Banana Fritters

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This easy banana fritters recipe is such a delicious breakfast or snack! It’s a fun gluten free, dairy free recipe.

Easy Jamaican banana fritters on a plate

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 we’ve been making it for a quick snack ever since.

These banana fritters are a type of pancake, but the main ingredient is bananas. A little bit of egg and flour are used to bind the fritters together, and they’re seasoned with a bit of cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.

Banana Fritters Tips

In my world, any banana recipe is better with chocolate, so I put together my own version of 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 use gluten-free flour or white whole wheat flour. These are delicious either way.

Use a small amount of avocado oil or ghee to pan-fry these banana fritters. You can store the leftovers in the fridge, or freeze them for another time.

Check out these gluten free pancake recipes for more tasty ideas.

Banana Fritters

This easy banana fritters recipe is the best healthy snack!
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Jamaican banana fritters on a plate
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:10 minutes
Total Time:20 minutes

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  • 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.
  • Heat the avocado 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.

Approximate Nutrition Info

Calories: 164kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 33mg | Potassium: 24mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 122IU | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 5
Calories: 164kcal
Cost: $.51 per serving

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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.

Try my pineapple fritters recipe for another easy, delicious snack. And this gluten free banana pancake recipe is a more traditional version for breakfast.


  1. So sick of the lack of respect of our traditional recipes. I’ve eaten authentic fritters for over 50 years. With chocolate chips or eggs they are no longer Jamaican banana fritters. Of your change the recipe, simply change the name!

  2. These look so good!! Anything with banana is up my alley – in fact, I did the banana/chocolate combo too πŸ™‚ these would be great pre-run fuel!

  3. I’ve only ever tried Chinese banana fritters, but these sound super tasty and I’d love to give them a whirl! Happy Sunday πŸ™‚

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