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Banana Fritters Recipe

Updated on November 10, 2015

A recipe you can prepare in a Dutch, Toaster/Mini or Regular Oven


How to Make Banana Fritters Recipe

This quick, economical and easy banana fritters recipe from Jamaican/Caribbean origins is very handy when you want to use up these overripe fruits in a way that everyone will love.

If you have a dutch oven, you could fry them in it on the stove top, and without changing the cooking vessel, transfer the fritters straight to your Regular or Toaster/Mini Oven to finish cooking them. If you don't yet have a dutch pot, just use a frying pan and then a heat-resistant dish.

These fitters are versatile - eat them for breakfast, as a snack or as a dessert. You can also serve them with savoury foods, or just with bread.


  • 1.5 cups (one and a half) Self Raising Flour
  • large pinch of nutmeg, allspice and/or cinnamon
  • 3 overripe bananas
  • approx 0.5 (half) a cup milk, NB if using the optional egg use 0.25 (a quarter) cup of milk
  • half a cup brown sugar
  • oil for shallow frying
  • optional - 1 egg
  • optional 0.75 cup (three quarters of a cup) sultanas

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Cook Time

Prep time: 35 min
Cook time: 25 min
Ready in: 1 hour
Yields: approx 18 fritters

* Preheat your Regular or Toaster/Mini Oven to Gas Mark 6, 200C

NB: Small stoves are more economical to run than their larger counterparts.

Dutch Ovens can be great for Stove Top, Oven or Camp Fire Cooking.


  1. To make the batter, place the flour, spices and sugar in a bowl and mix well. If using EGG, beat the egg and add it to the ingredients in the bowl and mix.
  2. Add the MILK gradually, mixing between additions to achieve a smooth batter mixture.
  3. Mash the overripe bananas with a fork and add to the batter mixture. Stir well.
  4. If using the optional sultanas, add them to the batter mixture and stir.
  5. In a non-stick frying pan or dutch oven pot, heat enough oil to adequately cover the base to shallow fry.
  6. With the oil in the frying pan over a medium heat, add a spoonful of batter to the hot oil. Repeat until pan is full.
  7. After a few minutes, check to see if fritters are brown on the underside and turn over to brown the other side.
  8. Once each fritter is brown on both sides, remove it from frying pan and place in an ovenproof plate OR place in the up-turned lid of your dutch oven for the the time being.
  9. Repeat numbers 6, 7 and 8 until all fritter batter has been used up, adding more oil to the pan as necessary throughout.
  10. When all the browned fritters are in the heat-resistant dish, COVER them with foil (to prevent further browning) OR place the fritters back in the dutch oven and COVER with the lid
  11. Now place the oven-resistant dish or dutch pot in the preheated Regular or Toaster/Mini Oven, gas mark 6, for approx 20 minutes to ensure fritters are cooked through.
  12. Eat and Enjoy - for serving suggestions see below.

Banana Fritters Recipe - Serving Suggestions/Variations

These fritters are "yummylicious"served hot but can also be served cold, such as in a banana fritter sandwich. They can be enjoyed just on their own but alternative ideas include:

  • dust with icing sugar
  • serve with cream, custard or ice cream as a dessert
  • drizzle with honey, toffee sauce or chocolate sauce and sticks of buttered toast
  • sandwich fritters between buttered crackers
  • serve on wholewheat toast with a sprinkling of ground cinnamon



Cast your vote for this Recipe

Here are a few simple but scrumptious ideas for eating ripe bananas which you may wish to try, rather than simply peeling a ripe banana and eating it just as it comes.

Bananas on Toast

simply toast and butter your favourite bread and place sliced of the fruit on top. For an added twist sprinkle with a little cinnamon, nutmeg or mixed spice. A great alternative breakfast or snack.

Banana Sandwich

Slice the fruit and spread on buttered bread, adding a sprinkling of spices if liked. Add a sprinkling of lemon juice if you are concerned about this fruit changing colour should you want to pack these in a lunchbox to eat later etc.

Banana Porridge

Add a mashed banana, a small dollop of honey (or a little sugar) and a pinch of nutmeg to porridge (or Weetabix, Ready Brek or similar). Tip: Older babies and toddlers tend to love this variation on traditional porridge etc)

© 2014 Esther Strong

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