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:
- 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!
- Butternut Squash and Apple Casserole.pdf - Couple apples with another quintessential taste of fall with this recipe. This is a recipe contest winner from Pittsfield Public Schools in Massachusetts, and is sure to brighten up any lunch line!
- Vermont Maple Apple French Toast Bake.pdf - A warm breakfast treat to serve on a crisp fall morning! This is a great recipe to liven up any leftover bread.
- Gingered Cabbage Salad.pdf - Spice up a cabbage salad with a touch of fresh ginger and a hint of sweetness from crisp apples!
- Peanut Butter Apple Wraps .pdf - A simple, familiar pairing sure to satisfy the taste buds!
- Wheat Berry & Apple Salad.pdf - A great way to introduce wheat berries with a familiar fruit!
- Waldorf Fruit Salad .pdf - A classic take on fresh apples!
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:
- Apple Butternut Squash Casserole .pdf
- Apple and Grapes Waldorf Salad.pdf
- Apple Crisp.pdf
- Apple Cucumber Salad.pdf