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Broccoli & Cheese Pinwheels for baby led weaning

We’re a couple of months into our weaning journey now and we’ve been trying an abundance of recipes that I am going to try and get published asap. Sometimes it definitely feels like there aren’t enough hours in the day. but today I want to share my broccoli and cheese pinwheels recipe with you.

Being the independent baby led weaner that our little girl is I like to try new foods, textures and flavours all the time, I like to introduce new finger foods for her to explore and I love to try new recipes myself that I can give her. We love trying different things for lunches and you can check out another one of her favourite lunchtime foods in my previous blog post.


Making the pinwheels:

One of my IG friends had recommended trying pinwheels, and although I had heard of them I didn’t quite know what I would put in them, so I came up with a recipe (probably one that’s been done before – but as with most things parenting-related you will find I wing it as I go).

I decided to try a Broccoli and cheese mixture so I could do them for Hadley’s lunch. At this point in our weaning journey, I would say she is more interested in veggies than fruits, although I am trying to get her to take more of interest where I can. This pinwheels recipe is super simple and really tasty, my husband and I might have tried a couple for ourselves too – just to be sure they tasted ok for Hadley, of course.

Broccoli & Cheese Pinwheels

Broccoli & Cheese Pinwheels

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes


  • All butter pre-rolled puff pastry
  • A head of Broccoli
  • Milk
  • 100g cheese


  1. Cut the broccoli into florets and steam for 20 minutes until soft.
  2. Add to blender with a small about of milk and blend until a creamy paste that isn't runny.
  3. Lay out the pre-rolled pastry.
  4. Spread the broccoli paste on the pastry.
  5. Grate the cheese and sprinkle on top.
  6. Roll pastry back up into its roll.
  7. Cut into slices.
  8. Place on a baking tray and cook for 20-30 minutes.

There are so many different options and flavours to try when it comes to pinwheels and baby-led weaning – you can follow so many different recipes, this recipe, recipes on Pinterest or do what I did and create your own and see how it goes.


As you can see Hadley got stuck in straight away and she demolished quite a bit. Although she doesn’t have any teeth yet she is surprisingly good at gumming! Also, isn’t her plate amazing? I absolutely love the Bamboo Bamboo range and you can pick up her plate on Amazon*.

Have you tried pinwheels before? What is your favourite way to make them? Leave me a comment below!

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