Banana Fritters Recipe

Malawian Banana Fritters

Malawian zitumbuwa: Delicious banana fritters to celebrate family

Celebrate great African cuisine with some of the best snacks ever. Malawian zitumbuwa or banana fritters are great as a snack or meal side.

Banana Fritters Recipe

Malawian Banana Fritters

When you love food and sharing that food with your friends and family, it truly is one of the joys of life. Africa has so many great treats and if you love banana bread and deep fried foods, you’ll love this Malawian zitumbuwa recipe. Zitumbuwa, or banana fritters, is a favorite Malawian snack or side. They are typically made from corn flour, bananas, sugar and then deep-fried. Bananas are cheap and sold along roads all over Africa in smaller communities. Zitumbuwa is also a very popular street food.

Malawian zitumbuwa suggestions

Of course if you want to improve on the taste you can add other ingredients such as whole wheat flour, milk, eggs, and butter. Your batter should be almost like a dough but not too dense so that it’s still light after frying, like a doughnut. Bananas are one of the best fruit sources of vitamin B6 and also packed with potassium which helps your body maintain a healthy heart and blood pressure. Manganese helps your body make collagen and protects your skin and other cells against free radical damage.

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Celebrate great African cuisine with some of the best snacks ever. Malawian zitumbuwa or banana fritters are great as a snack or meal side.

Last updated on 2 January 2022

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