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Baby Led Weaning Courgette Bites

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Looking for an incredibly delicious baby led weaning recipe that uses courgettes? Look no further than these baby led weaning courgette bites. The perfect finger food idea for babies 6 months+ who are baby led weaning or are ready for finger foods.

Baby Led weaning courgette bites on a plate in the kitchen

Baby led weaning courgette

Courgettes (or zucchini as they’re known in the US) are an important food to offer to your baby. Rich in potassium, Vitamin A and Vitamin D, courgettes are healthy, tasty and super versatile when it comes to using them in your home cooked meals.

Courgettes soak up the flavour of the herbs and spices you use alongside them and make a welcome addition to so many different meal ideas.

We always try to have a courgette or two in the fridge as it’s super easy to grate, spiralise or cut into chunks and throw into soups, bologneses, casseroles and numerous pasta dishes.

baby led weaning courgette bites before being popped in the oven

Related Post: 20 Baby Led Weaning Dinner Ideas

What are the health benefits of courgettes?

Courgettes soak up the flavour of the herbs and spices you use alongside them and make a welcome addition to so many different meal ideas. This is why we use it so much when we are baby led weaning.

  1. Nutrient-Rich: Courgettes are packed with essential nutrients like vitamins A and C, potassium, and folate. These nutrients play a crucial role in supporting your baby’s growth and overall health.
  2. Digestive Support: The dietary fiber present in courgettes promotes healthy digestion and helps prevent constipation in babies.
  3. Low Calorie and Hydration: Courgettes have a high water content and are naturally low in calories, making them a hydrating and nutritious choice for your baby’s diet.
  4. Rich in Antioxidants: Courgettes contain antioxidants like beta-carotene and lutein, which contribute to your baby’s overall health and protect against cell damage.
  5. Bone Health: Courgettes provide small amounts of minerals like manganese and magnesium that contribute to strong bones and teeth.
  6. Brain Development: The B-vitamins found in courgettes, such as folate, contribute to healthy brain and nervous system development in babies.

Courgette bites

When you’re weaning babies, it’s super useful to cook burgers, bites and fritters so you can have a freezer stash at the ready. It’s also a simple way of introducing finger foods to your baby.

For the first six months of Felix’s weaning life, he tended to snack on bites, burgers, fingers and fritters as it was such an easy way of combining nutritious food in a way he could easily handle and eat it.

These courgette bites are no different. Easy for baby to hold, absolutely delicious and of course, they can be batch prepared and stored in the fridge/freezer.

baby led weaning courgette bites once cooked

More courgette baby led weaning recipes:

Egg free baby led weaning courgette bites

This recipe uses egg to bind the ingredients together, but I know many of my readers have babies with egg allergies.

You can create a ‘flaxegg’ by mixing 1 tbsp of flaxseed with 3 tbsp of water and leaving in the fridge for a few minutes to develop an egg like consistency.

I have tried to create a flaxegg in the past (and seen great success) although I have not tried it with this particular recipe.

Felix excited to eat baby led weaning courgette bites

What did Felix think of these baby led weaning courgette bites?

Felix LOVES these courgette bites! Ever since I started making them for him as a baby, they’ve been a huge hit! Even now at two years old, they’re my go-to snack option in the mid-afternoon when those hunger pangs hit!

Lisa from Love From Lisa Blog recently tried these with her little one, Thomas and shared her thoughts on Insta Stories. Apparently little Thomas was screaming for more!

More baby led weaning recipes:

Felix eating the courgette bites

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Yield: 10 bites

Baby Led Weaning Courgette Bites

Baby Led weaning courgette bites on a plate in the kitchen

A simple recipe using courgette/zucchini to create delicious and healthy courgette bites - perfect for lunch or dinner!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 courgette
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 Tbsp Breadcrumbs
  • 1 Spring onion (optional)
  • 50 Grams Cheddar cheese


    1. Grate courgette and cheddar into a large bowl.
    2. Add breadcrumbs, chopped spring onion and eggs and combine thoroughly.
    3. Prep a baking tray with baking paper and using a spoon, create walnut sized balls and place on the baking tray.
    4. Bake at 200C/180C fan for 20 minutes or until browned. Flip them half way through so ensure they’re evenly cooked.
    5. Leave to cool and serve whole or sliced depending on baby’s age.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 46Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 63mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g
Dexter and Nicola in the park

Author: Nicola Hughes

Nicola has weaned both of her boys using the baby led weaning method. She loves nothing better than creating simple recipes that anyone can recreate, using as few ingredients as possible. All of her recipes have been tried and tested by both Dexter and Felix and have their seal of approval!

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Tuesday 3rd of October 2023

I love this making this recipe, it’s so easy and my baby loves it. I add some ground chicken to add a little extra protein and garlic powder! They freeze and reheat really well

Sunday 19th of November 2023

@Karla, hi, how do you reheat? Thank you

Diana N

Tuesday 7th of March 2023

Can I substitute breadcrumbs for rolled oats? I don’t have breadcrumbs. Thanks

Saturday 22nd of July 2023

@Diana N, do you have bread? I just made my ownbwith my smoothie blender :)

Kate Molan

Thursday 23rd of June 2022

How long can you keep these in the fridge for? Made them for the first time and wondering whether to freeze or refrigerate and eat over next few days. Thanks


Saturday 8th of January 2022

Hi there! I've followed the recipe but my mixture is very wet! Any suggestions on how to get it to the right consistency please?


Friday 4th of August 2023

@Nicola | Mummy to Dex, I had the same problem but I don’t think it’s the courgette that requires squeezing. It looks like there’s too much egg. I might try make them with one egg next time

Nicola | Mummy to Dex

Tuesday 11th of January 2022

Hi Neeq,

Did you try squeezing out the moisture from the courgette using paper towels?



Tuesday 4th of January 2022

Could you tell me if these are fresh breadcrumbs or dried breadcrumbs please? Thank you

Nicola | Mummy to Dex

Tuesday 4th of January 2022

Hi Megan,

I used dried.


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