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Healthier Cob Loaf | A Nutritious Twist on Your Favourite Treat!

Is there anything better than a cob loaf on a chilly day in Brisbane? Well, yes there is! This healthier cob loaf recipe includes everything you love about a traditional cob loaf plus a few hidden vegies to give growing bodies what they need. So consider this your sign that with the right ingredients, cob loaf day can be everyday. You’re welcome!

Paediatric Nutritionist Shelley Judge from Good Little Eaters created this delicious recipe packed with corn, spinach, ricotta and bacon. Yum! Read on for the full recipe and instructions.

The nitty gritty

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 20 minutes
  • Servings: 8


  • 1 Onion finely diced
  • 2 cloves Garlic crushed
  • 100 g Bacon. Finely diced
  • 400 tin Corn
  • 180 g spinach fresh
  • 300 g Ricotta
  • 300 g Sour cream
  • 1 cob loaf top removed and insides hollowed out


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Heat a non-stick fry pan on medium heat. Add the onion, garlic and bacon to the pan. Sauté for 3-4 mins. Add in the corn and spinach stirring until the spinach just wilts. Finally remove from the heat and stir through the ricotta and sour cream until melted and well combined.
  3. Prepare the cob loaf by slicing off the top and pulling out the bread from the inside of the cob. Place the cob loaf on the tray and pour in the dip mixture. Place the top of the cob back on top and then scatter the insides of the loaf around the tray.
  4. Bake in the oven for 15min or until the bread is golden. Serve immediately.

About Good Little Eaters

Good Little Eaters is your go-to destination for kids’ nutrition, made fun, easy and simple (just like meal time should be!) Grow healthy kids with a good relationship with all foods – because life’s too short to cut out cake. 

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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