These NEW AND IMPROVED baby led weaning mini broccoli and cheese egg muffins are awesome high iron healthy BLW breakfast recipe. They’re perfect for your toddlers, babies and kids.
Breakfast is always a bit of a rush in our house. While my mom-self is totally okay scarfing down cold coffee and a banana most mornings, I try my best to make sure Baby E eats balanced and well. Well good news, parentals. These breakfast mini broccoli and cheese egg muffins are perfect for baby led weaning, toddlers, and you too! They make a HUGE batch so I simply put a little pinch of salt into mine and leave baby E’s au natural.
How to Make these Mini Broccoli and Cheese Egg Muffins for BLW
I don’t know if you’re following my instagram stories (if not, check it out asap) but basically I serve Baby E broccoli a LOT. Not only is it a good source of non-heme iron, but it’s baby E’s FAVOURITE FOOD OF LIFE. Okay, maybe second to tomatoes, but he sees green and he smiles (PLEASE PLEASE PARENT GODS MAKE THIS STICK). So I grated a bit into his scrambled eggs and he LOVED it. I love these mini broccoli and cheese egg muffins for BLW because they’re easy for babe to pick up and self feed. They’re awesome for carting around for on the go snacks or meals. I get a lot of questions on my instagram about healthy baby snacks or how to navigate meals eaten out of the house and my suggestion is all about what’s easy to eat, and relatively tidy to eat. These cherry banana muffins are another staple that we love for snacking or meals on the go.
But back to these amazing mini broccoli and cheese egg muffins. The other reason I love these for Baby E, and for me is that they’re essentially a “meal in one bite”. All of the food groups are represented. We’ve got quinoa (whole grain with protein and iron), cheese (dairy with protein), broccoli (veggies wth iron), and eggs (protein with iron).
Having said that, if you know your kiddo loves cauliflower or tomatoes more than broccoli, or that’s what you have on hand, you can make these your own! You can also add in any other leftover grain you’ve got in the house.
These mini broccoli and cheese egg muffins are also super freezable. I make a big batch for Baby E, freeze them, and pull a few out every few days for snacks or meals.
What are some of your iron rich staples for BLW snacks or meals on the go?
Leave me a comment below with your kid’s favourites!
Baby Led Weaning Mini Broccoli and Cheese Egg Muffins
- 1 cup finely grated cheddar cheese, plus extra for topping
- 1 cup cooked quinoa
- 1 cup grated broccoli crown
- 12 eggs
- ¼ tsp turmeric
- ¼ tsp cumin
- ¼ tsp pepper
- Preheat oven to 350 F and lightly grease about 24 mini muffin tins.
- To a bowl, mix together the quinoa, cheese, broccoli, eggs, turmeric, cumin and pepper. Top with additional grated cheese, if desired.
- Divide the mixture between the mini muffin tins and bake for 10 minutes, or until set. Allow to cool before serving.
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Updated on July 20th, 2020
Abbey Sharp is a Registered Dietitian (RD), regulated by the Ontario College of Dietitians. She is a mom, YouTuber, Blogger, award winning cookbook author, media coach specializing in food and nutrition influencers, and a frequent contributor to national publications like Healthline and on national broadcast TV shows.