Banana Fritters

  • 6MINS
  • 4MINS
  • Serves 4
  • 140KCAL

Crispy on the outside with a super sweet, gooey middle, you’ll be obsessed with these banana-filled fritters. It’s hard to believe they’re slimming friendly!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories140
  • Carbs26g
  • Protein4.3g
  • Fat1.8g
  • Saturates0.5g
  • Sugars15g

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!

There is no calorie laden, deep-fried batter involved here! We’ve made these Banana Fritters using nifty swaps and low calorie cooking spray, so that you can still get your fix even if you’re on a diet plan.

Crispy on the outside with a super sweet, gooey centre, you won’t believe they’re slimming friendly! Have some bananas handy that are going a little brown? Don’t throw them! Bananas with brown, spotty skins are perfect for this recipe. They’ll add even more sweetness to your banana filling.

Make sure you dust them with a sprinkling of icing sugar to complete the flavours! Why not try a drizzle of honey or maple syrup too? From ice cream and low fat yoghurt to melted chocolate, these are delish with a variety of indulgent accompaniments. 

What diets are these Banana Fritters suitable for?

This Banana Fritters recipe is suitable for vegetarian diets.

It can be made gluten free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten-free versions; 

  • Self-raising flour

Banana Fritters can be enjoyed on dairy free diets, as long as you substitute skimmed milk for suitable alternatives. 

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly are these Banana Fritters?

Weight Watchers’ new PersonalPoints plan calculates each individual’s Points allowance based on their unique food preferences and goals. This means we’re no longer able to offer exact WW points for our recipes.

The good news is that all of our recipes are still Weight Watchers friendly! If you have any questions about your Points budgets or you’re unsure how a certain recipe will fit into your plan, please reach out to Weight Watchers directly.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Banana Fritters?

You don’t need any special equipment to prepare this recipe. If you’re catering for gluten-free diets, you’ll need to swap out self-raising flour for a gluten-free version.

For dairy-free diets, you can use a dairy-free milk alternative like Alpro.

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You’ll need to swap out self-raising flour for a gluten-free version.

You can use a dairy-free milk alternative like Alpro.

How many calories are in these Banana Fritters?

There are 140 calories per portion in these Banana Fritters, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category. 

To cut down the amount of calories even more, you can simply halve the portion size and serve with a healthy accompaniment!

This Banana Fritters is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Place the flour, egg, milk and salt in a mixing bowl and mix into a smooth batter. Leave to stand for a few minutes while you prepare the bananas.

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Step 2

Peel the bananas and slice into bite-sized pieces.

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Step 3

Spray a frying pan with low calorie cooking spray, set on a low-medium heat and allow the pan to heat up.

Step 4

Dip the banana pieces into the batter and add to the pan. Depending on the size of your pan it might be best to cook the banana in batches.

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Step 5

Fry the bananas for 2 minutes turning every so often to brown on all sides.

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Step 6

Remove from the pan once golden brown. Dust with icing sugar and serve.

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How do you know when Banana Fritters are cooked?

You should cook these Banana Fritters until they are golden brown. This will take around 2 minutes.

To keep your family safe, the advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes.

How long can you keep Banana Fritters in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours. These fritters are best enjoyed fresh and hot!

We wouldn’t recommend chilling them in the fridge.

Can I freeze Banana Fritters?

We don’t recommend freezing this recipe.

How do I reheat Banana Fritters?

We don’t recommend reheating this recipe.

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Banana Fritters

Crispy on the outside with a super sweet, gooey middle, you’ll be obsessed with these slimming friendly banana-filled fritters!
  • Prep Time
    6 MINS
  • Cook Time
    4 MINS
  • KCals 140
  • Carbs 26G

Ingredients

  • 3 medium bananas
  • 50 g self-raising flour sifted
  • 50 ml skimmed milk
  • 1 medium egg
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp icing sugar
  • low calorie cooking spray

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Frying pan

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Instructions

  1. Place the flour, egg, milk and salt in a mixing bowl and mix into a smooth batter. Leave to stand for a few minutes while you prepare the bananas.
  2. Peel the bananas and slice into bite-sized pieces.
  3. Spray a frying pan with low calorie cooking spray, set on a low-medium heat and allow the pan to heat up.
  4. Dip the banana pieces into the batter and add to the pan. Depending on the size of your pan it might be best to cook the banana in batches.
  5. Fry the bananas for 2 minutes turning every so often to brown on all sides.
  6. Remove from the pan once golden brown. Dust with icing sugar and serve.

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Recipe notes

Tip: Have some bananas handy that are going a little brown? Don’t throw them! Bananas with brown, spotty skins are perfect for this recipe. They’ll add even more sweetness to your banana filling.

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