Banana Fritters Recipe

Rating 5.0
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These Jamaican-inspired banana fritters were influenced by growing up with beignets, doughnuts and anything else fried in the south. Perfectly puffed up and golden, they are crispy, fluffy and delightfully sweet.
Dessert
Jamaican
12
ingredients
6
steps
15
minutes
Chef Tracy is an epicurean and former athlete with a passion for healthy, wholesome recipes. She's worked as both a culinary and pastry chef, which helped her launch a health food dessert company in 2008. She's taught hands-on cooking and nutrition courses for conferences and major companies, including two large grocery store brands. Chef Tracy has also written books and articles that share her recipes and nutrition knowledge.

Ingredients

Servings:
12
4
ripe bananas
1 1/4 tsp
vanilla extract
1/2 tsp
cinnamon
1/4 tsp
nutmeg
1 tsp
sea salt
2 tsp
baking powder
2 cup(s)
gluten-free all-purpose flour
1/2 cup(s)
unsweetened coconut flakes, optional, see notes
1/2 cup(s)
2% or oat milk
2
eggs
3 cup(s)
oil
powdered sugar, for garnish

Directions 6 steps | 15 Minutes

Step 1

In a large mixing bowl, place the unpeeled bananas. Use a fork to press down and mash the bananas.

Step 2

Add the vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, sea salt, baking powder, all-purpose flour, coconut flakes (if using), milk and eggs into the bowl. (See notes.)

Step 3

Mix to form a slightly loose batter.

Step 4

In a large skillet at least 3-inches deep, heat the oil to about 320°F over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, use a medium-sized cookie or ice cream scoop (about ⅓ cup) to add the batter into the hot oil, one at a time. 

Step 5

Fry on one side and when the edges look brown or slightly crispy, flip to cook the other side. Cook until golden brown and the bubbles stop forming around the fritter. Place on a wire rack or paper towel lined plate to drain any excess oil.

Step 6

Cool slightly and dust with powdered sugar, if desired, before serving. Enjoy!


Notes:

  • The coconut flakes are optional. If you add coconut flakes, make sure to reduce the flour by ⅓ cup.

Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
637
FAT
58.7 g
PROTEIN
4.1 g
CARBS
28.2 g

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Sandra G.

Sandra

25 Jul 2022

An afternoon snack staple. Yummy!

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