Winning bread recipe

We had a Facebook bread baking competition in April and this was the winning recipe submitted by Gisela Hawley. This is a yummy recipe that she made for her beautiful African Grey parrot Liefie.   


  • 1 tbsp Nature’s Nest Micronized Maize
  • 2 tbsp oats – do not use instant oats
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil
  • 1 tbsp purple cabbage
  • 2 tbsp grated carrots
  • 1 tbsp peas
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter (unsweetened and unsalted)
  • 1 red chili
  • 1 green chili
  • 1 egg (beaten) 


  1. Preheat your oven to 180 °C
  2. Cut the Micronized Maize, fresh basil, purple cabbage, red chili and green chili into fine pieces.
  3. Beat an egg.
  4. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. 
  5. Take a bread pan and grease well with Spray & Cook. Please note that this should be done outside and away from your parrot. The fumes are toxic for parrots. 
  6. Pour the mixture into the bread pan and bake for 10 – 15 minutes.
  7. Take out the pan and let it cool down. 

For more recipes and ideas on what to give your parrot please join the Laat Waai Papegaai Facebook Group. 

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