Pumpkin Muffin Recipe For Your Pet Bird

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Bake your cockatiels these muffins; wrap and freeze each individually so that you can remove and defrost them over the next few months.

This is a good way to get some nutritious ingredients into your birds, at the same time putting a smile on their beaks!


  • 1 1/2 cups unprocessed oat bran
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (or, a combination of nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger)
  • 1 cup cooked, mashed pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons applesauce

Combine bran, brown sugar, flour, baking powder, and spice in a large bowl; stir well.

Make a well in the center of the mixture.

Combine pumpkin, milk, eggs, and applesauce; stir well.

Add to dry ingredients, stirring until moistened.

Spoon into muffin pans coated with margarine or non-aerosol vegetable cooking spray, filling cups 3/4 full.

Bake at 425 degrees for 20 minutes.

Remove from pans immediately.

Yield: 1 dozen. Enjoy one with your cockatiel!

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