Now if I love one thing in life, it's dessert. And Chinese food. So it really shouldn't come as a surprise that I really love banana fritters but had never tried making them myself until recently. Normally when I think of banana fritters I think of bananas battered and fried until I came across a recipe for fried bananas (I think it was probably on Buzzfeed but I've not been able to track it down again) which got me into looking around the internet for recipes. I then found a few that involved mashing the bananas up and mixing them into the batter, almost like a banana pancake but minus the eggs and milk. This definitely seemed a lot less intimidating than shallow frying something so I decided to give it a go. I've made these a few times now and have tweaked the recipe to get it just the way I like them. They take about 10 minutes from start to finish and are really tasty. Plus a good way to get rid of any sad looking bananas that are sitting around in the fruit bowl.
1 mashed ripe banana
4 tablespoons flour
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Ice cream, to serve
Mix your mashed banana into the flour and cinnamon. Then add the honey and stir until you have a thick batter. Heat a small amount of oil in a non stick pan and separate your mixture into fritters. Fry for a few minutes on each side until crispy. Serve up on a plate, drizzle with honey or maple syrup and add a scoop of ice cream on top.
I've actually been making these once a week now that I've perfected my recipe. So quick, tasty and easy!