Bread Machine West African Banana Fritters

"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!"
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Ready In:
24 fritters




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

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  1. rosslare
    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.
  2. swissms
    Very good. I sprinkled with powdered sugar and some ground cinnamon. Thank you for posting. Made for PRMR.
  3. Karen Elizabeth
    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!
  4. Recipe Baroness
    These wonderful banana fritters are wonderful. The guys loved them. The recipe was easy and made a wonderful dough to drop into the oil. I did not cut them but pulled the dough apart and dropped it in balls into the boiling oil. We will make these again I am sure! Thanks for the recipe!
  5. Stardustannie
    Mmm...loved 'em. I served mine sprinkled with icing sugar and vanilla icecream, whilst the kids enjoyed them sprinkled with cinnamon sugar. Thanks for sharing :)


  1. Kara H.
    THEY LOOK AMAZING ?? makes my mouth water I’ll have to try them and reply later!



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