Birdie Bread Recipe
2 boxes Jiffy
corn muffin mix
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Stir together muffin mix,oats, cinnamon and Spirulina in large bowl, and set aside. Put baby food, vegetables, applesauce, and peanut butter in a blender and whiz briefly (just until blended).
Add carrots and cheese to dry mix and mix until the veggies and pieces of cheese are lightly coated with the flour, then add wet mix to dry ingredients and fold together lightly with a spoon JUST until mixed. If mix is too dry, add a little orange juice. If it is too wet, a little more oats will help. Don't over-mix!
Spread in greased-and-lightly-dusted-with-flour 9 x 13 inch pan, and bake for approx. 30 minutes or until done. OR use muffin cups and bake for approx 15 - 20 minutes. (Times may vary a little, especially with muffins, depending on muffin cup size.)
Let cool; cut into squares, (quarter muffins and half each quarter) and place in freezer.
To serve simply heat a square or two in microwave and crumble into your bird's dish. Then stand back before they run you over to get at it!
You can also simply remove it from the freezer and let it thaw in the fridge and serve cold -- they will still like it, but not quite as well as when you serve it warm.
You can vary this recipe if you like. You can use mixed frozen veggies instead of the carrots and broccoli, or use small chunks of any other veggie you may have on hand -- say, zucchini or sweet corn, or grated turnip, radish, etc. You can also used mashed sweet potatoes or squash instead of the baby food or pumpkin.
If the good smell drives you nuts while its cooking, go ahead and help yourself -- just remember to leave some for the birds!
If you only
have one bird, try making these in muffin cups -- that way some can be
for your bird and the rest can be for your family! (Just don't tell the
kids these are good for them!)