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An easy delicious banana fritter recipe. Drop by them by the tablespoon to form the balls.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
30
Yield:
30 to 50 balls
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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Mash bananas, sugar, vanilla extract, and cinnamon together in a separate bowl. Stir flour mixture into banana mixture until batter is well mixed.

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  • Heat 2 inches of oil in a heavy pot over medium heat. Drop batter by to tablespoon into to oil; cook until lightly golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer banana balls to a paper towel-lined plate to drain and cool slightly. Dust banana balls with confectioners' sugar.

Cook's Note:

I mashed the bananas and left some small chunks.

Nutrition Facts

92 calories; protein 1g; carbohydrates 15.5g; fat 3.1g; sodium 87.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2017
easy to make. I mashed the bananas and wet ingredients in a Ziploc bag, then added the dry mixture and mashed some more. I cut a corner tip off the bag and piped the batter into the oil. no mess, no clean up. my kids loved them. I also wish I'd cut the recipe in half. I'm up to 25 bigger than donut hole donuts and still going. Read More
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19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 3
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Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2017
easy to make. I mashed the bananas and wet ingredients in a Ziploc bag, then added the dry mixture and mashed some more. I cut a corner tip off the bag and piped the batter into the oil. no mess, no clean up. my kids loved them. I also wish I'd cut the recipe in half. I'm up to 25 bigger than donut hole donuts and still going. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/25/2017
Very nice when you have overly ripe bananas. This recipe is meant to be tweaked according to tastebuds and quantity. I made it once before and had quite a bit to work with, so this time I was ready! I eliminated the added salt, reduced the amt of baking soda by half and sugar to less than 1/2 cup (way too much especially if using confectioner's sugar at the end) and used only 1 1/4 cups of flour. I also added a touch of banana extract. They were delicious mini beignets. A great treat for either brunch or snack. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2017
No changes, will definitely make again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2016
This is a common snack in India. Instead of white sugar, jaggery is used. I had some on hand so I grated about 3 tbsp into the banana mixture. I had 2 bowls - one for all the dry ingredients ( used only 2 tbsp caster sugar instead of white) and added a pinch of cardomom powder too. The other bowl had the smashed bananas and vanilla (this is great to use up any bananas you have in the freezer too!). Combine both and using an oiled spoon (helps not to stick), drop them into the oil to fry. Loved by even my toddler! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2016
A delectable banana treat. The cinnamon and powdered sugar added a lot to this recipe. The recipe is quick and easy and the Banana Balls disappeared quickly! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/02/2020
Tastes like a banana pancake ball. It’s basic and simple. Took 15 min. I have a stupid electric stove and I kept the knob between 5-6. Super tasty and a quick treat. Husband approved. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2019
These are DELICIOUS!! I added chocolate chips to half the batch as another reviewer had done. Wouldn't do that again as these were much better without the chips. Thanks! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2016
Just made it for the family. Everyone loved it. Made it exactly as written. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2016
Good recipe very tasty! Beware scooping too big or oil too hot. I burnt the first few. The recipe makes a LOT!! Wish I had halved it. Read More