Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Banana Fritters (Frugal Food Thursday)

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Last Saturday night, as I was planning to make dinner, I noticed that I had some bananas that were spotting and starting to go bad.

Usually if I have one or two bananas going bad, I'll make Oven-Baked Banana French Toast, Banana Cinnamon Oatmeal, or Banana Whole Wheat Pancakes.  But this time I had 6, count 'em, 6 bananas to use up.  Too many for any of those recipes.

So I decided to make some banana fritters!

Banana fritters are sort of like pancakes, but have less batter and more bananas.  And they are fried, not just cooked in a greased skillet.

I served the fritters with some leftover honeydew and cantaloupe, and because this recipe is a little low on protein, I made sure the kids each had a big glass of milk with it.

Here's the recipe:


6 overripe bananas
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs, beaten
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup canola oil

In a large bowl, mash the bananas.  Add the sugar, eggs, and flour, and mix until the ingredients are incorporated.

In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat.  Add the batter in spoonfuls - fritters should be about 2-3 inches in diameter.  Cook until the edges are browned.  Flip the fritters over and cook the other side until browned.  Remove to a plate covered with paper toweling to allow oil to be absorbed.  Place fritters on a metal baking sheet in a 250 degree oven until ready to serve.

Repeat until all of the batter is used up, adding oil to the skillet as necessary.

Makes about 24 fritters.

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madge | the vegetarian casserole queen October 3, 2012 at 11:21 PM  

Love that there is minimal flour! Can't wait to try this on a Sunday morning.

I posted an unbelievably easy and yummy recipe for Party Ranch Dip!

Arina George October 4, 2012 at 6:08 AM  

Wow ! the recipe is so easy to make.I will definitely make that now.Thanks for sharing this easy-looking recipe.

Jen @ Jens Favorite Cookies October 4, 2012 at 10:27 AM  

What a great idea for a link party, I need to search through all these links. I'm hosting a fall food link party today, we'd love to see you there!

mjskit October 4, 2012 at 11:02 AM  

You're really tempting me with these fritters! I love fritters of any kind with banana and eggplant being my favorites. Thanks for this sharing this recipe! Thanks for being such a great host as well! Have a marvelous weekend.

Melissa @ Real Food Eater October 4, 2012 at 2:22 PM  

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Simplee Sue October 4, 2012 at 3:12 PM  

I never heard of banana fritters but I suppose they would be good. Thank you so much for the recipe and thank you for hosting a party.

Joanna October 4, 2012 at 3:15 PM  

Happy Thursday! I'm sharing a recipe for Minty Chocolate Ice Cream with Dark Chocolate Freckles! It is cheaper to make your own ice cream, and so much healthier because you get to control the ingredients. This ice cream is better than any mint-chocolate chip I've ever had. Thanks for hosting!

Katherines Corner October 4, 2012 at 10:05 PM  

I have never had a banana fritter. This recipe sounds great. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday favorite things hop. Big hugs!

Miz Helen October 5, 2012 at 4:15 PM  

I love your Banana Fritters! Enjoy your weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

Becky McNeer October 6, 2012 at 7:36 AM  

Yum, anything banana sounds good to me!! Thanks for sharing at Foodtastic Friday!

carolinaheartstrings October 9, 2012 at 1:06 PM  

What a great idea for breakfast! I cannot wait to make this. We are having a great giveaway this week. Come visit for a chance to win.

Kammie @ Sensual Appeal October 9, 2012 at 1:07 PM  

Wow such a simple recipe :) and I just happen to have an overload of bananas!

I saw this post on Slightly Indulgent. I shared an apple protein donuts recipe, I'd love for you to check out as well :)

Kathy October 10, 2012 at 7:54 AM  

Love using ripe bananas - this recipe sounds great! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

Jackie Patti October 10, 2012 at 7:50 PM  

Thanks for hosting! I am sharing a season-appropriate recipe for ginger squash soup. Works great for pumpkin too!

Unknown October 10, 2012 at 9:57 PM  

Ran across you page through the link rink today. We have a few spotty bananas sitting in our kitchen right now and you recipe sounds Yummy and so simple. Can't wait to try it.

Jessica October 13, 2012 at 2:20 PM  

Oh, yum! I have some bananas and I think I will let them hold out for a while so I can try this! Thanks for linking this up at Meatless Monday recipe hop :)

jopb January 26, 2014 at 7:36 PM  

I have not tried to use bananas in fritters - but in muffins, pancakes,etc, and these have less flour.

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