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Baked Broccoli Bites
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins

Baked Broccoli Bites, a deliciously healthy and low-in-calorie snack that even broccoli haters will love. These balls can be enjoyed by kids and grown-ups alike, and are super simple to make. Whether you make them for a picnic, kids' school lunch box, or simply a healthy snack in between meals, my fantastic cheesy broccoli bites are sure to please a crowd. They have no salt added, and can be enjoyed on the baby led journey too. Quick, filling and delicious!

Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: International
Keyword: snacks for toddlers
Servings: 18 balls
Calories: 39 kcal
Author: Daniela Apostol
  • 1 large broccoli head
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 spring onion
  • black pepper to taste
  • oil to grease the baking tray
  1. Break the broccoli head into florets, add them to a pan of boiling water, cover with a lid and leave to cook until soft, it takes about 10 minutes or less.

  2. Chop the broccoli finely, you should get about 2 cups of chopped broccoli. Leave to cool.

  3. Add the broccoli to a bowl, add the cheese, chopped spring onion, breadcrumbs, egg and black pepper, and mix everything well.

  4. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius (356 Fahrenheit).

  5. Grease a baking tray with vegetable oil, then shape small balls out of the broccoli mixture, I ended up with 18 balls, but depending on the size, you might get more or less.

  6. Bake for 30 minutes or until lightly golden brown, turning them on the other side half the way through baking.

  7. Serve warm or cold.

Nutrition Facts
Baked Broccoli Bites
Amount Per Serving
Calories 39 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 56mg2%
Potassium 119mg3%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 260IU5%
Vitamin C 30.3mg37%
Calcium 45mg5%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.