Another treat from “For the Birds” for our feathered backyard friends!
- 1 cup cornmeal
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup grated breadcrumbs
- 1/2 tablespoon baking soda
- 3/4 cup currants or raisins
- 1/2 cup bacon drippings
- 1/4 teaspoon sand
- 1 cup water
- Combine cornmeal, flour, breadcrumbs, and baking soda in a medium to large bowl.
- Add currants or raisins, bacon drippings, sand, and water.
- Mix well.
- Spoon the moist mixture into a muffin tray lined with paper muffin cups.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
- Serve these muffins on a tray feeder or spear them onto tree branches.
- Guess I should have taken a picture of these in muffin format! I was too anxious to get them done and put away.
- The recipe makes 12 muffins. You’ll end up pretty much filling each muffin cup. The batter is very thick so you’ll have to press it into each cup.
- There’s no real reason to use the paper wrappers on these. I did because I’m lazy and now I don’t have to wash the muffin pan, but that is something that could be skipped.
- As you can see, I like to crumble these “cakes” for the birds to enjoy, we just sprinkle a little out each day under the feeders. I could just see a squirrel running off with an entire muffin if we put them out whole! (and yes, I had a squirrel make off with my entire suet cage once so I have no limit on my belief in their creativity)
- Easy enough to make, I’m sure I’ll be using this one again.