Pick-n-Mix Fritters

  • Servings : 12
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 20m
  • Ready In : 30m

My best friend gave me this recipe idea as her toddler (and husband) just loves them. I made a batch and gave them to Harry and he was all over them, ripping them apart with his fancy new teeth. They are called pick-n-mix because you can make so many variations. Love ’em.

Nutrition Note:  Offering different flavours and ingredients encourages variety, important for good health, and helps keep fussy eating at bay.

(use as many of these fillings as you want)

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  • 1 x 125g can of salt reduced creamed corn
  • 1¼ cups plain flour (try wholemeal)
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Olive oil to fry


Step 1

Whisk milk and eggs together -

Step 2

Add other ingredients and mix until you have a smooth batter -

Step 3

Add mix-n-match filling - or another 125g creamed corn -

Step 4

Heat frying pan (medium) with oil, dollop tablespoons full of batter into the pan and cook each side until golden -

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Recipe Comments

  1. posted by Anonymous on June 15, 2012

    So delicious! I love the endless possibilities! Thanks so much!

  2. posted by Anonymous on June 24, 2012

    this one is a winner!! Flynn loves them 🙂 also tried them with wholemeal flour ( had to add a little more milk)

  3. posted by Allie on June 28, 2012

    So good to hear 🙂 They are fabulous I make a batch at least once a fortnight x

    p.s I have used wholemeal too, turns out a little less fluffy but much healthier.

  4. posted by Kandice Templar on October 12, 2012

    Are these fritters suitable to freeze. Cheers.

    • posted by Allie on October 12, 2012

      Hi Kandice, yes they are fine to freeze, I wrap individually then pop them in a glad bag. Allie x

  5. posted by Emmaline on October 28, 2012

    Hi Allie, what age would you say these are suitable for? I find my 11mkntg old is good eating bits of bread or strawberries but anything bigger and most ends up on the ground or hidden down the sides of his high chair!

    • posted by Allie on October 28, 2012

      Hi Emma, Thanks for your comment. I am reluctant to give you an exact age as every child is so very different 🙂 Harry started finger foods quite early so he was eating these around 9 months. I have had a few mums contact me recently with varying ages enjoying them 10, 11, 16 months. I hope that helps Ax

    • posted by Liz on July 24, 2014

      My 9 month old love s these. I make them very small (so we make around 40) and he munches on them as part of lunch or a snack when we go out. I freeze the left overs so that there are always spares isomers on hand when we need them.

  6. posted by Malin on November 3, 2012

    These are so quick and easy and also very delicious. I put some smoked salmon, grated carrot, zucchini, broccoli and cheese in these. Yum yum yum… I’ve also made them with ham, tomato and basil.

  7. posted by Jacira on March 7, 2013

    My 10 month old inhaled these! But I regret making them, because now it’s the only thing she’ll eat (and grapes). Lucky I made two batches!

    • posted by Allie on March 7, 2013

      Hi Jacira, thanks for your comment. Great to hear your daughter loved the fritters, these were a real favourite for my Harry too. Maybe the Pick ‘n’ Mix muffins next? 🙂 Ax

  8. posted by Jess C on June 26, 2013

    YUM!!!!! My one year old loves these!

  9. posted by Kristy on January 7, 2014

    Yummy! I cooked these for our little man and we also had a try and loved them.. Very easy, quick and tasty meal or snack.

    • posted by Allie on January 12, 2014

      Great 🙂 Always a favourite this recipe, and so versatile. Ax

  10. posted by Mili on January 24, 2014

    Hi Allie,
    Can the creamed corn be substituted with something else? Thanks!

    • posted by Allie on January 29, 2014

      Hi Mili, the creamed corn adds moisture, so you could try adding a little more milk or moist grated veggies to the mix. These are pretty adaptable so you can’t go too wrong 🙂 Ax

  11. posted by Wendy on March 18, 2014

    Hi there! What could you use instead of milk as my little one is under one so can’t have cows milk yet?! Might sound silly but could you use formula?? Loving your website by the way 🙂

    • posted by Jess on March 18, 2014

      Hi Wendy,
      How old is your little one? You can use cow’s milk in cooking and for use in cereal etc for children under 12 months. It’s just important cow’s milk doesn’t become their main drink under the age of 1 and that you continue breast milk and/or formula – which appears to be just what you are doing 🙂 Oh and it’s not silly you could easily try formula if would like. I hope that helps, Jx

  12. posted by Naomi on May 7, 2014


    Just wondering if I can make the batter the night before and leave it in the fridge for the morning, or does it have to be made and then used almost immediately?

