Jamaican Recipe of the Day: Banana Fritters

How to make Jamaican Banana Fritters

Prep Time: 7 mins
Cook Time: 12-18 minutes
Serving: makes 9 fritters


  • * 2 very ripe bananas
  • * ½ cup of flour, sifted
  • * ½ tbsp vanilla
  • * ½ tsp baking powder
  • * 1 egg, beaten
  • * 1.5 tbsp sugar
  • * 2 pinches salt
  • * ½ tsp cinnamon
  • * ¼ cup milk
  • * Sprinkle of nutmeg (optional)

How to make it:

  1. Crush bananas and combine with all the ingredients except flour and baking powder.
  2. Sift flour and baking powder into the mixture and mix evenly.
  3. Spoon mixture into greased pan over medium heat and cook on each side for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar (1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1 tsp sugar)
TIP: Serve at room temperature. Great snack! Live, Love, Eat!


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At Miss Universe one of the questions for our online videos was, if you were a food what would it be? I answered that I would be a banana because it is versatile, in Jamaica we eat it green and we also eat it ripe; I believe, like the banana, I have something for everyone. People probably doubted my belief in the versatility of the banana. Now whilst I was impressed with my on the spot answer, I really love the flexibility of this fruit. In addition to it being long, firm, curved and full of energy – get  your mind out of the gutter! Lol – you can do something with it in all its stages.

Although you can boil green banana to go with your main meals, use a ripe but firm banana in your smoothies or add them to your cereal, I am going to focus on the…

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