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Banana Beignet Bites

When I was a little girl, my grandmother took me aside one day and taught me how to make her famous banana beignets. Although we made them during the holidays, they're pretty fantastic any time of the year. —Amy Downing, South Riding, Virginia
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    about 3 dozen


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 medium)
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • Oil for deep-fat frying


  • In a small bowl, mix sugars and cinnamon until blended. In a large bowl, whisk the first 5 beignet ingredients. In another bowl, whisk egg, bananas, milk and 2 tablespoons oil until blended. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened.
  • In an electric skillet or deep fryer, heat oil to 375°. Drop tablespoonfuls of batter, a few at a time, into hot oil. Fry about 45-60 seconds on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Roll warm beignets in sugar mixture.
Nutrition Facts
1 beignet: 72 calories, 4g fat (0 saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 88mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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  • Katie
    Dec 11, 2019

    Yummy and really fun to make. Kids loved them and so did mom!

  • Cheryl
    Aug 14, 2019

    I can these me May to the point that they're ready to be deep fat fried and then Frozen.? Thawed And then deep-fried

  • lunaleamira
    May 14, 2018

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  • Michelle
    Apr 16, 2018

    Great recipe! I followed the recipe exactly, but would like to try buttermilk next time. Mine turned out a little darker than the recipe pictures, but I made mine bigger and had to cook longer in order to cook through. I used a oil/candy thermometer and my cook temp varied between 355 - 365

  • hkarow9713
    Mar 24, 2017

    My family really enjoyed these! So easy to make & very moist & creamy. I didn't have cake flour, so I just used all-purpose & they turned out great.

  • rheatabucao
    Jan 4, 2017

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  • angela32
    Jul 31, 2016

    These are very good! I made my own cake flour, with all purpose flour and cornstarch.

  • tpdlady_306
    Jan 23, 2016

    Easy and delicious. They didn't last long around the house! My one suggestion, take the oil temperature as more of a suggestion, if making in a stove top frying pan. We had the heat too high (but under the suggestion) and burned the first one almost instantly. Other than that, great recipe!

  • Jellybug
    Oct 29, 2015

    These were amazing..I added a little nutmeg to the flour. My boyfriend loved these so much, he asked me to make them weekly...I love them!!!!

  • luvmunch2
    Oct 28, 2015

    I love the recipe! I did not fry them. I use a sandwich maker. It takes a little longer,but less oil. I sprayed it with butter spray when needed. Kids loved it! Thanks