Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Gâteaux Bananes - Sweet Banana Fritters

Another popular one from Mauritius - A very ingenious way to use over-riped bananas if you are tired of the usual banana bread. Popular with afternoon tea or simply as a warm dessert with cream .


3 Ripe Bananas
5- 6 tablespoons of sugar
1 1/2 cup of flour 
1 egg lightly beaten 
1/3 cup of milk 
1 tsp of vanilla extract 
Oil for deep frying

  • Mash bananas leaving a few chunks
  • Mix in flour , beaten egg , milk sugar and vanilla 
  • If batter is too thick add a little bit more milk to get the right consistency which should fall off spoon easily but not overly liquid 
  • Heat oil in pan on medium heat 
  • Add spoonfuls of banana batter in oil
  • Fry until golden brown
  • Set on paper towel
  • Add icing sugar on top or serve hot with cream 


  1. hi your blog is one of the best in Mauritius keep it up !

    for this recipe did you use baking powder or baking soda ?

    from yus

  2. Hello ! Thank you very much for your kind comments. Much appreciated. I did not use Baking soda nor powder for this recipe. I find the egg is enough to make the fritters light and airy . This is the recipe I have always used after trying many , I ended up liking this one the most ! One thing you could try is perhaps use self raising flour instead ? Let me know how it turns out and thank you again for visiting :)

  3. aslm

    i have tried the recipe with self raising flour and its was good and less oily n thanks for your recipe . keep it up

    from yus

  4. Hello, I will try with self Raising flour next time to see the difference . Thank you for the tip !

  5. Assalamualaikum. Awesome! They turned out so yummy. Thanks heaps. Shaheen