My Easy Banana Fritters Recipe is a golden-brown, crispy donut with a sweet outer shell that is super easy to make with my step-by-step instructions. Satisfy your sweet tooth with as little as six ingredients.
Homemade banana fritters are the perfect way to use up those overripe bananas that are laying on your kitchen counter. If you’re in the mood for a delightful dessert or a freshly made doughnut, look no further than my easy fritter recipe.
Everyone will enjoy your delicious treat and come back for seconds. Whether you make them as a sweet snack, dessert, or even a breakfast indulgence, they’re sure to be a hit!
So, roll up your sleeves and give these golden goodies a try. Let Chef Sherry Ronning show you how to deep fry your banana fritters on the Blackstone Griddle.
This will keep the fryer smells out of your house and the clean-up is super easy! This recipe is made with frozen bread dough so there is no need to create a flour mixture of homemade bread dough.
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- Frozen Bread Loaf – Thaw in a greased loaf pan and let rise as directed on side of package.
- Mashed Bananas
- Ground Cinnamon and Sugar
- Deep Frying Oil
- Powdered Sugar/Confectioners’ sugar
How to Make Banana Fritters
Prepare ahead of time the frozen bread loaf. Follow package directions for thawing and rising of the loaf of bread. This can be done the day before and placed into the refrigerator to thaw and rise. Or do a quick rise by placing prepared frozen loaf of bread that is covered with a kitchen towel and placed in a warm area to rise. You want the loaf of bread dough to be fully raised but not baked.
In a KitchenAid mixing bowl fitted with a flat paddle or use a large bowl with an electric mixer, peel and mash the ripe bananas on low speed. The riper the bananas, the sweeter your fritters will be. Add the ground cinnamon to the bananas and combine.
Add the unbaked, raised loaf of bread to the mixing bowl and beat with the mashed bananas and ground cinnamon. The banana will not want to combine with the bread, but that’s okay. Let the banana fritter batter rest until the oil is hot.
How to Deep Fry Fritters
Heat the Deep-Frying Oil: There are several ways that you can deep fry. Pick your desired way of deep-frying your banana fritters. Use a pan on the stove along with a thermometer, use a deep fryer that has a built-in temperature gauge, or use a pan on a Blackstone Griddle to heat the oil. Heat the fry oil to 375°F. If needed, use a dome lid to help heat the oil.
Gather the tools needed to deep fry the fritter recipe. I suggest using a digital thermometer to keep track of the proper temperature. Paper towel line a plate of sheet pan to use after the fritters come out of the fryer. Use a metal slotted spoon to add and remove the banana fritters from the hot oil.
Once the oil has reached the 375°F temperature, start deep frying the banana fritters. Place about one half cup of the dough mixture onto the slotted metal spoon. Carefully, drop the dough into the hot oil. Continue doing this with several more pieces of banana dough. Be careful not to let the oil drop to much in temperature. Make sure the oil temperature stays between 350°F – 375°F.
Fry the fritters until they are a deep golden-brown color making sure to flip them halfway through cooking with your metal slotted spoon. This will be about 2 – 3 minutes per side. The banana fritters will float in the hot oil when they are done.
Remove fritters from the oil with the slotted metal spoon and place them on a paper towel-lined plate to absorb excess oil. These delicious fritters are best served warm.
Garnish Your Banana Fritters
You can choose to eat the banana fritter right out of the hot oil, or you might want to garnish your fritter to take this to the next level. Sprinkle the hot fritter with powdered sugar.
Toss the hot banana fritter recipe in a cinnamon sugar mixture. Or create a sugar glaze by adding two cups powdered sugar to a large bowl and add one tablespoon of milk.
Beat with a whisk and add more milk if needed until the desired consistency is achieved. Want a little more flavor to your icing? Add a splash of vanilla extract or maple syrup.
You want a runny texture, and it should not be too thick. Once you have the right consistency, coat each banana fritter in the glaze and place on a wire rack to dry.
What to Serve with Fritters
This sweet treat can be made even sweeter by adding a scoop full of vanilla ice cream on top of it!
How to Store Deep Fried Fritters
Fritters are best eaten when they are fresh out of the hot oil. But, if you have extras, let them cool completely. Place extras on a plate and cover with plastic wrap.
