Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Coconut Banana Fritters




This is a classic Jamaican breakfast, Banana Fritters! I am not a fan of bananas that are too ripe, they usually  end up in banana bread, banana fritters, or in the garbage can. Unlike banana bread, though, banana fritters is great with both bananas that are just ripe or over ripe. Check out this yummy treat.

Ingredients:

2 Ripe Bananas
1/4 Cup of Flour
1/4 Cup of Milk
3 Tbsp of Sugar
1 Tsp of Cinnamon
1 Tsp of Vanilla
1/2 Tsp of Almond Extract
Vegetable Oil
Coconut Flakes (Optional)

Method:

Mash banana with a fork until it is all pulp. This should take about 2 minutes. Add sugar and milk, vanilla and almond and stir the mixture until it is evenly distributed. Combine cinnamon and flour and add to liquid mixture. The batter is now ready. Heat oil on medium heat and pour large spoons of batter in hot oil. Turn fritters after a 2-3 minutes and fry the other sides for the same amount of time. I used coconut flakes in the remaining half of the batter for coconut lovers (me).  When you remove the fritters from the pan, I recommend that you a paper towel lined plate ready to pull the excess oil. So there you go, plain and coconut flavored banana fritters.

Enjoy!

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