Are you looking for some quick and easy breakfast treats or snacks to eat during these cold days? These Jamaican Banana Fritters are for you!


Ripe bananas are a tasty, energy-boosting fruit that is often consumed as a quick snack in households worldwide.

Although we love bananas, some bananas become overripe and too soft, making them unappealing to eat on their own. This is the ideal time to make these delicious banana fritters. Overripe bananas are ideal for making Jamaican Banana Fritters, which is where my recipe comes in.

A sweet, delicious snack or breakfast recipe that you’ll want to eat again and again is waiting for you in the form of over-ripe bananas!

Other banana recipes, are Banana Blueberry Smoothie, Banana Oatmeal Pancakes, Banana Porridge. 

Banana fritters are a tasty, addictive breakfast recipe that many Jamaicans enjoy. It’s a kid-friendly, family-friendly, budget-friendly, and totally satisfying recipe. Banana fritters bring me back to my childhood. It reminds me of my childhood house, where I ate the best home-cooked meals. My mother used to make a sweet treat for me that would cheer me up and fill my stomach.

Banana fritters have always been my go-to comfort food, in retrospect. My mother used to make banana fritters for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for the entire family when I was a kid. My mother’s banana fritters recipe was simple and sweet, and I could always taste the love that went into them.

Jamaican Banana Fritters Recipe

What Are The Health Benefits Of Bananas?

Bananas are one of the healthiest, most convenient, and most delicious fruit you can buy, and they’re also one of the cheapest. This makes them a great choice for anyone who wants to eat healthily.

  • This food, which is mostly made up of carbohydrates, also has a lot of important vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals in it. They have vitamin C, potassium, catechins, and resistant starch, which are all good for you.
  • Vitamin B6 is abundant in these foods.
  • You’ll get 10% of your daily vitamin C from this.
  • People who eat them can help keep their skin looking good because they have manganese in them.
  • Use this product prior to or following a workout to avoid cramping.
  • Unripe bananas also contain resistant starch, which your body cannot digest.
  • Furthermore, they may aid in weight loss because they are low in calories, high in nutrition, and filling.
  • Potassium is required for kidney function and blood pressure regulation.
  • Bananas, which contain a lot of potassium, may be particularly beneficial for keeping your kidneys healthy.
  • Potassium is abundant in bananas, which is good for blood pressure.
  • Bananas may be good for your heart because they have a lot of potassium and other good things for your body. Furthermore, their pectins and resistant starch may help to improve colon health.

Unripe green and yellow bananas can both satisfy your sweet tooth and keep you healthy.

How To Make Jamaican Banana Fritters?

These Jamaican banana fritters are a favorite with everyone, so you won’t need to hunt for another. It’s easy to prepare and delicious to eat.

These Jamaican banana fritters come together quickly and easily. The following ingredients are required:

vegan banana fritters


  • Bananas, very ripe, mashed
  • Almond milk
  • Vanilla
  • Ground flax seeds
  • Flour ( I used gluten-free flour)
  • Coconut sugar
  • Nutmeg (optional)
  • Cinnamon (optional)
  • Salt
  • coconut oil for light frying


  1. Mash bananas in a medium bowl, Stir in almond milk, vanilla, and flaxseeds. Set aside.
  2. Combine flour, coconut palm sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl.
  3. Add banana mixture and stir to combine until the batter is smooth fully.
  4. Heat oil on medium heat in a large skillet, making sure to cover the base.
  5. Place batter by the spoonful onto the skillet. Cook for about 4 minutes on each side or until golden.
banana fritters batter

What Should I Serve With Banana Fritters?

Banana Fritters can be used in a variety of ways. They go well with a variety of foods. For a sweet option, serve with jam or even with a savory dish like tofu scramble. 

You could also eat them after sprinkling powdered sugar on them. Pair with dipping sauce for a savory option.

Storage Of Bananas Fritters

Refrigerate leftover banana fritters for up to one day in an airtight container. Keep in mind that after storing, the texture will become softer. Bananas fritters should not be frozen because they will become mushy when thawed and reheated.

Is It Possible To Reheat Banana Fritters?

Reheat banana fritters in a dry nonstick frying pan over low heat or in a hot oven for 4-5 minutes. 


Is It Healthy To Eat Fried Bananas?

If they’re deep-fried, the extra calories may outweigh the nutrient value of both the banana and the coconut oil. However, if banana fritters are baked or made in an air-fryer with very little oil, they can sometimes be enjoyed as part of a balanced and healthy diet.

