Kwanzaa Corn Fritter “Pancakes”
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
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!
can of corn kernels
cup all-purpose flour
teaspoon baking powder
the canned corn and pour into the bowl
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
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
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
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
order to enhance your Kwanza lessons and corn fritter recipe, here are some
websites with descriptive information about the holiday: