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Baby Led Weaning Courgette Bites

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Looking for an incredibly delicious way to use courgettes for baby led weaning? 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

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!

Felix eating the courgette bites

Let us know what you think of these baby led weaning courgette bites and if you give them a go, tell us in the comments below.

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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

Ingredients

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

Instructions

    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:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1

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

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Jm

Saturday 7th of August 2021

My 10-month old and 6-year old just can't get enough of these. Thanks for sharing a simple and tasty recipe!

Al

Friday 6th of August 2021

Can they be eaten cold from the fridge and after they have been defrosted too or for you need to reheat them

Nicola | Mummy to Dex

Friday 6th of August 2021

Hi Al,

You could eat them cold ☺️

Kc

Friday 18th of June 2021

Do you store them after the oven or before?

Nicola | Mummy to Dex

Friday 18th of June 2021

Hi, after I've cooked them ☺️

Lisa @ lovefomlisa.com

Tuesday 23rd of February 2021

My 9 month old loves these. I had to cook them for about 30 minutes, but they freeze and reheat really well.

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