Nom Noms

Like the Golden yummy biscuits I did before, I wanted to bake some biscuits today for the birds and I call them; Nom Noms.
These cookies were  well received by my birds and therefore I place here a recipe for people who like to make it: Homemade Nom Noms:-)

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Maybe I should patent it – this  looks just like realdon’t you think? LOL 🙂

One takes:
1/4 cup buckwheat flour
1/3 cup quinoa flakes
1/4 cup cashews
1/4 cup raisins
1 tbsp flaxseed blond
1 tbsp sesame seeds
1 tbsp black seed
1 tbsp sunflower seeds
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp fruit powder (or take dried fruit)
1 egg

Put all the dry ingredients and raisins in a blender and grind.
Place in a bowl, add the coconut oil and egg and knead together until you have a nice dough.
Sprinkle some flour on a piece baking paper and roll out the dough to about one centimeter thick.
Mark already the  pieces size of the cookies and put it in a preheated oven: 175 ° C
for 20 minutes. Flip it and put it 5 minutes back in the oven.
Please note that every oven is different!
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 Hope your birds enjoy!    

These cookies are made in 10 minutes, plus the oven time.
Have some baking fun!

Crispy Cookie

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And here is the recipe for a delicious healthy crispy cookie for birdies 🙂
You can vary as much as you want with all kinds of tasty ingredients.
Use less oily seeds if you have birds that are sensitive to them.
Actually, you can endlessly combine.

 Ingredients:
1 tbsp hemp seeds
1 tbsp black seed
1 tbsp mixed organic parrot seed
1 tbsp chestnut flour (you can use any other type of flour or crushed pellets!)
1 tbsp cooked and mashed sweet potato

3 walnut halves
3 half pecans
5 shelled unroasted pistachio
This is ground in a mortar.

1 half tbsp black sesame seeds
1 half tbsp white sesame seeds
1 half tbsp shelled sunflower seeds
pinch of cinnamon
1 dried pepper shredding

Surprise:
corn and pomegranate seeds

Preparation:
Boil the sweet potato, and if it is cooked, you mince it with a fork.
Preheat the oven to 100˚ C  (212˚ F).

Grind the nuts finely. I do it in a mortar, but you can dot it in many ways.
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Put all ingredients in a bowl and add a tablespoon of mashed sweet potato.
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Mix with your hands until there is a firm ball, otherwise use a little more flour to make it more firm. The malleability must be good: not too dry and not too wet …

I have some coockie cutters in diverent shapes, here I use a small round cutter.
Put some dough in the cutter.
Press firmly.
Put a piece of corn or pomegranate above it (you can use everything in the middle; like the favorite fruit or nuts from your parrot).
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Fill the cutter with the batter and press firmly.
Remove the cookie from the mold and place it on an oven rack, covered with foil.

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Bake in the oven for about 30-40 minutes at 100˚ C (212˚ F).

Let the cookies cool down for about an hour and store in a sealed tin.
You can freeze the cookies, they will remain crisp.

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Banana bonbon

Today I made some banana bonbons for the birds. Just made a small dough to test if its oke.

Banana (half)
Juvenile powder (Harrisons Bird Food – about 3 tablespoons)
Puffed Quinoa (a handful)
Mixed seed (a handful)
Sesame seeds (black and white – 1 tablespoon)
Egg (small)
Nuts (2 tablespoons mixed and crushed)
Buckwheat flour (little)
Honey (dash of liquid)

Seed balls

Okay, here the recipe of the seed balls that I recently made.
It consists the products that I had in the house at that time.

Ingredients:

Blonde flax seed, pine nuts, grated coconut, cashew nuts, whole buckwheat, buckwheat flour, hulled hemp seeds, sunflower seeds, black sesame seeds (not in picture: wheat seeds, raisins and goji berries)


Mixed organic seeds with dried fruits and an egg.


Cooked carrot & quiona.

