This month’s Recipe Redux theme is “favorite chocolate matches.” Chocolate goes well with so many flavors. Some of my favorite chocolate matches include banana, raspberry, peanut butter, and mint. You really can’t go wrong with a recipe that features any of these combinations, but I’m especially partial to the chocolate + banana pairing.
My husband works at a university with an eclectic mix of people. One day, after a conversation with a colleague who’s a priest from Kingston, Jamaica, he came away with a new favorite food: the Jamaican banana fritter. The priest described how he makes this traditional Jamaican treat, and my husband has been making it for a quick snack ever since.
In my world, any banana recipe is better with chocolate, so I put together my own version of Jamaican banana fritters with chocolate chips. Traditionally, sugar is added as part of these, but I think the bananas make them plenty sweet. Feel free to substitute gluten-free flour for the white whole wheat flour. These are delicious either way.
$.51 per serving
- 4 mashed bananas
- 2 eggs
- 2/3 cup white whole wheat flour
- 1/8 tsp cinnamon
- pinch of nutmeg
- pinch of salt
- 1/3 cup chocolate chips
- 1 tbs coconut oil
Mash the bananas in a large bowl. Add the eggs, and stir to mix together.
In a small bowl, stir together the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix to combine well. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Melt the coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Drop the batter into the skillet by heaping tablespoon (2-inch to 3-inch diameter for each fritter). Cook until lightly browned on each side (a minute or two), or until golden brown. You'll need to do this in multiple batches.
Serve warm. Makes 20 fritters.
Banana Fritters Price Breakdown
This recipe costs a total of $2.56 to make. This comes out to $.51 per serving (4 fritters). Try these banana fritters the next time you have overripe bananas waiting to be cooked into a treat.