Monday, December 20, 2010

Broccoli and Cheese Cornbread

Little Bird has recently decided that all green vegetables can stick it where the sun don’t shine, or at least, get thrown to A.C.E. as a tasty treat so she doesn’t have to eat them.

She also has discovered a love for all things muffin shaped.

Solution – hide the vegetables

I know that a lot of families have this problem.  So I decided just to google “Broccoli and Cheese Muffin” and VOILA!

Check out this awesome recipe here.

I went with Broccoli Cornbread.


IMG_1236I used Organic Broccoli (Broccoli is on the dirty dozen list), butter, real cheddar cheese, two packages of cornbread mix, and 4 eggs.  Mix it all together and it looks something like this.






Into the muffin pans at 375 for 18 minutes.


And the verdict – AMAZING

The broccoli taste is still there, but it’s not incredibly intense.  Even Doc, who hates green vegetables will eat these.  So now they are a treat for Evelyn at meals to help her get those green vegetable servings that she needs.  They look pretty too!

So if you have some vegetable avoiders, this was a quick, easy clean-up, alternative to normal broccoli with cheese that you could even serve to friends.  I think it could even be a good take along to Thanksgiving or other holiday events in the future.


  1. Ha! I love it! I like doing things casserole style or in muffin tins like that. Its fun and easy!

  2. mmmmm sounds like my kinda veggie! i'm with evelyn and matt! do NOT like veggies! I'm definitely testing this one out!

  3. Just a side note: I made 22 muffins and adding up the calories for all the ingredients, they end up being about 100 calories a piece. There is probably about two or three pieces of broccoli in each muffin. Next time I make them I will pay closer attention to how many veggie servings are in each one.