Banana Fritters with Dulce de Leche Glaze are the best little donuts that you can easily make at home. If you are in the habit of making pancakes on the weekend, these little banana fritters will take less time to make.
Deep fried and delicious!
Occasionally I get in a mood and I want to explore a flavor in many different ways. This month the flavor was bananas. I was flipping through some old Southern cookbooks and I found a recipe for banana fritters that I wanted to try out. The fritters turned out so good that I wanted to share the recipe with you.
Bananas are originally from Asia. However, a multitude of different banana varieties are grown throughout Latin America. I thought I would pair these delicious little fritters with another rock star in Latin America flavors and that is dulce de leche. Banana Fritters with Dulce de Leche Glaze best flavor combo – not too sweet but you can def make them sweeter if you add more dulce de leche.
Perfect with Dulce de Leche glaze
If you can find an artisanal type of dulce de leche, that would be my recommendation. There are plenty of supermarket varieties of dulce de leches that are very good also. Here is one that will work for this recipe.
Dulce de leche can either be liquid like a caramel sauce or a thick fudgy candy sold in pieces. What you want for this recipe is a caramel sauce type. If you can’t find dulce de leche, simply use a caramel sauce. Even a store bought chocolate or fudge sauce would be absolutely delicious!
Sorry, this recipe is not for air fryers and not for the oven. Embrace the deep fried goodness of Banana Fritters with Dulce de Leche Glaze! These are a great weekend treat! Easy to make and even easier to devour!Print
Banana Fritters are the best donuts
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 2 minutes
- Total Time: 7 minutes
- Yield: 12 fritters 1x
1.5 cups flour (187g)
2 tsp. baking powder (8g)
¼ tsp. salt (1g)
2/3 cup milk (160ml)
3 cups vegetable oil for frying (720ml)
2 bananas, slightly green
Powdered sugar for dusting
½ cup dulce de leche or caramel sauce (120ml)
2 tbsp. heavy cream (30ml)
Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the milk and egg until well combined. Using a rubber spatula, fold together the wet and dry ingredients.
Dice the bananas into a ½” pieces (1cm) Fold the diced banana into the batter.
In a 2qt (2lt) saucepan, heat the vegetable oil until it reaches 325°F – 350°F (162°C – 176°C)) Carefully add spoonfuls of the banana fritter batter to the hot vegetable oil, and fry until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Dust with powdered sugar when cool.
To make the glaze, whisk together the dulce de leche sauce and heavy cream. Warm for 10-20 seconds in the microwave. Drizzle over the banana fritters or serve on the side.
*Dulce de leche is either sold as a liquid sauce or a fudgy candy. This recipe requires the liquid sauce variety.