Banana Fritters

Banana Fritters

Love these banana fritters! Since we are on an Asian roll, I thought it would be a good time to share this recipe. Chinese banana fritters, however, are dipped in a caramel-sesame syrup at the very end, but this recipe is for plain banana fritters that you can put together in minutes for a quick and delectable dessert!

Banana Fritters

Banana Fritters

How can you go wrong with anything that is deep fried? It is rich, of course, but you don’t have to eat them everyday (even though you will want to)! There was a time when we were moving and there was a lot to do, so I could devote very little time to making dinner. My solution? Take something, anything, and fry it! Meat, chicken, mince meat, vegetables, fruits- dinner ready in 20 minutes!

The batter gives these fritters a nice, crispy coating, with a warm, melty banana inside. The batter is not too sweet, so powdered sugar is great on top.

For this recipe, you will have to use fresh, ripe bananas. This is not for using up over ripe bananas! Better to use those for making banana bread or banana cookies.

They are best served warm, and I love them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. If I want to re heat them later, then I do it in the toaster oven for a few minutes.

Banana Fritters. That ice cream was melting faaaast!

Banana Fritters with Vanilla Ice Cream


Banana Fritters Recipe


  • ½ cup plain flour
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ½ tsp oil
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract/ 1 inch vanilla bean [See my Vanilla Beans Post on how to.]
  • 4 bananas, halved or cut into large pieces
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Powdered sugar for sprinkling (or dumping) on top


Sift flour, sugar, salt and baking powder in a bowl. Gradually whisk in the egg, milk, oil and vanilla to make a smooth batter. The batter will be kind of thick and sticky. Heat the oil on medium heat. Dip the bananas in the batter and deep fry in hot oil.

Fry for a few minutes until golden brown, turning once.

Be careful not to over heat the oil or the fritters will be too brown.

Banana Fritters

Banana Fritters

Sprinkle generously with powdered sugar and serve immediately.

Banana Fritters

Banana Fritters. I definitely added more powdered sugar before I ate these!

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