Ma's Secret Jamaican Banana Fritters

"My Ma (grandma) has been making these banana fritters for me all my life and she's never given the recipe out to any one but me! Others in the family have tried, but they just don't come out the same. Even though these are probably really fattening, I love to eat them in moderation throughout the year because they're so addictive! Plus, it's a great way to get dh and the kids to eat a fruit!"
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Ready In:
25 fritters




  • Peel bananas and place into a large bowl. Smash them with a fork until they start to get somewhat runny. Add sugar, vanilla, milk, salt, and flour and mix until the "batter" just barely runs off of the spoon (just a little thinner than the consistency of pancake batter). If it is too thick, it will be too airy, like pancakes.
  • Heat oil in a frying pan on medium heat.
  • Once the oil is HOT, drop tablespoons of the batter in at a time, as if you were making mini pancakes.
  • When the edges are firm, turn over and cook the opposite side. The fritters should be a medium-brown color, not light and not burnt. Drain onto paper towels and serve warm. Mmm -- .

Questions & Replies

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  1. melvinafennell
    Are they supposed to be gelatinous or wet from the banana in the middle?


  1. rockosmodurnlife
    Good recipe, better with 1 tbsp baking powder, 1 tsp nutmeg.
  2. Wayne F.
    Mine turned out great!! I was looking for that Sunday morning taste of home when my mum would say “your fritters are ready Bones”. Thank you so much for this easy to follow recipe.
  3. Monaye E.
    Haven't made this recipe specifically, however I would still suggest its always best to shift the flour first and add nutmeg and cinnamon.
  4. Zuleika L.
    These were nice. My mother liked them but my kids thought they were just okay. I think these need more flavor like cinnamon and nutmeg. Very easy to make and a quick snack.
  5. coffey333
    My go to recipe for years. Thank you. They always taste exactly the way I remember them from my childhood.


  1. coffey333
    I substitute milk for vanilla Rice Dream and I add Allspice, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  2.  C.6086
    I also suggest adding Cinnamon and nutmeg, sweetened shredded coconut also go’s well with this. great Recipe :D


I am a happily married mother of three, originally from New York, and currently residing in Florida. I believe that the fondest memories of life are marked by flavor. I have tasted foods from all around the world, and I must say, food is a big part of my family's life, and a big passion of mine!
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