If you want recipes for ripe bananas other than banana bread, then you’re in luck. This Coconut Banana Fritters recipe is a banana dessert that makes you feel less guilty about letting the bananas go bad. It’s a popular snack around the world, Jamaicans enjoy fried bananas as well. Malaysian call this Kuih Kodok, which means deep-fried banana balls. In Indonesia, it’a called Pisang Goreng. This recipe also in some weird way reminds me of Akara. See you don’t have to travel the world to experience international cuisine just have to be willing to experience and explore at home. Crisp on the outside and tender on the inside, these coconut banana fritters are loaded with a nice combination of sweet banana and coconut – so tasty.
Before you ask, this recipe isn’t healthy because it’s deep fried however it’s a nice alternative if you’re looking for a banana dessert recipe. When my daughter saw me making these, she asked, are overripe bananas bad for you? The bananas I used were not rotten, they were still yellow but had a few dark patches. The goal is to use ripe bananas or a few day old bananas if it’s super mushy and smelly, it’s probably better not to use it. Getting the fritters to come out round is a work of art and one that I haven’t quite mastered. In the past, I have used ice cream scoops, my hand and still no luck. When I figure out why I can’t get it to conform, I will let you know. In the meantime, enjoy!!
Coconut Banana Fritters
- 4 overripe medium bananas
- ¼ oz packet of instant yeast
- ¾ cup sugar
- pinch of salt
- 1 cup warm water
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ½ tsp nutmeg
- ¼ sweet shredded coconut
- oil for frying
- sugar for coating
- In a medium-sized bowl mash, the bananas using a potato masher and set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine warm water, sugar, and yeast and allow to sit for 2 minutes till it bubbles up, then stir together.
- Add the flour, salt, nutmeg and mashed bananas into the yeast and stir until well mixed. Cover the batter and le
- Heat oil in a deep pot on medium to high heat until 375 °F
- Drop batter by spoonful into the oil and let it fry until golden brown, turning once. Scoop out and drain on paper towel.
- Roll warm coconut banana fritters in sugar and enjoy warm or cold