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Today I have a really yummy carrot & coriander oven baked fritters recipe to share with you. This recipe was originally created by Emily Leary, blogger at A Mummy Too, and is one of the recipes in her brilliant new book ‘Get Your Kids to Eat Anything‘, which was first published last week. 

Be sure to check out my recipe video so you can see just how easy these are to make! (click here to watch on YouTube if this video doesn’t load)

These carrot fritters are oven baked, so they are healthy and extra easy to make – no frying required! I’d never made fritters before trying this recipe, so I was pleasantly surprised at how easy they were and also how well they went down with my kids, they really were delicious!

They’d make a great side dish to sneak in some extra veggies, or a yummy vegetarian main for a light lunch. Their lovely soft texture makes them perfect for baby led weaning too – a perfect recipe for the whole family!

I was gifted an advance copy of Emily’s book so that I could try some of the recipes and I was so excited when it arrived! Emily is a truly lovely lady and extremely talented blogger. The recipes that she shares on her blog are beautiful, totally doable, delicious and most importantly child friendly, and those same qualities shine throughout her fantastic new book.

Get your kids to eat anything - fantastic family recipe book packed with advice tips and recipes from Emily Leary

‘Get Your Kids to Eat Anything‘ isn’t just a recipe book, though it is packed with gorgeous recipes that the whole family will love. It details a 5-phase programme to help you change the way your kids think about food, along with many brilliant tips to help parents and children to overcome picky eating habits. 

Easy carrot and coriander fritters recipe for kids - great way to sneak in extra veggies to your kids meals

I absolutely love Emily’s approach, so much of her philosophy on feeding kids chimes with my own. It’s all about taking a relaxed approach to feeding your kids, experimenting and finding fun and enjoyment in exploring new foods together.

I really love her idea of ‘putting the unfamiliar into the familiar’ too – adapting known and loved recipes with little tweaks to get kids used to trying new flavours without stepping out of their comfort zone too much, rather than making sweeping changes all at once. What a brilliant idea and definitely one to try if you have fussy eaters of your own at home!

Carrot Fritters recipe from the book Get Your Kids to Eat Anything by Emily Leary

I tried these yummy carrot & coriander fritters from the book and my 5 year old cooked-carrot hating boy munched them straight down. He even made a point of telling me how much he loved them without me even asking, what a result!

I can’t wait to try more of the recipes on him, I’m going to be trying lots of Emily’s tips from the book as well to see if I can change his mind about other veggies too!

Delicious carrot and coriander oven baked fritters recipe - a great kid friendly side dish or vegetarian main

Carrot & Coriander Oven Baked Fritters

Ingredients (makes 12): 

  • 250g carrots
  • 200g potatoes
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 2 large free-range eggs
  • 40g plain flour
  • 1 garlic clove
  • handful fresh coriader leaves
  • olive oil (for greasing)
  • salt & pepper

Easy carrot fritters - all the ingredients you need for this kid friendly recipe

Method: 

Preheat the oven to 220°C (Gas mark 7/425°F).  Oil 2 baking trays and place them in the oven until hot.

Scrub the carrots and potatoes, peel the onion, then grate them all. Finely chop the garlic.

How to make carrot and coriander fritters - grated vegetables ready to be mixed in

Put the grated carrot, potato & onion in a clean tea towel. Twist and squeeze over  a bowl until no more liquid comes out. (Note: you can throw the liquid away, or decant it into a sealed container to use in a soup later)

In a large bowl, mix the eggs with the flour, garlic and a pinch of salt and pepper to make a batter. Don’t worry if there are a few lumps!

Add the grated vegetables to the batter and mix well. A fork works well for this job – make sure you get right to the bottom of the bowl so that everything is evenly coated.

Roughly chop the coriander, add it to the bowl and mix well again.

Carefully remove the hot oiled baking trays from the oven. Use an ice cream scoop to pick up the fritter batter mixture. Flatten off the top of each scoop and dollop it onto the baking sheet, making sure to leave a gap between each. Repeat until you have used up all the batter.

Bake for about  5 minutes until browned underneath, then use a spatula to flip them over. Bake for 2 more minutes until evenly browned on both sides. 

Drain on kitchen paper and serve with a crunchy salad. We had ours with some Greek yogurt for dipping them in too, it worked really well!

Easy carrot and corainder oven baked fritters recipe - yummy child-friendly food to get them eating veggies

Enjoy!

Notes: You can make a big batch of these lovely fritters, then pop them in the freezer on a baking tray to freeze separately. When frozen solid, transfer them to a freezer bag to reheat whenever you fancy.

Get Your Kids to Eat Anything is available now in all good book shops and to order online, with an RRP of £16.99.

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If you’d like the chance to win a copy of this fab book for yourself, all you have to do is comment on this post with your answer this simple question; What is your child’s least favourite food? and then enter via the rafflecopter below. Please make sure you both comment and enter via the rafflecopter otherwise your entry won’t count!

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Grace

Disclosure: I was gifted an advance copy of ‘Get Your Kids to Eat Anything’ to review, but was not compensated in any other way. I also bought an additional copy of the book myself in order to give one away and share the love with my readers!  All opinions expressed in this post are my own. 

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Delicious carrot and coriander oven baked fritters recipe - a great kid friendly side dish or vegetarian main

Carrot & Coriander Oven Baked Fritters

These carrot and coriander oven baked fritters are great for sneaking veg into picky eaters! Kids will love these delicious fritters for lunch or dinner!

Course: Main Course, Side Dish

Cuisine: British, Vegetarian

Servings: 12 fritters

Author: Grace Hall

Ingredients

  • 250 g carrots
  • 200 g potatoes
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 2 large free-range eggs
  • 40 g plain flour
  • 1 garlic clove
  • handful fresh coriader leaves
  • olive oil (for greasing)
  • salt & pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 220°C (Gas mark 7/425°F).  Oil 2 baking trays and place them in the oven until hot.

  2. Scrub the carrots and potatoes, peel the onion, then grate them all.

  3. Put the grated carrot, potato & onion in a clean tea towel. Twist and squeeze over  a bowl until no more liquid comes out. (Note: you can throw the liquid away, or decant it into a sealed container to use in a soup later)

  4. In a large bowl, mix the eggs with the flour, garlic and a pinch of salt and pepper to make a batter. Don’t worry if there are a few lumps!

  5. Add the grated vegetables to the batter and mix well. A fork works well for this job – make sure you get right to the bottom of the bowl so that everything is evenly coated.

  6. Roughly chop the coriander, add it to the bowl and mix well again.

  7. Carefully remove the hot oiled baking trays from the oven. Use an ice cream scoop to pick up the fritter batter mixture. Flatten off the top of each scoop and dollop it onto the baking sheet, making sure to leave a gap between each. Repeat until you have used up all the batter.

  8. Bake for about  5 minutes until browned underneath, then use a spatula to flip them over. Bake for 2 more minutes until evenly browned on both sides.

  9. Drain on kitchen paper and serve with a crunchy salad.

Recipe Notes

Notes: You can make a big batch of these lovely fritters, then pop them in the freezer on a baking tray to freeze separately. When frozen solid, transfer them to a freezer bag to reheat whenever you fancy.

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