Store at room temperature for up to two days. Older fritters will not taste as well as the fresh ones. If you would like, warm up in the microwave for 10 seconds and serve right away.
More Fritter Recipes
Do you like making different fritters? Fritters come in all shapes and flavors. Fritters can be savory or sweet, deep fried or air fried. So, pick your favorite and get to cooking.
- Apple Fritters: Substitute apple pie filling for bananas in my fritter recipe. Get my recipe and cook away!
- Cornbread Dressing Fritters: Turn your leftover cornbread dressing into an irresistible fritter!
- Air Fryer Zucchini Fritters: Grated zucchini and herbs create a savory fritter. To cook, let your air fryer do all the work.
- Cauliflower Fritters: A healthier version of a fritter, give this cauliflower fritter a try!
- Southern Sweet Corn Fritters: Made with fresh sweet corn and freshly grated parmesan cheese.
- Almond Fritters: A clean eating fritter that is made with almond flour, eggs, light coconut milk, vanilla, and baking powder.
- Delicata Squash Cheddar Fritters: A savory fritter that is made with a Delicata squash.
- Carrot Fritters: Grated carrots are the star of this fritter!
- Vegan Fritters: Made with chopped cabbage, chickpea, and rice flour!
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there any gluten-free alternatives for the batter?
Yes, you can use a gluten-free bread dough recipe as a base to make gluten-free banana fritters. A little more work but is a great gluten-free option.
What’s the best way to store leftover banana fritters?
Store them in a container at room temperature for up to two days. Reheat them in the microwave or air fryer to revive the fritters.
Chef Sherry’s Cookbook
- Bananas 2 each
- Sugar, Granulated 1 tablespoon
- Cinnamon, Ground 1 teaspoon
- Frozen Bread Dough. 1 loaf
- Oil, For deep frying
- Sugar, Powdered 2 cups
- Milk 1/4 cup
- Vanilla 1/2 teaspoon
- Thaw bread loaf dough and let it rise per the directions on the package. Depending on the method that you choose, it can be done overnight or a few hours in a warm place.
- In a KitchenAid mixer with a mixing bowl fitted and a flat paddle or use a large bowl with an electric mixer, peel and mash the ripe bananas on low speed. The riper the bananas, the sweeter your fritter will be. Add the ground cinnamon and sugar to the bananas and combine.
- Add the dough to the mashed bananas. Mix to combine. Do not over mix.
- Heat the oil to 375°F in a pan on the Blackstone Griddle, the stove, or use a deep fryer.
- When the oil is ready, drop the banana fritter dough into the hot oil using a metal slotted spoon.
- Cook until the fritter is golden brown on one side and then flip with the metal spoon. Fry the fritter until it is dark brown and completely cooked in the center.
- Remove from the oil and place on a paper towel lined plate.
- In a medium bowl, add the powdered sugar and a little bit of the milk with the vanilla. Mix all together to create a runny glaze. Dip the banana fritters into the glaze and coat completely.
- Place the glazed fritters on a wire rack to dry.
Fritter Tips and Tricks
- Do not over mix the fritter batter. The banana will not completely combine with the dough, but that's okay.
- USE A DIGITAL THERMOMETER: Frying oil should be 375°F – If the oil temperature drops to low, the banana fritters will soak up the oil and the fritters will become greasy. If the oil gets too hot, the fritters will burn. Remember that when the banana fritters are added to the oil, the temperature will drop. Adjust the griddle heat accordingly, if needed.
- Do not over crowd the hot oil when deep frying. Give the fritters plenty of room to cook!
- When removing the fritters from the oil, use a paper towel lined plate to remove any of the extra grease.
- Make sure the powdered sugar glaze is not too thick and not too thin.
- Store any uneaten banana fritters on a layer of paper towels and put inside a clean paper bag and store at room temperature for up to 2 days.
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Chef Craft FBA_12951, Slotted Skimmer, Stainless Steel
KitchenAid KSM150PSER Artisan Tilt-Head Stand Mixer with Pouring Shield, 5-Quart, Empire Red
Blackstone 4-Burner 36" Griddle Cooking Station with Hard Cover
Amount Per Serving Calories 164Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 0mgSodium 3mgCarbohydrates 39gFiber 1gSugar 37gProtein 0g
Note: For exact nutritional information, consult your dietitian. All nutritional information is simply a guideline.
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