Baking, FOOD, My recipes HOMEMADE CHEDDAR (+carrot +apple) BITES 11 March 2014

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I love watching my kids nom their food with delight.

Correction: I love watching Hunter nom his food with delight. Carter is a sure-win on the food front, no matter what’s in front of him. That kid gets super excited over PLAIN RAW VEGGIES – no joke.

I was aimlessly surfing the internet and saw a recipe for these Cheddar+Carrot+Apple bites.. and committed it to memory to make for the kids. Except I forgot (pun intended) that my memory super-sucks, so all I remembered was… errrr… the 3 ingredients in the title!

SUPER FAIL.

I did, however, manage to cough something up that my kids were very pleased with. And it’s dead easy to make. So here’s the recipe!

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Cheddar+Carrot+Apple bites

Handful of shredded cheddar cheese
1 carrot, shredded
1 apple, shredded
small handful of baby cereal
3-4 egg yolks, beaten 

  1. Place all ingredients in a bowl and stir til combined
  2. Place in balls on a baking tray, then bake at 180 celcius for 15 mins or until cooked/brown.

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I made little round bites (pictured above) so it’s cute, and I also made star-shaped bites (not pictured) which I personally thought were even cuter but my kids preferred the round ones – go figure.

They’re VERY easy to make, and freeze well if you want to store them.

And what do they taste like? 

Sweet and salty!! The apple and carrot gives it a lovely sweet flavour, but the cheddar cuts through with a bit of saltiness. All of us gave them the verdict is: surprisingly yummy.

Needless to say – it’s a fab way to stuff some veggies and fruit into your kids. And, feel free to lessen the amount of cheddar each time you make a batch, if you want to give more veg/fruit oomph to the bites 😉

8 Comments

  • jasmine posted on March 12, 2014 at 9:27 am

    Yum that looks great. You’re so creative! I’m going to have to try that maybe with various veggies and fruits.

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    • Beverly! posted on March 12, 2014 at 2:02 pm

      Nah I got the inspiration online! But yeah, cool idea to substitute in other veggies and such too 🙂

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      • jojo posted on March 12, 2014 at 5:01 pm

        Hi Beverly, just wondering does it end up like cookies or like pancakes? I mean the “hardness”.
        🙂

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        • Beverly! posted on March 12, 2014 at 7:28 pm

          They’re mostly soft, not crunchy like cookies!

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  • pris posted on March 13, 2014 at 5:27 am

    Thanks a lot for sharing! I can’t wait to try the recipe! Egg yolks is a great idea!

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  • Sandy posted on March 14, 2014 at 10:15 am

    Great recipe! Would love to try this for my 2yo this weekend. May I know what kind of baby cereal you are referring to here?

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    • Beverly! posted on March 14, 2014 at 10:26 pm

      It’s the powdery stuff that comes in a box… can get it at any supermarket, in the baby section next to the baby snacks and milk powder 🙂

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      • Sandy posted on March 15, 2014 at 11:34 am

        Oh I see! Thanks for sharing!

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