Plantain Fritters with Spiced Caramel Sauce - Savor the Flavors with Brittany Allyn

Savor the Flavors host Brittany Allyn shares her recipe for Plantain Fritters with Spiced Caramel Sauce.


For the fritter
Ripe plantain 1
All purpose flour
Sugar 1 Tablespoon
Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
Salt 1/4 Teaspoon
Egg 1 , beaten
Vanilla 1/2 Teaspoon
Milk 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Orange zest 1/4 Teaspoon
Powdered sugar 1 Tablespoon
Vegetable oil 1 Cup (16 tbs) (for deep frying)
For the sauce
Butter 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Light brown sugar 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Heavy whipping cream 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Vanilla 1/4 Teaspoon
Cayenne 1 Pinch
Cinnamon 1 Pinch
Freshly grated nutmeg 1 Pinch
Salt 1 Pinch


For the Fritters


Peel the plantain and place in a food processor. Pulse until pureed with small chunks.

In a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl whisk together the egg, milk, vanilla and orange zest and then add to dry ingredients. Add the plantain and stir until combined.

Let rest for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, heat oil to 350 degrees.

Gently drop small scoops or spoonfuls of batter into the hot oil. Fry the fritters in batches until golden brown and cooked through – about 3 minutes.

Remove to a paper towel lined plate and lightly dust with powdered sugar.


Recipe follows.

For the Sauce


Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add brown sugar and whipping cream. Stir and heat until bubbles begin to form around the edges of the saucepan and sugar has dissolved.

Remove from heat and add vanilla, cayenne, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Stir to combine. Let cool to room temperature.


Serve the sauce with fritters.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 12

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 167Calories from Fat 72

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 8 g12.3%

Saturated Fat 4 g20%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 105 mg4.38%

Total Carbohydrates 22 g7.3%

Dietary Fiber %

Sugars 12 g

Protein 2 g4%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet