Bread Machine West African Banana Fritters

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 2 hrs 30 mins

This is based on a recipe from Madge Rosenberg's cookbook, The Best Bread Machine Cookbook Ever - Ethnic Breads. She says, "These fritters, similar to what we know as beignets, make inexpensive party food rich in natural fruit flavors. Children will enjoy munching these crispies with milk, but the big kids will eat their way through an endless supply with coffee or beer." My kind of fritters!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Add all the ingredients for the dough to your bread machine in the order suggested by the manufacturer and process on the dough cycle.
  2. Remove the dough after the cycle ends and place on a lightly floured work surface.
  3. With a floured rolling pin, roll out the dough into an 8-by-12-inch rectangle.
  4. Cut into 2-inch squares.
  5. Place on a nonstick or greased tray, cover, and let rise in draftfree area about 30 minutes.
  6. Heat 1-inch of oil in a large saucepan or skillet until it reaches 365 degrees F on deep-frying thermometer.
  7. Fry 3 or fritters at a time 10 to 15 seconds on one side until golden.
  8. Carefully flip fritters and fry until lightly browned, 5 to 7 seconds.
  9. Drain on crumpled brown paper bags or on several layers of newspaper covered with a sheet of paper towel.
  10. Sprinkle confectioners' sugar over fritters.
  11. Serve warm.
Most Helpful

Lovely banana flavor in these fritters. Tasting the batter I did increase sugar up to 1/2 cup, not too sweet at all, and salt to 1 teaspoon. I also added 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg.

rosslare September 04, 2011

Very good. I sprinkled with powdered sugar and some ground cinnamon. Thank you for posting. Made for PRMR.

swissms January 09, 2010

Easy to prepare, and DH loved them (I made them for him, since I don't like bananas!). He ate one as was, and felt it needed something, which turned out to be the sprinkled sugar, then they were perfect! Thank you for an unusual recipe, I was happy to find another side to my breadmachine! Thanks, mersaydees!

Karen Elizabeth March 10, 2009