Banana Fritters. These are a lovely crispy treat, serve warm as they are or with some syrup drizzled over or a blob of ice cream! A great way to use up spare or leftover bananas too! Really quick and easy to make dessert.

Banana Fritters. These are a lovely crispy treat, serve warm as they are or with some syrup drizzled over or a blob of ice cream! A great way to use up spare or leftover bananas too! Really quick and easy to make dessert.

Banana Fritters! Oh my gosh! I absolutely love these.

Served warm when they're just cooked and tossed in sugar is the best!

The batter is lovely and crisp, the banana is warm and soft and it makes for a great quick and easy dessert.

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You may have eaten banana fritters in a Chinese or a South East Asian restaurant, often they're served hot with ice cream and or syrup. Another name for these is Pisang Goreng, which is the name used in Indonesian, Malaysian and Singaporian cuisine. It just means banana which is coated in batter and deep fried.

What do you eat with banana fritters?

Serve with a drizzle of syrup or honey, a blob of ice cream, or like I do when I have a crowd over, I make up a platter of various fritters, homemade apple fritters, pineapple, banana, and then pop all the toppings on the table so everyone can help themselves.

You can use ice cream toppings, fruit sauce, different ice creams. Really, the possibilities are endless, so do play around with how you wish to serve and have fun eating them!

I've also given these little fritters a bit of a tropical taste by adding shredded coconut to the sugar for the coating at the end.

Oh boy! They taste wonderful! You really can add whatever you wish to coat.

Banana Fritters. These are a lovely crispy treat, serve warm as they are or with some syrup drizzled over or a blob of ice cream! A great way to use up the odd banana too! Really quick and easy to make. | Lovefoodies.com

The ones in the photos are just using sugar as a coating, but the chocolate, coconut, etc will be so good too.

We've also added some substitutes below for those who would like to make this recipe Gluten Free.

Please note, these really do need to be eaten as soon as possible to enjoy the crisp and light batter. At a push, you could keep them warm in the oven, but I don't think the batter would be as crispy as when they come right out of the pan.

Prep Time

5 Minutes

Cook Time

2 - 3 Minutes

Serves

1 Banana (cut into 4)

Banana Fritters.  These are a lovely crispy treat, serve warm as they are or with some syrup drizzled over or a blob of ice cream! A great way to use up spare or leftover bananas too! Really quick and easy to make dessert.

Ingredients

3/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons or 100g All-Purpose Flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
pinch of salt
1/4 Pint or 150 ml water
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
1 Banana
Sugar and/or shredded coconut for coating

To make these Gluten-Free

Remove the flour and add 1 tablespoon ground flax and 1 teaspoon potato starch and about 1/2 Cup of water.

*Note: add a bit of water to the batter at a time until you get a thick consistency as described in Step 2 of the instructions.

These substitutes have been kindly shared by our friends over at Blessed Beyond Crazy who tried our recipe out for Gluten Free!  Be sure to check out all their delicious Gluten Free recipes!

Instructions

1. In a bowl, add the flour, baking powder, and salt.

2. Add the water and oil and combine with a hand whisk.

The consistency should be thick, like heavy cream, and be able to coat a spoon.

If it is too thick, add a drop more water, too thin, add a little more flour. Set aside.

Banana Fritters, batter consistency

3. Heat a pan with vegetable oil until it reaches 180 C or 350 F.

Make sure you do not overfill the pan with oil.

I use a small saucepan and cook in batches, filling the pan 1/3rd deep with cooking oil.

4. Whilst the oil is heating up, peel the banana, cut in half and then slice lengthways in half so you have 4 pieces.

Dip each piece in the batter so it is fully coated and carefully place in the pan, cooking both sides until golden brown.

** To tell if the oil is hot enough, drop a tiny bit of batter, the size of a pea into the oil.

If it sizzles and floats to the top immediately, the oil is hot enough.

5. Place the fritters on some kitchen paper then dip into a bowl with sugar and coconut if using, to coat.

Banana Fritters. These are a lovely crispy treat, serve warm as they are or with some syrup drizzled over or a blob of ice cream! A great way to use up spare or leftover bananas too! Really quick and easy to make dessert.

Serve immediately as they are or with some syrup drizzled over the top or a blob of ice cream!

We'd love to hear from you and what you thought of our banana fritters recipe. Did you make any changes or add some other goodies? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks for reading and happy cooking!

Banana Fritters. These are a lovely crispy treat, serve warm as they are or with some syrup drizzled over or a blob of ice cream! A great way to use up the odd banana too! Really quick and easy to make. | Lovefoodies.com

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Banana Fritters. These are a lovely crispy treat, serve warm as they are or with some syrup drizzled over or a blob of ice cream! A great way to use up spare or leftover bananas too! Really quick and easy to make dessert.

Banana Fritters

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes

Banana Fritters. These are a lovely crispy treat, serve warm as they are or with some syrup drizzled over or a blob of ice cream! A great way to use up spare or leftover bananas too! Really quick and easy to make dessert.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 Cup plus 2 Tablespoons or 100g All Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 Pint or 150 ml water
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 Banana
  • Sugar and or shredded coconut for coating

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, add the flour, baking powder and salt.
  2. Add the water and oil and combine with a hand whisk. The consistency should be thick, like heavy cream and be able to coat a spoon. If it is too thick, add a drop more water, too thin, add a little more flour. Set aside.
  3. Heat a pan with vegetable oil until it reaches 180 C or 350 F. Make sure you do not over fill the pan with oil. I use a small saucepan and cook in batches, filling the pan 1/3rd deep with cooking oil.
  4. Whilst the oil is heating up. peel the banana, cut in half and then slice length ways in half so you have 4 pieces. Dip each piece in the batter so it is fully coated and carefully place in the pan, cooking both sides until golden brown. ** To tell if the oil is hot enough, drop a tiny bit of batter, the size of a pea in to the oil. If it sizzles and floats to the top immediately, the oil is hot enough.
  5. Place the fritters on some kitchen paper then dip into a bowl with sugar to coat.
  6. Serve immediately as they are or with some syrup drizzled over the top or a blob of ice cream!

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 6
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 340Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 339mgCarbohydrates: 58gFiber: 4gSugar: 13gProtein: 6g

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  1. I’m not American and don’t understand the amount of flour given in this receipe. What is it in ounces or grams please? A quick response would be much appreciated, it sounds delicious and I can’t wait to try it!

    1. Hi Judy, It seems the ‘g’ is missing off the 100 in the flour amount, so it should actually read 100g of flour. I’ve edited the recipe so it reads correctly.
      Thank you so much for pointing this out! It’s a lovely recipe so I hope you’ll enjoy it!

    1. Hi Janice, The batter quantity will be enough for about several bananas. If you are wanting to do more, simply increase the batter ingredients. It only takes a minute to make up so if you run out, just make up some more. Hope that helps!