I don’t know about you but I hate feeling wasteful ESPECIALLY when it comes to food. It never fails that I buy fruit with the intention of eating it regularly but by the time I’m ready to eat, it’s gone bad. Bananas in particular are one of those fruits that have the ability to ripen from one minute to the next. I always feel guilty for throwing away my over ripen banana. In an effort to waste less and avoid guilt, I took my taste buds back to my childhood in Jamaica and came up with the perfect way to use those freckled bananas. Banana fritters!
Even though they are viewed as a dessert, they can be enjoyed at an time of the day. Rich in banana flavor and blended with warm spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg, this recipe will make banana lovers heart melt. Try these delicious fritters with a cup of hot team or coffee.
Serving : 12
4 over ripe bananas
1 1/4 cup flower
1 Tbs vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp ginger
1 Tbs molasses
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1. In a deep bowl, mash bananas with a fork until liquified. It is ok to see small lump of bananas, but not too many.
2. Add sugars, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, ginger and molasses. Stir until incorporated
3. Add flour and mix well.
4. In a non- stick skillet, heat oil on medium heat.
5. Once hot, use a serving spoon to scoop a spoonful of mixture into the skillet. Repeat this step, but do not overcrowd skillet.
6. When both sides are equally brown, the banana fritters are finished.
7. Remove from skillet, then place on paper towel to consume any excessive oil.
8. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar or powered sugar and enjoy.
- Oil should be hot to prevent banana fritters from sticking to skillet. If oil is too hot, it will char the outside but not cook internally.