Zucchini Bites

Another “Picky Eater Approved” recipe! Our 1 1/2 year old is just so picky. It's difficult to get her to eat her fruits and veggies. This Zucchini Bite recipe is definitely one I can add to her menu and feel good about serving it to her.

Zucchini Bites (adapted from The Naptime Chef)

2 c. grated zucchini
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 yellow onion finely chopped
1/2 c. parmesan cheese, grated
1/2 c. panko bread crumbs

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Butter the 24 muffin cups in mini muffin pan generously. After grating the zucchini it's important to wring out the water otherwise you'll have a soggy mess when they come out of the oven. I placed the grated zucchini on a paper towel and rolled it up to squeeze any excess water out. Then, in a large bowl, beat 2 eggs then add the zucchini, onion, cheese, and panko bread crumbs mixing well. Using a small ice cream scoop or spoon, fill each muffin cup to the top. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until top is browned. Remove from oven and let cool slightly before enjoying.
I used muffin liners thinking it would save me from having to really scrub the pan. But the muffin liners stuck to the muffins. I would definitely butter the pan instead next time. I also didn't have any italian parsley on hand and I'm sure that would be the perfect touch to these bites. Besides that this recipe didn't give me any trouble. It was quick and simple. Just how momma likes it.

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