RecipeBanana Fritters

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 130
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Total Fat: 1.5 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 1.5 g
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 25 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 28 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2 g
  • Total Sugar: 9 g
    • Natural Sugar: 9 g
    • Added Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 340 mg

These fritters will make your heart go pitter-patter! My recipe is a lightened-up spin of the beloved classic. Instead of breading and deep-frying potassi-YUM-rich bananas, I dip them in pancake batter (bonus points for whole grain) and a few extra-tasty fixings, then lightly pan sauté them in oil spray. It’s golden goodness. Oh, and the maple PB glaze is optional… but is it really? Get ready to go bananas.

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This recipe makes about 40 fritters (depending on the size you cut banana pieces)


  • • 4  large ripe bananas, peeled
  • • 1 cup dry pancake mix, preferably whole grain*
  • • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

*follow directions on pancake mix and add anything the package instructs. For example water, milk, or egg.


  • • 2 Tablespoons peanut butter
  • • 3 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • • Optional powdered sugar for garnish

Cut each banana in half lengthwise, then cut widthwise into about 1-inch slices (yielding about 10 slices per banana). In a bowl, mix pancake batter (enough to make at least 10 pancakes) according to package directions. Then add cinnamon and vanilla extract.

Dip banana slices in batter, generously coating all sides. I like to use tongs.

Liberally coat a skillet with non-stick oil spray and warm over medium-high heat. Place banana slices in skillet and cook each side for about 1 to 2 minutes, or until they’re lightly browned. Do not keep them on the hot pan too long or bananas will become very mushy (still delicious, though!). Transfer banana fritters to plate and set aside.

In a small microwave-safe bowl, add the peanut butter and maple syrup and stir by hand until completely smooth. Right before serving, microwave for about 10 seconds (no more) to warm. Garnish banana fritters with a sprinkling of optional powdered sugar and drizzle on the maple-peanut butter topping or serve on the side for dipping.

Nutrition provided for one serving (½ banana, yielding about 5 fritters). Add 20 calories per teaspoon maple peanut butter drizzle.

Watch how easy they are to make!


Love the pairing of PB and bananas? Try my PB-Banana Freeze.