Saturday, November 13, 2010

Sweet Saturday - Banana Doughnut Holes

This is the first edition of Sweet Saturday that is not a cupcake.  Sorry if you love cupcakes...I do too...but these are super yummy.

However, I do NOT recommend making these.  They are so good.  And bite size.  And once you stop, you can't stop.  Seriously.  So if you are trying not to eat fried sugary yummy goodness {good for you, and your waist line} then these are not for you.

Rule number 1.  Give credit where credit is due.  This recipe was taken from Food Network Magazine and was submitted by Jacquelin McComas.  The only thing that I changed was I added a tiny ingredient. 

Here it goes.

You need: 2 tbsp veg. oil plus more for frying
1 1/2 cups cake flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup plus 1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup mashed banana
1/4 tsp banana extract
1/4 tsp vanilla

1/ Heat about 2 inches veg. oil in a large skillet over medium high heat until it 375 degrees.

2. Whisk flour, baking powder, salt 1/4 tsp cinnamon and 1/3 cup sugar in bowl.

3. Whisk egg, milk, banana, and 2 tbsp veg oil in bowl.  Add banana extract and vanilla extract.

4.  Combine banana mixture into flour mixture.  Whisk until moistened. 

5. Combine remaining sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon in shallow bowl.  Set aside.

6.  Working in small batches, drop rounded tsp of dough into oil.  Fry for about 20 seconds on each side or until golden brown.  Remove and drain oil on paper towel.  Roll in the cinnamon sugar while still warm.

Yum.  Mine came out more as blobs that real donut holes.  :) I also didn't have a thermometer.  So this is what I learned quickly about how to tell if it is done: press the middle.  It should be slightly hard (not rock hard or anything!) if it is mushy its not done! 

When I bite these I don't think of doughnuts.  I think of State Fair.  Like Elephant Ears -- banana style.  :)

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  1. This I have to try. Anything banana is yummy & hey if it has banana in it that means it is health food! Thanks for this.

  2. I know you told me not to make these, but I totally am!


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