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Banana fritters on a platter with one opened up to show texture
Banana Fritters
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins

These banana fritters are the perfect way to use up your overripe bananas. They are sweet, but not overly sweet as they do not contain any added sugar. They are soft, fluffy with a rich flavor from the bananas. Enjoy for breakfast, snack time or dessert. They pair well with tea or coffee!

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Afro-Carribean
Keyword: Banana Fritters, banana fritters recipe
Servings: 38 fritters
Calories: 53 kcal
Author: Precious Nkeih of preciouscore.com
  • 4 overripe bananas
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Oil for frying
  1. Peel the bananas and place in a large bowl. Mash with a wooden spoon or potato masher to form a paste (it will have lumps in it and that's okay).

  2. Add the rest of the ingredients into the bowl except the oil for frying. Mix until just combine to form a batter. The batter will be light and drippy.

  3. Place oil in a pan up to 3 inches then heat up on high heat to 365 degrees Fahrenheit.

    Reduce the heat to medium (this is important because very hot oil will result in the fritters burning on the outside without cooking through.

    Place tablespoonfuls of the batter into the pan (if you have a small cookie scoop, use it to drop the batter into the oil). Do not overcrowd the pan. Let the fritters cook until golden. Flip to the other side and let them cook until golden too. Remove and place on paper towel to absorb excess oil. Repeat process with the rest of the batter.

  4. Enjoy for breakfast with some tea, or as a snack, or serve with chocolate sauce as a dessert.

Recipe Notes

1. You could use a cookie scoop to easily drop the batter into the oil.

2. Number of calories is per fritter.

3. These fritters are best eaten warm but they could easily be reheated in the microwave. Reheat in the microwave for only about 30 seconds at a time. If you leave them too long in the microwave, they might turn rubbery.

4. Sprinkle confectioner's sugar on the fritters if you want to enjoy them sweet. They could also be served with sweet dipping sauces like chocolate sauce or caramel sauce.