The Talking Texan Parrot

Granola for parrots

Einstein's Granola

This is an all around tasty and healthy snack treat. Not intended to be fed as the main part of a diet. A small amount is put in my cage or on my play stand. It can also be tucked away inside foraging toys. This recipe is only a guide as the ingredients can vary according to what is favored by your birdies. The granola can also be made into logs, bars, or cookies.
Einstein tasting granola
Einstein's Granola

Step #1: Chop in a food processor:
1/2 cup unsalted (raw) mixed nuts (pecans, almonds, walnuts, etc.) Place in a medium bowl.
Add:
2 cups 5 grain rolled hot cereal ( uncooked)
1/2 sliced almonds
2 Tbsp. golden flax seed
3 Tbsp. hulled sunflower seed
3 Tbsp. pumpkin seed
2 Tbsp. pine nuts
4 Tbsp. hemp seed
3 Tbsp. hulled millet
4 Tbsp. sesame seed
1 Tbsp. cinnamon
3 Tbsp. quinoa flakes
Set this mixture aside.

Step #2: Combine in a food processor, blend until smooth.
4 organic medjool dates (seeds removed)
3 oz. organic baby applesauce
1 1/2 Tbsp. coconut oil (melted, but not hot)

Step #3: Combine with seed/nut mixture above. Oil a rimmed pan with coconut oil and spread mixture in pan. (Mixture should be sticky & crumbly resembling granola)

Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 20 minutes. Stir mixture every 5-7 minutes. Keep an eye on it so the mixture doesn't burn.

Let cool and let birdie enjoy as a treat!
Makes about 3 cups

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Granola dry ingredients
Step #1: Mixture of 5 grain rolled hot cereal, nuts and seeds.
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Bob's Red Mill 5 grain rolled hot cereal.
Process figs & wet ingredients
Step #2: Process dates, apple sauce and coconut oil.
Coconut Oil and Apple Sauce
Coconut oil and Apple Sauce.
Pan of Granola ready for oven
Step #3: Bake Granola
Einstein's Granola Logs, Bars, or Cookies

Combine:
1 egg white beaten with 1 oz. water
1/4 cup spelt flour
1 cup prepared Granola

Form into logs, bars, or cookies and bake at 350 degrees 12-15 minutes. (Adjust baking time as needed depending on the size and shape you desire)
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Granola cookies on baking sheet
Mix and form into shapes and bake.
Plate of granola cookies
Let cool and enjoy as a treat!