Thursday, February 3, 2011

Healthy? No. Yummy? Yes!

We just finished a most delicious dessert/bedtime snack: 

Banana fritters!

The recipe was one of over 900 from The Big Banana Cookbook, a free download a while back from Homeschool Freebie of the Day.

It went like this:

We were hungry after supper.
I wanted something warm.
We had two spotty bananas.
I found this recipe.
I made fritters.
We ate them.
They were good.

You want to try some?

Banana Fritters

1/2 c milk
2 bananas, mashed
2 c flour
1/2 tsp salt
3 tsp baking powder
2 eggs, beaten
1 Tb margarine, melted
vegetable oil
confectioner's sugar

Heat oil in a large skillet to 365 degrees.

Combine milk and bananas in a mixing bowl.  Sift in flour, salt, and baking powder.  Mix in eggs and margarine.  

Place spoonfuls of batter in hot oil and fry until brown.  Flip fritters and continue to brown.  Remove fritters from oil onto paper towel covered plate.  Dust with confectioner's sugar and serve warm.

My changes & comments:
I added 1/4 c brown sugar to batter.

It may have been because my bananas were small, but I had to add a good bit of milk to make the batter thin enough to pour out of the spoon.  (Instead of plop out like thick cookie dough.)

The fritters were ready to turn when bubbles popped up on the surface like when making pancakes.

This recipe made around 20 fritters, give or take.  We loved 'em!


Cindy said...

Must be like banana pancakes. I thought of you the other day when I cooked pinto beans. I didn't use the pressure cooker though, I just cooked them in a pot on the stove. Otherwise, they were pretty much the recipe you followed.

Amy said...

They are a lot like banana pancakes, but a lot less dense than the banana pancakes I usually make. Plus the frying gives them that good crispiness all around the edges.