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Applesauce Cookie Bars

Posted by: Cindy Cook - cinderella@accessunited.com - April 8, 2001

*Note: This is high in vitamin A, calcium and iron.
4 Boxes Jiffy Cornbread Mix
3 bottles baby food banana/yogurt juice
1 jar baby food mango dessert
1 jar baby food sweet potatoes
1 jar baby food squash
2 jar baby food macaroni & cheese
1 jar baby food oatmeal & apples cereal
1 jar baby food diced apples
1 jar baby food carrots
1 egg w/shell crushed
4 jars baby food applesauce

Mix well and pour into pan. Bake on 350* until done. Makes (3) 8" x 11" pans. Cut into long strips and top with applesauce. Thaw as needed. Birds cannot resist this!


Beakers Best Birdie Pizza

Posted by: Beakers Best Birdie Recipes - beakers@probe.net - May 8, 1996

1 ready made pizza crust or use your own recipe eliminating the salt
1 jar baby food mixed garden vegetables
1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/4 cup shredded carrot
1/4 cup chopped broccoli
2 tbs wheat germ
2 tbs wheatgrass powder
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella

Spread baby food on the crust. Sprinkle carrot, broccoli and bell peppers. Sprinkle cheese, wheat germ and wheatgrass powder over all and bake according to directions for your crust.


Birdie Birthday Cake

Posted by: Susan Carter - ccbirds@bellsouth.net - January 27, 1999

1 box Carrot Cake mix
1 can Fruit Cocktail (reserve juice)
1 can Cut Sweet Potatos (reserve juice)
1/3 scraped cuttlebone
1/2 cup Flaked Coconut
1/2 cup Raisons

Use the juice from the Fruit Cocktail and Sweet Potatos for the liquid called for in the cake mix. To the liquid I add 4 eggs (box mixes usually need 3, I add the extra one for the protien), mix in all liquids to this including vitamins if you use liquid.To the dry mix I add the scraped cuttlebone and dry vitamins. Mix well then add the sweet potatos and mix with mixer again to chop the Sweet Potatos into smaller pieces. Stir in the Coconut, raisons, and Fruit Cocktail. I cook it in a pound cake pan or a 9 X 13 either one works, cook till done. While still warm I ice with thin layer of peanut butter and sprinkle with coconut. Can be frozen in slices and served as needed.


Birdy Pot Pie

Posted by: Monique Semak - formarisa@hotmail.com - July 28, 1998

1 cup mixed veggies (garbonzo beans, green beans, peas, carrots, corn)
1 can cream of potato soup
1/2 Cup Bisquick Mix
1 Cup Milk
2 Eggs

Mix veggies and soup and put on bottom of greased 91/2 pie pan. Preheat oven 400F. Mix last 3 items w/ fork until firmly beaten, pour on top of veggies. Cook for 20 minutes or until top is golden brown, let cool.


Bogie's Birdie Biscotti

Posted by: Catherine Dobbins - mcat@brella-grey.com - April 19, 1997

Mix 1 cup ground bird pellets, 1/2 cup corn meal, 1/2 cup whole wheat flour, 1 cup ground almonds. Add 1-2 tbs powdered wheat grass and 2 tbs powdered eggshells. Mix in 4 whole eggs, 1 jar of babyfood carrots, and enough unsweetened fruit juice to mix into a firm dough.

Scoop by the spoonful and roll into balls of about 0.5-0.75 " diameter; place on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake in oven at 325 degrees for 20-30 min. Cool on a rack and keep in the refrigerator. Also freezes well. Depending on size, makes about 90-100.

I keep a ziplock of these in the freezer at all times and take out about 15-20 at a time and keep in the refrigerator. My U2 and CAG both LOVE these and will do just about anything to get one! I think they are a much healthier substitute for many of the bird treats in the pet stores.


Cocos Favourite Cupcakes

Posted by: Samantha - handraisedheaven@yahoo.com.au - August 6, 2003

1 Cup of seed & 1 Cup s/r flour
1 teaspoon of honey & 2 teaspoons of sugar
1 egg 1/2 cup of water

Method: Add all the ingredients together and mix with whisk or blender. Put them in a greased cupcake tray, leave them in the oven at 150 degrees for 10-20mins. Then remove and let cool. Once cooled put them in the freezer in gladwrap or a bag if not being used straight away

optional extras: glaze honey on the muffins once cooled and sprinkle nuts or fruit on top.


