Banana Fritters- Djbouti
You ain’t seen the last of me. I’m back, with more garlic and repressed trauma than ever. Oh, and banana bread bites. That’s an alliterative alternative to the recipe title. It tastes just like banana bread! Which is good, cause I love banana bread. I feel very strongly about baked goods. I either love them or hate them. And speaking of strong opinions, why can’t Congress get some of those and start impeaching? I hoped when I came back, I could make a little cake, stick some candles in it, and celebrate America’s survival. Now y’all get healthy banana fritters. That are really, really good. What have you fine folks been up to? I binge watched Friends (10 seasons in 2 months), took a couple of APs, and I’m so, so, SO close to being a VIB at Sephora.
2 ½ tablespoons flour
1 ¼ teaspoon sugar
1 ½ tablespoon water
1 teaspoon vanilla (not shown because I forgot)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
Start by mashing a banana. You can double, triple, quadruple, or quintuple this recipe, this just made 5 tiny fritters.
Once it looks like baby food,
mix up the flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Honestly, I think I added more than a teaspoon of cinnamon. I had intended to put in ½ teaspoon of cinnamon, but then I got really excited and started shaking in more. Cooking is such a rush. You know, sometimes I worry that someone will think I’m serious.
Mix it up,
and then pour the sugar into the water
and add the vanilla.
I ended up transferring it to a bigger bowl to mix it, because there was a lot of splashing going on. Once that’s mixed,
pour it into the banana,
and whisk it up. It’s okay if the banana mush still has some lumps! Everyone has their lumps. I mean that in a figurative sense. If you have a literal lump, please go get that checked out.
Pour in the dry ingredients,
and whisk that. All ready! If you need a quick snack, or you have a lot of people to feed in a hurry, you can’t go wrong with this.
Heat up and grease a skillet, and then drop in spoonfuls of the batter.
Let it cook for a minute, and then flip it
with your snazzy copper spatula. I love copper cooking tools! I named this one Undine.
Poke the fritters a couple of times to make sure they’re cooked- but if you can flip them easily, they’re done.
Remove them to a plate, and slice up another banana and drizzle it with honey! These are so good, and healthy too!