Using steel for birds

I have a large container of steel cut oats and hate to throw it away; would it have to be cooked and molded into a form for out side birds or can it just be put in a bowl?

  7 answers
  • Rebecca Odell Rebecca Odell on Nov 25, 2017
    I'd like to know this myself..
  • Nancy landers Nancy landers on Nov 25, 2017
    I don’t see why not. Mix it up with peanut butter, lard, seeds, etc. and make suet balls or cakes
  • FL FL on Nov 25, 2017
    "There is no need to go out and buy birdseed when you can feed wild birds your kitchen scraps. Uncooked oatmeal is an excellent source of nutrition for birds, and it also helps you get rid of the oatmeal you are not going to eat. While you can simply scatter uncooked oatmeal on the ground, take the time to put it into a suet cake, which gives birds a fatty treat in the winter."
  • 27524803 27524803 on Nov 25, 2017
    Use them to make oatmeal cookies... for you...also you may be able to find a recipe for "bird cookies: using the oats
  • Millymolly Millymolly on Nov 25, 2017
    I have put out raw oats for the birds but they do not seem interested. Perhaps if you cooked it into cakes and stuck birdseed in it (like the suet cakes you can buy) they would like it better. just a thought.
  • Rini Rini on Nov 25, 2017
    All of the above, or... You could bake cookies, blend with water and honey, and a bit of lemon juice for a delicious drink, make into flour and bake some delicious cakes. The fact that you have so many oats sounds like heaven to me!
  • 2dogal 2dogal on Nov 25, 2017
    Put some in a bowl outside for them. If they eat it, you know you won't have to do anything else to it.