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Banana and Peanut Fritters

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This is a dessert / snack recipe.

I can't really say how traditional these banana and peanut fritters are, but I couldn't resist making them when I found them in a booklet of Ugandan recipes. They were relatively easy to make, and quite delicious. The lack of sugar in the recipe means that all the sweetness comes from the bananas, make sure they are ripe! The crunch of the peanuts gave the fritters a great texture.

They are best eaten while still warm, when the banana is soft. While not traditional, I ate mine with whipped cream. They would probably be good with powdered sugar as well.


Banana and Peanut Fritters


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil + more for frying
  • 3 bananas, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup peanuts


In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, gently beat the eggs. Add the milk and vegetable oil and mix. Combine the flour mix with the egg mix. Add the sliced bananas and peanuts.

Heat additional oil over medium heat in a frying pan. Add the batter by the spoonfull and cook until brown on both sides, turning in between.

Adapted from a recipe at the St. Malachi Parish's website

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