Maruya (Banana Jackfruit Fritter) | 4 ingredients, vegan, gluten-free, and no sugar added!

Maruya, or banana fritter, is a common Filipino dessert snack. My mom always makes these, so I grew up eating these!


  • 7 ripe Thai bananas (or Saba bananas)
  • 1/3 cup of canned sliced jackfruit
  • 1/4 cup of rice flour (or gluten-free flour)
  • Oil


  1. Peel the bananas, and mash in a bowl.
  2. Add the jackfruit and rice flour. Mix until evenly incorporated. The consistency should be sticky but moldable.
    1. The amount of flour added depends on how watery/ripe the bananas are. More flour might be needed to make the batter moldable.
  3. Pre-heat oil into a pan.
  4. Mold the banana batter into circles, and deep fry in the pan for four minutes on each side on low-medium heat.
  5. Place the maruya on plates lined with paper towel to drain excess oil. Enjoy while hot!

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