How To Make Banana Fritters

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I know what you’re thinking, “how to make banana fritters”? I have no idea, that sounds disgusting. But in fact, you can make awesome banana fritters. And I’ll walk you through it all — from the banana and sugar to the flour and bread crumbs. They’re simple to make and as good as Chipotle’s, if I do say so myself.

The easiest recipe for a classic American dessert! All you need is bananas and pancake mix.

Quick and Easy Jamaican Banana Fritters

These Banana Fritters are a delicious way to use up your ripe bananas. Fried to golden perfection, they are full of flavor and perfect for any meal. 

banana fritters on plate with hand touching plate

 Growing up in a Jamaican household has its perks. Every Saturday morning there was Beres Hammond or Bob Marley playing in the house as we cleaned and if we children were good, mom made us these delicious fritters.

Move over banana bread, you’ve got some competition. I’ve been told I have a pretty amazing banana bread recipe (took lots of trying out recipes to get that one perfect) but I can’t believe I haven’t written about these banana fritters before.

They were a huge yummy part of my childhood and I’m excited to share them with you today. They are the perfect way to use those ripe bananas before they go bad.

How to make Banana Fritters

First, grab three ripe bananas and smash them together with a fork until they are mashed and a little watery.

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Then add your vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, and salt to bananas. Next, add your all purpose flour. I use a sifter to add my flour. If you don’t have one, no worries, you can still make the recipe. I just find the sifter allows my flour mixture to incorporate into my mashed bananas easier. 

flour in sifter over bowl with mashed bananas

Stir with a spoon until your mixture is fully combined. Your batter should not be too thick or thin but should flow easily off a spoon. 

mashed bananas mixed with all ingredients

Pour about ¼ cup oil in a 10 inch skillet and heat it over medium-high heat. Once your oil is hot, pour the fritters in pan by the spoonful.

banana fritters cooking in oil

Once bubbles appear in the top of the fritter and the bottom is golden brown, flip the fritters and cook until the other side is brown as well. Mine take about 2 minutes per side to brown. 

banana fritters frying in oil

Remove fritters from skillet and drain on paper towel. Ya mon 🙂

Banana Fritters

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Banana Fritters

Recipe Summary

Cook:5 minsTotal:15 minsPrep:10 minsServings:6Yield:2 dozen

Ingredients

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  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 bananas, mashed
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon margarine, melted
  • 1 quart vegetable oil for frying
  • ½ cup confectioners’ sugar

Directions

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  • Step 1In a mixing bowl, combine the milk and bananas. Sift in the flour, salt, and baking powder. Thoroughly mix in the eggs and margarine.
  • Step 2Heat the oil in a large skillet to 365 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  • Step 3Carefully place spoonfuls of the mixture into the hot oil and fry until brown. Flip the fritter and continue to brown. Remove fritters from the oil and drain on paper towels. Dust the fritters with confectioners’ sugar and serve while warm.

Banana Fritters

Serve these simple, delicious fritters with fresh fruit and a dollop of Greek yogurt for a delicious breakfast.

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loves these sweet fritters for breakfast served alongside a plate of fresh fruit.Read the full recipe after the video.

Recipe Summary

Servings:6

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Ingredients

Ingredient Checklist

  • 6 ripe bananas
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

Directions

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  • Step 1In a large bowl, mash the bananas and blend in the eggs. Stir in the flour. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Drop spoonfuls (2 to 3 inches in diameter) of the batter into the hot oil. Reduce the heat to medium. When bubbles begin to appear, turn and cook the other side until golden brown. Repeat the process until all the batter is used up, keeping the cooked fritters in a warm oven. Serve them with maple syrup or honey.

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