Cranberry Orange and Carrot Birdie Treats

Einstein enjoying his birdie treat.

1 cup whole grain flour (garbanzo, quinoa, buckwheat or spelt flours)
1/2 cup dry oats
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup millet
1/2 cup ground flax seed
2 tbsp cinnamon
1/2 cup carrot juice (100% pure and organic)
1/2 cup water
1 1/4 cup Fresh Cranberries, rinsed then chopped
1/2 cup chopped almonds and walnuts
1 finely ground up orange (I put it through the food processor)
1 cup finely graded carrot
2 tbsp coconut Oil
1 egg, or a few heaping spoonfuls of pumpkin puree (optional)

Just before baking the tops are sprinkled with red pepper flakes, chia and sesame seed

Mix dry ingredients in one bowl, wet ingredients in another bowl, then combine them until all is moist. Half fill mini baking cups. Bake at 350 until golden brown (about 15 minutes) If using a baking pan cook twice as long and cut into small squares once cool.

Aztec enjoying his birdie treat.


6 responses

  1. Michelle, how would one grind an “orange”??? Duuuh

    April 28, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    • I guess that means I should change that to say “put an orange through the food processor”? 🙂

      April 28, 2012 at 6:55 pm

      • Would my cuisinart do? I’m just afraid that I may grind too much and it’ll turn out to be juice??? Oh noooo :-/

        April 28, 2012 at 8:12 pm

      • Just go easy and give it a few taps till it’s nice and mushy to blend into the batter. I do this with all different kinds of fruits vegetables, and nuts to get them minced up nicely.

        April 29, 2012 at 9:22 am

      • in other words, just “pulse”, right? I must remember to do this with my veggies for the chop, b/c my last couple of attempts resulted in chopping too much so it was much too mushy, yuck, no wonder the birds didn’t want it 😦

        April 29, 2012 at 10:03 am

      • Yep, pulse works well so you don’t overdo it. For your Chop, you can just add some more dry ingredients if it is too mushy.

        April 29, 2012 at 11:05 am

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