Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Offering Recipes 1 - “Wildlife Friendly ‘cakes’”

These cakes are low on “additives”, making them safer for wildlife, and low on salt (which can be omitted entirely) - additions and subtractions can be made. They are not a “dog biscuit” recipe, so you don’t have to worry about that hanging around in the back of your head, either.

Wet Ingredients:
1/2c Honey
2 Md/Lg Eggs.
1/2c Oil

Dry Ingredients:
1c Nuts (Sunflower, Pumpkin, Sterile Hempseed) - if you do not intend to eat them, feel free to substitute any wildlife friendly blend, including songbird seed blends. Dried fruits, BUT NOT RAISINS, may be used. Avoid raisins and chocolate as they are deadly to a lot of animals. 
1 1/2c Wheat flour (have yet to try the gluten-free flour on this one)
1/4tsp Salt.
Mix your wet first, add the dry. Combine.  If it's still too sloppy, add more flour, or more crunchy bits. 

Grease a baking sheet and zap ‘em at 350 for about ten minutes. Cool on racks. They will be soft, chewy, puffy, mountains of joy. If you use a human-and-wildlife-friendly blend of seeds you can chow down too. When made with flaxseed, pumpkin seeds and sunflower kernels these things are filling, and delicious.


  1. I love this! I have been wanting to make something for the critters in my backyard, but I am so leery of pre-made options that sell in the store. I'm of the belief if I wouldn't eat it myself, then I shouldn't feed it to anyone or anything else!

    This will also serve nicely for any ritualistic type nature hikes or walks. I am always looking for variety in offerings. Thank you for the added tip about the raisins, I was not aware of that.


  2. For gluten-free alternatives, I have great success with amaranth flour.

  3. Thank you for this recipe! I made it for the first time yesterday as part of an offering ritual I performed with these substitutions:

    1. Instead of honey I used Light Agave
    2. For nuts I used a mix of pecans and almonds
    3. For oil I used Extra Virgin Olive

    They turned out great and I saved a few for myself to try and they tasted fantastic and were moist. I will be making these again but may experiment with different spices and maybe vanilla extract. Thank you once again :)