Cauliflower Nuggets For Kids2015-10-02
- Yield : 24
- Prep Time : 10m
- Cook Time : 20m
- Ready In : 30m
Cauliflower nuggets for kids
We have a few chicken and vegetable nugget recipes (see below) and there’s one thing they all have in common – creative and interesting ways to include goodness. Whether you need to hide veggies, or you just love packing every meal full of them, classic favourites are a great place to do it. Kids love nuggets because they are usually crispy, delicious and easy to eat. These cauliflower nuggets are no different, and they are a great budget and vegetarian meal option too.
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Nutrition Note: Cauliflower is an excellent source of vitamin C, is high in fibre and contains folate. Folate is necessary for making red blood cells which helps give kids the energy they need to play and learn.
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As seen in our Autumn/Back to School 2015 magazine. You can read more about the current and back issues of our magazines and buy them online here:
- ½ head of cauliflower (250g), chopped
- 1 egg
- ¾ cup fresh multigrain or sourdough breadcrumbs
- 1 tsp dried parsley or thyme
- ½ tsp celery salt (optional)
- 1 cup grated cheese
- Tip: if making for older children or adults, try adding a few tablespoons of crumbled feta or haloumi cheese at step 3.
Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper -
Steam the cauliflower for 5 minutes on the stovetop or in a Thermomix until tender. Drain thoroughly and use paper towel to blot away the excess water -
In a food processor or Thermomix, combine the cauliflower, eggs, breadcrumbs, parsley or thyme, celery salt and grated cheese. Process for around 10 seconds or until the mixture combines. Add more breadcrumbs if the mixture is too runny -
Take teaspoon-sized amounts of the mixture and use your hands to form into nuggets. Place on the baking tray and continue with the remaining mixture -
Bake for around 10 minutes, turn the nuggets and bake for a further 10 minutes or until golden brown. -
Storage: freeze raw or cooked nuggets in a freezer proof bag for up to two months. -
Tip: for extra crunch brush the nuggets with some melted butter or olive oil -
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