Banana Bonanza! Part 3: Polynesian Sweet Fried Banana Puffs

The third and final installment of Banana Bonanza is here, with a vengeance!

So we managed to use up most of those bananas. What to do with the last one? How about fried dough? Yes, that sounds like a perfect idea. These are the best if you really need to deliver a combination of sugar and fat directly to your belly.

I found these bad boys in the comments of another blog so I am sorry that I cannot give the author more credit. It was submitted by Deeli from Richland, WA.


1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 very ripe banana, mashed
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 cup water
3 cups vegetable oil for frying

Combine the flour, sugar, and baking powder in a bowl and mix them around. Now just like every batter we make, stir in the wet stuff. Bananas, vanilla extract, and water all go in to make a smooth sticky dough.

Heat up your oil in a deep fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees. Though I did not measure the heat and neither should you. Just make sure it’s boiling oil! Be careful. Boiling oil was used to defend castles in the middle ages.

Scoop up about 1/4 cup of batter with a large spoon and plop it into the oil.

Fry only a few at a time. They float to the top and turn golden brown in about 3 minutes.
Flip them over to fry the other side. Remove from the fryer and let drain on paper towels.

Here you can powder them with powdered sugar or add some jam. They are fantastic plain as well.

Labels: breakfast, bananas

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