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Lentil & Courgette Fritters – Baby Led Weaning

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a Baby Led Weaning recipe, but I thought I’d share Molly’s favourite dinner with you – lentil and courgette fritters! I think Molly loves these as they’re really easy for her to pick up. It’s such a quick dinner to throw together and you can add any other vegetables you like. I sometimes add sweetcorn or grated pepper.

They’re fairly soft to chew too so I don’t worry so much about Molly struggling with them. Lentils are wonderful little things! They’re high in protein, fibre and magnesium. They’re naturally low in fat so great for heart health. I do like to add some cheese to this recipe just to ensure that Molly’s fat and calcium intake is sufficient. I actually enjoy these myself. I often have them with a pitta bread and some salad!

Makes 4-5 fritters


1/2 courgette, grated

1/4 pack of puy lentils

A small handful of grated cheese

A sprinkle of pepper

1 egg

40g flour


Mix all the ingredients together in one bowl.

Heat 4 tablespoons of olive oil in a frying pan.

Scoop out the mixture with a spoon and dollop in rounds onto the frying pan. There should be enough to make three fritters.

Push the fritters down with a spatula and fry on a medium heat for 2 mins. Flip the fritters over and fry on the other side for 2-3 mins. Both sides should be golden, but not too dark.

Leave to cool on a piece of kitchen towel. Slice into fingers.


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