Nanny to Mommy: Deceptively Delicious Baby Food Style - Baked Egg Puffs



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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Deceptively Delicious Baby Food Style - Baked Egg Puffs

Baby Food Egg Puffs


I bought a TON of baby food (30 jars to be exact) a while back because Publix was having an awesome BOGO sale that made it (combined with a $1/3 Beechnut coupon) that I made money.

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Anyways, I bought it with intentions of giving it to my sister, which I did, but then she decided to get out of the at-home day care business and pursue other avenues, so once again I was stuck with all this baby food. So I thought about donating it, selling it to a consignment shop, and even trading it with other mamas but I never got around to it. Then while cleaning out my pantry, I found Jessica Seinfeld's "Deceptively Delicious" that a friend of mine gave me. And I thought hmmm...this could work.

Jessica Seinfeld's Deceptively Delicious

 So I've decided to cook my way through "Deceptively Delicious" with the help of Beechnut pureed baby food.

So today (actually Saturday since I just am getting around to posting this) I decided to cook my first recipe. The main reason I picked this one was because it looked easy and I had everything.

Baked Egg Puffs - this is listed under as a breakfast item

Baked Egg Puffs ingredients

Things you need:
nonstick Cooking Spray
2 Large Eggs
4 Large Egg Whites
1/2 cup yellow squash or butternut squash puree = ONE jar Beechnut Squash! :)
2 tablespoons All Purpose Flour - I used Whole Wheat because that is what I had.
2 tablespoons shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese - I used mild FULL OF FAT cheddar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder - which was gross and I'm not sure if I should have used it
1/4 teaspoon salt

1. Preheat the oven to 400F. Coat 4 little coffee cups HEAVILY with cooking spray and put on baking sheet.

2. In large bowl, mix eggs, egg whites, squash baby food, cheese, flour, baking powder, and salt. Put in the cups and bake about 15 minutes or until the tops are puffy and the middle isn't runny.

baked egg puffs

Now, let's see how we did:

enjoying baked egg puffs
 I love that my daughter has tears in her eyes. Only my cooking would bring her to tears. She was in fact crying because I wasn't cooking fast enough. HA! She really did love them. They looked like muffins but tasted like eggs. It was such an awesome way for a 20 month old to eat eggs. I can't wait to try more recipes. And I'll let you know how it goes along the way! :)

 

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12 comments:

  1. Great idea!!! I have that cookbook too and love it...but I've never thought of using baby food. LOVE IT!

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    1. Thank you. I am pretty excited about it. We also have tried the grilled cheese and it was VERY yummy and cheesy.

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  2. Also posted in Stone & Gable's Menu Monday: http://www.stonegableblog.com/2012/09/on-menu-monday-week-of-september-10-2012.html

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  3. Awww...she is a sweetheart,and so glad she liked the baked egg puffs,she eating eggs and squash and she likes it.
    I see you shop at my most favorite grocery,Kroger.
    I'm visiting from StoneGable.

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    1. Thank you. She really is a good eater, she just has to be in the mood to try something. :)

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  4. Those look awesome. Could you make them in a muffin tin? Thanks for sharing at Mom's Library!

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    1. I don't see why not? :) It says in the recipe to use baking dishes or oven safe cups? But I am no pro at cooking. :)

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  5. Thanks for linking this cookbook in. Have a good one

    PS I am following your blog. It would make my day if you followed Carole's Chatter – or are you already?

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  6. I put this book on my Christmas list. My husband laughed at the title because he knows I like to sneak healthy things into our meals. Thanks for sharing. I love the idea of adding squash puree to an egg dish like this!

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  7. Sounds like a really cool, creative idea! Thanks for linking-up at A Humble Bumble :)

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  8. Great idea! I have never tried cooking with baby food.
    Thanks for the tip

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  9. Oooh I need this book for my toddler!! Pickiest kiddo ever!!

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Diana