After discovering that X is allergic to eggs as well as cow’s milk last week, I had to quickly think of some new things to make for her lunch. My freezer is full of tray bakes, muffins and omelettes but they all unfortunately contain egg.
Inspired by Mamacook’s spinach and potato bites, I threw some ingredients into a bowl and came up with the bite-sized treats below. I was a little scared that X wouldn’t like them as I made them using the hydrolysed (hypoallergenic) formula that she was prescribed when we started weaning. The stuff smells disgusting but she’s obviously not phased by it as these went down a treat!
Potato, apple and spinach bites
400g mashed potato
2 small apples, grated
80g spinach, fresh or frozen
2 tbsp milk (I used hypoallergenic formula but you could also use coconut milk if dairy is an issue)
2 tbsp oil
30g plain flour
Preheat the oven to 200C. If using fresh spinach, fry it in a little oil until wilted. I used frozen spinach as I couldn’t find fresh spinach at short notice. If using frozen spinach, put it in a bowl, cover it and microwave it for 2 or 3 minutes until soft. Once the spinach is cooked, squeeze out as much moisture as you can.
Place the spinach and all the other ingredients into a large bowl and combine. Spoon the mixture into a piping bag and using a fluted nozzle, pipe rounds onto a greased baking tray. Drizzle each bite with oil and bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until starting to brown on top.