Banana Fritters are made with a cakey batter, loaded with sweet bananas, and deep fried to perfection coated with a sugar glaze. A delicious snack or sweet treat everyone will love.
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Fried dough with sweet banana chunks who can resist? A perfect way to use up those ripe bananas, they're soft, warm, and absolutely delicious perfect for Sunday brunch recipes! If you love banana desserts you will love my Banana Cream Pie, Banana Cake, and Homemade Banana Bread!
why this recipe works
Easy banana fritters are deep-fried bites of heaven and make the perfect breakfast treat or delicious dessert with a scoop of ice cream. A quick and easy recipe that only uses a few ingredients, and is a great treat to start your day with a hot cup of coffee like my Cream Cheese Banana Bread.
- Milk- whole milk or 2% works
- Butter-Both salted and unsalted works.
- Vanilla extract- adds a delicious sweetness.
- Flour-All purpose flour works best.
- Oil-its important to use an oil that has no flavor vegetable oil or canola are great choices.
How to make this banana fritter bread
- Step 1-In a medium mixing bowl combine the eggs, milk, vanilla, and butter.
- Step 2-In a large bowl mix the dry ingredients together.
- Step 3-Whisk the wet ingredients into the dry until combined.
- Step 4- Fold in the chopped bananas.
- Step 5-Heat a large pot with frying oil on medium heat until it reaches 350 degrees. Add in spoonfuls of the fritter batter and fry until golden.
- Step 6-Use a slotted spoon to remove them and place them on a wire rack to drain once cooled dip the fritters into the glaze.
- The riper your banana is the sweeter your fritters will be.
- Don’t overcrowd the pan and fry too many at once. It will drop the temperature of the oil. I usually do 4-5 at a time.
- I use a small cookie scoop to drop the fritters in the oil.
- Using a candy thermometer will ensure you have the right temperature for frying.
- Don’t overmix the batter.
- The size of your fritter will alter the frying time.
- Remove the fritters using a spider and place them on a cooling rack or on paper towels to drain.
Most banana fritters are bite-sized sweet dough balls that are deep fried. they resemble doughnut holes and can be made with whole banana slices or mashed bananas.
This banana fritters recipe requires eggs to help hold the dough balls together while frying.
They are very similar, but both equally delicious. Donuts are more of a dough that is rolled out and cut with a donut cutter than dropped in hot oil. They may or may not have a filling piped into them after frying. Fritters have the chopped fruit filling folded into them and then dropped in spoonfuls into the hot oil and deep-fried until golden brown.
Yes, you can, I just recommend glazing them after you reheat them! Place fried fritters on a baking sheet and place them in the freezer to flash freeze. Once they have frozen place the fritters in a large ziplock freezer bag and freeze for up to 2 months.
- 2 eggs room temperature
- 1/2 cup milk room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter melted
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3 ripe bananas chopped
- Vegetable or canola oil for frying
- 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
- 3-4 tablespoons milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- pinch of cinnamon optional
- 1. In a medium bowl, combine the eggs, milk, vanilla, and melted butter. Set aside.
- In a separate large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, brown sugar, salt, and cinnamon
- Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture, stirring until smooth.
- Fold in chopped bananas. Don’t overmix.
- Fill a Dutch oven/cast iron pot with at least 2 inches of vegetable oil and heat on medium-high use a candy thermometer to know when it reaches 350°F.
- Using a tablespoon or a cookie scoop, dollop the batter into the oil, cooking 4-5 at a time. Cook the fritters, turning them over, for about 2 minutes per side for a total of about 3-4 minutes until deep golden brown. (to test for doneness insert a toothpick into the center to see if it comes out clean)
- Remove fritters from the oil with the spider tool and place them on a tray lined with paper towels.
- Make the glaze by combining powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla.
- Let the fritters cool slightly, then dip in the glaze. Serve warm.