Broccoli Cheddar Egg Bites for Babies and Toddlers

three mini broccoli cheddar egg bites on a piece of parchment paper.

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Broccoli cheddar egg bites made in mini muffin tins are a healthy and delicious breakfast or snack full of veggies that are great for baby led weaning and toddlers!


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  • 1 cup finely chopped broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 tsp mustard powder
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt (optional - see notes)
  • 1/4 tsp freshly cracked black pepper


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line a mini muffin pan with paper liners. Spray liners lightly with oil. (Or you can use a silicone muffin pan like this one - no spraying or liners required!)
  2. Ensure broccoli is chopped finely - pieces should be about the size of your pinky nail or smaller. Divide broccoli between muffin cups. Evenly sprinkle cheese into each cup.
  3. Whisk together eggs, milk and spices. Pour egg mixture over broccoli in each liner.
  4. Bake for 11-14 minutes, or until eggs are set. Cool before removing from the pan.
  5. Allow extras to cool completely before refrigerating or freezing in an airtight container.


  • Salt - If you're in the 'no salt for baby' camp, feel free to omit it. I've come around to not being so strict about salt, so I'm okay with a little bit in this recipe. If you're making this for toddlers or older kiddos, salt is no problem.
  • Frozen broccoli works in place of fresh. Thaw it before chopping and adding to the cups.
  • Dairy free - For dairy allergies, use your favorite non-dairy milk (unsweetened!) and omit the cheese.
  • A silicone muffin pan works really well for for egg muffins because they prevent sticking really well. If you're going to be making a lot of muffins for baby, it's a good investment.
  • Other baking options - You can bake these in a regular size muffin tin (makes 6 muffins) or in a square baking dish to make a frittata. The bake time will be closer to 20 or 25 minutes.
  • Storage - Store baked egg muffins in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 4 days or in the freezer up to 3 months. Reheat muffins in the microwave, covered, for 15-30 seconds in the microwave. Thaw frozen muffins in the refrigerator overnight before reheating them. Always test the temperature before serving to baby!