A sliced loaf of Vegetable Bread

Vegetable Bread

Age Suitability

12 months +





Cooking Time



What you need


2 medium courgettes
100g carrot
2 tbsp olive oil
1 small red onion
350g plain or wholemeal flour
7g easy blend dried yeast
2 tbsp fresh basil

Allergens warning

This product contains:
Gluten, Wheat
This product is suitable for:
Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy free
Please note:
This recipe makes 1 loaf which can be cut into around 12 servings
Our Vegetable Bread recipe for kids and toddlers is a great addition to snacktime. You can also try using your toddler's favourite veggies to add your own twist!
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After grating the carrot and courgette leave to drain in a colander to remove the water. If still very wet, pat dry with kitchen towel or clean tea towel. Finely chop the onion.

Grated carrot and courgette in a sieve draining over a glass bowl

Heat 1 tbsp. of olive oil and cook the onion for a few minutes until softened. Then add the courgettes and carrot, cook until tender. Try to cook off water so vegetables are dry. Leave to cool and strain off any excess water.

Onion, grated courgette and carrot being fried in frying pan

Preheat your oven to 220°C / 200°C fan / gas mark 7, and chop the basil. Mix together the flour and yeast in a bowl then add the vegetables, basil and the rest of the oil, mix well.

A mixing bowl of flour, vegetables, basil and oil

Stir in 125 ml of tepid water and mix, when the dough starts to form use your hands to bring the ingredients into a ball.

Vegetable Bread dough in mixing bowl

Lightly dust your work surface then tip out the dough and knead for 10 minutes.

Vegetable Bread dough being knead

When complete, place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl and cover with a piece of lightly oiled cling film to stop the dough sticking to it. Leave the dough to prove in a warm place for 30 minutes, until the dough has doubled in size.

Vegetable Bread dough in a large mixing bowl covered with cling film

When ready remove from the bowl and shape back into an oval loaf shape, place on an oiled baking tray.

Vegetable Bread dough in mixing bowl

Bake in a preheated oven for 40 minutes until golden. Test the bread by tapping the bottom, if it sounds hollow it’s ready. Leave to cool on a wire rack.

A sliced loaf of Vegetable Bread

Yes, you read that right! This bread made from vegetables is a great way to give toddlers and kids essential nutrients. That's why it's one of our favourite toddler vegetable recipes and one of the best bread recipes for kids too!

Experiment with the main vegetable bread loaf recipe by adding your own twist - try adding different herbs and different veggies. Bread recipes don't get much tastier than this!

Courgette slices
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