Tangy Tropical Fruit Parrot Bread Recipe: A Delicious and Nutritious Homemade Treat

Looking for a delicious and nutritious parrot bread recipe? Look no further! Today, I will share with you an amazing recipe that your parrot is sure to love. This recipe includes a variety of healthy ingredients, such as organic flour, cornmeal, oats, and cinnamon. It also includes dried pineapple, cubed apples, and crumbled banana chips. Your parrot will love the sweet and tropical flavors of this bread!

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Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Parrots love the sweet and tropical flavors of this bread
  • The recipe is made with healthy ingredients
  • The bread is easy to bake
  • The bread can be frozen and stored in the freezer
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Ingredients and their health benefits for your parrot

This is a new recipe for parrot bread that is both delicious and nutritious. The ingredients include organic almond, rice or wheat flour, yellow cornmeal, cracked corn, cinnamon, delicious tropical fruits, crumbled banana chips, organic baby food and cooked mashed sweet potato. Let’s find out more about them and their health benefits for your bird.

Organic Flour

Organic flour is a great source of dietary fiber and protein. Choose from rice flour, almond flour, or wheat flour for this recipe.

Rice Flour

Rice flour is a gluten-free option that is high in thiamin, niacin and vitamin B.

Almond Flour

Almond flour is also gluten-free and contains high levels of vitamin E, magnesium, potassium and zinc.

Whole Wheat Flour

Whole wheat flour is a good source of dietary fiber, magnesium, selenium and vitamin B.

Cornmeal

Yellow cornmeal is a great source of dietary fiber, protein, and minerals such as magnesium and phosphorus. Yellow cornmeal contains high levels of thiamin, niacin and vitamin B.

It also contains lutein and zeaxanthin, which are beneficial for your parrot’s vision health.

Blue Cornmeal

Blue cornmeal has similar nutritional properties as yellow cornmeal, but also includes anthocyanins, which are beneficial antioxidants.

White Cornmeal

White cornmeal is a good source of thiamin, niacin and vitamin B.

Cracked Corn

Cracked corn can provide important nutritional benefits for parrots. It is a good source of protein, thiamin, and niacin, and also contains essential minerals like zinc and manganese. Additionally, cracked corn is a high-fiber food that can help keep parrots healthy and active.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon is a delicious spice that has many health benefits for your parrot. It contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, and can help to regulate blood sugar levels.

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Amazon parrots love tropical fruits

Pineapple

Parrots can enjoy the health benefits of eating pineapple thanks to its high levels of vitamin C and other nutrients. Pineapple is a good source of dietary fiber, which helps keep the digestive system functioning properly. Additionally, pineapple contains bromelain, an enzyme that aids in the digestion of protein.

Mango

Mango is a tropical fruit that is high in vitamins A and C. parrots who eat mango will get the nutritional benefits of these vitamins, including improved vision and immunity. Mango is also high in fiber, which can help parrots who have trouble digesting their food properly. Dried mango is a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin A and C, and potassium.

Papaya

Parrots can benefit from eating papaya in a few ways. Papaya is a good source of dietary fiber, which can help with digestion and help to keep the digestive system healthy. Papaya is also a good source of vitamin C, which can help parrots stay healthy and boost their immune system.

Lychees

Parrots love lychees for their sweet and tangy flavor. Lychees are a delicious source of fiber, vitamin C, potassium, and antioxidants. These nutrients help to keep parrots healthy and strong. The fiber in lychees helps parrots maintain a healthy digestive system, while the vitamin C helps boost their immune system. Potassium is essential for parrots’ nervous system health, and the antioxidants in lychees can help protect parrots from free radical damage.

Jackfruit

The parrots will enjoy the health benefits of eating jackfruit. Jackfruit is a high-protein fruit that is also a good source of dietary fiber, potassium, and vitamin C. It is a low-fat, cholesterol-free fruit that is also low in sugar.

Pomegranate seeds

Pomegranate seeds are packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, which all help to keep parrots healthy. The antioxidants in pomegranate seeds can help protect parrots from diseases, and the vitamins and minerals in them help keep their feathers healthy and looking good.

Coconut

The health benefits of coconut for parrots include providing them with essential fatty acids, which are necessary for their health and development. Coconut also contains lauric acid, which is beneficial for the immune system.

Crumbled Banana Chips

Banana chips are a delicious snack that parrots love. They are a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin B-12, and potassium.

Organic Baby Food

Choose from organic pear, banana, or apricot baby food for this recipe. All of these baby foods are packed with nutrients that parrots need, such as vitamins A and C, protein, and minerals such as magnesium and potassium.

Cooked, Mashed Sweet Potato

Sweet potatoes are a great source of dietary fiber, vitamins A and C, beta-carotene, and minerals such as potassium and magnesium. They also contain antioxidants that can help to protect your parrot’s cells from damage.

So why not try this delicious and nutritious parrot bread recipe today? Your parrot is sure to love it!

parrot eating bread - Poppy our Orange Wing Amazon loves this recipe!
Poppy our Orange Wing Amazon loves this recipe!

How to make Tangy Tropical Fruit Bread for your Parrot

First turn on your oven and set the dial to 375 degrees Fahrenheit / 190 degrees Celsius so it’s warming up nicely whilst you prepare the bread mix.

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Now, put all these ingredients into a large mixing bowl and stir them well with a wooden spoon: organic almond, rice or wheat flour, yellow cornmeal (or blue or white), baking powder and the cinnamon.

