Saturday, August 30, 2014

Broccoli and Cheese Bites {Our Most Popular Post Resurfaced!}

This post was originally published last December and has been our most viewed and most pinned post throughout 2014. I thought it would be fun to resurface it, just in case you haven't had the chance to make it for your little one yet! This is one of Little Misters favorite snacks that I've made for him!

Little Mister is one of the pickiest eaters ever. He is so hot and cold when it comes to food that everything I make him to eat is a nerve-racking experience. Will he eat it? Will he love it? Is he tired of this? I just never know.

When it comes to sweets, he's like me and has no problem devouring the whole plate of whatever sweet is put in front of him, but when it comes to healthy things and veggies….yeah right. After having a long conversation with a good friend of mine she inspired me to create a bite sized, veggie infused, muffin for Little Mister, since he loves muffins!

I searched through a few different savory muffin recipes before I decided what I would need and set off to make my own. This recipe only took me a few seconds to throw together and the result was delicious and even mom loved them too! It reminded me a lot of a quiche which I loved, but I loved it even more knowing exactly what was going in it and that Little Mister would be getting some good nutrients!

What You Need:

2 Eggs
1/2 Cup of Cheddar Cheese
1/2 Cup of Italian Bread Crumbs
1 Cup of Fresh Broccoli
Garlic Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste

What You Need To Do:

Preheat your oven to 375* and spray your mini muffin tin with olive oil spray (or whatever cooking spray you use). Wash and chop your broccoli into small pieces. In a medium sized bowl combine your eggs and bread crumbs until it becomes dough-like. Stir in your cheese, followed by your broccoli. Add garlic salt and pepper to taste (a little bit goes a long way in this recipe). 

Using a spoon, place your mixture into the muffin tin to about 3/4 of the way full. Place in oven and bake for about 10-15 minutes depending on your oven.

Once the edges of your muffins brown on the sides, remove the muffin tin from the oven and flip the muffins using a spoon. Once the muffins are flipped, place in oven and bake for another 10 minutes. This will allow the tops of your muffins to get crispier as they are face down.

Remove muffins from their tin and let cool slightly before enjoying!

These Broccoli & Cheese Bites are great for snacks or as an addition to a meal for your toddler or child! They will love the savory and cheesy taste and you will love that they're still getting nutrients and veggies! It's a win-win for mom and child!

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  1. These sound so good. Must make them for my great grand who is such a picky eater.

  2. Ohhh! I am saving this recipe for when my son is old enough to eat these! These look delicious! Such an easy recipe to make! Great little snack too...for kids and adults! Thank you for sharing this recipe!

  3. Hadn't seen this post yet - these look absolutely amazing. They'll be great to have around for when I need a bit of a snack!!

  4. Have got to give these a try. Look so tasty mouth watering as type. :)

  5. Mouth watering! I have got to give these a try.

  6. These look so yummy can't wait to make them.

  7. I need to try these! Seems like a great way to get my 2 year old to actually eat broccoli!

  8. These look so delicious. I am going to try to make these over the weekend. Thanks for the recipe!

  9. Oh these look so good! I might add chicken to get some extra protein in them too

  10. Even grown ups would love these. Thanks for the recipe.

    slehan at juno dot com

  11. This is such a fun twist on broccoli & cheese. I will add this to the menu next week


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