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    Vitamin A bread

    Hey Guys,

    Since we recently switched away from pellets, I have been adding more and more home-made an fresh foods to the birds diet. I recently came up with the recipe to get more vitamin A into their diets:

    Vitamin A bread
    - 2 cups flour (whole wheat, cornmeal, any bird safe grain will do)
    - cup birdseed
    - 1 cup Quaker Oats (not the instant kind)
    - 3 jars of vitamin A rich baby food (squash, sweet potato, carrot)
    - 1 large tablespoon bee pollen
    - 1 teaspoon Avix sunshine factor
    - 2 large eggs (shells optional)
    - t tbs baking powder (aluminum free)

    Spoon into muffin tins until half-way full. Bake 15 minutes at 375, or until a skewer poked in the middle comes out clean. Freeze to store. Reheat 10 seconds and serve.
    Last edited by sunbirdx; 04-17-2010 at 03:11 PM. Reason: left the oats out!

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    Re: Vitamin A bread

    leave out the avix and change the bird seed to things like linseed, pepitas and things like that and id eat that!! i still like baby food LOL


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    Re: Vitamin A bread

    Just a note...cooking bee pollen is not recommended because it destroys the essential enzymes.
    Other than that the recipe sounds great!

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    Re: Vitamin A bread

    Thanks for the note Lori-Ann! In this case, I was mainly adding the pollen for the protein and flavor, since the birds love it. We also feed it uncooked every day and they both love to pick it off their food and eat it preferentially...weird birds...

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    Re: Vitamin A bread

    thanks for the recipe- it's different from the usual kind I make for them.
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    Re: Vitamin A bread

    I didn't know cooking it destroyed enzymes. ****.

    Thanks for the recipe Rachel, looks yummy.

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    Re: Vitamin A bread

    What brand of pollen are you using? I don't like the stuff we're getting now. I doubt Earl will eat this but I'm going to make it for him anyway.

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    Re: Vitamin A bread

    I am using goldenfeast brand, but I will probably switch to a local bee pollen next time I buy (it is the exact same price per lb).

    You can crumble it up, or leave it in chunks to try to get them to eat it.

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