Easy sweetcorn fritters (from 6 months+)

Everybody likes a good finger food recipe and these sweetcorn fritters are a great way to get your little one used to veggies that otherwise he might not be as keen to try.

Be sure to read all the way to the end, as I have a little time-saving trick for you to try. Nobody likes to sit near a frying pan for too long, right?

The other thing about these is that they are only 3 ingredients fritters, so need to rush to the supermarket to grab a last minute item.

The batter itself is pretty straightforward, and I bet something similar to sweetcorn would also do the trick.

I’m thinking

  • peas
  • small cut pieces of other veggies like peppers, spring onion, zucchini/courgette
  • chickpeas

When I made these for the first time, even my husband was convinced. And he doesn’t even go near food meant for the kids, so I take it as a huge success.

I do have another veggie fritters recipe on the blog here, but that ones uses flour as a thickener.

This one, uses grated cheese instead.

Whoaaaa… say what?

Here's an easy and healthy recipe for sweetcorn fritters made in a waffle maker. They're soft, gluten-free and fit in lunchboxes.
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What you need for easy sweetcorn fritters every time

The three ingredients are

  • sweetcorn
  • grated cheese
  • egg

So not vegan, unfortunately, but the lack of flour is good news for those looking for a gluten-free version of fritters to give to their baby.

The egg acts as a binding “glue”, the cheese as thickener and the sweetcorn as garnish.

Easy peasy, sweetcorn sqeezy.

Note: make sure you grate the cheese on a small sized grater, even a zester if you have one. Trust me on this one, it helps with the consistency of the final result.

easy to make 3 ingredients sweetcorn fritters for babies, toddlers and older kids, on a plate against a grey background
Hard to believe these are only 3 ingredients

How to serve these fritters to your baby

Let your little one grab them in his fist. He doesn’t need a pincer grasp for these.

Just make sure they have cooled down a bit, as the method I’m using to cook them rather makes them hot all the way through for a couple of minutes at least.

So what’s this secret method, you ask?

How to cook sweetcorn fritters quickly without a frying pan

I love my waffle maker so much, I use it for most warm things lately.

Including these fritters.

When you come to think of it, a waffle maker is just a double sided frying pan. So double the heat in less of the time.

How cool is that?

Just drop your batter in there using a spoon and put the lid down to cook it. Make sure to oil the plates first, yes? It’s been a long time since I got anything stuck on them, but I never forgot… *blueberry waffles, hem, hem*facepalm*.

Or you can use a normal non-stick frying pan if you don’t have a waffle maker or don’t want to invest in one. But if you do decide to buy one, make sure to check out the basic waffle recipe that never fails.

Also have a look at other recipes related to this one:

Ok, enough chit chat. I’m sure you came here for exact quantities.

Enjoy these and please report back. My husband needs to know he’s not alone in his appreciation.

Happy cooking!

Oh… before I forget.

This recipe is from my 3 ingredient ecookbook, which you can read more about here and maybe purchase it if you fancy. No pressure.

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easy to make 3 ingredients sweetcorn fritters for babies, toddlers and older kids, on a plate against a grey background

Sweetcorn fritters (from 6 months+)

Yield: a plateful
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

The easiest 3 ingredients recipe for babies, toddlers, older kids and grown ups alike.


  • 160g sweetcorn (1 tin), drained
  • 50g (1/2 cup) Cheddar or other hard cheese, grated on a small sized grater or zester
  • 2 eggs


  1. Now, because these ones have no flour, you need to grate the cheese on the smallest sized side of a box grater. You could use a zester too if you have it. The point is to make it as flour-like as possible to help with thickening the batter.
  2. So you mix the sweetcorn with your fine cheddar and the eggs.
  3. Heat up your waffle maker or pan and cook until golden brown on all sides. Should take about 3-4 minutes on each side in a pan, and the same amount of time in a waffle maker, depending on its wattage.
  4. Serve with an optional dip, like in the recipe here.

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