Zucchini Tots

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These zucchini tots are a simple vegetable-based recipe that is perfect as a snack, lunch boxes and for baby-led weaning.

Three zucchini tots on a silicone feeding mat with a red dipping sauce, next to a glass container filled with zucchini tots.

Why This Recipe Works

  • Simple method
  • Every day ingredients
  • A nutritious bite including vegetables, protein, carbohydrates and fat

Ingredients you will need

To make my baked zucchini tots you will need:

  • zucchini 
  • chives
  • onion powder
  • plain flour
  • grated cheese
  • eggs
The ingredients to make zucchini tots on a round wooden tray with text overlay.

Ingredient Notes and Substitutes

  • Plain flour: this recipe will work with gluten-free flour or rice flour.
  • Chives: These could be substituted for grated onion or finely sliced spring onions
  • I use grated cheddar cheese or grated colby cheese.


Step-by-step instructions

Below are illustrated step-by-step instructions to make my Baked Zucchini Tot Recipe, if you prefer just the written instructions then head straight to the printable recipe card below.

Prep: Preheat your oven to 200 degrees Celsius, 400F

Grate the zucchini, and squeeze it between your hands to get rid of as much liquid as possible.

Grated zucchini being squeezed above a glass bowl that is collecting the green watery liquid.

Step one: Place 100 grams of the squeezed zucchini with the remaining ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Combine with a wooden spoon.

Grated zucchini, flour, grated cheese, chives, and egg in a glass mixing bowl.
zucchini tot batter in a glass mixing bowl with a wooden spoon.

Step two: Line a tray with baking paper. Place tablespoon scoops of the zucchini tot batter on the lined tray.

15 scoops of zucchini batter on a lined baking tray.

Step three: Bake at 200 degrees celsius for 15 minutes, or until the zucchini tots are golden

15 golden baked zucchini tots on a lined baking tray.


A zucchini bite being held above a tray of zucchini tots.

Top Tips

Here is how you can make these zucchini bites perfectly every time!

  • Take the time to squeeze out the grated zucchini, the dryer the zucchini the better the final zucchini tot!
  • The number of eggs required for this recipe may vary between 1-2 depending on the size of the eggs and how dry the grated zucchini is. You can always make the batter with one egg, then add a second if the batter is not coming together.
  • I do not add salt to this recipe when making it for baby-led weaning, you can season the batter with salt and pepper for older family members.
Zucchini tots on a lined baking tray with zucchini and coloured bowls in the background.

FAQs

Can you freeze zucchini tots?

Cooled zucchini tots can be frozen in an airtight container for up to 3 months. They can be reheated in either the microwave or in the air fryer.

How to store zucchini tots?

Zucchini tots can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 days, or frozen for up to 3 months.

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Three zucchini tots on a silicone feeding mat with a red dipping sauce, next to a glass container filled with zucchini tots.

Zucchini Tots

These zucchini tots are a simple vegetable-based recipe that is perfect as a snack, lunch boxes and for baby-led weaning.
Print Pin Rate
Course: Snack
Cuisine: New Zealand
Keyword: zucchini tots, zucchini tot recipe, zucchini bites, baked zucchini fritters
Servings: 20 Tots
Calories: 31kcal

RATE THIS RECIPE

5 from 1 vote

Ingredients

  • 1-2 medium zucchini 100 grams grated zucchini once squeezed
  • 1 Tablespoon chives
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ cup flour 75 grams
  • ½ cup grated cheese
  • 2 eggs 1-2 eggs

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 200 degrees celsius
  • Grate the zucchini, and squeeze it between your hands to get rid of as much liquid as possible.
  • Place 100 grams of the squeezed zucchini with the remaining ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Combine with a wooden spoon.
  • Line a tray with baking paper, place tablespoon scoops of the zucchini tot batter on the lined tray.
  • Bake at 200 degrees celsius for 15 minutes, or until the zucchini tots are golden.

Notes

    • Take the time to squeeze out the grated zucchini, the dryer the zucchini the better the final zucchini tot!
    • The number of eggs required for this recipe may vary between 1-2 depending on the size of the eggs and how dry the grated zucchini is. You can always make the batter with one egg, then add a second if the batter is not coming together.
    • I do not add salt to this recipe when making it for baby-led weaning, you can season the batter with salt and pepper for older family members.
    • Zucchini tots can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 days, or frozen for up to. 3 months.
    • Cooled zucchini tots can be frozen in an airtight container for up to 3 months. They can be reheated in either the microwave or in the air fryer.
      • Plain flour: this recipe will work with gluten-free flour or rice flour.
      • Chives: These could be substituted for grated onion or finely sliced spring onions
      • I use grated cheddar cheese or grated colby cheese.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 31kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Trans Fat: 0.002g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 26mg | Potassium: 39mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 0.3g | Vitamin A: 78IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 0.3mg

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