I’ve decided to make a special treat for my two parrots as I was super busy lately and thought they deserve a praise for how good they’ve been.
This is a super easy recipe that you can customize to your liking. Whole idea behind these cookies is to use what you have already at your home and to use in season fruits. It’s apple season here, so I used apples. The rest of the ingredients listed below I’ve had at home.
Lino anxiously waiting for the logs to be done already
What you’ll need is:
One apple pureed or a small jar of apple sauce
1 tbs of chia seeds, gelatinised. (you can use 1 egg instead of chia)
1 cup of flour (I used spelt and chickpea flour, but any will do)
1/4 cup of various dried fruits (I used apricots and raisins) and dried coconut.
1/2 cup of seeds and grains (I used quinoa, millet, sesame and flax seed)
For finishing you’ll need a bit of coconut oil and some seeds/grains to roll the logs into. I made half of a batch with sesame-millet-flax coating and the other half with millet flakes-old fashioned rolled oats-sesame coating.
Lino enjoying an apple log he stole from my backing sheet. I didn’t even make it to my oven, before he stole it.
Here’s what you do; in a blender make the apple puree if you don’t have apple sauce. After that’s done, add dried fruits and coconut and coarsely chop them. Put everything a bowl, add chia, than mix everything well together. After that add seeds/grains than flour and mix, mix, mix until everything is formed into a nice batter.
After that’s done grease your hands with coconut oil, take small pieces from your batter and form it into logs, by rolling it between your hands. I have smaller birds, so I made them palm sized and relatively narrow. Adjust the shape and size of your logs accordingly to the size of your parrots. After you have logs, place them into a dry mix of seeds/grains. They will stick to your logs without a problem. Bake them in the lowest heat you can or use a dehydrator if you have one.
Logs waiting to be put into oven.