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Banana Beignet Bites Recipe

Banana Beignet Bites Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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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."

dsc5907 User ID: 7427440 195902
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2014

"I bring in a breakfast treat every Friday to the school where I am the nurse there. I brought these in this morning! They were a HUGE hit and will become a favorite for Friday's. I too added the vanilla and believe it is the missing ingredient. I also deep fried mine and it took a little longer than the 45-60 seconds. I left mine in until they were golden brown which took about 2 1/2-3 min. Agree it is easier than you would think to make."

kermit8 User ID: 7231522 118569
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2014

"This recipe is alot easier than it looks. It tastes like a warm banana doughnut. Very, very tasty."

MrsOwens User ID: 7095603 136796
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2013

"Very good beignets. As another review said, I felt it was missing something and, I too, added the vanilla. As my cinnamon is very strong, I didn't feel the need to increase it. Overall a really good beignet."

Debiana User ID: 1536180 195900
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2013

"This looked great, but felt it lacked something. I added a tsp of vanilla to the batter, and used a full tsp of cinnamon with the sugar to coat"

Jblueeyes User ID: 6950233 124468
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2013

"Cannot wait to try this. Sounds yummy. & I love bananas!"

ms11145 User ID: 1604521 151029
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2013

"Everyone loved these. Now I have another recipe to use up overripe bananas! Will definitely be making these again. easy and good: what a great combination."

[email protected] User ID: 1835175 212751
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2013

"Yummy & easy, a big hit! Watch them real close as they cook super fast."

crumej User ID: 3845302 186129
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2013

"I made this recipe for breakfast in place of French toast. It's easy to make and I added a caramel sauce drizzle to compliment the banana."

Ree57 User ID: 7146367 113526
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2013

"I loved these little bites. I didn't add cinnamon to my sugar, so when they were finished frying I rolled them in plain sugar and dipped them in melted chocolate. Yummy!"

rllewis7 User ID: 7124309 119201
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2013

"Beignets can be intimidating, but this recipe was very simple and easy to follow. The banana added great flavor and texture."

sal.montgomery User ID: 6839198 113525
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2013

"It's like little banana bread doughnuts. Super easy to make and they were a huge hit with our dinner party."

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