Broccoli and Cheddar Brown Rice Muffins

Broccoli and Cheddar Brown Rice Muffins

These easy toddler friendly Broccoli and Cheddar Brown Rice Muffins are a great way to...

These easy toddler friendly Broccoli and Cheddar Brown Rice Muffins are a great way to use up extra broccoli or brown rice in your fridge, while making a healthy snack or meal for your family, packed with veggies, whole grains, and protein.

Broccoli and Cheddar Brown Rice Muffins

Broccoli and Cheddar Brown Rice Muffins

Whenever I make brown rice for a recipe, I always end up with loads extra. The problem with rice is that it get pretty sticky and stale quickly in the refrigerator, unless it’s in a thick sauce. How to solve that problem? Repurpose the cooked rice into something healthy and fun, like these rice muffins!

Broccoli and Cheddar Brown Rice Muffins

These muffins are easy, quick, and meal prep friendly – you basically mix together chopped broccoli, shredded cheddar cheese, garlic powder, and cooked brown rice. Stir it altogether, pack it into a muffin pan, bake, and pop them out!

They’re grabable, portable, packable, and can be served with your toddler’s favorite dipping sauce, like ketchup! It’s a neat way to get in some broccoli and there’s protein from the cheese and egg, as well as whole grains from the rice.

Broccoli and Cheddar Brown Rice Muffins

To reheat these, pop them back into the oven and let warm up before serving, perhaps with a little sprinkling of extra cheddar cheese on top.

What are your go-to meals for broccoli with your toddlers?

Broccoli and Cheddar Brown Rice Muffins

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Servings 6 muffins

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup finely chopped broccoli florets
  • 1 ¼ cup cooked brown rice
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ - 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese depends on how cheesy you want it
  • pepper to taste
  • salt to taste, if desired

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Take out 6 muffin liners (or grease 6 cavities in a muffin tin.)
  • In a medium bowl, stir all of the ingredients together. Pack into the muffin tins and bake for 20-25 minutes or until firm and bound together. Let cool for 5 minutes before removing from the muffin liners.

Broccoli and Cheddar Brown Rice Muffins

with love, Ali

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  • Can you freeze these since there is egg in it?
    • Yes! Give it a shot and let us know how it goes!
  • These came together so easily! Great easy snack or lunch item for my 1 year old! (Maybe even for mama too)
    • We are so happy you gave these a try and that they were a total hit with baby and you! That's what we love to hear!
  • I am crazy about this recipe! I’ve made it for my toddler countless times. Thank you so much for sharing. Do you know how long these can be kept in the freezer?
    • These can be kept for 3 months!!