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Pellet Muffins Recipe
« on: October 06, 2009, 11:23:25 AM »

I got inspired by Harrisons Birdie Bread and baked these today. They are only about 1.5cm in diameter as I used mini muffin cases.


Digby approved. :thumbsup:
To make these things - grind up pellets into flour in a coffee grinder. I used about 2 cups. Add about a tablespoon and a half of baking powder, about two tablespoons ground flaxseed (optional) for essential fatty acids. In a separate bowl combine two eggs, 2-3 tablespoons of Carotino oil or Palm Fruit Extract or Extra Virgin Olive Oil, beat well. Combine two mixtures. Then add about 2 cups of water till the batter is nice and soft, but not runny. Roll little balls in your hands and place them in paper muffin cups, or the cookie sheet. You can press them in a cookie-shape too. I have made both versions - muffin and biscuit.

As you can see the amount of added ingredients is minimal, so the bird is practically eating a pellet. Once the parrot is used to the taste of it he might try the actual pellets more eagerly.
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Re: Another way to feed pellets
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2009, 03:59:42 PM »

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Re: Another way to feed pellets
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2009, 04:02:14 PM »

yes, perfect  :thumbsup:
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Re: Another way to feed pellets
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2009, 04:09:55 PM »

How long do you cook them for and at what temp.
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Re: Another way to feed pellets
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2009, 04:12:43 PM »

Gas mark 5, the time depends on the size of the muffins. It took me about 25 mins because they are tiny, truffle-size. If you do it in a size of a regular muffin, then would probably be 35 -40 mins. After the suggested time, poke it with a knife or fork and make sure they come out clean. also press on the top of bread with your finger- when ready, it should spring back straightaway
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Re: Another way to feed pellets
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2009, 04:27:38 PM »

read the ingredients?
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Re: Another way to feed pellets
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2009, 04:35:25 PM »

ok the first one is made by super cooks and the ingredients in that are wheat flour,raising agents disodium diphosphate,sodium hydrogen carbonate and contains gluten,the other one is made by fiddes payne and the ingredients are raising agents diphosphate,sodium hydrogen carbonate,cornstarch and is gluten free.

There is no mention on either of the packets if they are aluminum free.
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Re: Another way to feed pellets
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2009, 04:03:21 PM »

Im so happy ive just made mitoo the birdie bread irina suggested,and i let 1 cool down and gave him and he has eaten over half of it.

And mitoo doesnt like the pellets on there so this is great news that he will eat the pellets in another way.
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Re: Another way to feed pellets
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2009, 10:11:57 AM »

Ive just taken the birdy bread out of the oven and i must say they look lovely, thanks irina  :clap: if bella doesn't eat them then i might be tempted myself  :rofl: they look and smell delish.. just waitin for them to cool down and then i will try her with them, fingers crossed!!!   thanks irina,
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Re: Another way to feed pellets
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2009, 11:15:50 AM »

Well initially she would only eat them once id munched them and offered it to her while on my lips, but now she has just taken a  big chunk and ate it!!! im so pleased :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:. Its fantastic cos i get so paranoid that she is not eating enough fruit and fresh veg, she sits on a t-perch all day when we are in and it has no bowl attatched to it yet. so im up and down all day offering her things, now she is eating the 'birdy bread' i can chill out a bit knowing she is getting  most of her essential vitamins... thanks guys, everyone is so helpful on this forum. :yahoo: :flowers:
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Re: Another way to feed pellets
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2009, 11:46:48 AM »

How did I miss this?!  :panic: gonna try this later  :thumbsup: how much i 2 cups of pellets in grams? ???
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Re: Another way to feed pellets
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2009, 12:00:52 PM »

I just judged it, dont know what the weight is, 2 cups is maybe roughy half a mug or just slightly more, they look and smell so nice.....
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Re: Another way to feed pellets
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2009, 12:17:17 PM »

Karen, glad she is eating the bread  :yahoo:

Toria, I use standard measuring cups usually, but if you take 2 average size regular mugs of dry pellets and then grind them up you will get an approximately the same amount. It doesn't really matter how much pellets you use, just adjust water the amount of water accordingly so that it is not too dry and not too wet  :biggrin:
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Re: Another way to feed pellets
« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2009, 01:08:43 PM »

Im quite pleased, I added a few extra ingredients  :chef:
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Re: Another way to feed pellets
« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2009, 01:11:36 PM »

she is eating it!!!!!!!  :yahoo:  :clap:
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Re: Another way to feed pellets
« Reply #15 on: November 17, 2009, 12:59:35 PM »

Bless tweak!!!

What pellets are your putting in them Irina??

Please do slog this everyone will love giving this to there greys.... i will try it when 1) i have some more pellets (irina need some asap) and 2) i have the time!!!

Well done  :thumbsup:
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Re: Another way to feed pellets
« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2009, 03:25:23 PM »

Paula they are the quickest and easiest thing I think Ive ever made and I had to grind my pellets by hand  :rofl: Tweak loves them and goes crazy when I bring one in to her!!
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Re: Another way to feed pellets
« Reply #17 on: November 22, 2009, 09:13:47 PM »

Do you all do this soley to get your birds to eat the pellets? mine loves them anyway, but he doesn't seem to like most vegetables that much. althouigh I still keep offering them to him. Any ideas please?  :biggrin:
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Re: Another way to feed pellets
« Reply #18 on: November 22, 2009, 09:26:08 PM »

For those who don't like veggies, you can make regular birdie bread (with the mix you received from me today) - and mix all sorts of veggies in it- you can grate them (for example carrots, sweet potatoes), puree them (apples, kiwi ) or put whole things in, like peas and corn.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Another way to feed pellets
« Reply #19 on: November 22, 2009, 10:25:31 PM »

Great!! :biggrin: thanks sooo much. I'm going to try it tomorrow. I LOVE this forum, it has helped me so much.  :thumbsup:
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