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banana fritters on white plates
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4.42 from 24 votes

Maruya

Banana Fritters coated in batter and fried to fluffy perfection. They're easy to make and great for breakfast or midday snack.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 377kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • canola oil
  • 6 ripe but firm saba bananas, peeled and sliced lengthwise into about 1/4 inch-thick

Instructions

  • In a bowl, sift together flour, 1/4 cup of the sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a large bowl, beat egg.
  • Add milk and butter and whisk together until blended.
  • Add flour mixture to milk mixture and stir until just moistened. DO NOT OVERMIX.
  • In a pan over medium heat, heat oil.
  • Dip banana slices into batter to fully coat and gently slide into hot oil. Cook for about 1 to 2 minutes on each side or until golden and crisp. Remove from pan and drain on paper towels.
  • Using a fine-mesh sieve, dust maruya with the remaining sugar. Serve warm.

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Notes

  • The fritters take about 1 to 2 minutes to cook per side. Once bubbles appear on the top of the fritter and the bottom is golden brown, carefully flip to the other side, and continue to cook until browned.
  • To add another layer of flavor, mix ground cinnamon with the sugar for coating.

Nutrition

Calories: 377kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 160mg | Potassium: 576mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 298IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 1mg