These baby led weaning mini broccoli and cheese egg muffins are awesome high iron healthy BLW breakfast recipes for your toddlers, babies and kids.
Breakfast is always a bit of a rush in our house, and 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. And a quick scramble is great, but I love these mini broccoli and cheese egg muffins for BLW because they’re easy for babe to pick up and self feed and 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 were 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 brown rice instead of quinoa, or literally any other leftover grain you’ve got in the house.
These mini broccoli and cheese egg muffins are also super freezable, so I make a big batch for Baby E, freeze them, and pull a few out every few days for snacks or meals.
Now loves, I would love to know- 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
- 1 cup cooked quinoa
- 1 cup grated broccoli crown
- 2 eggs
- ¼ tsp turmeric
- ¼ tsp cumin
- ¼ tsp pepper
- Preheat oven to 350 F and lightly grease 18 mini muffin tins.
- To a bowl, mix together the quinoa, cheese, broccoli, eggs, turmeric, cumin and pepper.
- Divide the mixture between the mini muffin tins and bake for 10 minutes. Allow to cool before serving.
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Abbey Sharp is a Registered Dietitian, an avid food writer and blogger, a cookbook author and the founder of Abbey’s Kitchen Inc.