Whole Wheat Accra Bananas(Deep Fried Bananas Fritters)

by ImmaculateBites on 9 March, 2013

 

Did you know eating bananas can cheer you up? – They have tryptophan plus vitamin B6 which assist the body to produce serotonin- a natural mental depression alleviating chemical serotonin. This alone makes me want to eat bananas daily to liven me up. So if you have any overly ripe bananas don’t throw it away. Try making these banana puffs. One thing for sure they would brighten your day.

 

Whole wheat accra banana is one of my quick and simple breakfast snack food to make .I remember a time when I would eat this unfailingly for breakfast, every weekend. However, over these past couple months my accra banana weekends have taken a little bit of a back seat as I experiment and try out new recipes for my blog. So I was glad to revisit this tasty banana and whole wheat fritters.

 

Whole wheat accra banana is similar in taste to accra banana that I featured here. Only this time they pack a double punch- improved nutrition and still maintain the great taste…. Should I dare to call this healthy? Some people would say deep fried foods have no business in any healthy diet but sometimes we have to eat what we love in moderation in order to not feel deprive. It is not entirely healthy but it contains some health benefits and that makes me feel a lot better.

 

Accra bananas are a very popular snack, breakfast food in most West African countries .In this recipe bananas are mashed up and mixed with whole wheat flour, brown sugar then  flavored with nutmeg and vanilla and  fried until they are golden brown.

You can eat this recipe as a snack, breakfast or party meal. It is best served warm or at room temperature.

 Serve warm

 

 

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Whole Wheat Accra Bananas
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: African
Serves: 3-4
Ingredients
  • 4 large bananas or 1 ½ cup mashed bananas
  • 1½ cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • Oil for deep frying
Instructions
  1. Mash bananas with spoon or puree bananas in food processor or blender.
  2. In a medium bowl mix together mashed bananas, whole-wheat flour, sugar, baking powder and salt .Mix well to the consistency of a creamy batter.
  3. Finally add nut meg and vanilla. Let it rest for 10 minutes
  4. Heat up a large skillet or cast iron with oil up to ½ inch- medium-high heat (375) until hot but not smoking.
  5. Scoop up the batter and fry in batches, turning once, until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Do not overcrowd the pan( it will cause the fritters to be soggy and absorb excess oil
  6. Using a slotted spoon, remove the fritters and place them on paper towels.
  7. Serve warm

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kelsey March 13, 2013 at 11:48 pm

I really love your site, great recipes. I tried the suya and it came out very
good . Just wondering if you know the recipe for fish roll. Thanks

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Kelsey March 15, 2013 at 12:04 am

I made the Accra banana today and it came out super good. My husband and kids loved it. Thanks so much!!

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Africanbites March 15, 2013 at 8:21 am

Ahhh!! thank you kelsey, my family loves these too!!! Will have fish roll recipe posted in the near future.

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Ivo March 17, 2013 at 3:34 pm

I tried this recipe today.
The end product was great.
My family loved it!
I had it with coffee and it was delicious.

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Africanbites March 17, 2013 at 7:13 pm

Ivo, so glad you enjoyed it!

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Gina April 2, 2013 at 1:16 pm

Thanks for the receipe. I tried it and it was lovely.

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Africanbites April 3, 2013 at 11:54 am

Gina, next time split it in half with your husband. Thanks for reporting back!

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Sylvia January 12, 2014 at 7:24 am

Hi Immaculate,
Just want to thank you for this recipe. I have never made accra banana, for a first time, it was great. Happened to fall onto your website after my kid sister asked me for puff puff recipe. She followed your puff puff recipe and it was wonderful.
Thanks and keep up the good work. As from now my weekends will be spent trying some of your recipes. Your presentation is also superb, it makes you to actually want to eat the food.
Good work.

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Africanbites January 12, 2014 at 10:27 am

Hi sylvia ,
Thanks for your kind compliments they make me continue to move forward in this culinary journey… I am SUPER excited you will be back for more.

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Mary April 1, 2014 at 6:43 pm

These are SO good! Thank you for sharing, not finished cooking them all yet, already ate like 4! :-)

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ImmaculateBites April 2, 2014 at 8:34 am

Mary, I just made these fritters this weekend.Can never stop… They are my weakness.

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Eva May 7, 2014 at 10:45 am

Nice recipe, however it is better made with white flour as wholemeal made it brown too quickly otherwise raw in the middle, thus leaving you to cook it on a lower heat for much longer in the oil.. Which defeated the object of making it healthier.

Try it with plain white flour folks! Naughty but much nicer :)

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ImmaculateBites May 9, 2014 at 3:10 pm

Eva, thanks for the feedback !

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