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Kid Friendly Banana Fritters
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Kid Friendly Banana Fritters

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

My Kids love bananas, but only if they are absolutely spotless. So usually when we buy a bunch there are always a few left, which are starting to get dark spots. I used to make banana and chocolate bread out of them, but then realised that if we eat it over and over again it becomes boring to eat. I have experimented on what else I could make out of the over ripped bananas, and tried different styles of recipes. None was to my kids taste, because of the texture.

So I came up with this modified ‘Kids Friendly Banana Fritter’ recipe. It is a combination between a fritter and a pancake, the main difference is the high level of banana instead of flour in the mix. If you or your loved ones have a gluten intolerance you can substitute the wheat flour with gluten free soy flour, tapioca flour, brown rice flour, or white rice flour.

Depending on the age of your children they might be able to either help you prepare the mixture or even fry them with your help. I believe that it is important for children to learn that left-over food should be used for something, instead of just throwing it away because of cosmetic issues etc.

Please let me know what you think!

All the Best, Naomi

Ingredients for ca. 6-8 medium sized fritters

  • 4 overripe Bananas
  • 1 Tbsp. Sugar
  • 2 cups Flour (self-rising)
  • 1 cup Soya Milk (unsweetened) 
  • 2-3 Tbsp. Sunflower Oil


1. Blend the bananas until they are completely smooth

2. Add the sugar and mix until the sugar crystals have mixed in well.

3.Add the flour and soya milk until you have a thick creamy texture. You might have to add a little more soya milk depending on the size of your bananas.

4. Use two table spoons of mixture for each fritter and fry until golden brown.

5. Serve with honey or fresh fruit.


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