Sunday, February 12, 2012

Fried Cinnamon & Chocolate Bananas

Anyone who knows me well will tell you that there are several combinations of food that I find absolutely repugnant. The combinations are as follows:

  1. Coffee and liquer
  2. Coffee and chocolate
  3. Chocolate and liquor
  4. Coffee and fruit
  5. Fruit and chocolate

I generally adhere to "fruit and chocolate do not go together" mantra no matter what. I realize, however, that most people – including my family – would not agree. So last night I made them some fried cinnamon and chocolate bananas.

Although I did modify the batter, I would like to note that the original batter recipe was adapted from the fried bananas recipe included on Roti-n-Rice. Thanks to Biren, the blog's author, for such a light and crispy batter. 


  • 1 jar hot fudge (You can make this from scratch or buy it. One of these days I will post my hot fudge recipe)
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 3 bananas 
  • 1 1/2 cups granola
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup rice flour (regular flour would probably work, but you'd have to modify the amounts of some ingredients before you got the proper consistency for batter)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp water


Cut each banana in half and cut a second time vertically. This should leave you with 12 symmetrical slices. Put the slices in a baking dish. Cover each slice with hot fudge and put them in the freezer until the chocolate solidifies. 

Heat up approximately 2 inches of oil in a deep fryer or pot. While the oil is heating, combine the flour, salt, egg and water. Mix until you have a thick and creamy batter. Pour the granola into a bowl. 

Remove each banana slice from the pan. You may need to cut around them with a knife to ensure that they do not break. Dip each slice in the batter, roll it in the granola, and drop it in the pan. Fry for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the coating is golden brown. Remove the fried bananas from the oil with a slotted spoon or tongs and place them on a paper towel to drain the excess grease. 

Top with hot fudge and powdered sugar. Serve warm. 


  1. we've a regional version of this that we frequently make. this looks lovely. happy V day! are you a V day fan?

  2. I'm a fan of any day that requires my husband to buy me things – especially chocolate things! :)