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Banana Beignets

These Banana Beignets are sinfully delicious and so easy to make! They're like "mini donut holes".
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 25 beignets
Author: Joanie Zisk

Ingredients

  • canola oil
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 very ripe bananas , mashed

SUGAR TOPPING

  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  • Heat about 2 inches of the canola oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until a deep fry thermometer registers 375 degrees F.
  • Meanwhile, whisk the flour, baking powder, salt, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon and 1 tablespoon sugar in a large bowl.
  • Whisk the eggs, milk, vanilla and mashed bananas in another bowl.
  • Combine the remaining 1/3 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Whisk the banana mixture into the dry ingredients until just moistened.
  • Working in batches, carefully drop rounded teaspoons of the dough into the hot oil and fry until golden brown, about 15 to 20 seconds per side.
  • Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
  • Roll the beignets in the cinnamon sugar while warm to coat.