Banana Fritters are the best donuts

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1.5 cups flour (187g)

2 tsp. baking powder (8g)

¼ tsp. salt (1g)

1 egg

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.