Banana Vanilla Fritters

Really simple deep fried banana fritters, delicious on its own or dunk into chocolate syrup… 




Ramadan is upon us, Alhamdulillah. It is always the time of the year that we all eagerly wait for. We approach this month with broken hearts and souls, with a lot of doubts, with a lot of disappointments… Yet, we know that our solace is solely on His Destiny for us. The 30 days has a different vibe about it. It makes you feel like you are being given a chance to get better at what we are. As far as Ramadan is obligatory, Allah makes sure that we aren’t burdened by it, if we are unwell or in situations where we are unable to…

The month of Ramadhan [is that] in which was revealed the Qur’an, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion. So whoever sights [the new moon of] the month, let him fast it; and whoever is ill or on a journey – then an equal number of other days. Allah intends for you ease and does not intend for you hardship and [wants] for you to complete the period and to glorify Allah for that [to] which He has guided you; and perhaps you will be grateful. (Surah Al-Baqarah 1:185)

May Allah make us among the ones who are able to take full advantage of the month… May He make us among the ones who are able to recite the Quran, listen to lectures and absorb them, be good and do good… Aameen Ya Rubb…


Like I mention always, Ramadan isn’t meant for eating. I try to keep my cooking as simple as possible. Even though fried food is in a very minority, I still do fry once in a while, so that the girls don’t complain about it. Hehe… These fritters are very similar to our pinjiyappam, but a slightly Anglicized version. The base uses only wheat flour or all purpose flour, has an egg added to it, and is flavored with vanilla. It basically feels like fried cake bites. Douse them with some icing sugar or dunk them into some chocolate sauce, and they are good to go. I didn’t want to add any more calories, so we enjoyed them as is. They were super soft and addictive, I must say. Since I love anything banana, I ate up majority of these fritters. Hehe… Off to this simple recipe…




Banana Vanilla Fritters

Course Tea Time Snacks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda AR


  • 2 ripe bananas mashed
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • A pinch salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 - 1 cup all purpose flour refer notes
  • Oil for deep frying


  • In a bowl, whisk together ingredients from banana to baking powder. Add 3/4 cup of flour and mix, and in case if the batter isn't thick enough, add the remaining flour slowly till thick.
  • Heat oil till smoking hot. Drop spoonful and fry on medium heat till golden brown. Drain and enjoy warm.


Start flour with 3/4 cup and add the remaining if the batter is not already thick. 

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