Made in under 20 minutes these Easy Banana Fritters make the perfect snack or dessert. Super soft and fluffy on the inside and crispy golden brown on the outside make these irresistible bites of deliciousness.
Easy Banana Fritters
Today I decided to use those overripe bananas sitting in the fruit bowl in something other than a delicious loaf of banana bread.
The next delicious recipe that comes to mind is this really super easy banana fritters.
Mixed in one bowl, fried and rolled in cinnamon sugar, a really quick and easy recipe.
Just a note on a few ingredients and substitutes if needed
While the full printable recipe is written below, this is the section to read if you’re wondering about ingredient substitutions or how these ingredients work in the recipe.
Cake or All-purpose flour: I use cake flour for this recipe, however all-purpose or plain flour can be used as an alternative in countries where cake flour is not available.
Baking Powder: Ensure that the baking powder is fresh and not past the expiry date.
White or brown granulated sugar
Ripe bananas, mashed: This recipe uses really ripe bananas which contribute to the sweetness of the fritters. So try to make use of those first.
Oil for frying: Use a neutral oil like canola or sunflower oil.
Ground Cinnamon powder
Making the Easy Banana Fritters
While the full printable recipe is written below, this is the process with step-by-step pictures to guide you.
Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl.
Add the sugar and mix in the mashed bananas to form a sticky batter.
Heat oil, to 356°F /180°C in a large pan (a cube of bread will turn golden in 45 seconds when the oil is hot enough). The amount of oil used should be sufficient to submerge the fritters.
Remove the fritters from the oil and drain on kitchen paper. Roll the fritters in the cinnamon-sugar mixture before serving.
Served on their own or with ice cream, these easy banana fritters make one delectable dessert
Deep frying: This cooking method involves submerging food into very hot oil to cook. The oil instantaneously cooks the outer layer of the food, sealing off the center. This typically results in a crispy exterior and soft interior.
Always be careful when cooking with hot oil. You do not want the oil to splash and cause burns.
Delicious sweet toppings
These taste divine simply tossed in cinnamon sugar, but you can give these other toppings a try if you prefer:
- Dip in warm melted white, dark, or milk chocolate
- Drizzle glaze over the fritters.
Tips to guarantee perfection
These easy banana fritters are just that, easy to make, and here are a few tips to guarantee perfection
- Do not overmix the batter. Just until combined is perfect. Overmixing will result in dense, heavy fritters.
- The best bananas to use in this recipe are the overripe ones. These give the fritters a sweeter taste and soft, fluffy texture.
- The oil should be at the correct temperature before frying. Too hot and it will burn the fritters and too cold you will end up will soggy, oily fritters. To test if the oil is at the right temperature, drop one teaspoonful of the batter into the oil. Cook for about a minute on each side. When you remove it from the oil, allow it to cool for a few seconds before breaking the fritter in half. It should have a soft, bread-like texture on the inside and golden brown on the outside.
- Roll in the cinnamon sugar while still warm.
- These fritters are best eaten warm and on the same day that it has been prepared.
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