Cokie's Cookies

Posted by: Pam Katz - MizPam@AOL.com - April 27, 1998

1 cup dried fruit (any of your birds favorites-i.e.apricots, apples,figs, dates, coconut, etc.)
1/2 cup uncooked oatmeal
1/2 cup raisins
1/4 cup hulled seeds and/or crushed nuts (I use sunflower seeds, cashews, peanuts, and walnuts)
1 Tbs peanut butter
2 Tbs honey

In a food processor, process all ingredients together except for the honey and peanut butter. You will have a sticky glob to put into a medium size bowl. Add the peanut butter and honey and stir until it gets too thick. Then use your hands to knead the rest to a "rollable" consistency. Make 1/2 inch balls and place them on a cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes. Cool and serve. They are quite delicious (you'll like them too), and they're just the right size for my Scarlet Macaw," Coconut", to hold.


Emilie's Birdie Pot Pie

Posted by: Emilie Flack - emwtbonnie@yahoo.com - March 8, 2000

1 jar baby food carrots
2 or 3 hard-boiled eggs, chopped (depending on the size of your bird or how many birds you have)
1 or 2 six inch sticks of celery, cut up very very fine
1 tsp bird seed
1/2 tsp millet (off the stick)
1 tsp "vegetable" bird seed
1/4 tsp parsley
1 pot pie crust

Take the crust and warm it in the microwave until lukewarm. Set aside. In a bowl mix the baby food, eggs, celery and parsley. Microwave until warm. Then pour the bird seed (every kind) in and mix. If nessasary, heat the mixture and/or crust again. Pour the mixture in the crust, then top the crust with the crust lid. Bake in the oven until light brown. Set on rack to cool. Serve at room temp.

NOTE:This recipie is for budgies (parakeets)only. Most budgies will love it! But, if they don't that's ok. :)


Fruitcake

Posted by: Carolyn Jo - July 7, 2001

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mash 1 large banana, the riper the better, with 1/2 cup nut butter (peanut, almond, cashew, etc). Set side.

Combine:
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup soy flour
1 cup quick cooking oatmeal
1/4 cup wheat germ (raw or toasted)
2 Tblsp. baking powder
2 cups finely chopped dried fruits - raisins, golden raisins, currants, prunes, apricots, apples, pears, peaches, figs, cranberries, dates - whatever's on hand

Toss so pieces of fruit are coated in flour. Add 1 cup unsalted nuts (optional). Stir bananas and nut butter to mix, then add to fruit/flour. Add 2 1/2 cups unsweetened apple juice. Mix thoroughly and pour into greased and floured glass baking dishes. I use 2 9" Pyrex pie plates sprayed with Baker's Joy. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean. Cool and turn out onto plate and cut into squares. Freeze.


Kudo's Birdie Coffee Cake

Posted by: GAYLE D - LeidiHawk@msn.com - October 4, 1999

2 cups bisquick
1 jar stage 3 blue berry buckle baby food
1 tbs cinnimon
1 tbs honey
chopped nuts optional
1/2 cup natural fruit juice
1 cup frozen triple berries

Mix ingredents with fruit juice. Bake in glass pie pan (spray with pam) at 425 degrees for 20 to 30 minutes (depends on dryness of birds tastbuds). Cut into pieces, freeze unused portions. Caution: parrots beaks change colors mysteriously after inhaling cake. Will return to normal, no health hazzard!


Murph's Mash Cookies

Posted by: Vickie, Bobber & Maggie - November 3, 2003

A different spin on a birdy favorite, Vicki from Macaw Talk altered the recipe for Murph's Mash (see soft foods page) to create a cookie that's sure to please your fid!

Cook one peeled, cubed sweet potato. Cool. Add 1 peeled, chopped apple, 1 egg, some cinnamon, 1 teaspoon vanilla. I had some dried parsley, so added a couple tablespoons. Grind some almonds fine in blender (I used about 1 cup). Add whatever other chopped veggies etc. Mix should be consistancy of cookie dough.

Drop onto greased cookie sheet with teaspoon. Bake 12 minutes at 350. I divided the "dough" into three portions, added some chopped walnuts to one part, some coconut to one part, and stirred some extra spices (nutmeg, ginger) to the third part, so had three "kinds" of cookies from one batch. Bobber doesn't like the almonds in the mixed nuts that I get, so I have been pulling them out and those were what I ground up to thicken the dough. You could use whatever kind of nuts that are not "favorite" at your house.


