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Gluten-Free Salmon Nuggets | My Kids Lick The Bowl


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This salmon nugget recipe is so easy, really yummy and bakes in the oven, not to mention it’s gluten-free too! I make them often for my kids.

A blue bowl filled with salmon nuggets, cucumber and carrot sticks in the background.

Why This Recipe Works

  • A homemade alternative to fish finger
  • 3 Ingredients (gluten-free)
  • Easy to bake in the oven.

Ingredients you will need

To make my salmon nuggets you will only need 3 ingredients. Salmon fillet, your favourite mayonnaise, and ground almond/almond meal.

The ingredients to make salmon nuggets laid out on a bench top. with text overlay.

I am an ambassador for Countdown supermarket, they support my blog by providing ingredients for recipe creation and testing. I used macro Australian Almond Meal from their range to make these nuggets.

Ingredient Substitutes

  • Salmon: This recipe will work with any firm fish or skinless boneless chicken.
  • Mayonnaise: This recipe will work with any mayonnaise including vegan/egg free mayo.

Step by step instructions

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

Step one: Preheat your oven to 180 degrees celsius or 360 F.

Step two: De-bone the salmon fillet and remove the skin

A salmon fillet with skin removed, hand using tweezers to remove bones.

Step three: Cut the salmon fillet into bite-sized chunks.

Bite sized pieces of salmon fillet on a light blue chopping board.

Step four: Place the salmon in a bowl and add the mayonnaise. Roll the salmon pieces around in the mayo until they are well coated.

Step five: Place the ground almond or almond meal in a second bowl, roll the salmon pieces in the ground almond so they are completely coated

A bowl of salmon coated in mayonnaise, alongside a bowl of ground almonds.

Step six: Place the nuggets on a baking paper lined tray

Almond crumbed pieces of salmon on a baking paper lined oven tray.

Step seven: Bake at 180 degrees Celsius for 10 minutes, use tongs to turn the salmon nuggets over, They should be browning on the side sitting on the baking paper.

Salon nuggets being turned with tongs half way through cooking

Step eight: Bake for a further 5 minutes, allow to cool a little, as the coating stays on better when they have cooled a little. Serve

A blue bowl filled with salmon nuggets, alongside cucumber and carrot sticks.
Women's had holding a crumbed piece of salmon.

Top Tips

Here is how you can make this recipe perfectly every time!

  • Use your favourite mayonnaise, if you are making this for a young child take a quick look at the sodium content of the mayo you typically buy most are ok, particularly as you only use a small amount. If you would prefer to make your own mayonnaise check out my 60 second mayonnaise recipe.
  • I like serving these with steamed edamame beans, rice and other green veggies, but you can serve them however you like
  • Don’t panic too much about the measurements for the mayo and ground almond, you just want to make sure the salmon bites are well coated
  • Adding a good dollop of wholegrain mustard to the mayo brings a great flavour to this recipe, I prefer it but my kids like it sans mustard!
Baby meal served in a pink divided plate with salmon nuggets, cucumber and dipping sauce.
All my kids love this recipe, including Esme who is coming up two years old.

FAQs

What age can a baby have mayonnaise?

From an ingredient perspective a small amount of mayonnaise is ok from 6 months of age. If your baby has a known egg allergy be sure to look for an egg free mayonnaise.

When age can a baby have fish?

There is no reason to delay the introduction of fish to your baby’s diet. If your baby is at a safe age to start solids then fish can become part of their diet.

Are fish fingers keto?

Typically most fish finger recipes contain carbohydrates, these salmon nuggets are made with keto-friendly ingredients.

Are fish fingers gluten free?

Typically most fish fingers are made with gluten containing cereals, these salmon nuggets are made with gluten-free ingredients.


Babies and toddlers, and big kids for that matter love foods they can pick up, I have a good selection of finger food recipes. Some of the most popular are my beef rissoles, chicken meatballs, porridge fingers, and egg waffles. If you are after a more traditional salmon nugget recipe that doesn’t require ground almonds or mayonnaise this nugget recipe by My Fussy Eater is yummy.

A blue bowl filled with salmon nuggets, cucumber and carrot sticks in the background.

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A blue bowl filled with salmon nuggets, cucumber and carrot sticks in the background.

Gluten-Free Salmon Nuggets

These gluten-free salmon nuggets are a super easy homemade alternative to fish fingers, only 3 ingredients and 15 minutes to make, perfect for baby led weaning and kid-friendly meals.

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Course: Family Dinner Ideas

Cuisine: Western

Keyword: salmon nuggets, fish nuggets, homemade fish fingers, fish finger recipe, gluten-free fish fingers, keto fish fingers

Servings: 2 servings

Calories: 316kcal

Author: My Kids Lick The Bowl

Ingredients

  • 200 g salmon fillet
  • 2 Tbsp mayonnaise 30 ml
  • ¼ Cup ground almond or almond meal 63 ml

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius (360 F)

  • De-bone the salmon fillet and remove skin.

  • Cut the salmon into bite-sized chunks

  • Place the salmon pieces into a bowl and add the mayonnaise. Roll the salmon pieces around in the mayo until they are well coated

  • Place the ground almond or almond meal in a second bowl, roll the salmon pieces in the ground almond so they are completely coated

  • Place the bites on a baking paper lined tray

  • Bake at 180 degrees Celsius for 10 minutes. The nuggets eill be browing on the side sitting on the baking paper. Use tongs to turn the bites over and bake for a further 5 minutes, allow to cool a little, as the coating stays on better when they have cooled a little, serve

Notes

Tips

  • Use your favourite mayonnaise, if you are making this for a young child take a quick look at the sodium content of the mayo you typically buy most are ok, particularly as you only use a small amount. If you would prefer to make your own mayonnaise check out my 60 second mayonnaise recipe.
  • I like serving these with steamed edamame beans, rice and other green veggies, but you can serve them however you like
  • Don’t panic too much about the measurements for the mayo and ground almond, you just want to make sure the salmon bites are well coated
  • Adding a good dollop of wholegrain mustard to the mayo brings a great flavour to this recipe, I prefer it but my kids like it sans mustard!

Ingredient Substituions

  • Salmon: This recipe will work with any firm fish or skinless boneless chicken.
  • Mayonnaise: This recipe will work with any mayonnaise including vegan/egg free mayo.

Nutrition

Serving: 6nuggets | Calories: 316kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 133mg | Potassium: 493mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 49IU | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg

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