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Malawian Banana Fritters from our CPAR Cookbook

If you're a little hesitant to download an entire cookbook, or if you're not sure with which recipe to start, these delicious banana fritters can help. These banana fritters are a very popular sweet snack in Malawi and can be made into any shape you want. This could be a fun recipe to make with kids and encourage them to make some fun shapes before you fry them. Give this recipe a try, and if you like it, consider downloading our CPAR cookbook


  • 10 ripe bananas or 3 cups mushed ripe bananas
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp. sugar (optional)
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • Cooking oil (enough for deep frying)
  • 2 cups of corn flour
  1. Peel the bananas and pound / mash them to make a banana paste. Add the salt.
  2. Sugar is optional depending on the sweetness of the banana or personal preference.
  3. Add the corn flour and mix together until perfectly blended.
  4. Heat oil in a pan, enough to deep fry the fritters.
  5. Wet your hands, then shape the fritters into medium­sized discs about the shape of your hand.
  6. Add to the hot oil and fry until golden brown.
  7. Serve with tea or enjoy as a snack.
Number of Servings: 3-4 Prep Time: 15-20 minutes

We hope you enjoyed these banana fritters! If you'd like to find more similar recipes, you can find them in our cookbook. As this cookbok is a gift from us to you, it is free. Donations to support our projects are welcome, but there is absolutely no obligation to do so. If you decide to make a recipe from our cookbook, share it on social media! We'd love to see what you made in your kitchen, so don't forget to use #CPARcookbook. Happy cooking!