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


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!


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!


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.


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 😉

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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?

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 🙂

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

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