Sneaking vegetables into food is part of the mum-job criteria. And the only way you know if you have been successful is when the food is eaten, and not thrown onto the floor. It’s a tough job.
Veggie fritters for kids are one of my favourite ways to sneak in veggies, and one of my son’s favourite meals. I guess I would eat hidden veggies too if they tasted like savoury pancake.
The recipe for these veggie fritters for kids is simple, easy and no fuss and a recipe I rely on, especially on those days where I am running low on veggies. I have stuck to using ingredients most family’s have available to them, because the last thing we need is to be running around the store with our children looking for ingredients.
I have used plain wheat flour in this recipe, but I have previously used rice flour, gluten free flour, and even almond meal. If you are not needing to worry about wheat or gluten then plain flour is perfectly fine and something most households have readily available to them.
- ½ cup plain flour (or rice flour, gluten free flour, almond meal)
- ½ tsp baking powder
- 2 whole eggs
- pinch himalayan rock salt
- ¼ kent pumpking, grated
- 1 zucchini, grated
- 2 tsp coconut oil
- 1 tsp organic garlic paste (or one clove crushed garlic)
- In a fry pan, heat ½ of the coconut oil and garlic together on a medium heat;
- Add the grated zucchini and pumpkin and sauté until tender. Remove from the heat and rinse the pan;
- In a large bowl, add the flour, baking powder, salt and eggs. Mix together until combined and a smooth batter forms;
- Add the cooked grated veggie mix to the batter and combine;
- In the clean fry pan, add the second tsp of coconut oil over a medium heat;
- Add spoonfuls of the batter to the pan and cook until bubbles appear and do not disappear;
- Flip and cook for a further 2 minutes, and then place onto an absorbent towel;
- Repeat until you have used all of the batter;
- Serve warm.
You could absolutely use what ever fresh veggies you have available to you in these veggie fritters for kids. After all, the whole idea is using what you have and making it into a delicious and nutritious meal.
Tell me, are you an expert at hiding veggies?