Mama's Bird Bread 1
1 box Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
3 tablespoons cornmeal
1/2 cup milk
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1 small jar-baby food sweet potatoes
2 eggshells, finely ground to a powder
OR scrape cuttlebone with a knife--
about 1 teaspoon
Prepare muffin mix as directed on package. Add the 2 additional eggs and all of the remaining ingredients.
Mix well until until peanut butter is dissolved. Pour into a
greased 8x8 inch square pan. Bake at 325 for 25-30 minutes. Cut into 1 inch squares
and place individually in small sandwich size plastic bags. Put all
pieces in one large bag. Defrost one
piece as needed.
Revised Recipe--1 packages Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix, 1/2 cup cornmeal
1 large jar baby food sweet potatoes, 1/2 cup grated carrots, 1/2 cup
cockatiel/budgie pellets, 1 and 1/2 tablespoons peanut butter, 1 and 1/2
teaspoon baking powder, 3 eggs, 1/2 unsweetened apple or pineapple juice. Bake
400 F, about 35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
Tip from Arlene: Divide the batter into 4 portions. Add a different
fruit or veggie to each portion. Spread as 4 rows in baking pan. Your will have
4 different flavors of bird bread.
Tip from Lari: substitute milk with apple or
Adding crushed pellets, broccoli buds, or grated carrots to the recipe, will add more
vitamins into your bird's diet. You can hide just about anything in
bird bread so experiment with different foods. You can also heat your bird's frozen pieces of bread in
the microwave for a few seconds and serve it warm.
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