A container and bowl filled with cauliflower cheese cakes

Toddler recipe: Cauliflower cheese cakes

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 28 mins


Makes 4 toddler portions (8 cakes)

Whip up these easy cauliflower cheese cakes for your toddler at lunch or dinner time. They're great for baby-led weaning and easy to freeze

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal103
  • fat6g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs5g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre2g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.35g
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  • oil, for greasing
  • ½ head of cauliflower, cut into florets (about 200g)



    A brassica, like cabbage and broccoli, cauliflower is a mass of tiny, tightly packed flower…

  • 1 slice brown bread, ripped into chunks
  • 1 egg



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 50g grated cheddar



    Once cheddar was 'Cheddar', a large, hard-pressed barrel of cheese made by a particular…

  • a few chives, snipped


  1. Heat the oven to 180C/160 fan/gas 4 and line a baking tray with foil. Brush with a little oil. Put the cauliflower in a steamer over boiling water and cook for around 8 mins or until tender. Allow to cool.

  2. Put the bread into a food processor and blitz to crumbs. Add the cauliflower, egg, grated cheese, chives and a little black pepper and pulse until you have a chunky consistency.

  3. Form into 8 patties. You can freeze them at this point (see tip below), or arrange them on the baking tray and cook for 20 mins until golden and starting to crisp around the edges.

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17th Dec, 2017
Great, easy to make and my 6 month old guzzled it up. I thought they were pretty good too! Didn't have any chives so used parsley instead.
16th Nov, 2018
Has anyone tried to pan fry these?? Id like these to be a bit more crisp. Any thoughts??
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19th Nov, 2018
Thanks for your question. You can definitely pan fry these for a crisper result.
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