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.

Recipe Information

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.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories440
Total Fat17g
Saturated Fat2g
Cholesterol35mg
Sodium290mg
Total Carbohydrate70g
Dietary Fiber2g
Sugars38g
Protein6g