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Mama's Bird Bread

Ingredients:

1 box Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
3 tablespoons cornmeal
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1 small jar-baby food sweet potatoes
3 eggs
1/2 cup apple juice
2 eggshells, finely ground to a powder
OR scrape cuttlebone with a
knife about 1 teaspoon

Directions:

Prepare muffin mix as directed on package. Add the 2 additional eggs and all of the remaining ingredients. Mix well 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 wrap rows  of pieces in plastic wrap. Put all rows of  pieces in one large bag. Defrost one piece as needed.

2 Mama's Bird Bread with Pellets

Ingredients:

1 box Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
1/2 cup crushed pellets
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1 small jar-baby food sweet potatoes
2 eggs
1/4 to 1/2 cup apple or pineapple juice
2 eggshells, finely ground
OR scrape cuttlebone with a
knife about 1 teaspoon



Directions:

Batter should be like cake batter, slightly thick and not watery. Crush pellets in mini-food processor. Combine pellets, eggs, sweet potatoes and juice in mixing bowl. Add peanut butter and mix well 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 wrap rows  of pieces in plastic wrap. Put all rows of  pieces in one large bag. Defrost one piece as needed. One piece yields 2 servings.

3 Mama's Bird Bread Large Batch

Ingredients:

2 boxes Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
1 cup of crushed pellets
1 and 1/2 tablespoon peanut butter
1 large jar-baby food sweet potatoes
4 eggs
1/2--to 3/4 cup apple or pineapple juice
2 eggshells, finely ground
OR scrape cuttlebone with a knife
about 2 teaspoons






Directions:

Batter should be like cake batter, slightly thick and not watery. Crush pellets in mini-food processor. Combine corn muffin mix, crushed pellets, eggs, sweet potatoes and juice in large mixing bowl. Add peanut butter and mix well until peanut butter is dissolved. Pour into 2 greased 8x8 inch square pan. Bake at 400 F for 30 minutes. Lower oven to 350 and bake 15 minutes more or until toothpick comes out clean.  Cut into rows then 1 inch squares Wrap rows in plastic wrap. Put all rows of pieces in one large food storage bag. Defrost one piece as needed. One piece yields 2 servings.


Adding crushed pellets, broccoli buds, grated carrots, apples etc. to the recipe, will add more vitamins into your bird's diet. For all recipes, batter should be slightly thick like cake batter. If too watery from adding fruits and vegetables, add a tablespoon or two of cornmeal to thicken. If too thick, add a tablespoon or two of juice. 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. 

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.


  

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