So what do you do with overripe bananas when you have a taste for a Caribbean breakfast? You mash them and make a batch of banana fritters. This morning, oatmeal was just not going to satisfy my craving.
Banana Fritters are a cross between a pancake and a bread and are super moist inside.
My love affair with Banana Fritters started when I was little. They are a simple grab and go dish that can be enjoyed without any condiments
So the next time you have super ripe bananas and a taste for a sweet breakfast or delicious treat, try this quick recipe out.
1 cup mashed bananas
2 tsp. vanilla essence
¼ tsp. cinnamon
¼ tsp. salt
1-1/2 cups flour
1 tbs. baking powder
¼ – ½ cup sugar
Oil for frying
Peel and mash bananas. Combine the mashed bananas, sugar, salt and spices in a bowl. Add the other ingredients along with to make the batter. Stir well for several minutes. Heat oil in frying pan over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, spoon the batter into the oil. These are better in small rounds rather than large pancake sized rounds. Brown well on both sides. Drain on paper towel.
The darker the banana skin, the sweeter the banana. Remember to adjust your sweetness as you see fit.
These can be eaten with sprinkled sugar on them or just plain. I love them plain and hot.
If you try this recipe, please let me know! Post a photo to Instagram with #VIRecipes so that we can see it and share it. I always love to see your versions of Virgin Islands recipes!