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Last Updated on November 28, 2020

plantain apple fritters

This is probably one of the few recipes that I have ever let my guys start eating before I took the photos.  That was mistake as I had to go back to the store to buy all the ingredients so I could make them because they seriously ATE THEM ALL.

Yes, I had to giggle when I saw that this recipe said 8 servings.  Yeah, not in the Bejelly household.  I ate  one the guys polished off the rest.

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plantain apple fritters


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plantain apple fritters
Yield: 8

Plantain and Apple Fritters

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 2 ripe plantains, peeled
  • 1 small apple, peeled, cored and grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon power
  • 2 tablespoons to 4 coconut oil


  1. Mash the plantains in a bowl with a fork or a wire potato masher (the fritters taste better if you leave some lumps and don't overmash). Add the grated apple and cinnamon and mix to combine.
  2. Heat 1 to 2 tablespoons of the coconut oil in a skillet over medium heat. Drop heaping spoonfuls of the plantain batter into the pan and flatten with the back of a spoon. The fritters should be 2 to 3 inced in diameter, at about the same size as your spatula; otherwise they can be tricky to flip. Depending on the size of the your skillet, you may have to cook the fritters in batches.
  3. Cook for 10 to 12 minutes, until golden brown on the bottom. Add a little extra coconut oil if the fitters absorb it all. If they are browning too fast, turn down the heat.
  4. Carefully flip the fritters and cook for 7 to 8 minutes on the other side. Again, add a little extra coconut oil if the fritters absorb it all. Enjoy!

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Sunday 14th of June 2015

These look awesome! I have 2 plantains how do I know when they are ripe enough?

Kelly Bejelly

Sunday 14th of June 2015

They should be pretty spotted brown and smell sweet. They will be very easy to peel.


Monday 9th of March 2015


I can't get plantains where I live, can I use green bananas instead? Thank you.

Kelly Bejelly

Friday 27th of March 2015

Hrmm. I would probably use a green tipped banana so it wouldn't turn to mush.


Wednesday 4th of February 2015

Are the plantains raw when you first start?

Kelly Bejelly

Tuesday 24th of February 2015

Yes, they are raw.


Wednesday 10th of September 2014

Would love this cookbook everything sounds delicious and very eye appealing too. I'm new to Paleo so this would for sure be an awesome start! Thx so much❤️


Wednesday 10th of September 2014

I'm headed out now to get some plantains and can't wait to make these fritters. Thanks for the opportunity to win the cookbook too!

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