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Banana Fritters

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The favorite fruit of my little son Marco is banana! Whenever the time comes for a snack and I ask the usual question “Marco, what do you want for the snack“, the answer in 90% of situations is „Banana and crackers“. Sometimes, but only sometimes, peach and apples come into consideration, but without bananas, the snack of my little critter would be hell.

Couple of bananas extra? The time is for delicious Banana Fritters. Perfect for any occassion!

For that reason, in my kitchen, you can always find a few fresh bananas. But, the problem can often be grandma and grandpa who, knowing how much Marco loves them, often bring a few more bananas to make their beloved grandson happy. Then, we have a problem. We have 10 – 15 bananas which have to be eaten quickly or begin to rot .

We had a situation just like that yesterday. On the table were a few fresh bananas that I bought on the market, when grandma and grandpa came by for their usual visit with the usual sentence:

„Markooo, look what grandma and grandpa brought! Chocolate and bananas!“

And what now? I looked at my husband, the only man who had the solution to the problem of „surplus bananas“ with his eating capacity! But, he is not really a fan of this tropical fruit if it is not mixed in an interesting dessert combination.

I know! Some time ago a came by an interesting photo on a food blog – Banana Fritters . Chunks of banana mixed into dough and fried on oil. Yes that is something my big gourmand would find interesting.

Couple of bananas extra? The time is for delicious Banana Fritters . Perfect for any occassion!

And so, flour, sugar, Greek yogurt, cinnamon, egg whites and in a few minutes, the fritters dough is ready to put chunks of banana on it. Of course, in that time, the oil is hot end ready for Banana Fritters .

And as soon as you could hear the crackling and feel the smell, my husband was at the door of the kitchen.

„Mmmm, fritters! I was just thinking what I could eat!“

„Yes but these are not your usual fritters. These are banana fritters“ I answered

„Well, OK, let’s try that miracle“ said my husband and threw himself at the hot fritters on which I just put on the sugar. The first, second, third…

Everything was clear! The problem with bananas was solved and my cookbook had a new recipe – delicious Banana Fritters !

Couple of bananas extra? The time is for delicious Banana Fritters. Perfect for any occassion!

Yields 25

Banana Fritters

5 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

20 minTotal Time

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approximately 4 large bananas

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 cup sugar

Pinch of salt

1 cup plain greek yogurt

1 egg white

Vegetable oil for frying

Powdered sugar for dusting


  1. Peel bananas and cut into 1.5 inch long pieces .
  2. In a bowl mix together flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and cinnamon.
  3. Add egg white and yogurt into dry ingredients and stir well with a wooden spoon until it’s smooth.
  4. Heat about 2 inch oil in a frying pan.( Be careful not to over heat the oil or the fritters will be too brown, it should be about 350F).
  5. Using a fork dip each banana slice into to batter to coat it well and transfer it into oil and fry until it’s golden brown. Work in small batches because you have to work fast.
  6. Remove fried fritters to a paper towel lined plate to drain .
  7. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve.


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  1. Sounds like a great recipe. Can’t wait to try it! The only thing I am bothered by is the name of your blog. Have you thought about replacing God with Gosh? It can be offensive to God to use His name in vain. Sorry just a thought for you.

    1. Hi Nicole,
      You can’t bake this because the batter is not thick enough for that, it has to be droped in hot oil, and I think that bannas wouldnt taste good when you freeze it.

  2. I just want to tell you how wonderful these fritters ate! They’ve become one of my family’s favorite since the first time I prepared them. Thanks for the recipe!!!

  3. Just looking at the photos of the Banana Fritters makes me anxious to try them. That will be my next thing to do. Thank you for sharing.

  4. P.S. I use God’s Name and think it is okay because it is He who gives us witty ideas and new inventions. And guess what! They make people happy!! To me, it is a blessing to find wonderful ideas like this and when I do find them, I say, “Oh. My, God!” Especially after I’ve eaten it and it is good.

    1. Hi Janet, I didn’t leave out anything, but it maybe turned out too thick because the brand of greek yogurt(if it’s too thick), size of the egg you use, or maybe you use too much flour because measuring in volume (with cup) might vary in weight. If you try it next time use 3/4 cup flour anf add more later if you need.

  5. Hi….I’m allergic to all dairy, so can I use soy yogurt and soy or almond milk (If one needs to add milk)??

    1. Hi Jacquie, I think it soy yogurt could work, maybe you will need to adjust the volume because I don’t know how thick soy yogurt is.

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