plantain apple fritters

Plantain and Apple Fritters

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Author Sarah Ballantyne @ The Paleo Mom


  • 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!