Plate of paleo plantain & raisin fritters with a bowl of date caramel dipping sauce

Plantain & Raisin Fritters with Date Caramel Dipping Sauce

  • Author: Chelsea at
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 fritters 1x
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Pan-fried
  • Cuisine: American


Fluffy and slightly sweet, these pan-fried plantain & raisin fritters make a wonderful side dish or sweet snack!



For the Fritters:

For the Date Caramel Sauce:

  • 1 cup pitted medjool dates, soaked in boiling-hot water for 1 hour
  • 1/4 cup reserved date soaking liquid
  • 1/2 cup almond milk or coconut milk
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. To make the fritters, peel the plantains and add them to a large bowl. Using a fork or potato masher, mash the plantains to a uniform consistency. It can take a while to mash them down like this, but it gets easier as you work with them!
  2. Add the cassava flour, eggs, cinnamon and salt, mixing until smooth. Stir in the raisins.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a cast iron skillet over medium high heat. Add large spoonfuls of batter to the skillet, being careful not to let the fritters touch. Fry for 4-5 minutes on each side. Transfer the fritters to a paper towel-lined plate. Repeat with additional batches as necessary.
  4. To make the date caramel dipping sauce, prep in advance by soaking the pitted dates in boiling-hot water for 1 hour. Then, add the soaked dates, reserved soaking liquid, non-dairy milk, lemon juice, sea salt, and vanilla extract to a blender. Blend until smooth. Serve with the fritters.


If you find the plantains too difficult to mash with a fork, you can also add the plantains and eggs to a blender and blend until smooth. However, this could also be an indication that your plantains aren’t ripe enough, so the fritters may not have a slightly sweet flavor.

Keywords: plantain & raisin fritters