Monday, January 26, 2015

Recipe--Banana Beignet Bites

This sounds like a good recipe for blizzard-y conditions such as the ones East Coasters will be facing for the next few days--so long as the power stays on! Drink a mug or two of hot coffee with these little treats, and I can imagine nothing better for being stuck in a snowstorm. Well, a beach in sunny Florida does come to mind, but...

BANANA BEIGNET BITES

Sugar Mixture
3/4 C sugar
1/4 C packed brown sugar
1 1/2 t ground cinnamon

Beignet Mixture
2 C cake flour
3/4 C sugar
2 1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t ground cinnamon
1 t salt
1 egg
1 C mashed bananas (about 3 medium)
1/2 C whole milk
2 T canola oil

Oil for deep frying

In small bowl, mix together sugars and cinnamon. In large bowl, whisk first five beignet ingredients. In a third bowl, whisk egg, bananas, milk, and 2 T oil until blended. Add to flour mixture; stir till just moistened.

In electric skillet or deep fryer, heat oil to 375 degrees. Drop tablespoonsfull of batter, a few at a time, into hot oil. Fry 45-60 seconds on each side until golden brown. Drain on paper towel. Roll in sugar mixture while warm.

Enjoy!

Yield: about 3 dozen beignets

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