Oh my gosh back at it again, in the kitchen whipping up some fritters again. Yep back with another fritters recipe and this time we’re using bananas. There are different ways to make banana fritters, the main components being bananas (of course), flour, sugar and, salt. Now some like to add either milk or water to their banana fritters but I don’t. Why? Well if you didn’t know, now you do bananas are 75% water so you don’t need any additional liquid because the bananas provide the necessary moisture.
In the pictures below you’ll see that water/milk isn’t necessary but this is a personal preference as I like to maintain as much of the banana flavor as possible and water/milk dilutes that flavor, but let me just say it again for those in the back it’s a personal preference. The same goes for how much sugar/sweetener you use. Bananas especially ripe/overripe bananas are already sweet so I only used ½ cup of sugar, feel free to use less or more depending on how sweet you want them to be but ½ cup worked fine for me. You could also use a sugar alternative such as honey, agave, maple syrup, coconut sugar, etc. As always feel free to make substitutions to your liking.
For my fritters, I like them thick, crunchy on the outside, and soft on the inside so I use a generous spoonful of batter and fry them for roughly 3-5 minutes on medium-high heat. After frying allow them to cool, this is important because for one they’re still hot and two the residual heat is still cooking the fritters, so try to be patient (I hear it’s a virtue).
I really enjoy making fritters, especially easy ones like this, and hope you do too. They are filling, can be eaten almost any time of day, and are also portable. I can have a fritter in one hand while using the other to check my emails or scroll through YouTube. So with that said let’s get to cooking. Have fun and enjoy!
Servings: 12 fritters
1 ¼ cups All-Purpose Flour
1 tsp Salt
½ cup Sugar
3 Ripe Bananas
⅓ cup Cooking Oil
1. Heat oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat.
2. In a medium bowl mash bananas with a fork until chunky, add the sugar, and combine until the sugar has dissolved.
3. In a separate bowl add flour and salt. Pour in the banana mixture and stir well until all the flour is worked in. You will need to use some elbow grease to get everything evenly combined.
4. When the oil is hot, scoop in the banana fritter batter (try saying that 10 times fast) by the spoonful. Fry on both sides for 3-5 minutes until brown.
TIP: I have a two spoon method. I use one spoon to scoop the batter and the other to scrape the excess off.
5. After frying drain on a paper towel-lined plate. Serve warm. Enjoy!