Finger Foods

Broccoli Tots

Hello there February and hello there first recipe of the month. I really can’t believe that it is February already. We’re only a week away from Valentine’s Day and I just can’t get over how fast time flies. Before we know it, it will be Saint Patrick’s Day then Easter and then Summer will be here in no time.

As much as I sometimes wish I could slow time down I am excited for all of the upcoming holidays and seasons. They inspire me to create new, fun, and creative recipes. I can’t wait to see what I come up with and share it with you guys.

Today I am sharing another recipe I created last year and shared on my Instagram. These Broccoli Tots are pretty amazing and a great low-carb option to regular tots. The fact that they’re made with broccoli makes them so healthy and something that can help you moms with picky eaters. They’re a fun green color so you can refer to them as hulk tots or with Saint Patrick’s Day coming up as St. Patty’s Tots. Kids like fun names like that.

If you read my recipe last week for my Beet Chickpea Patties, then you know how I was never too happy with that recipe and decided to look for a way to improve them and make them better. For these tots this isn’t quite the case. I was always content with the quality of the recipe for my Broccoli Tots. The reason for me wanting to improve this recipe was because I wanted to add some nutrition to them.

I decided to use flax meal in these and see how they would come out. Lately I have been inspired to use flax meal more in my foods. Aside from flax seeds being so beneficial to our bodies, I think they make a great substitute for refined flours or bread crumbs.

Flax meal adds the texture needed and holds recipes together while making it more nutritious. You can also very easily replace egg with flax meal in most recipes to make it vegan friendly. Just combine 1 tbsp flax meal with 3 tbsp water to substitute one egg.

With the added flax meal to my Broccoli Tots it has made this even healthier and a great nutritious finger food for your little ones. I love to feed these to Emma for breakfast on the side of scrambled eggs and some fruit. I pour some ketchup on her plate and she has the time of her life dipping her tots in the ketchup and eats them right up.

I like to make these in large batches since they’re freezer friendly. I fill up a zipper bag with them and keep them in my freezer. I thaw some out and throw them back in the oven for a few minutes and I have a veggie side for our breakfast. This is a great way to start the day with a healthy breakfast and a portion of veggies.

Like most of my recipes, this is a very easy and quick recipe to make. It takes less then 10 minutes to prep and about 25 to cook in the oven. I prefer to have these for breakfast as I mentioned but they’re also great to have for a light lunch on the side of some salmon or chicken. They can also make a great appetizer for a dinner party or game day with March Madness right around the corner. Whichever way you decide to have them don’t forget to dip them in ketchup to make them fun like Emma likes them!

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Broccoli Tots

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 24 tots
Angelica Arias The Peachee Pear

Ingredients

  • 2 cups shredded broccoli
  • 1 cup flax meal
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp garlic powder

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven at 350 degrees. 

  2. In a large bowl combine all ingredients together and mix until well blended.

  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  4. With your hands, scoop small amounts of broccoli mixture and shape them into tots. 

  5. Line tots on baking sheet.

  6. Bake for 25 minutes. 

  7. Let them cool and eat with favorite dipping sauce. 

Improved my Broccoli Tots recipe to make this version with even more nutrition. Check out what ingredient I substituted bread crumbs for making these healthier! Great finger food for toddlers and for BLW ( baby led weaning).

36 Comments

  1. these sound really good! we eat broccoli pretty regularly

    1. Thank you Jasmine! Broccoli is one of our favorites too!

  2. This sounds like a great healthy (and simple) recipe to make for my kids. Anytime you can add veggies to their diet is amazing. Bonus: It’s fun and they can dip it. Sounds like a winner. Can’t wait to try it.

    1. Thank you Karrie! It’s definitely a fun and healthy recipe for the little ones!

  3. I love me some veggie tots! No seriously…I may or may not ‘steal’ them from my kiddos. 😉 I am loving that you use flax seed too. Can’t wait to try it!

    1. Lol I always have to make sure I make enough for us too! Using flax in recipes has become a favorite of mine! Lol

  4. I must say this recipe seems really healthy. I so much agree for the flax seeds, I too have been using them more in my foods which makes it flavourful.

    1. Thank you so much! Right?! I love the flavor and texture it adds to my recipes not to mention health benefits!

  5. Now THIS is a way I could eat broccoli! Yummy!

  6. Oooooo these broccoli tots not only look easy to make, but absolutely deliciousness!!! I will have to give your recipe a try

    1. Thank you so much Courtney! Hope you like them!

  7. Love it. Simple, easy and delicious. SO many ways to use it as well.

    1. Thank you Estefania! Yes it’s very versatile.

  8. These look so good! My son loves broccoli and tater tots, definitely going to make these for him!

    1. These are perfect for him!

  9. Marcie Cheung | Marcie in Mommyland

    What a great idea! These would pack up nicely for road trips or outdoor picnics! My kids love tots of any kind!

    1. These would be perfect for those occasions! Lunchbox lunches too!

  10. Marjie Mare

    This is really an easy and healthy snack. I have never had Broccoli tots and I am glad you share, I will try to make them. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you Marjie! Hope you like them!

  11. This looks absolutely amazing! They remind me of an appetizer one of our favorite restaurants used to carry, but these would be much healthier. I’m definitely saving to try later.

    1. Thank you so much Becky!

  12. I can’t wait to try this out! also how did you add the recipe rating at the bottom of your page?

    1. Thank you Veronica! It comes with the recipe plugin I use!

  13. Just pinned this and I’m excited to try it out on my kids!!

    1. Yayy!! Thank you so much!! 😊😊

  14. Nice! I’ve bought the frozen version of these but now I want to make them at home!

    1. Once you make them at home you’ll never buy them at the store again lol. They’re so easy to make and you can actually freeze these so you can have them on hand for busy days!

  15. Oh my gosh these look SO good! I want to try making them for my toddler. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe, bookmarking for sure.

    1. I’m so glad you’re giving them a try! Let me know how you guys like them!

  16. My 2 year old will love these!! Thank you for sharing!

    1. Hope they like them! If they’re a 2 year old approved then they’re official a hit! Lol

  17. First i wanted to apologized if my comment wasn’t genuine enough. I didn’t mean to offend you at all. I too post recipes and i really enjoyed the rating you had at the bottom. Could you please tell me the plugin? Also ill be sure to make this recipe soon, thank you so much for the share!

    1. Hey Veronica! No need to apologize! There wasn’t anything you said that offended me and I wasn’t offended at all. Sorry if I came off that way. The name of the plugin is WP recipe maker! It’s a great plugin and I hope you find it helpful! And I hope you enjoy the recipe too once you get a chance to make it! 😊

  18. Looks sooo yummm and the recipe is pretty easy? Can I replace flax meal with oatmeal?

    1. Thank you! Yes you can certainly do that. I’ve made them before using oat flour instead but I gotta say I like the taste with flax meal better.

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