What Is The Origin Of Banana Fritters?

Fritters have a long history in West Africa, where deep-frying is a common cooking method. Fritters could be served as an appetizer, a vegetable, or even a dessert in the African Atlantic, as they are here.

What Is The Name Of The Jamaican Banana?

In Jamaica, we refer to them as exactly what they are… Bananas are yellow when ripe and green when unripe in color. This is the same banana that is eaten for breakfast or as a snack when they are ripe.

Why Is It Referred To As A Fritter?

The word “fritter” comes from the Latin word “frictura,” which means “a fry.” From the Latin word “berb frigere,” which means “to fry or roast,” Frictura was born. Obviously, our word fry is derived from this word.

What Is The Classification Of Banana Fritters?

To make a banana fritter, you first coat or incorporate the bananas in some sort of sweet batter before cooking them in oil. There are a variety of ways to make banana fritters, including using whole bananas or mashed bananas in the shape of round balls or fritters, depending on your preference. Numerous cultures enjoy the fritters from the Caribbean to Southeast Asia. Banana fritters are a traditional snack in nearly every country where they are grown.

Other Fritter Recipes

  1. Broccoli Fritters
  2. Plantain Fritters
  3. Jamaican Callaloo Fritters
  4. Black-Eyed Peas Fritters
  5. Vegan Corn Fritters
  6. Yellow Peas Fritters

What Is The Difference Between A Banana And A Plantain?

Plantains are typically larger, tougher, and have thicker skin than bananas. Plantains are more starchy than bananas and aren’t as sweet when they’re green. However, they are sweeter when ripe and even sweeter when cooked. Plantains can be cooked in a variety of ways, including boiling, baking, and frying.

What’s The Best Way To Keep Fritters Crispy?

Using cold water to make the fritter batter helps keep them crisp. Due to the cold batter, fritters won’t soak up too much oil, which means they will stay crispy and light.

Is It Possible To Make The Fritters Without Over Ripe Bananas?

The answer is YES, but… You might need more coconut sugar because bananas don’t have a lot of sweetness. That’s why I think it’s best to use bananas that are very ripe, but it’s still possible.

Tips And Notes:

Here are some tips for making light, fluffy, and delicious Banana Fritters.

  • If your bananas are not very ripe, you may need to adjust the amount of sugar you use. This will depend on how ripe your bananas are. This recipe calls for ‘very ripe’ bananas. More sugar can be added if you’re using just-ripe bananas.
  • Utilize all-purpose flour and make certain that your batter contains an adequate amount of flour – If you use less flour and too many bananas, your fritters will stick to the pan, absorb a lot of oil, or break apart.
  • Control the amount of oil used – It is best to cook banana fritters in shallow oil.
  • Make sure the oil is hot enough to fry your fritters – if it isn’t hot enough, your batter will absorb the oil.
  • To avoid burning your fritters, keep an eye on them as they cook.
  • Banana can be substituted. If bananas aren’t available, feel free to substitute plantains.
  • If you want to focus on getting naturally occurring sugars, you can skip using any sweetener.
  • Bananas should be mashed. To puree the bananas, use a blender or potato masher. This will serve as the basis for the batter for the banana fritters.
  • As the batter cooks, it will slightly spread before turning golden. Flip the fritter using an egg lifter and repeat.
  • Allow the batter to cool. In the event that you’re short on time, it’s perfectly fine to skip this section. However, I recommend resting the batter for 5–10 minutes before cooking. This ensures a smoother, more uniform texture and allows for the relaxation of any gluten development, resulting in lighter, crispier fritters.

Other Delicious Jamaican Recipes To Try

banana fritters stacked on blue plate on brown wooden background with white flowers


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(Per portion)
  • Energy: 249 kcal / 1041 kJ
  • Fat: 5 g
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Carbs: 47 g

Cook Time

  • Preparation: 8 min
  • Cooking: 4 min
  • Ready in: 12 min
  • For: 4 people



  1. Mash bananas in a medium bowl, Stir in almond milk, vanilla and flaxseeds. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, coconut palm sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt.
  3. Add banana mixture and stir to fully combine until batter is smooth.
  4. Heat oil on medium-heat in a large skillet, making sure to cover the base.
  5. Place batter by the spoonsfull onto skillet. Cook for about 4 minutes on each side or until golden.
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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.