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Put the bowl to one side for a minute whilst you prepare the next ingredients.

Take the corn, dried fruits, coconut and crumbled banana chips and put them in a small saucepan. Cover with water and bring it to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer gently for 15 minutes until the fruit is softened. Drain well and put to one side.

Some of the tasty ingredients in this recipe
Some of the tasty ingredients in this recipe

TIP- This recipe uses dried fruit, but you can use fresh fruit (as that’s what I usually have in the cupboard) and just boil the corn.

Now take a large bowl with the dry ingredients and add the three lightly beaten eggs along with their crushed shells. Stir in your baby food, boiled corn, and fruits along with the cooked and mashed sweet potato.

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Add the fruits

TIP – make a batch of mashed sweet potato and store it in your freezer so you can quickly add it to your mix.

Mix all these together until you have a lovely thick and slightly lumpy-looking mixture. Looks and smells great, doesn’t it?!

Ready to add to the loaf tin
Ready to add to the loaf tin

Pour the bread mix into your lined loaf tin and put it in the middle of your oven. I baked mine for about 35 minutes. You can check to see if it’s done by inserting a clean butter knife into the middle. If it comes out sticky, you need to bake for another 10 minutes and check again.

All baked and cooling down
All baked and cooling down

Once done (and your kitchen smells divine!) allow to cool on a rack. You can now cut this bread into small cubes ready to eat. I like to freeze mine and then store the cubes in freezer bags. This recipe will make about 60 cubes, depending on how small you make them.

cut your parrot bread into cubes to enjoy
Cut into bite sized cubes and enjoy!

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Disclaimer:

This recipe is meant to be a special treat for your parrot and should not take the place of their regular food. Treats should not account for more than 10% of your parrot’s daily calories. To adjust the treat quantity and size, simply change the amounts in the recipe in proportion to suit your size of your parrot. Before adding new foods to your parrot’s diet, contact your veterinarian for advice.

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Tangy Tropical Fruit Parrot Bread

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Chef Poppy the Parrot
Looking for a delicious and nutritious parrot bread recipe? Look no further than this Tangy Tropical Fruit Bread! This recipe is packed with healthy ingredients that your parrot will love, including organic flour, yellow cornmeal, cinnamon, and of course, lots of tropical fruits! This recipe is perfect for fruit loving parrots, like Amazons, and can be made in just 35 minutes. So why not try it today? Your parrot is sure to love it!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 33 mins
Course Bread
Pet Parrot
Method Baked
Servings 60 Pieces

Equipment

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Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cups Wholewheat Flour or Almond flour, Rice flour
  • 1 1/2 cups Yellow Cornmeal
  • 1 tbsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Cinammon
  • 1 1/2 cups Cracked Corn
  • 1 1/2 cups Tropical Fruits mixed pineapple, mango, jackfruit, lychee, papaya, pomegranate. Dried or fresh
  • 1/2 cup Banana Chips
  • 2 tbsp Coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup Organic Baby Food fruit and rice works well
  • 1/2 cup Sweet Potato cooked and mashed
  • 3 whole Egg lightly beaten with crushed shells

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit / 190 degrees Celsius.
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Mix dry ingredients

  • In a large mixing bowl, stir together flour, yellow cornmeal (or blue or white), baking powder and cinnamon.
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  • Put the bowl to one side for a minute whilst you prepare the next ingredients.
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Prepare the fruit

  • Take the cracked corn, dried fruits and crumbled banana chips and put them in a small saucepan. Cover with water and bring it to a boil.
  • Lower the heat and simmer gently for 15 minutes until the fruit is softened. Drain well and put to one side.

Combine

  • Take the large bowl with the dry ingredients and add the three lightly beaten eggs along with their crushed shells.
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  • Stir in your baby food, boiled corn, and fruits along with the cooked and mashed sweet potato. Mix until you have a lovely thick and slightly lumpy-looking mixture.
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  • Pour bread mix into a lined loaf tin and bake for 35 minutes.
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  • Test if done by inserting a clean knife. If it comes out sticky, cook for another 10 minutes and test again.
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  • Once done. Allow to cool on a rack before cutting into small cubes and freezing for later consumption.
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  • Don’t forget to show me a pic of what you made! Upload an image or tag me @recipetsblog on Instagram!
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Add Your Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 39kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 22mgPotassium: 51mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 192IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 16mgIron: 1mg
Keyword amazon parrot, fruit bread, parrot bread, tropical fruits
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Tangy Tropical Fruit Parrot Bread FAQs

What type of flour can I use in this recipe?

You can use either organic almond, rice or wheat flour in this recipe. Coconut flour also works but absorbs a lot of moisture so you may need to add another egg to loosen the mixture

Can I use fresh fruit instead of dried fruit?

Yes, you can use fresh fruit in place of the dried fruit in this recipe. Just boil the corn and add the fresh fruit to the mix.

What type of oven should I use?

You can use a conventional or convection oven to bake this parrot bread recipe.

How long do I need to bake the bread for?

The bread will take about 35 minutes to bake in a conventional oven, or 30 minutes in a convection oven.

Can I freeze this parrot bread recipe?

Yes, you can freeze this parrot bread recipe after cutting it into small cubes. Just store the cubes in freezer bags for later consumption.

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Chef Sarah

Chef Sarah

I am a Pet Nutritionist and Chef who loves creating healthy home made recipes for my pets. I have over 25 years experience with many different animals and have worked in zoos, wildlife centres, rehabilitation centres and as a consultant to the pet industry.

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