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Today is one of those recipes.

Banana Fritters On a Stick with Peanut Sugar + Mexican Chocolate Sauce | @hbharvest

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.

Banana Fritters On a Stick with Peanut Sugar + Mexican Chocolate Sauce | @hbharvest

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.

Banana Fritters On a Stick with Peanut Sugar + Mexican Chocolate Sauce | @hbharvest

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.

Banana Fritters On a Stick with Peanut Sugar + Mexican Chocolate Sauce | @hbharvest

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!

Banana Fritters On a Stick with Peanut Sugar + Mexican Chocolate Sauce | @hbharvest

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.

Banana Fritters On a Stick with Peanut Sugar + Mexican Chocolate Sauce | @hbharvest

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.

Banana Fritters On a Stick with Peanut Sugar + Mexican Chocolate Sauce | @hbharvest

So put it all together and have yourself a mini Friday afternoon Fiesta!

Banana Fritters On a Stick with Peanut Sugar + Mexican Chocolate Sauce | @hbharvest

Banana Fritters On a Stick with Peanut Sugar + Mexican Chocolate Sauce | @hbharvest

Banana Fritters with Peanut Cinnamon Sugar + Mexican Chocolate Sauce.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories Per Serving: 675 kcal

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Peanut Cinnamon Sugar

Mexican Chocolate Sauce


  • 1 cup flour use your favorite gluten flour if needed
  • 1/3 cup rice flour can sub with regular flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup canned coconut milk
  • 1 cup Mexican beer
  • 6 firm but ripe bananas
  • zest of 2 limes + more for serving optional
  • canola oil for frying


Peanut Sugar

  • Add the peanuts and 1/2 cup sugar to a food processor or blender. Blend until finely ground and the peanut become powder like. Be careful not to blend the peanuts into peanut butter. Stir (meaning do not blend, just use a spoon) in the remaining cup of sugar and the cinnamon. Transfer to a jar. The sugar can be kept at room temperature for up to 1 week.

Chocolate Sauce

  • Add the coconut milk to a small sauce pan and bring to a low boil. Remove from heat and stir in the chocolate until melted and smooth. Stir in the ancho chili powder, cinnamon and vanilla. To rewarm the sauce before serving, just place over low heat for about minutes. Just be careful not to burn it.


  • In shallow, but wide bowl, combine the flour, rice flour and baking powder. Stir in the coconut milk and beer. If the batter seems thick, just add more beer to thin. It should be thick, but pourable.
  • Heat a large pot of oil over medium heat. Stick a bamboo skewer through the middle of each banana. Dip the bananas one at a time through the batter until evenly coated, then carefully lower into the hot oil. Fry for 2-3 minutes on each side, until golden crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove the fritters and drain on to paper towels. Repeat with the remaining bananas and then sprinkle the fritters with lime zest if desired.
  • When ready to serve, dust the fritters with peanut sugar and serve with warm chocolate sauce and lime wedges.


*Inspired/adapted from Delicious Magazine April 2015 Issue.

Banana Fritters On a Stick with Peanut Sugar + Mexican Chocolate Sauce | @hbharvest

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  1. These look delicious! Do you know if I would be able to sub the beer for water?

    Thank you!

  2. 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?

    1. 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! 🙂

  3. 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!

  4. So I’m on this 21-day vegan diet and craving something sweet, vegan of course, but totally feel good food and I see this on Pinterest! Oh my! My kids and hubby are in for a treat!

    Thank you!

  5. These look like slices of heaven on a stick. You make them look insanely gorgeous and I’d probably look like a hot mess eating one (and I’d surely make it look inappropriate;). #worthit.

  6. These fritters look incredible, these would be perfect for Cinco de Mayo with that chocolate sauce!

  7. Peanut sugar? YUM!!! I want to sprinkle that on everything. I’ve never had banana fritters these looks so good…I would love to try them

  8. DANG – these looks AMAZING! I’ve actually only ever heard of frozen bananas on a stick so this concept is completely new to me and BLOWING MY MIND!

  9. I cannot support this recipe enough! Friday’s are all about indulgence for me, so obviously I love this! So great for weekend brunch!

  10. Wow! I feel like you blow my mind every time I visit! This sounds incredible! Beautiful pictures too. I love the action shots. Brava!

  11. Your creativity never ceases to amaze me! I’ve been in love with banana ice cream lately- because if I ate real ice cream every time I craved it, I would be overweight- but I need to add some other banana recipes to my arsenal. These look amazing 🙂

  12. How do you consistently make my happy meals come to life?? I’ve said it before a million times, but girl, I love ya.

  13. Omi goodness. This looks truly delicious. All that is missing is some ice cream!!!

  14. This looks like it could be the best friend to my favorite chocolate and peanut covered frozen bananas…They look so good!

  15. I’m pretty sure (no, actually, POSITIVE) that I need these in my life. And that peanut sugar is calling my name!!! So good.

  16. Oh we totally NEED the chocolate sauce. I’d never pass on that! Also, food on a stick just taste so gosh darn good and I don’t know why. But it’s the best! Happy Friday, T!

  17. I love the chocolate drizzle, but the peanut sugar spiked with cinnamon! Oh man these are gonna be good! What a fun dessert Tieghan!

  18. Clearly I live under a rock because I have never even heard of this fritter goodness! BUT, stick food is the BEST food, and that peanut sugar? DYING. Pinned!

  19. I haven’t tried banana fritters before; am I the only one?? They look amazing! Especially with peanut sugar 🙂

  20. I love bananas, but I never thought I would like fried bananas! The minute I saw your post in my feed reader I clicked through, though not expecting to love the flavor combinations. Something about battering and frying bananas just didn’t seem right to me. But the more I read through your post, the more convinced I became that I needed to try this, ASAP. Maybe I’ll make these for Cinco de Mayo?

    How do you manage to make even deep fried bananas appealing? Your blog is magic!

  21. These sound fantastic! I can’t help but wonder what they’d be like if there were honey-roasted peanuts used in the peanut sugar (maybe a touch sweet, but mmm). I had some fried bananas recently at a Vietnamese restaurant, and they were tossed with coconut and rolled in a wonton wrapper- yummy, if not quite as inventive as yours.

    1. Honey roasted peanuts, hmmm, you’re speaking my language. My kids eats at least 2 bananas a day, the little monkeys. But honestly, these look fantastic, peanut sugar? Who knew. Why aren’t these on the menu on every Mexican restaurant?

  22. Ha! I just went to the second page of your blog, came back to the front page and was greeted with a brand new, delicious looking recipe! 😀 These look so yummy and believe you me, I have NEVER had fried bananas on a stick before. I’ll just go hide under my covers, apparently I’m late to everything 😉