Dutch Oven Banana Fritter

Quartered fresh bananas sitting on a chopping board in front of a Dutch oven.

Looking for a sweet yet easy dessert while camping? Try these Dutch oven banana fritters that take only minutes to cook. In a simple recipe, fresh bananas are battered then fried until golden brown.

Once cooked they can be served alone as finger food or plated with a side of cream, ice cream, or yogurt. This recipe drizzles them with caramel sauce which could make it too sweet for some people.

The trick to a good quality deep-fried item is to make sure the oil is hot, otherwise, the results can be greasy. Apart from getting to temperature don’t be tempted to add too many at once as this reduces the oil temperature and is harder to manage the color on them all.

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Four golden brown banana quarters deep frying in a Dutch oven.
Deep fry the banana fritters until they are a golden brown. The bananas can be eaten raw so the main focus is getting the batter cooked.
Golden brown banana fritters served with a drizzle of caramel sauce.
These banana fritters are finished with a drizzle of caramel, but they could also be served without a garnish or with a side of cream.
A banana being hand-dipped into the prepared batter.
After dusting with flour, the bananas are dipped in the batter. Using you hand is messier but is easier to manage.
Four banana fritters cooking in an oil-filled Dutch oven.
Cooking in small batches allows you to control the color of each fritter, and stops overcrowding which reduces the oil temperature.
Quartered fresh bananas sitting on a chopping board in front of a Dutch oven.
Fresh bananas are used to make these fritters. Cutting them at the last minute before cooking helps stop them from going brown.

Dutch Oven Banana Fritter Recipe

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Quartered fresh bananas sitting on a chopping board in front of a Dutch oven.
Looking for a sweet yet easy dessert while camping? Try these Dutch oven banana fritters that take only minutes to cook.
Preparation 10 minutes
Cook 30 minutes
Ready in 40 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
CourseDessert
InfluenceGlobal
DifficultySeasoned
MethodDeep Fry

Ingredients

Batter

  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups water

To Cook

  • oil to deep fry
  • 4 bananas
  • extra flour for dusting
  • caramel sauce to drizzle

Equipment

  • bowl
  • whisk
  • Dutch oven

Directions

Batter

  • Combine the flour, baking soda, and water in a bowl. Whisk until smooth to make a batter.

To Cook

  • Preheat the oil in the deep fryer to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  • Cut the bananas in half longways, then in half short ways to get 4 even pieces per banana.
    Tip: Cutting the bananas at the last possible moment helps stop them from going brown, which can happen very quickly.
  • Dust the bananas in the flour.
  • Dip the flour dusted bananas in the batter, then gently place them into the oil in the Dutch oven.
  • Cook until the underside is lightly brown then roll to cook the other side, about 5 minutes per side. Cook in small batches so as to not cool the oil. When the second side is light brown, remove the banana fritter to a paper towel to rest.
  • Place on the serving plate then drizzle with the caramel sauce to serve.

Nutritional Information

Sodium: 144mgCalcium: 18mgVitamin C: 10mgVitamin A: 77IUSugar: 15gFiber: 5gPotassium: 485mgCalories: 331kcalMonounsaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gFat: 1gProtein: 9gCarbohydrates: 72gIron: 1mg

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