The babies are gonna be a year old soon! I can't believe it's been a year. I've been trying out different recipes and cooking different things for their meals since it won't be long before they'll be relying solely on that and not their formula for all their nutrition.
So today I made some cheddar broccoli nuggets. I found this one on Wholesome Baby Food
. This is such a simple recipe and very yummy! It's a little tough to form into nuggets as it's very crumbly. But you'll start to get the hang of it. I actually had to make two batches and when I went to form the last of the nuggets after the first ones had baked, I found that they formed a bit easier. I think it's because they sat there longer and the bread crumbs were able to soak up some of the moisture of the steamed broccoli. Be sure that when you oil your baking sheet, if you do like I did and use aluminum foil to line it, use a bit more oil. My first set stuck a little.
Broccoli & Cheddar Cheese Nuggets
1 16-oz Package frozen broccoli, cooked, drained, and chopped
1 cup Seasoned bread crumbs
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.
Preheat oven to 375
1. Lightly coat a baking sheet with olive oil and set aside.
2. 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.
3. 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. Be sure to crumble these if your baby needs.
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