Banana Fritters

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Are your bananas getting a little overripe? Try making tasty banana fritters instead of banana bread. Just before serving, sprinkle these fritters with a little cinnamon sugar or powdered sugar, and serve with vanilla sauce or maple syrup.

Difficulty: Medium

Hands-on: 45 minutesTotal: 45 minutes

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1⅔ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 Tbsp. powdered sugar
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ⅔ cup whole milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 medium ripe bananas, peeled and mashed
  • 2 cups vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon

Directions

  • Sift flour, baking powder, powdered sugar, and salt into a large mixing bowl; set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine milk and egg. Whisk to blend well. Add milk mixture to dry ingredients. Fold in mashed bananas.
  • Heat oil to 375°F in a deep fryer or deep, heavy skillet.
  • Drop batter by tablespoonfuls into hot oil, cooking about 4–6 at a time. As the fritters brown on the bottom, turn to brown on the other side. With a slotted spoon, move fritters to paper towels to drain.
  • In a shallow bowl, mix granulated sugar and cinnamon. Roll warm fritters in cinnamon sugar before serving.