Foodie Friday: Broccoli Nugget Recipe
Welcome to Foodie Friday! Each Friday I will highlight a recipe that is easy to make and can by eaten by baby and family! This recipe is one of my daughters favorites and the ONLY way I can get her to eat broccoli.
Broccoli & Cheddar Cheese Nuggets
1 16-oz Package frozen broccoli, cooked, drained, and chopped
1 cup Seasoned bread crumbs (you could try using baby cereal if you want, we know it works well with “baby meatballs“)
1 ½ cups Shredded cheddar cheese (please use real cheese and not a “processed cheese food” product. Try tomato & basil cheddar.)
3 Large eggs or 5 egg yolks – Most pediatricians say it’s ok to use whole egg in a baked good when baby is over 8-9 months old without allergies. We would recommend that you substitute 5 egg yolks for the whole eggs if serving this to those under 1 yr. Ask YOUR pediatrician.
Pre-Heat oven to 375
Lightly coat a baking sheet with olive oil and set aside.
Combine all remaining ingredients and mix well. *Add seasonings if you like – garlic powder, pepper, extra basil & oregano for example. Add a fruit or veggie puree to substitute for the eggs if desired.
Shape mixture into nuggets or fun shapes such as squares or squigglies etc..and place on baking tray. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, turn nuggets over after 15 minutes.
Serve warm – Chop or mash these broccoli nuggets if your baby isn’t able to handle bigger finger foods.
Recipe courtesy of WholesomeBabyFood.com