Miss G’s Simple Jamaican Banana Fritters Recipe

Banana fritters are one of the first Jamaican dishes I cooked growing up. It is the perfect introduction to someone learning to cook  Jamaican cuisine.  I remember as a child reluctantly picking up this odd shaped fritter when my mom cooked it for for breakfast. To this date, I haven’t forgotten the taste of my mother banana fritters and learning how to make them. It is actually as simple as mashing the bananas, mixing all the spices and just frying them. But, the flavor and taste of it is truly remarkable. A must-have dish for a traditional Jamaican breakfast!


  • 1 ⅔ cup Bananas, preferably over-ripe (mashed)
  • 3 tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon Cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon Nutmeg
  • pinch Salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose Flour
  • ½ teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 1-2 Tbsp Cooking Oil
  • 1 Tbsp granulated Sugar


  1. Mash the bananas in a large mixing bowl and mix some brown sugar along with cinnamon and nutmeg powder in it.
  2. Sprinkle some salt and add the flour to it.
  3. Place a non-stick pan over medium heat and pour some oil in it.
  4. Once the oil is sufficiently hot, pour the batter on the pan using a spoon.
  5. Fry them from both the sides. Be careful while flipping them to fry from the other side.
  6. Once done, take them off the pan and drain the excess oil by placing them over a paper towel.
  7. To garnish, sprinkle some white sugar on top and serve hot.