Here is the result from the oven (40 minutes, 175 ˚C / 347 ˚F), balls and shapes.

And then the balls goes at the testing panel:

   Kiko

           Rikki & Tommy

APPROVED!! 🙂

Nut nibbles

Yesterday I was baking some goodies for my birdies.
The nut nibbles are based on the Seed nibblesI make earlier this year, now with some additions.Here a short description:


Ingredients: blond and ordinary flaxseed, mixed nuts, parsley, mixed seeds, mixed, some allspice grains, goji berries, maca powder, raisins, buckwheat flour and some coconut oil.


All through the blender, add an egg and a few seeds.
All smear on a baking sheet and divide into pieces.
Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes at 390 ˚ F / 200˚ C.

This is the result:

 

Winter Purslane nibbles

While I was making the pellets # 9 I forgot to add winter purslane. But now I have made some delicious nibbles from it 🙂

winter Purslane
honey
banana
apple
mixed nuts

Put everything in the blender and grind to paste, smear on a dehydrator sheet and dry it simultaneously with the pellets. After 2 hours drying I make with a knife a block motif in the paste and when finnish, I lossened the nibbles.

 

Date bon bons

This week I make some Date bon bons for the birds.
Must say that these are again very popular.

They are made of:
dates
raisins
buckwheat flour
banana
pinch of cinnamon
black and white sesame seeds
walnut
honey

Put everything except sesame seeds, in the blenders (dates takes some time), then mixed sesame seeds in, it will bee a thick paste. Smear on non-stick sheet and cut in with knife strokes/ cubes (let them stick together). In Dehydrator at 104 ˚ F degrees until it dried up (I let it in the Dehydrator for the night). It is still a little soft.


Halfway I take the bon bons blocks loosened.


The wet bon bons during drying.

Bon bons when they were ready.

Seeds nibbles

Today I make some delicious tasty treats: Seeds nibbles.


Ingredients:
maca powder
blonde flax seed
buckwheat flour
coconut oil
parsley
raisins
grapefruit powder
organic seed mix
sunflower- linseed- and pumpkin seeds
white and black sesame seed
hemp seed
wild jungle peanuts

Everything in the food processor.


Add a little bit more of the organic seed mix and an egg.
Mix with some water until it forms a firm dough, roll it out and make cubes.
Put it in the oven – about half an hour at 350 ˚ F.


If they come out of the oven, they look like this.
The birds love it. The maca powder smelled really delicious in the kitchen. I have to take a bite and I must say it’s good haha (I miss some sweetness and a pinch of salt).
The birds love it anyway of course, without the sugar and salt  🙂

Golden yummy bits

Today I made a treat for the birds. It is so nice to provide something else!
Ingredients: (and this time I sort of measured it!)
1/4 cup buckwheat flour
1/3 cup quinoa flakes
1/4 cup mixed raw nuts
1/2 cup mango (thawed)
5 dates
1 tablespoon blond flaxseed
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
1 tablespoon sunflower seeds/ pine nuts / pumpkin seeds (mixed)
1 tablespoon shredded coconut
1 tablespoon palm kernel oil
1 tablespoon fruit powder
1 egg
Put the dates, nuts and mango through the food processor and mix everything together.
Add all the ingredients and form the bits.

In the oven for 25 minutes at 350˚ F

Tommy
Tommy had a piece stolen during the cooling …

Birdie banana bon bons

Inspired by  a recipe at Megan her blog ‘Parrot Foraging and Fun’  I immediately wanted to make a tasty snack for my birds. The recipe is adapted to the stuff I had in stock and it became delicious Birdie banana bon bons!


buckwheat flour, banana, chopped nuts, raisins, coconut flakes and a tablespoon organic palm kernel oil

sunflower seeds, buckwheat, flaxseed and quinoa flakes.
Mixed it and make little balls than roll through quinoa flakes.
Out of the oven: (30 min. 350F)