Bird Bread For Eclectus

Posted by: Carolyn Swicegood - - June 10, 1997

2 cups yellow corn meal
1 cup whole wheat flour
l cup currants or raisins
1 cup nuts (pine, almond, walnut, pecan)
1 cup shelled sunflower seeds
1 twenty-nine ounce can of solid pack pumpkin
1 thirty-two ounce bottle of papaya nectar
one half cup of sunflower or safflower oil
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 Tbs. baking powder

Combine ingredients in a large bowl. Add enough water or juice to make a pour able batter. Use two large well-greased baking pans. Bake at 425 degrees for 30 minutes or until done. Cool and slice. Can be frozen. This recipe makes a "heavy" bread, not as light as you would prepare for yourself, but the birds love it! Notice that it contains very little baking powder, (some baking powders contain aluminum) no added sugar or other sweeteners, and no added salt.

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