Today I noticed a woodpecker outside. I lamented that I didn’t have any suet to offer him. Then I remembered that my friend Allison had posted a vegetarian suet that I wanted to share with my vegetarian and vegan readers. Normal suet is made from beef. While this doesn’t matter to the birds (birds love to eat bugs), vegans might not want to get it all over their hands.
It’s nice to throw together on a snowy morning.
The recipe is simple. It lets you use what you have available in your house at the time. My suet included oats, buckwheat groats, pumpkin seeds, dried raisins, corn meal, almond butter, and of course vegetable shortening.
Vegetarian bird suet
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Keywords: microwave for animals vegan vegetarian
Ingredients (1 suet cake)
- 4 tbsp Vegetable shortening
- 2 tbsp almond butter
- 2 tbsp buckwheat groats
- 6 tbsp corn meal
- 3 tbsp oats
- 2 tbsp buckwheat flour
- 2 tbsp chopped pumpkin seeds
- 4 tbsp chopped raisins and dried berries
Mix ingredients other than almond butter and vegetable shortening.
Melt almond butter and shortening in oven for about 1 minute.
Mix shortening mix with dry ingredients. Allow to cool for a few minutes.
Shape for your suet holder.
Feed to birds
I think it still looks pretty good.
I would like to leave you with a picture of a junco. These beauties seem to love eating the seeds that everyone else drops to the ground. I don’t expect to see them on the feeder.