Banana Beignet Bites Recipe
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Banana Beignet Bites Recipe

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When I was a little girl, my grandmother took me aside one day and taught me how to make her famous banana beignets. Although we made them during the holidays, they're pretty fantastic any time of the year. —Amy Downing, South Riding, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:40 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 40 servings


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 medium)
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • Oil for deep-fat frying

Nutritional Facts

1 beignet: 72 calories, 4g fat (0 saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 88mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, mix sugars and cinnamon until blended. In a large bowl, whisk the first five beignet ingredients. In another bowl, whisk egg, bananas, milk and 2 tablespoons oil until blended. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened.
  2. In an electric skillet or deep fryer, heat oil to 375°. Drop tablespoonfuls of batter, a few at a time, into hot oil. Fry about 45-60 seconds on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Roll warm beignets in sugar mixture. Yield: about 3 dozen.
Originally published as Banana Beignet Bites in Taste of Home September/October 2013

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hkarow9713 User ID: 7604678 263827
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2017

"My family really enjoyed these! So easy to make & very moist & creamy. I didn't have cake flour, so I just used all-purpose & they turned out great."

angela32 User ID: 3084463 252050
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2016

"These are very good! I made my own cake flour, with all purpose flour and cornstarch."

tpdlady_306 User ID: 1278650 242388
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2016

"easy and delicious. They didn't last long around the house! My one suggestion, take the oil temperature as more of a suggestion, if making in a stove top frying pan. We had the heat too high (but under the suggestion) and burned the first one almost instantly. Other than that, great recipe!"

Jellybug User ID: 53068 235898
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2015

"These were amazing..I added a little nutmeg to the flour. My boyfriend loved these so much, he asked me to make them weekly...I love them!!!!"

luvmunch2 User ID: 7451685 235803
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2015

"I love the recipe! I did not fry them. I use a sandwich maker. It takes a little longer,

but less oil. I sprayed it with butter spray when needed. Kids loved it! Thanks"

KristineChayes User ID: 1441542 220546
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2015

"I made these this morning and they are delicious - my family loved them! I didn't feel the need to add vanilla; the bananas were a great flavor by themselves. I did find that I needed to fry the beignets about one minute on each side to be sure they were done in the middle. An excellent recipe, and especially perfect for the Mardi Gras time of year! Definitely a keeper!"

chefheidi18 User ID: 8210724 217810
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2015

"So easy to make. We used a small cookie scoop to scoop out the batter!"

DeKay81 User ID: 7512755 124470
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2014

"My family enjoyed these beignets! The flavoring to them is very good."

[email protected] User ID: 6045403 192835
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2014

"I have made beignets in the past but these were so much easier and flavorful. I didn't feel as if I needed to add vanilla. I found them just fine as is. Will be making these again."

Angel182009 User ID: 6228642 212752
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2014

"This reminded me of a donut recipe but a lot quicker to put together. They are packed with flavor and the bananas in them add a great touch of flavor. I didn't have cake flour so I used 2 cups flour removed 4 tbsp. Of it and replaced it with 4 tbsp. Corn starch."

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