- 1 cup cornmeal
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup bacon grease
- 1 cup flour
- 3 tablespoons dried milk
- 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- In a large mixing bowl, combine cornmeal, oats, and flour.
- Add in the bacon grease and dried milk.
- Sprinkle in the breadcrumbs.
- Slowly pour in the water and mix well.
- Add baking soda and mix together a final time.
- Bake in the oven for an hour inside a 1 pound coffee can at 350.
- After it has cooled, cut the “casserole” to fit into your suet feeder.
- I baked this in a standard size loaf pan. When cooled, I was able to slice lengthwise once (down the middle between top and bottom) and then each of those halves in half again to make roughly suet-shaped pieces.
- We noticed that the traditional “suet” birds weren’t really excited by this (although I can’t guarantee that it wasn’t just because it was something new). However, the little birds (i.e. juncos) loved it, but were put off by the suet feeder. We ended up crumbling a square of it on the ground under the big feeder and the little ones loved it. They were diving in and snagging pieces left and right. Great to watch!