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Seriously Simple Recipe: Sweet + Savory Plantain Fritters {Paleo + Whole30}

An incredibly easy side to pair with your breakfast, lunch, or dinner recipes. Easily made with sweet or savory flavors to suit every taste.
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Prep Time 6 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Course Side
Cuisine American
Servings 2 -4


Sweet Fritters

  • 1-2 tablespoons coconut oil or ghee for frying
  • 2 medium semi-ripe plantains
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
  • Sea salt to taste

Savoy Fritters

  • 1-2 tablespoons coconut oil or ghee for frying
  • 2 medium green plantains
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Line a plate with parchment or wax paper and set aside.
  • Peel and slice plantains into discs. Add one plantain to high-powered blender or food processor and blend until smooth and creamy.
  • Using a hand grater or the grating attachment on a food processor, grate the second plantain. Note, if you are using overripe plantains they likely cannot be grated. Instead, mash them with a fork. Mix grated pieces and all seasonings into the puree. Stir until well combined.
  • In a large fry pan heat 1 tablespoon coconut oil or ghee over medium heat. While oil is melting, form the fritters. Using wet hands form mixture into 2-4 patties and set aside on a parchment or wax paper lined plate.
  • Fry fritters in one or two batches until browned and crisp, about 3 minutes per side. Serve warm.


*If you are making savory fritters and using green plantains, you may need to peel the entire plantain with a knife. Cut off the ends, cut the entire vegetable into thirds, then peel each piece with a pairing knife.
**These are great alongside eggs (such as our Green Eggs + Ham) for breakfast.
***Use savory plantains as a replacement for any other healthy starch side, such as sweet potato or squash. They are excellent served with pork.
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