CHEESE AND CAULIFLOWER MINI MUFFINS
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
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