How to make cauliflower fritters for babies and toddlers!

If it’s one thing I know, it’s that little one’s are never really a fan of big bold flavours. Hell, fling 15 chili’s my way and I am happy gall but when I was little I’m pretty sure I would have ran for the hills at the near sight of the crazy red stuff!!

I was actually really surprised by these little guys! It’s always a task getting kiddos to munch on vegetables. Often they’ll end up staying on the plate or more realistically flicked on the floor!

This recipe is a fab way making veg fun and pretty yum!

So Nanny M is going to shoosh now and get down to why you came here!


Benefits of cauliflower

Most surprisingly, cauliflower has 100% of your daily recommendation of your vitamin C! So this recipe is so great to make for little ones who are frequently catching colds and healing those runny noses.

It has vitamin K, calcium and potassium! It also has a good source of fibre which is great for you know what and cauliflower is also packed with water so this meal is an awesome way of making sure your baby is having enough fluids!

Another little fun fact about cauliflower is that it has a group of substances called glucosinolates. As you chew and digest it, it’s broken down into compounds that may help prevent cancer- they help protect cells from damage and have anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and antibacterial effects!

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Did I win you over yet? Hehe!



As much as I would like to have you running to the shop for a million ingredients you’ll be surprised to know that this recipe is super duper minimal!

What do I need for deliciousness?

  • I cauliflower chopped into chunks
  • 2 eggs
  • A half-cup for flour
  • A little salt and pepper
  • Coconut or olive oil for frying


So all you have to do is boil all the cauliflower bits until they are soft and tender.

Then, pop the pot of cauliflower off the stove, drain the water, then add in the eggs, flour and a little salt and pepper.

With a fork, mash it all together. You could blend the ingredients too if your little one isn’t a fan of lumps but for us, that would just mean more washing up and my Nanny kiddo didn’t mind so it was a win-win situation!


Pop some oil in your frying pan and put on medium heat. Grab a small handful of the mixture and smush it together in your hands until it resembles a little ball of goodness. Pop onto the hot pan and let it sizzle away until it is brownish on the bottom and flip over to cook the other side.


Now do this with your remaining mixture and lunch is ready!

My Nanny kiddo (and the parents lol) really loved them! They are very mild in flavour which is always great for little ones and the crispness from frying helps give it a little crunch!

I’ll for sure be making them again, even for older children (ie my partner).

Please do comment below if you have tried them or if you have any other recipes that your kids love!

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Nanny M x


23 Comments Add yours

  1. Charli Dee says:

    So awesome! I loved fritters when I was a child, and still love them! The great thing is that the children don’t have to know they’re eating vegetables, they just know that what they’re eating is delicious! Lol. Also, I didn’t know cauliflower is a gr es t source of vitamin c. When o think of vitamin c my mind always thinks of citrus fruits like oranges! You learn something new everyday!

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    1. Why thank you lovely lady! That’s so cool you’d have them as a kiddo. Ahh yes, it’s all a secret trickery to have them eating the green stuff! How are you doing? I hope you are well amongst all this madness! Xx

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      1. Charli Dee says:

        Yes, they are so delicious! My parents have been making fritters for years since I was a small child, but even now I still get excited when I see them making fritters! 😂 Definitey a good way to get children to eat the healthy stuff! Hide them in the foods they like! 😂 I’m doing well! It’s definitely gotten crazy here in the U.S.! Schools and businesses are shutting down! Many people are staying in doors, and stores are running low on supplies faster than they can restock them!

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      2. Aww amazing! What do your parents put in them? That’s madness, I think here we are a little behind your current situation but definitely getting there. Shops are pretty empty and a lot of people have started working from home! X

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      3. Charli Dee says:

        My parents usually put in bananas or plantains! Sometimes they might use pumpkins too! Wow! Yeah, it’s pretty crazy! My family and I are just hoping for the best and things don’t get too bad here!

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      4. Sounds yummy! Take care lovely. Might be a good excise for some Netflix days xx

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      5. Charli Dee says:

        It definitely is yummy! And yeah! Should be nice to have some family time binging! Lol. Take care! 🥰

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  2. Anita Faulkner - Writer says:

    Mmm, yum! Cauliflower does not get enough action. Have you ever tried roasting it? It’s the best. It really brings out the nutty flavours.

    Fab post, gorgeous nanny. Looking forward to more of your tasty tidbits. Xx

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    1. Totally, right?! Never actually, now you mention I don’t know why I have never tried roasting!
      Would you just wack it in on its own or add it in with other veggies?
      Thank you so much, I’m really happy you liked it! Xx

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      1. Anita Faulkner - Writer says:

        You could do either, I guess. You can even roast them whole, but we chop them into florets. Good luck! XX

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      2. Yeah for sure that sounds good! Thank you! Xx

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  3. mamacatesstyle says:

    This is such a great idea! My tot will love these! I’ll be trying this tomorrow!

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    1. Thank you so much! Hope your little one loves them as much as I do! X


  4. I am not a cauliflower fan (bad adult!) but I’d definitely give these a go.
    Think they’d be very popular x

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    1. Haha! No worries! Hope your little ones find them yummy! Xx


  5. My Anxious Life says:

    I absolutely LOVE cauliflower! My 5 year old maintains he hates it and my 2 and a half year old seems to tolerate it as cauli cheese. Will give these a try and I might have them both loving it!

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    1. Hehe, thanks so much! I hope they really do like them as much as I did! Thanks for commenting lovely xx


  6. I’m always looking for new ways to get veg into my toddler so will definitely be giving these a try!

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    1. Thank you so much! If all else fails I always roll veg into a mysterious ball so it’s harder to tell lol xx


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