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Broccoli Cheese Bites dipped in ketchup

Broccoli Bites Recipe


  • Author: Maryea
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: ~25 nuggets

Ingredients

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  • 110 ounce package frozen broccoli or 2 small crowns, florets chopped
  • 1/2 cup whole grain bread crumbs*
  • 2 large eggs (if your little one is not eating egg whites yet, use 3 yolks)
  • 1 cup shredded mild cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

Optional healthy add-ins

  • 1 teaspoon kelp
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed meal

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Coat a baking sheet with oil or spray with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. If using frozen broccoli, cook broccoli according to package directions and chop into small pieces. If using fresh broccoli, chop and steam until tender.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk eggs.
  4. Add remaining ingredients to bowl and mix until well incorporated.  (You may have to use your hands)
  5. Shape the mixture into 1 1/2 inch nuggets and place on the baking sheet.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, flipping the nuggets over half way through the cooking time.
  7.  Serve warm. Enjoy!

Notes

This recipe was originally adapted from here

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 nugget
  • Calories: 35
  • Sugar: 0.3
  • Fat: 2
  • Carbohydrates: 2
  • Fiber: 0.3
  • Protein: 2