A plate of sweetcorn & spinach fritters on a chequered tablecloth

Toddler recipe: Sweetcorn & spinach fritters

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 6 mins


Makes 12 fritters (3 toddler portions or 14 small portions)

These healthy sweetcorn and spinach fritters are packed with vitamin C from the veg, plus protein from the egg. They make great finger foods for baby-led weaning

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Healthy

Nutrition: Per toddler portion

  • kcal151
  • fat4g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs21g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre3g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.3g
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  • 1 x small 195g can no-salt sweetcorn, drained


    sw-eet corn

    Also known as corn on the cob, sweetcorn is composed of rows of tightly packed golden yellow…

  • small handful baby spinach leaf
  • 1 small garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 spring onion, chopped
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 50g plain flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
    Baking powder

    Baking powder

    bay-king pow-dah

    Baking powder is a raising agent that is commonly used in cake-making. It is made from an alkali…

  • 1 egg



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

  • 50ml milk



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a 'complete' food…

  • 1 tsp rapeseed oil, for frying
    Rapeseed oil

    Rapeseed oil

    If you want a light alternative to other cooking oils, rapeseed is a great choice and has…


  1. Pulse all the ingredients except the oil in a food processor until fairly but not completely smooth.

  2. Heat a little oil in a frying pan until hot and dollop four spoonfuls of the mixture into the pan leaving space around them. Fry for just under 1 min on each side until lightly golden. When you flip the fritter, flatten with a spatula to ensure even cooking the whole way through. Cook in three batches, placing the cooked fritters on a plate covered with kitchen roll. Serve warm.

  3. You can freeze any fritters you don’t need. Lay them on a baking sheet, then once frozen, transfer to a freezer bag. Reheat the frozen fritters in the oven (180C/160fan/gas 4) for around 10 mins until piping hot. Allow to cool to lukewarm before serving.

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Saba T
26th May, 2020
With these pancakes, don't wait long to fry them. I waited 30 min and they didn't bake nicely. The baking powder maybe stopped working.
15th May, 2019
These were gobbled up by my 13 month old grandson. I used 4 cherry tomatoes and a 2inch piece of a fat courgette as I had no sweet corn or spinach. I put the egg and milk in the bottom of my mini chopper and whizzed that first. Then I added the veg and chopped that roughly. I left the mix for a couple of hours till I was ready to cook, which didn’t seem to spoil it.
12th Mar, 2019
I started making these for my baby led weaner but they're so good we are a year on and regularly eat them as a family. They're so versatile and quick, I normally use chickpea flour and add in cumin and some feta now that baby is a bit older.. so good! I also normally through in anything that's needing used up I.e. courgette, peppers etc. Fling it all in the food processor and you've got a really delicious treat. I also tend to double the batch and freeze them between sheets of greeseproof paper for quick lunchbox snacks.
17th Aug, 2018
I am doing baby led weaning with my 7 month old, these went down really well - easy for him to hold. Had some left over and froze them between sheets of baking paper to stop them sticking together. Made some changes to the recipe as I couldn't see the point of blending it together so I did the following: whisked together the egg, flour, baking powder and milk like a standard pancake batter, added the sweetcorn whole, added some chopped frozen spinach which I had defrosted and squeezed the water out of, and added 2 tsp of curry powder for a bit of extra flavour.
Ana Tomy
6th Nov, 2017
super easy and tasty snack - a big hit with my 10-month-old as well as hubby, we will be making this regularly for snacks on the go
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