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Toddler-Approved Cauliflower Nuggets: A Quick and Easy Recipe

Toddler-Approved Cauliflower Nuggets: A Quick and Easy Recipe

Are you looking for a delicious and nutritious snack for your toddler? Look no further than cauliflower nuggets! Baked cauliflower nuggets are a great way to get your toddler to eat their veggies. Not only are they a healthier alternative to traditional nuggets, but they’re also easier to make than you may think!

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These delicious nuggets are packed with veggies and so much flavor! They are great for batch cooking and make a great snack or lunch. 

  • Prep time: 10 mins
  • Cook time: 20 mins
  • Serves: 12


  • 1 medium-sized cauliflower head, cut into florets
  • 1/2 cup grated cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp oregano 
  • 1 tsp basil
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/3 cup almond flour or use breadcrumbs for nut-free alternative


  1. Preheat oven to 360 degrees F and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Steam/boil the cauliflowers florets until tender (about 5 minutes).
  3. While the cauliflower is cooking, combine the cheese, egg, oregano, basil, black pepper, garlic powder, and almond flour in a bowl. 
  4. Once the cauliflower is cooked, either drain and blitz in a high-speed blender or use a potato masher to mash it into fine pieces. 
  5. Use a dish towel or cheesecloth to squeeze out as much liquid as possible from the cauliflower.
  6. Add the cauliflower to the bowl and stir to combine.
  7. Scoop out 2 tbsp of the mixture and use your hands to shape them into tots and then flatten slightly. 
  8. Bake for 20 minutes, until golden. 

These can be frozen once baked for up to 3 months. Defrost in the fridge or cook from frozen in the oven.

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