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Banana Fritters Recipe
  • READY IN 15 mins

Banana Fritters

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"I was craving apple fritters but wasn't able to get to the donut shop. So I looked around to find on hand ingredients to satisfy my craving. I didn't have apples, but I had some very nice ripe bananas. That's when I came up with these. You won't be disappointed!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    15 mins


  1. In a large bowl, mash the bananas. Mix in milk, eggs and margarine until smooth. In a separate bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir dry ingredients into banana mixture.
  2. Heat oil in a deep fryer or heavy bottomed pan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Drop batter by spoonfuls into hot oil, and cook, turning once, until browned, 2 to 8 minutes. Drain on paper towels and dust with confectioners' sugar.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • These look kind of ugly at first, but taste delicious! I'll never go back to a donut shop for fritters again. (I tried leftover pineapple and grated apple fritters too; they were also good.)
  • Editor's Note:
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 28, 2006

I was looking for a recipe for banana fritters b/c my husband grew up on them. His family is Haitian and this is a traditional thing they make. I couldn't use his mother's recipe b/c her measurements were not exact. It was a little bit of this and a little bit of that. I thought this was a good recipe, but I would add more sugar to the batter. My husband and I both agree that it needed more bananas. I think that if you like it for a desert, more sugar would be appropriate. It also depends how much you like bananas. We like the taste of bananas to be very strong and noticable. Also, I tried a previous suggestion and piped it out of a bag. The oil was way too hot and they came out like burned funnel cakes. After the first attempt, I used less heat and transfered the batter to a bowl and used a 1/3 measuring cup as my spoon. The looked just like his moms. With more sugar and more banana, I would make this a five star recipe! (I also only use overripe bananas so avoid having to throw them out. They also seem to be more sweet.)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 09, 2003

This recipe was ok but I thought it was a little bland, even though I doubled the cinnamon. I might try it again by adding another half of a banana, more cinnamon and perhaps nutmeg. Good texture though and easy to make

Apr 08, 2005

Great snack, easy to make. I used far less than 2 qts. of oil. They came out like banana fritter donut holes. My husband couldn't stop eating them. If you don't have ripe bananas on hand, pop the top on an underripe banana and nuke it for 15-20 seconds or so, they mash right up.

Oct 09, 2003

When I told my husband I was making banana fritters for dessert, he looked at me like I had two heads and said, "O.K. Whatever." After tasting a few he exclaimed, "These are fantastic!" They are a perfect little dessert when you don't want to spend a lot of time preparing and/or shopping because all of the ingredients are on hand.

Feb 15, 2003

These were great! I tried them first with bananas, then i substituted applesauce for the bananas and my family could not get enough of these! Will definately use this recipe alot! Thanks!!!

Jul 01, 2005

Very tasty...not too banana-y. One thing - the oil at 375F was too hot, start at 325F and work from there.

Oct 16, 2005

These are delicious! When I make these again, I'll probably try adding a bit more cinnamon and banana. I did as a previous reviewer suggested and placed the mixture into a ziploc bag and piped it in spirals into the hot oil. The result was a nice circular spiral that looked awfully close to a donut, minus the hole in the middle!

Apr 04, 2003

i made these with overripe bananas and canned crushed pineapple...they were awesome! kids couldn't get enough!


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  • Calories
  • 386 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 51.8 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 62 mg
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 18.6 g
  • 29%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 4.9 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 301 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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