I first published the recipe for these Banana Blueberry Fritters back in 2014 but have now decided to update the post with some new photos and a slightly altered recipe. Despite this having been a popular post on my blog, with many positive comments, I have also had some negative feedback. Many people felt the flour to banana ratio was wrong.
I think it really depends on the size of the bananas to how much flour you need. Personally, I find 1/4 cup of flour works well but I have increased this to 1/4 -1/2 cup following the feedback from readers. I’d recommend trying a 1/4 cup first and adding more flour if needed.
I used plain flour in the original recipe but have updated it to buckwheat flour. I have started using this flour a lot more in my cooking and really like it. It is gluten free and I get so many requests for gluten free recipes. It is an acquired taste so feel free to use a different flour.
I love these banana blueberry fritters and often make them as a dessert when I have over ripe bananas to use up. With only three ingredients they are super easy and quick to make.
A lot of sweet fritter recipes contain added sugar but I feel the bananas provide enough sweetness and when the blueberries burst open they add a further sweet hit. They definitely help with my sweet cravings and I struggle to stop Finn & Rory eating them all in one sitting!
Banana and Blueberry Fritters
A fruity, sweet snack or dessert.
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1/4 - 1/2 cup buckwheat flour (or plain flour) *See note 1
- 1/4 cup blueberries
- pinch of cinnamon (optional)
- 1 tsp coconut oil for frying *See note 2
- Mash bananas and then stir in the flour and cinnamon.
- Add the blueberries and stir through.
Heat a non stick frying pan on high and add the coconut oil.
Reduce to a medium heat and spoon 1 tbsp of batter into frying pan per fritter.
- Fry fritters until brown on both sides
- Remove fritters and allow to cool a little before serving.
1) I recommend starting with 1/4 cup of flour and adding more if needed.
2) I have a new non stick pan and need very little oil. You may need more depending on your pan.
*Nutritional facts are an estimate only, calculated using an online calculator.