Jamaican Banana Fritters

Jamaican Banana Fritters

You can have this tasty Jamaican Banana Fritters dessert in just 10 minutes. Made with sweet, ripe bananas, flour, cinnamon powder, brown sugar, nutmeg, and vanilla, it makes a quick batter to make delicious fritters. 


I am so happy I decided to make these easy-to-make banana fritters. 

Instead of throwing away overripe bananas, you can make these delicious breakfast treats. 

The other day, D came home with ripe bananas after grocery shopping. 

It was quite a lot, to be honest, and I knew we couldn’t eat it all. 

So, to prevent them from getting too ripe, I made some great-tasting fritters for my hubby. 

Jamaican Banana Fritters By TheShyFoodBlogger

If you loved my 3-Ingredients Banana Pancakes, you’ll love these Jamaican Banana Fritters.

What are Fritters?

While growing up as a child, banana fritters were a favorite of mine. 


Though we didn’t always have it all, these bad boys were and STILL are my choice of fritters. 

Fritters are widely known to be portions of meat, vegetables, fruits, or seafood combined with other ingredients and then deep-fried in hot oil. 

They can be sweet or savory and usually easy to prepare, the way I know, at least. 

In parts of South Asia, fritters are a popular street food snack commonly referred to as pokora (pokada) or bhajii (bhajia).

In the CARIBBEAN, such as in Jamaica, conch fritters and saltfish (cod) fritters are popular treats for us. 

For Africa, specifically South Africa, pumpkin fritters served with cinnamon sugar are very common and served at any time of the day. 


The variations are endless. However, I’ll stick to the Caribbean way of making these desserts. 

Ingredients To Use 

Like many fritters recipes, the batter is made with portions of meat, vegetables, and other ingredients to spice it up. 

Ingredients for Banana Fritters
  • Bananas – the best kind are ripe bananas. I like to use ones that are overripe for more sweetness. Not too ripe.
  • Sugar – brown sugar works great, but you can use your choice of sugar. 
  • Flour – all-purpose flour is my choice of flour. To get the best incorporation of ingredients, remember to sift the flour a few times. 
  • Cinnamon Powder – sweet spice flavor. 
  • Nutmeg – another great spice to add.
  • Vanilla Extract 
  • Salt 
  • Oil 

How To Make Jamaican Banana Fritters 

The best thing about a recipe like this one is its easy-to-make steps. 

For a more detailed guide, you can see the recipe card below. 

  1. In a bowl, crush two (2) ripe bananas together until they look mushy. 
  2. Add remaining ingredients except salt, flour, and oil. 
  3. Add sifted flour to the mixture and gently fold all the ingredients together.
  4. Heat oil in a frying pan. Pour small amounts of batter into hot oil. 
  5. Fry on both sides until golden brown. 
  6. Serve as desired. 

Serving Suggestions 

Banana fritters can be served alone. 

But you can add spreads or sauces for extra flavor and sweetness.


You could even sprinkle some powdered sugar on top for aesthetics.  

Toppings To Try: 

  • Nutella 
  • Jam spread 
  • Syrups 
  • Fruit Compotes 

Tips For Making Jamaican Banana Fritters

Follow these tips for the best results when making these delicious banana fritters. 

  • When frying the batter, keep the flame on medium to low heat to prevent the batter from burning. 
  • Though a great snack, it can get greasy. After frying, drain on an absorbent paper towel before serving. 
  • Ensure you sift the flour a few times before using it to help incorporate all the ingredients together when mixing. 
Frying Banana Fritters

Storing and Reheating 

You can make the batter ahead of time. 

It’s best kept in the refrigerator for a few hours before frying. 

Note: If kept in the refrigerator, allow the batter to chill off and stir mixture up before frying. 

After frying, drain on a paper towel and keep fritters in an airtight container. 


When ready, reheat them in hot oil or pop them in the microwave to warm up. 

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Jamaican Banana Fritters

You can have these tasty Jamaican Banana Fritters desserts in just 10 minutes. Made with sweet, ripe bananas and a few other ingredients, you can enjoy these snacks for breakfast or at anytime of the day.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Caribbean, Jamaican
Servings 8 fritters


  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg powder
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon powder
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour (sifted)
  • pinch of salt (optional)
  • vegetable oil


  • In a bowl, crush the ripe bananas until they look mushy and have as little lumps as possible.
  • Add cinnamon powder, nutmeg, brown sugar, and vanilla extract to crushed bananas.
  • Add flour to the mixture until fully incorporated. Stir in a pinch of salt.
  • Heat oil over medium heat. Using a scoop, pour small amounts of batter into the oil.
  • Fry both sides until golden brown.
  • Drain on a paper towel and serve.


Notes for Making Banana Fritters

  • When frying the batter, keep the flame on medium to low heat to prevent the batter from burning.
  • Though a great snack, it can get greasy. After frying, drain on an absorbent paper towel before serving.
  • Ensure you sift the flour a few times before using it to help incorporate all the ingredients together when mixing.
Keyword Fritters

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