Banana Beignets

I’ve had this recipe bookmarked for well over a year as a thing to make with Jon. He just moved to a new house with a nice big kitchen, and the time had come! They were super delicious – wish we’d made them ages ago! Jon’s vegan, so we made some substitutes that I’ll list in the ingredients…

One of Jon's new roommates has magnetic poetry...

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, plus more for frying
  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup plus 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg (we used 1 teaspoon of ground flax seed and 3 teaspoons of water, left to sit together for 10 minutes)
  • 1/2 cup whole milk (we used almond milk)
  • 1/2 cup mashed banana (about 1 overripe banana)
  • 1/4 teaspoon banana extract (optional)
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Fill a large skilled with oil until about 2″ deep. Heat over medium-high heat until 375 degrees.

Mix 1/2 cup granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon in a shallow bowl and set aside. Put the powdered sugar in another shallow bowl.

Whisk the flour, baking powder, salt, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/3 cup sugar together in a large bowl.

Whisk together the egg, milk, banana, and 2 tablespoons of oil, and extract if using it, in another bowl.

Mix the liquid mixture into the dry goods until just evenly moistened.

Working several at a time, drop rounded spoonfuls of batter into the hot oil and fry until golden brown, about 15 seconds per side. It’s easiest to have one person spooning and another flipping/removing.

Pull the cooked beignets out and let them drain briefly on paper towel.

Roll the warm beignets in the cinnamon sugar, the powdered sugar, or both!

I think ours may technically have been a bit undercooked because the inside was squishy, but we both really liked it that way so…no harm done!

Serious eats!

Don’t wait as long as we did to make these!

Oh, and my new replacement camera arrived after this, so hopefully there should be some nice looking pictures soon! Or just me playing around. It does cool things!

Banana Beignets

From Baseball Baking and Books.

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, plus more for frying
  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup plus 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup mashed banana (about 1 overripe banana)
  • 1/4 teaspoon banana extract (optional)
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Fill a large skilled with oil until about 2″ deep. Heat over medium-high heat until 375 degrees.

Mix 1/2 cup granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon in a shallow bowl and set aside. Put the powdered sugar in another shallow bowl and set aside as well.

Whisk the flour, baking powder, salt, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/3 cup sugar together in a large bowl.

Whisk together the egg, milk, banana, and 2 tablespoons of oil, and extract if using it, in another bowl.

Mix the liquid mixture into the dry goods until just evenly moistened.

Working several at a time, drop rounded teaspoonfuls of batter into the hot oil and fry until golden brown, about 15 seconds per side. Remove and drain briefly on paper towel.

Roll the warm beignets in the cinnamon sugar and/or the powdered sugar.

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About sparecake

My name's Corinne, and I like cake, cookies, and chocolate! Also, non-c-things such as ponies, Star Trek, and biking. I write a food blog and a blog about life, wide open spaces, and museum work. Nice to meet you!
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