
Puree fruits in blender or food processor until smooth and mixed.
Pour into ice cube trays, and freeze until solid.
Keep frozen, stored in freezer containers or plastic bags.
To serve, remove 1-cubes per bird, thaw slightly.
Some of my birds actually seem to prefer the frozen fruit, especially in summer!
Take any inexpensive commercial cornbread mix.
To it, add a variety of veggies, fruits, beans, rice, etc.
Don't add so much stuff that the bread cannot stick together.
Cook in small loaf tins or mini-muffin tins according to box directions.
Note: To make eating more interesting, leave the muffin papers on when you give the muffins to your birds.
This way, they have to peel the paper off before eating! Don't let your bird play with foil muffin papers!