Banana Fritters

Indulge in the irresistible sweetness of these Banana Fritters, where ripe bananas meet a light, fluffy batter fried to golden perfection and topped with a cinnamon glaze. Whether as a snack or dessert, they promise to satisfy your cravings with every bite!


  • 2 eggs (at room temperature)
  • 2/3 cup milk (at room temperature)
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter (melted)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 ripe bananas (chopped)
  • Vegetable oil (for frying)
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon


Step 1: Prepare the Batter In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, melted butter, and vanilla extract until well combined. Set aside.

Step 2: Mix Dry Ingredients In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.

Step 3: Add Bananas Fold chopped bananas into the batter until evenly distributed.

Step 4: Heat Oil Place a large pot over medium-high heat. Add enough vegetable oil to reach 2 inches depth in the pot. Heat the oil to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Step 5: Fry the Fritters Using a small cookie scoop or tablespoon, carefully drop 3-4 scoops of fritter dough into the hot oil. Fry for 4-5 minutes, flipping occasionally, until the fritters are golden brown on all sides.

Step 6: Drain and Cool Remove the fritters from the oil using a slotted spoon and place them on a paper towel-lined tray to drain excess oil. Repeat until all the batter is used.

Step 7: Make the Glaze Once the fritters have cooled, prepare the glaze by whisking together powdered sugar, milk, vanilla extract, and ground cinnamon in a medium mixing bowl until smooth.

Step 8: Glaze the Fritters Dip each cooled fritter into the glaze, ensuring it’s fully coated. Place glazed fritters on a wire rack set over a baking sheet to let any excess glaze drip off.

Additional Information:

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Calories: Varies by serving size
Servings: 20

Serving and Storage Tips:

Serving Tips:

  • Warm and Fresh: Enjoy banana fritters warm, right after glazing, for the best texture and flavor experience.
  • With Ice Cream: Serve alongside a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a decadent dessert.
  • Breakfast Treat: Pair with a cup of coffee or tea for a delightful breakfast indulgence.
  • Snack Time: Grab a fritter as a quick and satisfying snack throughout the day.
  • Party Platter: Arrange on a platter with other desserts for a festive gathering.

Storage Tips:

  • Room Temperature: Store leftover banana fritters in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. Keep them loosely covered with a paper towel to maintain crispness.
  • Reheating: To reheat, place fritters in a toaster oven or oven at 300°F for 5-7 minutes until warmed through. This helps maintain their crispy exterior.
  • Freezing: While best enjoyed fresh, you can freeze unfrosted banana fritters in a single layer on a baking sheet. Once frozen, transfer them to a freezer-safe container for up to 1 month. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.
  • Glaze Separation: If the glaze separates or hardens, gently warm it in the microwave for a few seconds and stir until smooth again before dipping fritters.

Enjoy these serving and storage tips to make the most of your delicious Banana Fritters, ensuring they stay fresh and delightful for every occasion!


  1. Chocolate Banana Fritters: Add 1/2 cup of chocolate chips to the batter for a decadent twist. Serve with chocolate sauce drizzled over the top.
  2. Nutty Banana Fritters: Mix chopped nuts such as walnuts or pecans into the batter before frying for added crunch and flavor.
  3. Coconut Banana Fritters: Add 1/2 cup of shredded coconut to the batter and sprinkle extra on top of the glaze for a tropical flair.
  4. Banana Foster Fritters: Cook sliced bananas in butter and brown sugar until caramelized, then use them as a filling or topping for the fritters.
  5. Spiced Banana Fritters: Mix 1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg or cloves into the batter for a warm and cozy flavor profile.
  6. Banana Fritter Sundaes: Serve fritters as a base for a sundae with scoops of ice cream, caramel sauce, whipped cream, and a cherry on top.
  7. Banana Fritter Sandwiches: Slice fritters in half and sandwich with peanut butter, Nutella, or cream cheese for a tasty treat.
  8. Cinnamon Sugar Banana Fritters: After frying, toss warm fritters in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar for a classic sweet finish.
  9. Banana Fritter Bites: Make smaller fritters by using a teaspoon to drop batter into the oil, perfect for bite-sized snacks or party appetizers.
  10. Savory Banana Fritters: Skip the sugar and cinnamon in the batter and instead add herbs like parsley and chives. Serve with a dollop of sour cream or Greek yogurt.

Explore these creative variations of Banana Fritters to add variety and excitement to your dessert repertoire. Whether you prefer sweet, savory, or a unique twist, there’s a fritter variation to suit every taste!


1. Can I use bananas that aren’t fully ripe for banana fritters? It’s best to use ripe bananas for banana fritters as they mash easily and provide natural sweetness. Green or underripe bananas may not mash well and won’t impart the desired flavor.

2. How do I prevent my banana fritters from absorbing too much oil? Ensure the oil is hot enough before frying the fritters. Fry in small batches and avoid overcrowding the pot. Drain on paper towels after frying to remove excess oil.

3. Can I make banana fritters ahead of time? Banana fritters are best enjoyed fresh for optimal texture and flavor. However, you can prepare the batter ahead of time and fry them just before serving for a fresher taste.

4. Can I bake banana fritters instead of frying them? While traditionally fried for a crispy exterior, you can bake banana fritters in a preheated oven at 375°F for about 15-20 minutes, flipping halfway through, for a lighter version.

5. How do I know when banana fritters are cooked through? Fry the fritters until they are golden brown on both sides, which takes about 4-5 minutes per side. They should be puffed and cooked inside. Use a toothpick to check if the center is cooked through.

6. What can I substitute for milk in the glaze if I’m lactose intolerant? You can use almond milk, coconut milk, or any non-dairy milk of your choice in the glaze recipe. Adjust the consistency as needed.

7. Can I omit the glaze and serve banana fritters plain? Absolutely! Banana fritters are delicious on their own without the glaze. You can dust them with powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar if desired.

8. How should I store leftover banana fritters? Store leftover banana fritters in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. To maintain crispiness, reheat in the oven before serving.

9. Can I use frozen bananas for banana fritters? Thaw frozen bananas completely and drain excess liquid before mashing and incorporating into the batter. Frozen bananas may alter the texture slightly but are still usable.

10. How can I make banana fritters gluten-free? You can substitute all-purpose flour with a gluten-free flour blend in equal proportions. Ensure all other ingredients are gluten-free, including baking powder and the glaze ingredients.

Enjoy making and indulging in delicious banana fritters with these helpful FAQs, ensuring your culinary adventure is a success!

These Banana Fritters with cinnamon glaze are a delightful treat that combines the richness of ripe bananas with a crispy, sweet exterior. Perfect for any occasion, they’re sure to be a hit with family and friends alike. Enjoy the delicious flavors and comforting warmth of homemade fritters today!