Cockatiel Seed "Tweets" Recipe

Cockatiel Seed Tweets Recipe - epicuricloud.com

We have a big, BIG day coming up at QVC on Sunday 1/22!!

Part of that day will be a great cooking show with host, Carolyn Gracie at 9AM ET!  If you don't know Carolyn, she's super sweet, down-to-Earth and a huge pet lover!!  I try to always come up with a pet treat recipe when we have a show together and this will be our 7th recipe (Links to others below) and the first for our feathered pet friends!  "Cockatiel Seed Tweets"  

I make them in a food processor...I just so happened to use my super-awesome KitchenAid 9-Cup Food Processor! ( :  The recipe calls for whole eggs, which I thought was interesting!  Carolyn tells me the shells provide calcium for the birdies.  The food processor "crunches" them up perfectly!  I hope your birdies enjoy the recipe!

Cockatiel Seed “Tweets” Recipe

Tina Verrelli – epicuricloud.com
Adapted from Coco’s Cookies @Cockatiel Cottage

1 cup whole wheat flour
¼ cup pine nuts
¼ cup sliced almonds
¼ cup millet
2 tablespoons sunflower kernels
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
2 whole eggs w/shells
1+ tablespoon olive oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Add flour, nuts and seeds to food processor bowl fitted with multi-purpose blade.  Pulse to combine.  Add two eggs-whole, pulse to combine.  Run on low and drizzle in oil.  Add more oil if needed for dough to hold together.  Scoop 1 teaspoon (or larger) portions, roll in a ball, place on baking sheet, press slightly to flatten ball.  If desired use a drinking straw to poke a hole in the center of each tweet (to hang in cage.)  Bake for about 10-12 minutes or until golden browned on edges.  Cool and store in airtight container in refrigerator.

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