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“As editor of a local animal shelter's newsletter, I have added one recipe per issue of various animal recipes. With this one, my cockatiel, Girly, feels like a Starbuck's patron with her very own biscotti! I draw the line at a frappuccino, though. Caffeine and chocolate are among many birdie NO-NOs! NOTE: Time does not include waiting for egg shells to dry or cooling after baking. Cooking time is PER BATCH. *Wheat grass for birds can be purchased online at http://www.naturechest.com/wheatgrass.html.”
READY IN:
40mins
SERVES:
90-100
YIELD:
90-100 biscotti
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup crumbled granola cereal or 1 cup Cheerios toasted oat cereal
  • 12 cup cornmeal
  • 12 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup ground almonds
  • 1 -2 tablespoon of powdered wheat grass
  • 2 tablespoons of powdered eggshells
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 (4 ounce) jar carrot baby food
  • 1 cup of unsweetened fruit juice, using just enough to mix into firm dough

Directions

  1. Wash the eggshells and let dry completely.
  2. Grind up the eggshells using a mortar and pestal until it is a fine powder.
  3. Pick out any bits of shell that are not ground.
  4. Scoop by the spoonful and roll into balls of about ½" to ¾" diameter.
  5. Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake in oven at 325° for 20-30 minute.
  7. Cool on a rack and keep in the refrigerator.
  8. Also freezes well.

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