Banana Tempura


This is the quickest and easiest recipe for banana tempura. Serve with your favorite ice cream.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 3 cups oil for frying

  • 1 ½ cups ice-cold water

  • 1 (8 ounce) package tempura batter mix

  • 3 medium ripe bananas, cut into 5 pieces

  • 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar, or to taste


  1. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Pour cold water into a large bowl; sprinkle tempura batter mix on top. Whisk until mix is moistened and large lumps dissolve; batter should still be slightly lumpy.

  3. Dip 5 banana slices into batter. Fry in hot oil until lightly golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Repeat to dip and fry remaining banana slices.

  4. Dust with confectioners' sugar to serve.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of tempura batter. The actual amount consumed will vary. We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

424 Calories
23g Fat
54g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 3
Calories 424
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Sodium 215mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 19%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 10mg 52%
Calcium 10mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 424mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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