Banana Fritters

May 27, 2015
We use bananas for a lot of things. We make banana smoothies and other drinks, we make banana breads and muffins. Today I'm going to introduce you to another option to use those bananas that are going bad. Today I am sharing a recipe for banana fritters.

I am going to confess now that I do not eat bananas plain. I can't stomach it. So 90% of the time I actually buy bananas so that they can spoil. Or get very close to it. Using dark bananas in breads or for fritters gives it this really great flavor, and it's great to fry.

So the next time you have those bananas there and they are turning black, DO NOT THROW THEM OUT.

This recipe is easy and quick. If you have kids you can easily include them up to the frying part. An adult would have to do that part for safety reasons. The bananas are extremely soft so mashing is extremely easy.

To bananas add flour

Add baking powder

Add salt

And brown sugar

Add some cinnamon. A lot if you are like me and love cinnamon, and mix.

I have seen these fritters in many forms. When I first saw my friend making them she made them into little pancakes, about the size of your hand palm. We also make them into balls, and deep fry them.

And in less than five minutes you are eating some banana goodness. Sprinkle with some powdered sugar and additional cinnamon. Hey I said I love cinnamon.

Yummy moist on the inside, firm on the outside goodness.

These do not last around me at all. Three bananas usually make about 12 fritters and it is usually done in less time it takes to make this. Yummy

What else can we do with over ripe bananas?

Banana Fritters

by Home Made Zagat
Prep Time: 00:15
Cook Time: 00:20
Keywords: fry snack breakfast appetizer Caribbean

Printable Recipe
Ingredients (Approx. 12 fritters)
  • 3 over ripe bananas
  • 1 cup of all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Oil for frying
Peel and add bananas to bowl
Add all other ingredients except for oil
Mix together
Heat oil
Fry balls of mixture until brown on both sides and cooked through
Sprinkle batch with powdered sugar and cinnamon

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Renz HomeMadeZagat
Renz HomeMadeZagat

Hi guys, I’m Renz. I am the chief cook and bottle washer here at HomeMadeZagat. I am here sharing Caribbean recipes that I grew up eating and new ones I’ve fallen in love with over the years. I just want to showcase the amazing diversity of Caribbean food and that everyone can recreate these dishes.


  1. Just Facebooked and bookmarked this for Saturday morning breakfast. Thanks for sharing

  2. Looks yummy! I'm always looking for recipes I can use with overripe bananas. Pinning for later.

  3. Thanks guys. Not sure what's going on with the comment system... arrgh.. But let me know how this goes for you all