Let’s Make Some Broccoli and Cheese Patties!
Updated: Jun 10, 2021
I’m sure my kid isn’t the only one who has a little bit of a hard time with broccoli. Not sure if it’s the texture or taste but my little dude wants nothing to do with it. I remembered a recipe I made awhile back for myself which was like a broccoli fritter and wanted to try to make a baby led weaning version! These BLW Broccoli and Cheese Fritters are super easy to make and is a great way to sneak broccoli into their diet. My little guy eats these up with no issues. These are perfect for babies with a few teeth but if your little one is struggling to chew, you can reduce the amount of breadcrumbs and/or add in a splash of milk (I prefer almond milk).
Why Broccoli? Broccoli is a great food for the little ones, it is incredibly high in Vitamin C which will strengthen their immune systems. Broccoli is also a high source of Vitamin A and beta-carotene both of which are important for developing a strong eye sight for your baby. Broccoli is an overall good source for antioxidants, I try to sneak it into baby led weaning recipes whenever I can.
1 - 1 1/2 Cup Chopped Broccoli
1/2 Cup Breadcrumbs
1 Large Egg
1/4 Cup Cheese
Nutritional Yeast Flakes (Optional Add in for Extra Nutrients)
Flax Seeds (Optional Add in for Extra Nutrients)
Splash of Almond Milk (if needed)
How to Make Them:
Chop your broccoli into small pieces, then steam for 2-3 minutes or until soft. Once it’s steamed I mash it further with a fork so it is super easy to eat.
Combine all the ingredients with the broccoli, add almond milk if needed then form into small patties.
You can either cook these on the stove top on medium high heat for about five minutes on each side or put them into the oven at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes flipping half way through.
I hope your little one likes them!