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Banana Beignet Bites

 Banana Beignet Bites
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
40 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 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 egg
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 3 medium)
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • Oil for deep-fat frying


  • 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.
  • 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 in sugar mixture while warm. Yield: about 3 dozen.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 beignet equals 72 calories, 4 g fat (trace saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 88 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.