Banana Fritters are a wonderful comfort food, so I was thrilled to find a hundred-year-old recipe for them. The fritters were crispy; and, when served with a little confectioners sugar sprinkled on top, had just the right amount of sweetness. The fritters are made using banana slices or chunks, and when I bit into them, the embedded fruit was pure delight. This recipe is a keeper.
Here’s the original recipe:
And, here’s the recipe updated for modern cooks:
1 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup milk
2 medium bananas, sliced or cut into small chunks (I sliced the bananas.)
shortening or lard
confectioners sugar (optional)
Put flour, baking powder, salt, egg, and milk in a mixing bowl; beat until combined. Add sliced or cubed bananas, and gently stir until the bananas are evenly distributed throughout the batter.
Heat 1/2 inch of shortening or lard until hot in large frying pan. Drop heaping teaspoonfuls of batter into hot shortening. Fry for about 2 minutes. Flip fritters and fry until golden brown on both sides. Remove from heat and drain on paper towels. If desired, sprinkle with confectioners sugar. Serve immediately.
31 thoughts on “Old-fashioned Banana Fritters”
I love banana pancakes, so these would certainly delight me, as well. I’ve never made a fritter, and don’t remember anyone in my family making them either, but there’s always time to teach an old cook a new trick.
You should give this recipe a try. These fritters are easy to make.
Your banana fritters look so good – wish I had a couple this morning with coffee. Such an easy recipe too!
They’d be perfect with coffee. 🙂
These look so melt-in-your-mouth yummy!
So delicious looking!
Here we go. Banana Fritters. Ohh hoot a ha. Lovely Yum.
Sheila. Good for anxiety.
I think that you’d enjoy Banana Fritters.
This looks so good! Did you hear that there is a fungus that is threatening to worry about bananas? Somebody told me that and I don’t know if it’s true or not.
hmm. . . I don’t think that I’ve heard anything about a fungus that affects bananas; that said, I don’t know much about bananas so what you heard might be true.
I feel as if I read so much stuff that may or may not be correct that I don’t trust much of anything any more!
Hard to find a good fritter these days. This looks like it fits the bill! Thanks for sharing.
This is a nice recipe. I think that you’d like the Banana Fritters.
I’ve never had a banana fritter. They look so delicious!
You should give them a try. They’re tasty.
Wow, they sound delicious! I’ll have to add bananas to my shopping list this week. 🙂
The banana fritters are a wonderful treat. I think that you’ll enjoy them.
Such a simple idea yet I’ve never had these. Something new to try soon.
I think that you’ll like them. They’re delicious.
Oh yum, if they are as good as apple fritters, they were for sure a winner!
Yes, they’re as as tasty as apple fritters. If you like bananas, you’ll enjoy them.
Another yummy recipe. 😀
It’s a very nice recipe.
Mmmmmmm…. these look good! Thank you!
You’re welcome. They’re yummy.
These look and sound delicious. Maybe I will be ambitious and make them the next time my kids come to visit. Yum!
They’re easy to make and tasty. I think that your children would enjoy them.
The banana fritters look so tempting and delicious. I’ve never had any but that will change shortly.
They’re yummy. 🙂