Banana Walnut Fritters
If you have fond memories of being awoken Sunday mornings by the scent of fresh banana walnut bread baking in the oven, then have we got just the thing for you! While longing for the comforts of childhood, we came up with a way to add a little excitement to the nostalgia of freshly baked banana bread. And so, this week, we're sharing our creation with you - Banana Walnut Fritters!
So if you're like us and always have extra bananas lying around, mix up a batch of these delicious fritters and get cookin' with Drum Rock!!
Banana Walnut Fritters
4 medium bananas, ripened
1 cup of walnuts, plus 1/4 cup for garnish
2-1/2 cups of Drum Rock Fritter & Clam Cake Mix
1 cup of water
Oil for frying
Paper towels/bowls for draining Instructions: 1. Peel the bananas, then mash using the back of a fork; coarsely chop the walnuts.
2. Add 2-1/2 cups of Fritter & Clam Cake Mix to a large mixing bowl and slowly stir in approximately 1/2 cup of water. Gently fold in the mashed bananas and chopped walnuts. Slowly add more water to the mix until you reach a consistency similar to a cake batter. Do not over-mix, or the batter will fall and your fritters will be very dense. Allow batter to proof (sit) for 10-15 minutes.
3. Fill the fryolator with oil and turn to 350° F.
4. When oil is up to temp, use an ice cream scoop (we recommend a #50) to drop batter in batches of 6-10 cakes at a time, to avoid overloading the oil. In order to get fluffy fritters, it is best to scoop the batter from the edges of the bowl, rather than the center.
5. Fritters should take between 5 and 6 minutes to cook, depending on the size. Make sure to turn fritters over so they cook through evenly. Once golden-brown and crispy, remove from oil and cool slightly on a paper plate/towel.
Optional: Allow fritters to cool, then coat them with honey and roll in finely chopped walnuts until covered.
These little pillows of heaven tasted like fresh banana walnut bread wrapped up in a little bite - and what could possibly be wrong about that?!
They were delicious all on their own, but when we drizzled them with honey and rolled them in some finely chopped walnuts they were absolutely irresistible. We didn't have any on hand, but a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side would take this treat to the next level.
So, if you're looking for something new to dazzle your customers or dinner guests with, a fresh batch of Drum Rock Banana Walnut Fritters is most certainly an unbeatable way to get everyone's attention. So give them a try today!!