Quick Banana Fritters (200th Post)

Thank you my dearest readers for reading my 200th post and your encouragement!

I’ve always wanted to keep a record of all my recipes and tried blogging as a way to do that. I started off with blogger ages ago (in 2008), gave it all up because of the pressures of daily life and work. Then I discovered WordPress in 2011 and started posting on and off. Finally in 2016, I stumbled upon the fact that, I could schedule posts in advance and they would be live like clockwork, while I was still at work or, fast asleep, or even on another continent!

I’m very thankful for all the support that I have received even though I don’t always get back promptly (work in progress)! I did lose many of my followers, comments and likes when migrating from WordPress to the new website, so I’m still tracking friends old and new while, discovering wonderful food 😊

To celebrate my 200th post I bring to you one of my favorite banana desserts growing up. This was something my mum often made when I demanded something sweet instantly! Bless her heart, she not only got dinner ready in under an hour despite working  all day but also, ensured my sweet tooth was satisfied 😍 (Love you and miss you heaps Ma!)

Oh, yes back to this wonderful sugar-free, gluten-free Banana Fritter recipe and enough with my rambling already!

 

3 Ingredient Vegan Gluten-free Banana Fritters
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Vegan Banana Fritters

Vegan, gluten-free and sugar-free. Made with just 3 ingredients. Under 10 minutes. Tastes great warm, with cinnamon powder sifted over or, with custard or vanilla ice cream. Makes great allergy free treats for lunch boxes too.

Priya: Priya@MasalaVegan
Ingredients
  • 2 Overripe Bananas
  • 2 tablespoon Rice Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Coconut Oil, melted
Instructions
  1. Heat a thick bottomed pan (I used my cast iron pan) with a drizzle of coconut oil.

  2. In a mixing bowl, add the peeled bananas & rice flour.

  3. Mash the bananas lightly with a spoon while mixing the rice flour in.

  4. Drop a spoonful of batter on the hot pan.

  5. Cook until golden brown and flip over to cook the other side.

  6. Drizzle some more coconut oil in between if needed (my cast iron pan really doesn't need much oil).

  7. Sprinkle with cinnamon powder if desired or, eat warm with vegan vanilla ice cream.

If  you enjoyed this quick vegan dessert, please check this luscious vegan and gluten-free Fudge recipe.

4 Ingredient Air Fryer Banana Chips – Oil & Gluten Free

Banana chips are traditionally made with plantains, due to their high starch content. These are thinly sliced, then deep-fried after marinating with turmeric, spices and salt. Finding good quality, locally grown plantains around here for a reasonable price is like finding hens teeth! There were a bunch of really green bananas (which would probably have ripened in a couple of days) that I used for this recipe. Using an Airfryer helps cut out the calories from deep-frying. This quick recipe is ready under an hour including prep and baking time. 

We need,
  • Raw Green Bananas – 2 to 3 medium-sized
  • Water – 1 cup
  • Turmeric Powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Salt, to taste
  • Non Stick Coconut Oil Spray, optional for the flavour

Directions,

  1. Wash the bananas well and give them a light scrub if needed.
  2. Add water in a mixing bowl and dissolve turmeric and salt in.
  3. Cut the bananas into 0.5 cm thickness slices. Too thin and the banana slices burn, too thick and the slices will not be as crisp.
  4. Soak the slices in the prepared water for 10 – 15 minutes.
  5. Drain the banana slices and dry them lightly.
  6. Spread in a single layer on the air fryer basket.
  7. Bake at 200 degrees Celsius for 12 – 14 minutes. Toss the chips around 5 – 6 minutes and spray with non stick spray if using.

These chips crisp up on cooling and keep well up to 1 day (that’s how long they lasted at my place!) Happy Cooking!

Note: These chips would taste awesome with a sprinkle of freshly ground black pepper or, rock salt.