An Overwhelming amount of Cinco de Mayo Recipes… Year 3
Today is one of those recipes.
You know, one of those recipes that a lot of people probably already know about, but where I just did a few things differently, and now clearly I have to tell you all about them.
I am well aware that banana fritters on a stick are not a new thing, but this is the very first time I have ever made them. Which is now making me sad because oh my gosh, I already knew I loved bananas before (hello, I eat AT LEAST one a day), but fried bananas?!?! Well, that’s just a whole new ball game entirely.
And peanut sugar spiked with cinnamon?!?!? Just YES. Like times three.
Oh, and there is chocolate sauce too. Anyone who reads regularly knows I love chocolate, BUT to be completely honest (and shocked to be saying this), I am actually 100% OK with eating these fritters covered just in peanut sugar. Fried bananas covered in peanut sugar may possibly be the most delicious snack out there. No really. Please try this!!
The chocolate sauce can be added as an extra sinful addition (or use dark chocolate and feel a little better). Not really needed, but still very much-loved. You get it? You do, I know. You guys are smart.
So lets just start at the beginning. Everything starts with the peanut sugar spiked with cinnamon. I have seen a lot of flavored sugars tossed around lately, so it was only a mater of time before I made mine own. Of course mine involves peanuts. Really, could I be anymore predictable? I think not.
Ohs wells. It’s good, and as my mom says, that’s all that matters.
The sugar is the simplest thing to make. You just grind peanuts into powder. Add sugar and cinnamon and done. And the best part??? The leftover sugar! Hello morning toast!
Moving on from the sugar to the chocolate. Now like I said, you really do not NEED the chocolate sauce, but if you are feeling in need of some antioxidants in the form of chocolate, GO FOR IT. Plus, it’s Friday so we get to be extra indulgent today.
I made this sauce a little spicy just like they do down in Mexico – and since I am currently on a Mexican food craze from now until Cinco De Mayo (FYI people, prepare for some serious Mexican food in the upcoming days). I am usually not a fan of spicy chocolate, but I added just a touch of chili powder and it was the perfect kick for me. Drizzle it on a fried banana and it’s an amazing mid-day fiesta snack. DO IT.
The fritters themselves are pretty basic. I made a Mexican beer spiked batter with a little coconut milk and lime. It’s a winning combo and leaves the outside of these bananas perfectly golden and crisp.
The beer does magical things to the batter while the coconut milk and lime add great flavor.
So put it all together and have yourself a mini Friday afternoon Fiesta!
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These look delicious! Do you know if I would be able to sub the beer for water?
Can I make these and fry them in the morning and then serve them in the evening? Or do they need to be served right after frying?
Hi! These are best served right after frying, but leftover are still great. Please let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love this recipe! Thanks! 🙂
You had me at peanut sugar! Never heard of it or of banana fritters before. This is why I am happy for websites such as yours. I will try your recipe as soon as I can. Thank you!
Awe! Thank you so much! Hope you love these banana fritters! 🙂