Aruba, Jamaica ooo I wanna take ya, Bermuda, Bahama come on pretty mama… That’s right; we’re sampling the delights of the Caribbean for this week’s world breakfast. Crisp and golden on the outside, with a light, satisfying centre, banana fritters are a hugely popular breakfast treat across the isles of the Caribbean Sea. They’re popular across Africa and Asia too, in various forms, but we’re sticking with a Caribbean recipe.
Banana fritters are really easy to make and a great alternative to banana bread. This recipe should take around 20 minutes to make and about two minutes to eat.
What you’ll need (Serves 2-4):
4 ripe bananas
140g self-raising flour
2tsp baking powder
2tbsp brown sugar
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp vanilla
½ tsp salt
Vegetable oil for frying
Icing sugar for dusting (optional)
What you’ll need to do:
1. Mash up the bananas in a medium-sized bowl using a spoon or fork.
2. Add the flour, baking powder, brown sugar and salt to the bowl and mix well until the ingredients are fully combined and the mixture resembles a thick batter. Add the cinnamon and vanilla and mix to incorporate. Set the mixture aside for 8-10 minutes.
3. Fill a deep saucepan with about 1-inch of oil and place over medium-high heat.
4. Carefully scoop heaped tablespoons of batter and place them in the frying pan. Fry for about 2 minutes until golden brown and flip to fry for a further 1-2 minutes until golden brown. Transfer the fritters to paper towels using a slotted spoon.
5. Dust with icing sugar and serve warm with honey or maple syrup for dipping.
Crisp and golden on the outside, with a light, satisfying centre, banana fritters are a hugely popular breakfast treat across the isles of the Caribbean Sea.