Baby hands love sweetcorn fritters! These are a fab way to get a bunch of veg into your child’s diet whilst at the same time supporting baby-led weaning. Little hands can also easily grasp the fritters and you can make them into different shapes too.
For this recipe, the sweetcorn is roughly chopped so you maximise on nutrients. It does make the fritters a little heavier than normal but they’re still tasty. If you want your little one to enjoy more lumpy food, you can add a handful of whole sweetcorn kernels to the mix.
My 9.5 month old is pretty fond of these. They’ve got the same consistency as the pancakes so he knows how to eat them! I also tend to serve these alongside smashed avocado, although I usually spoon this into his mouth (it’s a little messy when he tries to do it himself…) The original (adult) recipe for these is here – which also can be given to babies who are ok with eating sweetcorn kernels.
The batter can also be kept in the fridge for up to 3 days too and are also great for picnics. Plus, adults like them too!
- 1.5 cups frozen sweetcorn
- 1 spring onion, chopped
- 1 egg
- handful of fresh coriander
- Pinch of paprika
- Black pepper
- ½ cup plain flour
- ½ tsp baking powder
- 1.5 tsp olive oil
- ¼ courgette, finely grated
- Put the frozen sweetcorn, chopped spring onion and coriander into a food processor with the eggs and oil and blitz for a couple of seconds or until the sweetcorn is roughly chopped.
- Sieve the flour and baking powder and add in the courgette and sweetcorn mix.
- Mix thoroughly and add in the seasoning. The ‘dough’ should be thick and gloopy, rather than runny. If it’s too stiff, add water, tablespoon by tablespoon until it loosens up.
- Drop a tablespoon onto a heated non-stick frying pan drizzled with olive oil and cook until golden on both sides.
- Wait until cool and hand to baby.
As with all food & baby occasions, keep a close eye on your little one when he’s eating in case of choking or allergic reactions.
Let me know what your little one thought of it! And if your little one likes these, then he’ll probably like my easy pancake recipe too. You can also follow me on Instagram @wabbitpie for an insight into my life of food, fitness and HB.