Broccoli and Cheese Muffins

Do you have a fussy toddler? Yep me too, so I am always try to find ways to get more vegetables into my daughter. Let's face it muffins are a tempting treat for most children so why not try a savoury version to help with your child’s recommended 5-a-day! These Broccoli & Cheese Muffins are so easy and quick to make, great fun to do with the children and a great alternative for a lunch option. This recipe freezes really well so bake in batches and defrost for lunchboxes and snacks. I have found that these muffins have be a fantastic option for those who are beginning to start their weaning journey, especially those who are using a baby-led weaning method and of course perfect for fussy eaters too.

To make these Broccoli & Cheese Muffins you will need:

80oz of plain flour 
5oz of cheese, grated 
1-2 small florets of broccoli, finely chopped 
6fl oz of semi-skimmed milk 
3 tbsp of olive oil 
3 tsp of baking powder 
1 egg, beaten 
a good pinch of salt and pepper

1. Preheat the oven to 180c and grease a 12 hole muffin tin.

2. If you prefer to cook your broccoli before adding into the recipe then you should add some broccoli to the water and cook for 10 minutes. Once cooled chop the broccoli very finely. In a bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, finely chopped broccoli and grated cheese

3. Add the oil, beaten egg and mix well thoroughly and the spoon the mixture into a greased 12 hole muffin cases, making sure they are 2 thirds full.

4. Place in the oven and bake for around 30 minutes or until golden


  1. I would never have thought of adding brocolli, they look lovely

    1. My daughter absolutely loves these muffins. :) Even the husband likes them lol. Thank you for your comments x

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    1. They are just so easy to make!!! I love this recipe and you amend them to your liking. Thank you for your comments x

  3. These sound really good. Wonder if son1 would spot the broccoli or not #TastyTuesdays

    1. You can see the broccoli a little you could always say that they are herbs. Do you think you could get away with it? Lol Thank you for your comments x