Banana Lovers Dream

Ingredients:

5 – ripe bananas
Puree in the blender

1 – cup almonds
Hand chop to bite-size pieces

2 – large navel oranges
Hand chop to bite-size pieces

1 – cup coconut flakes

1 – cup pitted dates
Hand chop to bite-size pieces

½ – cup raisins

1 – cup chia seeds

1 – cup flax seeds

½ – cup sprouted buckwheat “Nuts.com”

½ – cup sprouted millet “Nuts.com”

1 – tbsp. fresh ginger
Peel and grate using a microplane grater

1 – tbsp. ceylon cinnamon

1 – tbsp. melted coconut oil

Directions:

Once you have measured and prepped your ingredients, place everything into a large mixing bowl.

Hand mix your ingredients with a mixing spoon.

You can create many shapes with your treats to dehydrate. To form round balls, place a heaping tablespoon of mix into the palm of your hand. Roll it between both hands creating your round ball. Place your treats onto the dehydrator tray without parchment paper.

Dehydrate at 115 for 20-24 hours. Rotate ½ way through. After rotating break one apart to see if it is to your liking.

My birds like their treats crunchy on the outside a bit soft on the inside. Depending on where you live in this beautiful world moisture in the air is a large factor when dehydrating. The more moisture you have in your air the longer you will need to dehydrate your treats.

Once your treats have completed dehydrating, place them into sandwich freezer baggies, then put the small baggie into a larger freezer bag to ensure that your treats will not get freezer burn.

I always write on the outside of the large baggie with a sharpie the date, and the recipe name. Your treats will last 3 months in the freezer. When you want to give your bird a treat remove the treat from freezer a let it sit out for 20 minutes or so.

Once you have removed your treat from the freezer it cannot be re-frozen. Store your treat in the refrigerator for 3-4 days only, then discard.

I feed my birds only Organic, non-GMO fruits, vegetables, and other products.

Equipment needed for this recipe:

Food processor, dehydrator, and a microplane grater.