Have you noticed? Broccoli is like $2 a kilo! That is awesome! After months and months of it being around $6 a kilo, it’s a massive change. Of course Master 4 has just started liking broccoli in the last 8 or so months…and begged for it every time he sees it….at $6 a kilo. These 5 ingredient sweet potato and broccoli medallions are one of the ways I converted him!
These are perfect for little hands as a snack or could be used for babies as well as they are soft and easy to chew. The great news is…adults don’t turn their noses up at them either! Making them in advance means you can have a few batches in the freezer for picnics, bbqs or easy weeknight side dishes. They are quick to defrost and super easy to pop in the lunchbox.
Unlike a fritter, these are baked not fried. I do them in muffins pans so they are round, but you could also do it in a loaf tin and cut it up if you prefer. I find the muffin tin makes these sweet potato and broccoli medallions easy to manage and keeps their size just right for use as finger food.
The great thing about combining sweet potato and broccoli is that it helps to remove any of the broccoli bitterness, as I find sometimes it can be on the bitter side (especially out of season). If you’re trying to convince the kiddies to eat more veggies, this might be a good thing to try.
Being patty shaped and easy to hold, they also hold their shape well in the lunchbox so are great if you want to pack a little more veg in! They can also hold toppings like a blini and be used like little mini rolls. Which makes them super cute.
Doesn’t the name make them sound posh? Medallions…but that’s what they call them at ikea!
5 ingredient sweet potato and broccoli medallions
Yield 12 medallions
5 ingredient sweet potato and broccoli medallions, perfect side for dinner, a recipe the kids will love! Great for babies and toddlers as they are easy to eat with your hands! #kidsfood #healthykids #babyfood #baked via @kidgredients
- two small sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed and steamed until soft (makes about 1.5-2cups mashed)
- 1 cup steamed broccoli florets
- 1 egg
- 1 cup grated cheddar
- 2 tbsps olive oil
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius.
- Cook the sweet potato and broccoli until soft.
- Mash together in a bowl, ensuring the florets are broken up.
- Allow to cool for a couple of minutes.
- Add the egg, cheese and olive oil to the mixture and mix well.
- Spoon into a 12 hole muffin pan. (I used a silicone one)
- Bake at 180 degrees (355f) for 25 minutes or until set and starting to golden.
- Remove and serve!
Courses lunch, dinner side
Cuisine modern australian