Mashed Banana Fritters

Mashed Banana Fritters created by RotiJala

It's a popular Malaysian snack that's traditionally deep-fried, but here I am pan-frying it in a smidgen of butter or cooking oil. That works too and it's way healthier. ^_^ Children love it, too, as it's mildly sweet. Great as an afternoon snack with a mug of coffee or tea.

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ingredients

  • 2 big ripe bananas, mashed (about 180g)
  • 3 -4 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon rice flour
  • 14 teaspoon baking powder
  • 18 teaspoon baking soda
  • 18 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar (optional)
  • 1 12 tablespoons oil (for frying) or 1 1/2 tablespoons butter (for frying)

directions

  • Mix the flours, baking powder, soda, salt and sugar in a bowl.
  • Stir it into the mashed banana with a fork. (Add the fourth tbs of flour if mixture is too soft.).
  • Heat a frying pan to medium-hot and add enough oil to coat the flat area. (Traditionally, this snack is deep-fried but I find it not all that necessary.).
  • Scoop a tablespoon of the banana mixture onto the pan when the oil is heated to medium hot (a soft sizzling sound when the batter touches it). Flatten the batter slightly.
  • Fry one side till medium brown and flip over to fry the other side.
  • Place cooked fritters on a few layers of kitchen paper. Best served warm but cooled is good, too. :).
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"It's a popular Malaysian snack that's traditionally deep-fried, but here I am pan-frying it in a smidgen of butter or cooking oil. That works too and it's way healthier. ^_^ Children love it, too, as it's mildly sweet. Great as an afternoon snack with a mug of coffee or tea."

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  1. Shirley T.
    Just like manong Cruz use to make every Sunday
  2. katiebee973
    Loved these, I made half the batch with 1 banana and 2 tbs plain flour, didn't have rice flour and added just 1/8 tsp vanilla sugar. Shallow fry in 2 tbs coconut oil. Tasted amazing served with icecream and maple syrup. Will try again with rice flour but even without they were perfect I fried longer for a crispier coating.
  3. catflap2
    Lovely recipe have made it several times for my children for a special breakfast treat and they love them. I have even made them gluten free (using gluten free flour) and they are just gret. Does need a bit more flour if making them gluten free though. Also I cook them like pikelets (scotch pancakes) on a hot, flat , greased pan. Works well and less fattening.
  4. Queen Roachie
    Made this today for breakfast and it went over really well... I made slightly larger fritters, or had less batter, cause I got about 8 smallish fritters out of this. Did not add sugar, as the bananas were pretty ripe and sweet. I had to add quite a bit more flour to get a batter consistency. I agree with duonyte in that these are like custard inside. Very tasty, and the picky 14 mo old and the 4 year old both cleaned plates. Will make again, but double the recipe if hubby is going to be eating as well. Thanks for sharing! Served these warm with a sprinkle of powdered sugar.
  5. duonyte
    I made half the recipe and that ended up being just one serving for breakfast - they are almost custardy creamy inside, very tasty. My banana was very ripe and I needed no additional sugar. Cooked in nonstick skillet with just a little butter - mmmmm....
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