Jamaican Dessert Recipes
Banana Fritters

Banana Fritters are quick and easy to make and are delicious served with a squeeze of lime or lemon, and a sprinkle of fine sugar preferrably Caster, or even Icing Sugar.
Or try them with a dollop of ice-cream on top ... or coconut cream, or fresh cream!!
A splash of any Orange, Rum, Brandy or Whiskey Liqueur also adds a nice touch.

Banana Pancakes are just bigger than fritters, and can be made the same way with a little extra liquid to give a thinner batter so that it spreads more easily.

We used to have Banana Fritters for dessert at least once a week growing up in the Jamaican countryside, and this is one of many good ways to use up bananas that are getting too ripe.


  • 3 Bananas
  • 2 teaspoons Lime or Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 3 tbspns Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Flour
  • 1 rounded teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated Nutmeg
  • 1 Egg beaten lightly
  • About 1/3 cup full cream Milk

How to Cook

  • Crush bananas with a fork.
  • Add lime juice, vanilla, and sugar and mix until smooth and runny.
  • Add the beaten egg and mix in.
  • Add flour, baking powder, and nutmeg and stir in.
  • Add milk slowly while stirring until consistency is like a pancake batter.
  • Heat a frying pan with some oil in it.
  • When it is hot drop spoonfulls of batter into the pan.
  • Turn each fritter when top starts to set and it looks like it is cooked half way through. Should be a golden brown on both sides.

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