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Kwanzaa Corn Fritter “Pancakes”

Published December 16, 2011 9:03 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling

During the month of December we have been celebrating the holidays of Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa at our preschool. The holiday of Kwanzaa, like any holiday, embraces certain symbols that embody the message and purpose of the holiday. Here you can find a complete description of these symbols, one of which is corn. I decided to use this symbol as the basis for my Kwanza recipe at school this year. As always, I have chosen a recipe that is easy to do both at home and in the classroom!



  • 1 egg
  • 1 can of corn kernels
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Oil for cooking
  • Maple syrup (optional)


  1. Open the canned corn and pour into the bowl
  2. Add in the other ingredients: flour, baking powder, salt and sugar one at a time, letting the children take turns with measuring and pouring each item
  3. Stir everything together
  4. Warm skillet with oil and pour drops of fritter batter about the size of small pancakes onto the pan. Fry until brown on both sides. Serve plain or with maple syrup. Enjoy!

If you would like to do a shortened version of this recipe, you can use dry pancake mix in place of all the other dry ingredients!

 A PICKY EATER TIP: Most children will have been exposed to pancakes and many like them. When we told the children they were very much like pancakes with corn in them, some were more willing to taste them! Overall, our corn fritter "pancakes" were a big hit!

In order to enhance your Kwanza lessons and corn fritter recipe, here are some websites with descriptive information about the holiday:

Happy holidays!


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    Stephanie Bruno Dowling, M.S. CCC-SLP
    Occupation: Speech-Language Pathologist
    Setting: Early Intervention in Delaware County, PA
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