Jamaican Ripe Banana Fritters with Cinnamon-Sugar and Rum

Issue 3, 2017

  • 3 ripe bananas, peeled
  • 1⁄4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 large egg
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1⁄4 cup vegetable oil
  • Dark rum, for serving


  1. Mash the bananas with the flour, brown sugar, lime juice, and egg in a medium bowl until smooth. Season lightly with salt.
  2. In another bowl, mix the granulated sugar with the cinnamon.
  3. Heat the oil in a frying pan over med-high. Working in batches, drop tablespoonfuls of batter into the oil. Cook the fritters, turning once, until they are a dark golden
  4. brown, about 4 mins.
  5. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the fritters onto paper towels to drain.
  6. Sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar until evenly coated.
  7. Drizzle with the dark rum and serve hot.

Serves 6

Use very ripe bananas as they will mash the best and create a smooth, sweet batter.

-By JamaicanEats

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