I was dying for a midnight snack and whipped up these AMAZING banana fritters on a whim. They turned out so good, I HAD to blog about them right away! They are somewhere between a banana pancake and a doughnut right out of the fryer. Yes, they are a tad on the naughty side being fried sweeties and whatnot but sometimes you just gotta have dessert! Just put on some music and dance party all the calories off...or you can go right to bed with a nice full tummy :)
Midnight Banana Fritters
1 banana, mashed (not to a puree, a few lumps are encouraged!)
1/3 cup whole wheat flour (hey, if they're gonna be fried, at least they're whole wheat)
pinch fresh ground nutmeg (nutmeg and bananas are BFF's <3)
pinch baking soda
two pinches baking powder
1 tsp vegan sugar or maple syrup
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp non dairy milk
safflower oil for fryin'
Mix together all ingredients in a bowl. The batter should be like thick pancake batter. Heat two tablespoons of oil over medium heat. Spoon a few small fritters into the hot oil and flip once the A side is nice and golden. The B side will only take 30 seconds to a minute. You may need to add a bit more oil after a batch or two. Drain the fritters on paper towels after they come out of the pan and then EAT 'EM!
This portion serves one PIG (a.k.a. yours truely). Double the recipe, replace the milk with spiced rum and dust the hot fritters with cinnamon sugar for a very sexy dessert for two...ooh la la...
Sweet dreams :)
P.S. V.V. won a create-a-burger contest that Boon Burger posted on Facebook! I sugessted their mushroom-rice patty with a soy-sweet chili glaze topped with a slaw of carrot, cabbage and green mango, drizzled with spicy sesame sauce. They are going to be serving my creation at Boon Burger soon (they're calling it the ThaiTaste Burger, I think) so if you try it when it's being offered, let me know what you think!!!