Broccoli tots

These delicious, healthy bites are perfect for babies just starting out their weaning journey.

With just a few simple ingredients – broccoli, egg, cheese and breadcrumbs, they’re a simple, easy finger food suitable for all skill levels.

With a gorgeous cheesy texture, they’re filling, satisfying and an easy on the go option (you can also eat them cold!).

The ingredients listed makes 10 tots, so feel free to double the mixture if you’re adding to your freezer stash.

Make sure you steam your broccoli until very tender and mash really well, to ensure the mixture sticks. If your mixture isn’t rolling into tots, try adding another egg. If your mixture it too wet, try adding more breadcrumbs.

Broccoli tots

5 from 1 vote

Cheesy, healthy and delicious, these baby and toddler-friendly broccoli tots are the perfect first bite for bubs just starting out their weaning journey. They're a great snack on the go, and make for a great finger food option, being the perfect shape for bub to hold. With broccoli, cheese, breadcrumbs and egg, it's a simple, straightforward way to nourish your baby in a fun, playful way.

Prep Time 15 mins Cook Time 20 mins Total Time 35 mins Difficulty: Beginner Cooking Temp: 180  °C Servings: 10



  1. Steam and mash broccoli

    Steam your broccoli until very tender, then mash really well in a large bowl.

  2. Add remaining ingredients

    Add egg, breadcrumbs and cheese and mash well to combine.

  3. Shape into tots

    Using wet hands, shape your mixture into tots. If your mixture isn't holding, mash it further or try adding an egg. If your mixture is to wet to shape, try adding extra breadcrumbs.

  4. Bake

    Bake your tots at 180C for 20 minutes, or until edges are starting to brown.



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Keywords: broccoli tots, baby led weaning


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  1. Yas


    This is an amazing recipe.
    What can we add instead of breadcrumbs?

    Much love

    • cookwithwenty

      Thank you for your feedback! Breadcrumbs help hold this recipe together and make it easier to handle. Is there a particular allergy or intolerance you are trying to avoid? You can use gluten free breadcrumbs, or blitz up gluten free bread to make your own breadcrumbs. All the best!


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