Banana Fritters

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Serves 3-4

Great way to use up those leftover bananas! These yummy fritters work perfectly for breakfast, or as a snack, or even for dessert!! You can either sprinkle some powdered sugar over them, cinnamon sugar, drizzle them with syrup or honey, or have them with a lovely scoop of vanilla ice-cream.

medium ripe bananas
- peeled and mashed with a fork then drizzled with lemon juice to prevent discoloration
1/4 cup
(add more if you like them sweeter)
egg, lightly whisked
2 cups
1 tbsp.
baking powder
2 tbsp.
rice flour
(optional as this gives an extra crunch)
1/4 tsp.
1/2 tsp.
cinnamon powder
1/2 tsp.
vanilla essence
1/4 cup

Beat the sugar, egg, vanilla and cinnamon until very nice and frothy. Add the mashed bananas and mix until well incorporated

Whisk the flour with the salt and baking powder, then gently add it into the mixture and stir. Add your milk a little at a time, until the mixture is of a consistency whereby you can pick and shape into balls using a spoon. If you need more than a quarter cup, it's ok...go ahead and add. Don't let the batter get too watery though! :)

Heat some oil in a pan, then gently using two spoons, pick a small amount of batter and ease it into the hot oil. Keep the heat on low coz they get brown very quickly. Try getting the fritters small so that they get done nicely. Once the underside is brown, gently turn them over.

Remove and drain on tissues, then serve with chopped fruits, icing sugar, cinnamon sugar, syrup, honey or ice-cream. Soooo yummy!



Hmmmm...never tried this before. Shall do some day, since they seem to take my attention :).

salaam sis, any substitute for an egg or can we omit egg??

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W/Salaam, hmm I've never tried without the egg. Try substituting with 2 tbsp of yoghurt. Make half the amount and see how the results turn out. The egg helps give the fritters a light quality, so am not sure on whether you can achieve the exact same results without the egg.

yummmmmmy......i'd prepared this banana fritters n every1 liked it...thanks a lot

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W/Salaam, liquid.

Hi what sort of flour should be used...plain or self raising. thannks

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Hi! Plain flour. Baking powder is added to it so no need of using SR flour.

i've made this once n my darling hubby loved so much.. So, made this again 4 the second time n v enjoyed... Jazakumullah khair!

I made this dish and served as dessert with hot custard. My Japanese guests really liked it

Yummy! Gal U rock. Juz prepared them.

Hi, wat can I use instead of vanilla essence

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Hi, any flavouring of your choice.

Salam fauzia. . I just tried this recipe but I don't know why the fritters remained flat , they didn't rise. . do we have to deep fry them to make them look like as in the picture?

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W/Salaam, could be the baking powder you used, was it fresh?

I made this and the taste was great but they remained flat. It wasn't because of baking powder. I did the test, it was fine. Plz help

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W/Salaam, not sure why they were flat, maybe you overmixed the batter?

What can I use instead of rice flour (for the extra crunch)?

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It's ok to leave it out.

Can we keep the batter refrigerated for around 3-4 days?
& instead of frying can I toast it in a toaster?

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I would not recommend it as bananas tend to oxidise and change colour with time. Your batter will turn a greyish colour if you store it that long.

Oh ok..can I toast it?