CHEESE AND CAU­LI­FLOWER MINI MUFFINS

Townsville Bulletin - Townsville Eye - - Pets - BY MARK TARTTELIN

Cau­li­flower can be a good treat op­tion for your dog. Small amounts of cooked, un­sea­soned cau­li­flower are best. While you can give your dog raw cau­li­flower, it is very likely to make them gassy, which can be unpleasant both for your dog and ev­ery­one in the gen­eral area, so I wouldn’t rec­om­mend it. Steamed, boiled or roasted cau­li­flower cooked with­out any oil, but­ter or sea­son­ing is the way to go. These Cheese and Cau­li­flower Mini Muffins use only a few in­gre­di­ents and are sim­ple to make. And as with all treats, mod­er­a­tion is the key! IN­GRE­DI­ENTS 1 head of cau­li­flower ½ cup low fat cot­tage cheese ¼ cup ched­dar cheese (op­tional) 2 large eggs ¼ cup wa­ter Spray cook­ing oil

METHOD

Pre­heat oven to 200C Chop the cau­li­flower into small pieces. Put the chopped cau­li­flower and the wa­ter in a mi­crowave safe bowl, cover, and mi­crowave for about 3 to 5 min­utes. Re­move and stir, re­cover, and mi­crowave for an­other 3 to 5 min­utes. Drain the cau­li­flower then place in a food pro­ces­sor. Pulse a few times un­til there are no large chunks. Add the cau­li­flower, cot­tage cheese, eggs and ched­dar cheese to a mix­ing bowl and com­bine well. Lightly spray a mini muf­fin tray with cook­ing oil and fill to the top. Press down gen­tly on each filled muf­fin. Bake in the oven for about 25 min­utes or un­til golden and firm to the touch. Re­move from the pan and al­low to cool.

NOTE: Can be stored in an air­tight con­tainer in the fridge for up to 7 days, or frozen for up to 3 months.

Mark is the Hu­mane Ed­u­ca­tion Of­fi­cer with An­gel-Paws An­i­mal Res­cue. He loves talk­ing to kinder­garten and prep school kids about re­spon­si­ble pet care and safety around dogs. If you would like Mark to visit your kindy or prep class please email [email protected]­gel­pawsinc.com.au

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