Banana Fritters

Studded with bananas and tossed in cinnamon sugar, these golden goodies taste like banana bread doughnuts.

Banana Fritters
Yields: About 15
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1⅓ cups sugar, divided
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1½ teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¾ cup whole milk
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped banana (about 2 medium bananas)
  1. In a large cast-iron skillet, pour oil to a depth of 2 inches, and heat over medium heat until a deep-fry thermometer registers 350°.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flours, ⅓ cup sugar, 1½ teaspoons cinnamon, baking powder, and salt. In a large bowl, whisk together milk, sour cream, eggs, and vanilla. Add flour mixture to milk mixture, whisking to combine. Fold in chopped banana.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine remaining 1 cup sugar and remaining 1 tablespoon cinnamon.
  4. Using a ¼-cup measuring cup, scoop batter, and carefully pour into hot oil. Fry batter in batches until deep golden brown, 5 to 6 minutes. Let drain on paper towels for a few seconds to remove excess oil; immediately toss in cinnamon sugar. Let cool on a wire rack.
Serve warm or at room temperature.



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