Versatile sweet corn fritters recipe (6 months +)

So easy and versatile, these are a real favourite in our home. The basic version is most suitable for gummy babies, but you can easily adapt it for a wider variety of flavours and textures.

  • Age: 6 months, plus (if egg-friendly)
  • Suitable for freezing
  • Makes: about 20 fritters
  • Prep time: 2 minutes
  • Cooking time: 5 minutes

Corn Fritters

Sweet corn fritters recipe


1 egg

1 cup of self-raising flour

1 x 310g can creamed corn

1/4 cup full-fat milk

Butter for cooking


  1. Whisk the egg in a medium-sized bowl. Sift in the flour and add the corn and milk. Mix well with a fork.
  2. Melt 2 teaspoons of butter in a frying pan over medium-low heat. Gently drop spoonfuls of the batter into the pan and allow to cook for a couple of minutes each side until golden brown.
  3. Remove the fritters from the pan and rest on absorbent paper. Repeat the process until all batter is used.
  4. Serve either on their own, as a snack or diced as a vegetable accompaniment. We love them with sausages or smoked salmon. Fritters can be wrapped in foil or small snap-lock bags, frozen and then quickly re-heated in the microwave as needed.

Corn Fritters


Corn and pea fritters: Add 1/4 cup cooked peas to the batter.

Corn and feta fritters: Substitute a 375 g can whole corn kernels (strained) for the creamed corn, adding 1/4 cup milk and 50 g crumbled feta to the mix.

Vegetable fritters: Add 1/2 cup steamed diced veggies to the base recipe. Try potato, pumpkin and/or zucchini.

Fresh corn fritters: Remove kernels from fresh corn cobs and microwave on high in a microwave-safe dish with a dash of water for 4 minutes. Strain and add to the batter along with 1/4 cup milk and a dash of paprika. As pictured.

Tip: A few fresh chopped chives or spring onions add some zing to all of the above variations.

Corn Fritters

This recipe was kindly contributed by Emily Dupuche, mum and author of ‘Food Babies Love: A Guide to Introducing Solids’, which contains practical baby food ideas that the whole family can enjoy. In it you’ll find 100 simple, nutritious baby first food recipes and anecdotes, designed to expose your precious little one to a wide variety of flavours, colours, and textures – the beginning of a lifelong love of good food. All the recipes are recommended by nutritionists, paediatricians, and child health professionals.

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