Crunch Recipes

Johnnycakes Recipe

Johnnycakes, or Journeycakes, are a traditional traveling food that is made from cornmeal and water. Similar to pancakes, they were traditionally cooked over hot coals or on hot stones. Try making this simple, delicious Cranberry Journeycake recipe at home with these native ingredients:

  • Cornmeal
  • Maple syrup
  • Fresh or dried cranberries
  • Cooked or canned pumpkin
  • Sunflower seeds or other optional ingredients!

To see the full recipe from Tomaquag Museum Director Silvermoon LaRose, check out our Cranberry Thanksgiving page HERE!

Apples and more!

We’ve collected a number of recipe ideas for incorporating local apples, butternut squash, maple syrup, and more into your meals. These recipes have been developed, tested, and approved by school food service professionals and by kids!

Below are recipes given to our team to share with the world, straight from Connecticut school cafeterias! They are formatted for food service, and have all been tested for student approval: 

All Apple recipes

Access our Shared Google Drive!

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