Last updated on February 6th, 2020 at 04:28 am
When you think of the tropics, you can’t help but think of bananas. These Banana Fritters are the perfect snack! Warm and gooey in the middle and crispy on the outside. Drizzle them with peanut butter sauce and you have the perfect snack or dessert!
I don’t think I have told you this yet, but my grandfather, Pa, was born in the Bahamas. Born on a small island in the Abacos called Green Turtle Cay, he was one of 5 kids, all born in the bottom room of their parent’s house!
Lucky for me, he met my grandmother Ma, the one who makes the incredible Benne Candy, and ran off and got married. They were married for over 50 years before they lost their battles with cancer and heart disease.
My favorite memories of my Pa include fishing (he made me my first fishing pole and painted it pink before I was born), getting up early and eating breakfast, watching Bugs Bunny on Saturday mornings, and spending my summers in the Bahamas, in that same house where he was born. He taught me so much and I miss him every day.
When my grandparents passed away, the rest of the family had to go through their things, and lucky me inherited all the Bahamian cookbooks! They have so many great recipes, some of them I remember eating growing up, that I couldn’t wait to make some of them and share them with you! Once of the best food memories involve my aunt making fresh bread.
You could smell it all over the island and it was made fresh every day. They also made banana bread and coconut bread and a few people still make it fresh daily. I know you are drooling now!
Aside from this incredible bread, which makes the best french toast by the way, they also have lots of bananas over there and tons of great recipes in which to use them.
While making cookies yesterday, which I posted on Facebook and Instagram, I was having a walk down memory lane and started thumbing through one of the cookbooks looking for a key lime pie recipe to share.
Well, I stumbled upon a banana fritter recipe that I remember my Aunt Cynthia making and decided to make it too. I had all the ingredients, of which there are only 5, and my bananas were about to disintegrate they were so ripe. Perfect conditions for the fritters!
What goes with bananas? Peanut Butter! I threw in a peanut butter sauce to drizzle over these tasty fritters. When you fry them up, they are not crispy like you might think.
They have a custard-like center and remind me of a bread pudding that you can pick up and eat with your fingers! Technically you can eat bread pudding with your fingers, but I’m not sure I would in public. These fritters are a great finger food, are bursting with banana flavor, and have just the right amount of sweetness to satisfy your pesky sweet tooth! I know you will love them.
When I eat them I imagine I am back in Aunt Cynthia’s kitchen just after lunch, sitting in the avocado-colored chairs, eating these fritters, all while she is prepping the just-caught fish for dinner.
You can whip these fritters up in a matter of minutes and make a great dessert.
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- 1 cup ripe bananas (, mashed (about 2 large bananas))
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 egg (, beaten)
- oil for frying
Peanut Butter Drizzle:
- 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
- Get your oil (about 1 inch deep) in a small pan and heat to 375F.
- Mash your bananas and add all your other ingredients.
- Stir to combine, but don't over beat.
- When the oil is ready, drop the fritter batter in 1 tablespoon at a time.
- The batter will be runny so drop it all in the same spot. (Think funnel cake)
- When the top of the fritter starts to thicken (like pancakes), flip over and fry the other side.
- When both sides are golden brown, remove to a paper towel-lined plate.
- Serve warm with peanut butter sauce!
- Mix your Peanut Butter Drizzle:
- Combine all the ingredients and stir until smooth.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 132Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 163mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 4g
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