9-12 servings; 10 min preparation; 30 min cooking time.
This is a very typical recipe from the Caribbean. It is mostly made in Jamaica, but it has also some variations in other Caribbean countries and Columbia. Locals love eating plantain in every way.
I decided not to fry the fritters, but to bake them in the oven. So it’s a healthier way to eat this traditional dish. The taste though didn’t change much. If you prefer eating fried food, feel free to do that. It’s entirely up to you.
If you can’t find any plantain in your local supermarket, you can use normal bananas instead. In that case you will need a little bit more flour, because the consistency will be slightly different. The batter should not be very liquid.
- 2 ripe plantains
- 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tbsp dark brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 80 ml orange juice
Preheat the oven to 220 degrees C/390 degrees F.
Peel and mash the plantains. Add the sugar and whisk until smooth. Add the vanilla essence, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt.
Add half of the flour and whisk until incorporated. Add the orange juice and whisk again. Add the rest of the flour and whisk until smooth.
Cover a baking tray with a pieces of baking paper. Make “cookies” of 1 tbsp of the batter. You will have 8 to 12 fritters. Bake them in the preheated oven for 20 min. Keep an eye on them, the fritters could burn very easily. Enjoy!