Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Simple Aldi Recipes: Jamaican Banana Fritters - Cheap Recipe Linky

A big part about being frugal is about minimizing waste, and one way to do this is by being creative with leftovers or fast ripening food. After we returned from vacation Sunday afternoon, I discovered that the Aldi bananas we had left behind were already over ripe. We had brought a bunch on our vacation, but I still had five overripe bananas leftover. Most often I use overripe bananas for banana bread or banana muffins, but I ended up making Jamaican Banana Fritters. I have only made them once before, and I am certainly no specialist, but they turned out pretty good.

One of our Jamaican neighbors originally introduced Jamaican Banana Fritters to my kids and they loved them, I quickly realized that it was not a healthy version of cooking with bananas though, and I think the Jamaican Banana Fritters need to come with a health warning. Jamaican cooking is very unspecific, when it comes to measurements, so as always I have had to try my way to the best result, and I have made a few adjustments to the original version of Jamaican Banana Fritters including substituting milk with fresh pressed orange juice.

Fresh Pressed Juice From Aldi Oranges
Jamaican Banana Fritter Ingredients
10 tablespoons of flour

4 ripe bananas mashed

1 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder

2 1/2 tablespoons of sugar

1/2 cup of fresh pressed orange juice

  1. Mash the ripe bananas in a bowl
  2. Add the fresh pressed orange juice and sugar
  3. Slowly stir in the flour and baking powder
  4. Heat up cooking oil in a pan
  5. When oil is hot, add a spoonful of the banana mixture.
  6. Turn the banana fritter once it is brown on one side.
  7. Continue cooking until both sides are brown over medium heat.

8. Once cooked put on paper towel to drain excess oil.

The Jamaican Banana Fritters are extremely cheap to make, when you use Aldi ingredients.

I used:
Bananas $0.39/lb
Aldi Flour $1.49
Aldi Oranges $1.29 for a 4 lb bag

You can see more Aldi Bakery Product Prices at the Aldi Price Comparison List.


  1. Thanks for this recipe. I now know what I am going to do with that hand of bananas I get from my banana plant. Have you tried freezing these fritters after they are cooked, then reheating? Or maybe it might be better freezing the mixture and the frying?


  2. WOW - This brings me back to our honeymoon 5 months ago...oh how I wish I was back there!! If you get a sec, pop on over to Foodie Friday and link up! Oh, and I found you on The Shabby Nest! :)

  3. What a great idea for using up left over bananas.

    I'd like to invite you to share this recipe with my linky, Sweet Tooth Friday. I hope to see you there.

  4. These looks delicious - especially with ice cream and caramel sauce! :)

  5. I agree very tasty looking - and the ingredients I have usually on hand, gonna surprise the kids with it

  6. Hi lovely lady. I love Bananas sweet lady.~~~I need to do this for a Sunday Breakfast some time!!!

  7. These look and sound so good. I may have to make them tonight! Thanks for the idea.