Dog Treat Recipes
Mini Quiche Zucchini and Bacon Dog Treats Recipe
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Hi! My name is Christina Danza, and I’m thrilled to be sharing my Mini Quiche Zucchini and Bacon Dog Treats Recipe with all of you on Pretty Fluffy.
I love this recipe because eggs are a great source of protein for us as well as our pets. Protein helps build muscle, strengthen hair, and rebuild tissue. The small amount of bacon in each quiche adds a big kick of flavour that your pet won’t be able to resist, making this a treat that you can feel good about sharing.
3 free-range eggs
Half a zucchini, chopped into small pieces
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
3 strips cooked chopped free-range bacon
1. Preheat oven to 350˚F / 176˚C
2. Place a small amount of shredded cheese in the bottom of each muffin cup as a base.
3. In a medium sized mixing bowl, beat the eggs until the colour is consistent.
4. Add the zucchini, remainder of the cheese, and 2/3 of the bacon into the egg and mix until evenly dispersed.
5. Carefully spoon the mixture into the muffin cups. You don’t have to worry about the egg rising out.
6. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the eggs look fluffy and no longer shiny. A dome shape should develop on the top when fully cooked.
** The above recipe is for treats only and should not replace your dog’s regular meal plans. Always check with your vet about any new additions or changes to your dog’s diet.
- Makes 12 mini quiches.
- Store leftovers in a sealed container in the fridge.
- For this recipe, I used colourful silicone mini muffin cups to bake the quiches. I like these because they’re the perfect tiny size and because the silicone is a great nonstick surface that doesn’t require coating a baking pan with oil or cooking spray. If you are using a traditional muffin tin, be sure to coat it well to prevent sticking.
- To make this recipe extra yummy for humans, add 1 tablespoon chopped shallot into the mix and 2 leaves of scallion, sliced into thin pieces on top. However it’s important NOT to includes the shallot and the scallion in any quiches you’re making for pets. Although only a small amount is being used, these ingredients can be irritants to animals’ digestive systems. They are, however, delicious for the quiches you’re making for yourself.
- Serve on a platter at your next party, or position the quiches on an elevated cake stand for a cuter look. Either way, they won’t last long!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR – MINNIE IN MANHATTAN
Christina Danza is a native New Yorker, born and raised in Brooklyn and now living in New York City. When she isn’t working her 9-5 in the Advertising industry, she is out and about covering NYC events, working on her photography, brunching, giving into her shopaholic tendencies, and spending time with her dog Minnie. You can keep up with all of her NYC shenanigans on her blog, downtownnative.com.
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