    • posted by Jess on May 7, 2014

      Hi Naomi,
      Yes, if you wanted to prepare these the night before I would suggest making the batter and in the morning add your chosen pick n mix ingredients just before frying. I hope this helps. Enjoy, Jx

  13. posted by Kylie on July 10, 2014

    HI there, just wondering, with this recipe you include at least one can of creamed corn anyway before you add Pick and mix vegies?

    • posted by Jess on July 15, 2014

      Yes, the creamed corn is part of the base of the recipe and then you can pick n mix any additional veggies into the mix 🙂 Enjoy, Jx

  14. posted by Dana Smithson on August 6, 2014

    These are great! My daughter loves them. I also make a variation without the creamed corn using eggs and a little flour to make like a thick pancake mix. They are great with cold roast meat in them chopped up too (awesome lunch box food for any age! Often used as a paddock lunch on our farm :))

  15. posted by Amy on August 9, 2014

    My 8 month old has an egg allergy, is there something I can use to substitute the eggs??

    • posted by Allie on August 19, 2014

      EGG REPLACER: here are a few that our readers have recommended.

      Bananas (1 ripe banana=1 egg)
      Apple puree (1 tbsp=1 egg)
      Egg replacer powder
      Mix 1 tablespoon ground flax seed with 3 tablespoons hot water and leave to soak for a few minutes.
      Mix 1 tablespoon chia seeds with 3 tablespoons hot water and leave to soak for a few minutes.

  16. posted by Angie on October 19, 2014

    Just made this for my 8.5month old son with roast pumpkin and he loves them. Can you please tell me where I can get salt reduced cream corn?

    Thank you

  17. posted by sam on December 5, 2014

    Having trouble finding salt reduced creamed corn. suggestions?

  18. posted by miranda on December 5, 2014

    Hi there I am planning on making these for my daughter tomorrow could there be a substitute for creamed corn as she is lactose intolerant?

  19. posted by Yvette Murrie on December 6, 2014

    My 10month old has a dairy/soy intolerance, what can I use to replace the milk? I could I try almond or rice milk?

    • posted by Allie on December 6, 2014

      Yes that should work nicely! Let me know how you go 🙂 Ax

  20. posted by Gina on December 6, 2014

    Do you freeze these cooked or do you freeze the uncooked batter mix?
    If freeze cooked do you just microwave before serving? Don’t want to offer soggy fritters… 🙂

    • posted by Allie on December 6, 2014

      Hi Gina, I cook and then freeze. These are more of a pancake texture anyway, so the kids still enjoy them :). You can defrost in the fridge and microwave, serve cold, or reheat in the oven or on the frying pan. So many options! Ax

      • posted by Gina on December 6, 2014

        Thanks Allie! These were delicious. . My husband and 8.5 month old loved these… Some very happy tummies tonight 🙂

  21. posted by Alana on January 20, 2015

    Hi! My little guy is dairy/ soy intolerant as well as gluten intolerant. I’ll try replacing the milk with almond milk. Do you have any suggestions as a flour replacement? Thanks 🙂

  22. posted by Tess on January 20, 2015

    Thanks Allie! These are delish! My kids loved them, miss 7 months had a go, mr 3 wolfed them down. Made them for an adult brunch with the 250g of cream corn, served with avocado salsa, smoked salmon and aoili! Yumo!

  23. posted by Kirsten King on January 20, 2015

    Hi, I am in the UK, what is creamed corn? We have sweetcorn in tins, is that the same? Also, do you have the metric measurements? Thanks xxx

  24. posted by Celia on January 30, 2015

    Hi 🙂
    Love your recipes, thank you for sharing x
    Just wondering how long you can freeze these for?

    • posted by Allie on February 5, 2015

      For young children I recommend up to two months. Ax

  25. posted by morgan on February 9, 2015

    The absolute perfect snack! Super healthy, very quick to make, and 1 yo loved them.

  26. posted by Heidi on December 31, 2015

    I made these for my 7 month old and she absolutely loved them, I used the leftover Christmas ham through them with veggies. I had to slow her down as she was trying to stuff the whole thing in her mouth. I also made some larger ones for my toddler.

  27. posted by Anna on February 8, 2016

    Great recipe, my fussy almost-2-year-old loves them (great way to sneak in some veggies). Just wondering how long you’d recommend refrigerating?

  28. posted by island on April 25, 2016

    Sorry, how much mix and pick filling are you supposed to put in? I don’t seem to find it. Thanks

  29. posted by Christina on May 15, 2021

    This is a great recipe. I triple the base add add various mix ins for variety. I cook them for 25 mins on 180 Celcius in muffin trays then freeze them in Ziploc bags. Defrosting them makes for an easy part of a toddler lunch. I find baking them leaves me with less clean up and less burnt fritters haha. Thanks for another great recipe!


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