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8:11 a.m. 2012-05-06
squash or pumpkin bread for peachfronted conures and other parrots
I've changed up this recipe quite a few times over the last 30 years, but it remains a favorite treat for my birds, especially when the garden overflows with zucchini or another rambunctious squash.
Preheat oven to 3500F.
In mixing bowl, blend first 7 ingredients. In a separate bowl, beat together oil, eggs, and water, and then fold in squash, nuts, and raisins. Add the flour mix little by little, stirring until thoroughly blended.
Wash dry, butter, and lightly flour your bread loaf or square baking pans, as many as you need. If you still have too much batter, put the rest in muffin tins. Fill each pan or muffin tin 3/4 full with batter. Bake about one hour for a square pan or bread loaf, but check much sooner for the muffins, maybe as soon as 20 to 25 minutes. The bread is done when it passes the clean knife test.
This bread can be frozen if you want to set some aside to use later. You can experiment with cutting back on the sugar if you like.
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