Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Cook like a Star, All Stars ~ Donna Hay's Banana Fritters with maple syrup

I followed the recipe to the T with the exception
of toasted flaked coconut for garnish - I used toasted almond slices

Banana Fritters with Maple Syrup

I used:

*2 cups supersoft flour (cos its what I have at hand)
recipe called for all purpose flour 

*3 teaspoon baking powder

*1/3 cup sugar (originally brown sugar)

*1 cup buttermilk (I used milk)

*2 eggs

*4 ripe bananas, mashed

*butter for the pan

*2 bananas, extra, sliced lengthwise for garnish but I sliced into small rounds

*toasted flaked coconut, to serve

*maple syrup, to serve


Place the flour, baking powder, sugar, buttermilk,eggs and bananas in a large bowl and mix to combine.

Heat a large non-stick frying pan (I used my cast iron skillet!)
on medium heat,put in a pat of butter, pour a ladle full of batter in the center cook until bubbles appear on the surface.

Turn the fritters over (with an off-set spatula)and cook for 1 minute or until golden.

Repeat with rest of batter.

Served stacked with banana slices in between fritters and topped with toasted coconut (almonds)and maple syrup.

Full recipe made a lot!! so you might want to halve it!

Pages 21 and 22

of Fruit, Simple Essential series

by Donna Hay

part of the bounty from Big Bad Wold Fireball sale!

I'm linking this post to Cook Like A Star, All-Stars Anniversary Party, hosted by Zoe of Bake For Happy KidsMich of Piece of Cake and Joyce of Kitchen Flavours.

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  1. Hi Emily,

    Do you have DH's chocolate book? Must buy if you love chocolate and DH and if you see it in big bad wolf sale :p

    Do you like these ang moh fritters? Better than goreng pisang?


    1. aiyah, just griddle cakes with mashed bananas! but healthy though!

  2. Your fritters look great! Would love to try some.

  3. Hi Emily,
    Wonderful fritters! More like banana pancake?
    Sounds good with the almonds!
    Saw this book too, but did not buy!
    Already over-budget!!

    1. did you manage to buy any books from PL? :o)

    2. Yup, 3 if I remember correctly!