Tots, patties, balls, croquettes…are my favorite way to sneak in vegetables in my kids diet without them even noticing it. I’m not a fan of hiding vegetables and fruit in the recipes, I think that the more the kids are conscious of what they are eating, the less picky they will get. At the same time sneaking in vegetables or fruits in a recipe will let the kids get used to their taste so that, when you will offer them in the full shape they will be already used to the taste. Kids (like adults!!) like things that they already know 😉
My philosophy as a mom it to balance recipes where the “scary” ingredients are hidden with recipes where they are in full sight 😉
The Oat Vegetable Tots are a lovely recipes for toddlers and for babies starting from 9 months considering the creamy texture. This is a beautiful recipe to keep in mind if you are following the baby-led-weaning way or if you are looking for finger food ideas.
These tots are naturally Gluten free as we are using Oats and Vegetarian.
If you are cooking for little ones I suggest not to coat the tots in the Oat mix, they will be creamier without any crumbly grainy crust.