Jamaican Banana Fritters Recipe

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This delicious Jamaican Banana Fritters recipe is so easy to prepare and kid-friendly. Banana fritters have been special to me from my childhood days and they taste just as delicious as my mom made them!

Jamaican Banana Fritters Recipe

Jamaican Banana Fritters Recipe


As a child, while growing up, I enjoyed these delicious Jamaican banana fritters recipe. Banana fritters were crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. My mother would make them and they disappeared as soon as they were served! They were one of the first dishes I learned to cook growing up because they were so easy to make.

Daevyd requested that I make pancakes for him, I used the opportunity to share with him one of or my childhood family traditional recipe and they were a big hit! He kept asking for more. He had them with some maple syrup on his request.

Traditionally they aren’t served with maple syrup but Daevyd is so used to eating pancakes with maple syrup, (The photo above is with Daevyd pouring the maple syrup, lol). I let him have a little. My version of Jamaican banana fritters is vegan and gluten-free and they are so yummy, you won’t even miss the dairy or wheat flour.

How To Make Jamaican Banana Fritters Recipe

To make Jamaican banana fritters, I mashed ripe bananas in a medium bowl, add almond milk. vanilla, flaxseeds and set aside. Mix all the dry ingredients in another bowl, combine both wet and dry ingredients to form a smooth batter.

Heat oil in a large skillet, add batter and cook until golden brown, flip fritters and cook until done.

I’m such a lover of bananas, it’s crazy! It’s a staple fruit in my home, we always have fresh and frozen bananas all year round. I make smoothies with them love them in my baked goods. Here are some of my favorite recipes with banana in them, Banana Chia Pudding, Apple Crumble Muffins, and Vegan French Toast.

Do you know that you can make most of your own gluten-free flours? It will be fresher than store-bought,  save you money and time grocery shopping! Here is a list of gluten-free DIY flours and key ingredients for a happy gluten-free lifestyle that I make at home, using a high-speed blender.

  1. Oat Flour
  2. Almond Meal
  3. Rice Flour
  4. flax meal
  5. Quinoa flour

1. To make your own oat flour and/or brown rice flour. Measure the desired amount of flour needed, add about 1/2 cup extra to compensate for the size reduction after processing. Place grain in a food processor or blender. Process until smooth, pausing to scrape down sides with a spatula. Store in airtight container in refrigerator or freezer.

2. Make sure the middle of fritters is fully cooked, I love to press fritters with the spatula when they are almost cooked.

3. Banana fritters are delicious served on its own, with maple syrup, nut butter.

4. I made the cinnamon and nutmeg as optional because they are traditionally made to include these spices. Personally, I omit them from my recipes at home.

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

Cooking 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 oatflour, brown rice 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.

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  1. Cleo
    July 1, 2020

    Never would have thought to put sweet potatoe.with oats

  2. Andi
    June 19, 2020

    Made this again using mashed sweet potatoes. I was out of bananas Delicious!

  3. Andi
    June 14, 2020

    Theses are “make you wanna slap yo Mamma” good! They remind me of the banana fritters we had for breakfast every morning at the Riu in Ocho Rios. The pickney love them and my Jamaican Hubby approves.
    I did not have coconut sugar on hand so I substituted 1/4 cup organic pure maple syrup instead which worked amazingly well and gave that added maple flavor. I also used King Arthur Gluten Free floor blend instead of pure brown rice flour as again, that is what I had on hand. I love that this recipe is so forgiving and that you can adjust the flour blend and seasonings to suit your personal taste…or what you happen to have in the pantry. I love your website and I really appreciate the fact that you have created something different with recipes for those us that love Caribbean cooking , but are concerned about our health. Now come up with a healthy alternative for Oxtail (which my husband and son would eat everyday if they could) and you should get the James Beard Award!

    • Michelle Blackwood, RN
      June 14, 2020

      Andy, I’m so happy you and your family enjoyed them. I can’t wait to go to Jamaica and stay at the resort to enjoy some good Jamaican food. I have been experimenting with the Oxtail, thank you for the encouragement and kind compliments. I really appreciate them. I love how you used maple syrup.

      • Andi
        June 19, 2020

        Thanks for your kind reply. I’m waiting on that oxtail recipe! Lol

  4. Anne
    January 14, 2019

    Another simple and tasty recipe.

    I have made this recipe twice in two days. It is absolutely delicious.
    I added a little more almond milk and I used coriander instead of cinnamon. Willl experiment and bake them the next time.
    Thank you for another tasty recipe!

  5. Zory
    December 22, 2018

    Do you have a recipe for pumpkin fritters? My mom used to make them all the time. We now live in Idaho and can’t get pumpkin like in the Caribbean (l am from Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands). We only have butternut which is kind of sweet and can pumpkin.

  6. philly
    February 27, 2018

    I made it and family loved it

    • Michelle Blackwood
      February 28, 2018

      That’s wonderful Philly so happy they did.

  7. Philly
    February 13, 2018

    This is my next breakfast recipe I will try. I will use my homemade cinnamon (cardamon and coriander). hopefully that works. QUESTION : You said DIY flours …I tried to make almond meal but it became clumpy in blender. Do you know why. I used the vitamix. You have a lot of comments from me hope you not tired. I was serious when I said I am going to try most of your recipes….but you keep adding news ones I can’t keep up :)