Plantain and Apple Fritters



  • 2 ripe plantains, peeled

  • 1 small apple, peeled, cored, and grated

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 2 to 4 tablespoons 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 over mash). 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 inches in diameter, or about the same size as your spatula; otherwise, they can be tricky to flip. Depending on the size of 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 fritters 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!

Ripe plantains should be covered in black spots, if not almost completely black. The blacker the peel, the better!