This yummy fall bird muffin is healthy, delicious, and fun!
In a large mixing bowl pour the package of bird bread mix. Add the eggs, oil and stir thoroughly.
Next, add the can of pumpkin to the mixture and stir well.
Peel apple (to remove any wax or pesticide residue) and remove any apple seeds as they are toxic. Chop the apple into small pieces. We use our food processor for just a few seconds for quick small pieces. By cutting the apple into smaller pieces, the apple will be distributed through the muffins more evenly.
Add apple pieces to mixture and stir gently but well. Add water or juice to mix until mixture is blended well.
Although the canned pumpkin will add some moisture to the mixture, the apples will soak up moisture offsetting the liquid you have added. So add enough water or juice to make a cupcake-batter consistency. (The thicker the mixture, the longer it will need to bake).
Pour mixture into mini muffin or cupcake pans and bake at 350 degrees for approximately 25 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean. Oven temperatures can vary so be sure muffins are done.
Thoroughly cool muffins before serving to your bird. Cooked muffins can also be frozen in freezer bags or plastic containers and removed daily for a fun treat each day until gone.
Use fall or Halloween cupcake/muffin paper baking cup holders to add extra fun for your bird. Hand your bird the complete muffin and watch him or her peel away the muffin paper and relish the yummy fall muffin inside.
These Apple Harvest Muffins are full of nutrition, and a great foraging food.