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Banana Fritters A Caribbean Favourite.

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With  all the recent requests I’ve been getting for more dessert type recipes, I’ve decided to share a classic banana fritters recipes with you guys. In all honesty I don’t like banana as I once did as a child. I strongly believe I had too much growing up on the islands as it’s common to have trees around your home, so we always had various varieties of ripe bananas to snack on. I recall my mom making this treat for us when the bananas were going a bit discolored (at it’s ripest) and she wanted to use them before they got chucked into the rubbish bin. But back then there were no confectionery sugar topping!

You’ll Need…

3 ripe bananas
1 egg
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
1/2 cup of sugar
2 cups of all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon of baking powder
3 cups of vegetable oil for frying
confectioner sugar (optional, but nice finishing touch)

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In a fairly large bowl, peel and cut the ripe banana into chunks, then mash using a fork or potato masher into a smooth consistency. It will have the consistency of baby food … parents will know what I mean.

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Whip the egg, then add the sugar, vanilla and cinnamon.. then whip some more until the sugar breaks down. Now add that to the bowl with the mashed bananas. You can certainly use an electric mixer if you wish, but I much prefer a wire whisk (burn some calories before replacing them with tasty ones).

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The final step in preparing the batter is to slowly start adding in the flour and baking powder. Mix until you have a smooth batter, without any lumps. After that… all you have to do is heat the oil on a medium/high flame and add spoonfuls (tablespoon) of the batter into the hot oil. It will take about 1 minute to get golden brown, then flip and cook for another minute until that side is also golden brown. Once cooked you will notice that it will start floating in the oil. Remove and drain on paper towels. Final step before eating is to dust with the confectionery sugar. Serve warm… good with vanilla ice cream on the side as well.

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Before you go I invite you to leave me your comments below… even if it just to say hello. It’s always appreciated. And don’t forget to join us on facebook and do check out the cooking videos.

Happy Cooking

Chris….

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75 Responses to “Banana Fritters A Caribbean Favourite.”

  1. Betty says:

    Thank you for the cassava dumpling recipe. Have not tasted them in years. Will try some this week.

    Also the banana fritters. Will also try your way.

  2. puljarie says:

    Thanks for sharing this banana fritters. i remember when i was in Trinidad my mom prepare all the time for dinner and hot cup of tea with milk. so yummmmm.

  3. Diane says:

    Thank you for your recipe it was so nice , I made it again , u look forward to your recipes

  4. Isa Raven says:

    Health issues have required major diet changes for me this past year: gluten-free, non-dairy, AND nightshade free eating! It’s been a challenge, but you’re still one of my go-to guys for some yummy dishes!

  5. Denise says:

    Tried it, what I had was moko bananas though but it came out fine. great recipes.

  6. Epherata says:

    This is a fine dish. I am going to make this for my project.

  7. Flo says:

    I made these today, halving the sugar as my husband is a diabetic. They were delicious, with the added cinnamon and frying like accra a nice touch over a recipe I’ve followed for years.

    I’ve been a longtime fan of Caribbeanpot, a wonderful site, and my “go to” for Trini recipes. I’m Canadian, married to a Trini, reside in the U.S. and am so grateful to be able to come here for a recipe and find perfect directions and flawless results. The instructions are foolproof.
    I admire your life story, Chris. Like you, i’ve tried to instill in our children the love of dishes from our combined heritages, everything from pelau to sweetbread to Quebec tourtière, etc. and it has worked.
    Your site is an obvious labour of love and is deserving of every award that has come your way. It’s just remarkably put together. Keep up the great work.

  8. SyTonya-Lyn Cartwright says:

    I bought some bananas to put in my shakes, but I much rather make these banana fritters. I remember when my mommy used to make these… St. Vincent Massive

    • Marva says:

      We make these in St.Vincent; however, we do not put egg in it as the banana is already a binding agent. Also we make them flat so no need for the baking powder although my sister sometimes put a teaspoon is hers. Otherwise ingredients are the same with the addition of nutmeg.

  9. Susan says:

    hey Chris i have an excess of some good bananas so as i checked for a recipe yours came up first! its quite simple and your pictures are great. will try it 2day, thanks!

  10. Brenda says:

    Looks yummy and i no it taste good too,makes all the time

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