Oatmeal Cookies

Posted by: Christen F. - HeavenzAngel845@aol.com - May 3, 2001

1 Cup Soft Butter
2 Eggs
1 tsp. Soda
4 tsp. Cinnamon
2 Large Baby food jars of applesauce
1 small box of raisins (optional)

Mix ingredients well. By hand add 3 cups rolled oats. It will be stiff. Drop by spoonfuls onto greased pan. Bake until golden brown and enjoy!


Parrot Pizza

Posted by: Joe & Rebecca - clubicki@tl.infi.net March 12, 1997

1 small pizza crust (ready made) or 1 large flour tortilla
3 tbs pizza sauce
1 tbs wheat germ
1/4 cup shredded carrots
1/4 cup chopped broccoli
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Place the crust or tortilla shell on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Spread pizza sauce over the crust and sprinkle with the wheat germ. Sprinkle carrots, broccoli and then cheese over the sauce. Bake as crust package suggests and let cool down before serving to your feathered companions.


Parrot Pizza 2!!

Posted by: Sarah - October 3, 2002

This is a great treat for a parrot. All you do is get a small pizza crust, peanut butter, fruit or veggies and any bird seeds (for the kind of bird you have) if you want. First make the crust, then bake it and when it is done take it out and let it cool. Next spread the peanut butter on it. Then the fruit and/or veggies. Lastly, add the seeds. I have a parrot and she loves it.


Parrotty Pizza

Posted by: Ashley - March 6, 1998

6 english muffins, halved
2/3 cup shredded carrots
1 jar Gerber baby vegetables
1/4 cup elbow pasta or long spaghetti
1/2 stick of butter

Step 1: split muffin halves, step 2: melt butter and spread lightly on muffins, step 3: spread baby veggies generously on muffin, step 4: cut elbow pasta or spaghetti into very small pieces and place on muffin, step 5: add carrots and microwave for 1 minute.


Peanutbutter Cookies

Posted by: Alexandra - antcant01@Hotmail.com - November 5, 2001

2 eggs
1/3 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup wheat flour
1/3 gup fragola w/ raisins (or oats)
1/4 cup crushed pellets (I use orignal kaytee mix for cockateils, which is already REALLY small)

Bake in pre heated oven at 350 degrees on non greased cookie sheet (make bite sizes) for 10-25 min. *Store in fridge due to eggs.


Popcorn Pizza

Posted by: Christen F. - HeavenzAngel845@aol.com - May 3, 2001

Use Popcorn cakes, a corn version of rice cakes, available in all heath food stores and most supermarkets. Spread on a thin layer of peanut butter. Top with your bird's favorite food, such as: grated carrots, chopped broccoli, thin-sliced apples, applesauce, fresh peas, grated mozzarella cheese, etc. No Cooking required!


Skylor's Surprise

Posted by: Alexxx - antcant01@hotmail.com - February 28, 2002

1 cup cornmeal
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup fresh veggies (you name it)
4 tsp baking powder
1 egg beaten
1/4 cup babyfood (your choice)
1/4 cup rice milk
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup juice (basically 1 cup of liquids).

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Combine dry things and stir, Mix moist things and stir, adding in the dry stuff. Put those paper cupcake things into the cupcake pan. Pour batter into the cupcake things and bake for 20-25 min or until golden brown. Can be frozen until needed.


Talus' Crunchy Cookie

Posted by: Ursula Ross - uross@conceptseti.com - May 28, 1999

Nuts, shelled and ground (recommend walnuts and pecans)
whole wheat flour
white flour
water
(optional: food coloring, fruit juice)

Our African Grey, Talus, loves crunchy junk foods like chips and cookies, but won't eat his nuts. The answer? Talus' Crunchy Cookie!

Grind the nuts very fine, and mix with about a quarter to a half cup of whole wheat flour. Stir in a few tbss of white flour. Add enough water to make a very dry, stiff dough (it doesn't take much!); knead for a minute or two. Break off tbs-sized pieces and roll each out flat and thin on a floured surface. Bake on a hot, unoiled, cast-iron skillet, flipping occasionally. DO NOT cook on a non-stick pan. The cookie is done when it begins to turn gold-brown with some black spots. Cool and serve-- a crunchy, healthy treat!

Options: Add a few drops of red or blue food coloring to tint the cookie. Replace some of the water with fruit juice to sweeten, and cook on a lower heat.



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