May 16, 2010

Low Fat Banana Fritters




A great achievement! I made banana fritters that aren't deep fried and loaded with fat! I love banana fritters, but they are not exactly light when you order them. I was able to create a low fat fritter by mashing ripe bananas and making a batter, then pan frying them with a little buttered flavored spray. Almost like a pancake with less flour. A little tricky to cook at first, but I found using low heat worked great. I served them with a small scoop (half cup) of Breyers Smooth and Dreamy Ice Cream, only a half point and delicious!

Low Fat Banana Fritters 
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 6 • Size: 4 pancakes 1 tbsp each Old Points: 2.5 pts Points+: 3 pts
Calories: 124.8 • Fat: 3.0 g Protein: 3.2 g Carb: 22.7 g Fiber: 1.5 g
 
  • 3 medium very ripe bananas
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • buttered flavored Pam
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon plus more to sprinkle on top
  • 1 tsp powdered sugar


Mash the bananas. Add sugar, eggs, flour and vanilla. In a large skillet, heat on low flame. When hot, spray with Pam and using a tablespoon, pour 1 tablespoon of batter for each fritter. When cooked on one side (1-2 minutes) flip over and cook the other side. Set aside in a dish and keep warm in the oven as you repeat with the rest of the batter. When ready to serve, put 4 on a plate and top with a little powdered sugar and cinnamon. Serve with low fat ice cream. Makes 24-26 fritters.

50 comments :

  1. You are so creative! I love your photography and appreciate all these healthful recipes that you share :)

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  2. Love your recipes! I have ever had this before...looks great!

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  3. Gina, would these be alot more pts with choc chips?

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  4. wow, what a great idea! I love banana fritters and very rarely have them because of the fact that they are deep fried and so rich, combined with all that ice cream. Thanks for posting & for the inspiration!
    I just found your blog at random & will be back to view more of your low-fat recipes.

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  5. I love bananas, whether eaten raw or in desserts. Your fritters look very delicious. I can eat a whole plate...mmm

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  6. Hi Gina, can whole wheat flour be used in place of white and do these have to be served right away once done cooking or can I make these ahead and nuke when ready to be eaten.

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  7. @Sally, I'm sure whole wheat flour would work fine. You could make them ahead and heat them in the microwave, why not! I love the hot and cold, I recommend serving with either fat free whipped cream or low fat ice cream. Really makes this a great dessert.

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  8. @Francine, yes, it depends on how many chocolate chips you add to determine how many points. Great idea!

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  9. A new way to use up super ripe bananas, and it isn't bad for me, YUM!

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  10. Wouldn't a tsp. of peanut butter be good on these?! While still warm, the peanut butter would just melt away...yum!

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  11. I love your blog... It's a must go to everyday! What a creative and clever gal you are! Keep those recipes coming! Janie B

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  12. Ooh, peanut butter!

    Thanks Janie!!

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  13. could you use Splenda instead of sugar. And if so what would the points be like. I'm having to cut out Sugar because of high insulin resistance.

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  14. Can't wait to try these!! They sound so yummy! As though they wouldn't be good as described, one could even try them with Torani syrup or agave (counting any points if necessary).

    Thanks for all of your terrific, healthy recipes Gina!

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  15. Gina do you think almond meal can be subbed in for a wheat and glutten free diet?

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  16. Ooooh, they do look like pancakes! This would be a perfect breakfast.

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  17. These look delicious ! Thanks so much for the recipe ! I'll be trying these out tonight ! You said we could make them ahead of time, how ling would they keep for ? There's only my husband and I, so 20 -24 frittas could last for a while (or maybe not !)

    thanks,

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  18. I would think 2-3 days.

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  19. @Crystal- Yes, you could use Splenda, it would be 2 points per serving with Splenda.

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  20. Thank you, I love this recipe! I can't wait to try it and thanks everyone for the tips.

    Im thinking honey on mine yum!

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  21. So yummy! I just made these for my family for breakfast, and even my picky kids ate two. I was just wondering if I can store the rest in the freezer for another day? Thanks for all your great recipes!

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  22. This look delicious and I can't wait to try them! I think I will be serving them as breakfast :> Replacing the ice cream with a cup of yogurt. Thank you so much for your wonderful recipes. I'm fairly new to WW and its great to find recipes that will work with my point counting.

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  23. I just made these for breakfast! Huge hit with our family! Thanks!

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  24. Yummy! Will try tomorrow morning! Perfect idea to use the ripe bananas over the table! :)

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  25. Gina, I did half vanilla extract and half almond extract instead of all vanilla... so yummy too!

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  26. do you cook the eggs??

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  27. No, you mix the raw eggs with the flour to make a batter.

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  28. Gina,
    I made these tonight and I had to have done something wrong! When I turn the fritters they fell apart. I followed the recipe exactly as stated. I couldn't get them to be flat and firm as the fritters on your page. They were still delicious, but I want them to look and taste like yours.

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  29. I made these and mine fell apart too, but I actually cooked the eggs before putting them in. Maybe that was the problem? I will try it again because it still tasted delicious!

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  30. The recipe says to scramble the eggs, I think you're actually supposed to whisk them before you mix them with the flour. Not cook them. But, it does say scramble, so it's a little confusing.

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  31. My bad, let me adjust that not to confuse anyone, you should whisk them, not cook them first. That would not be good! LOL

    @Laurie- these need to be handled gently since they don't have too much flour. I cooked them on low and was very gentle with them.

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  32. Just converted these on the new calculator- Points Plus value = 3!

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  33. can you use egg whites instead of whole egg

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  34. Not sure, you can try! They are delicate to make since they don;t use too much flour.

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  35. My husband & I love and frequent your blog. I rediscovered this recipe yesterday after being inspired to make a rainbow St. Patty's treat. With a little food coloring, patience, and a scoop of French vanilla ice cream as the pot of gold, this worked perfecty! Slainte!

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  36. Just made these F A N T A S T I C
    easy fast and Taste wonderful
    Thank you
    Greetings from Vienna

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  37. Hi Gina,

    I made this recipe a few weeks ago, and it was DELICIOUS! It tastes justtt like the banana fritters we get at our favourite Thai restaurant.

    Thanks so much for all your wonderful recipes!

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  38. instead of sugar, can I use honey?

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  39. These are so good! I'm a teenager so I'm normally have to refuse the offer when my friends make pancakes or other breakfast foods of that sort. However, when I just made them these, they ate them up! Now they're gonna start making them and I wont be conflicted anymore!YAY!

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  40. I've never even had a regular banana fritter so I am headed to the kitchen to MAKE THESE NOW! <3

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  41. When you say cook them on low, what would equate to 'low' on an electric griddle?

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  42. Is the scoop of ice cream included in the 3 pts or would I have to add points if adding the ice cream?

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  44. Breyers Smooth & Dreamy has only half a point per serving? I calculated 2 points for the fat free version.

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  45. These are AWESOME! I used stevia instead of sugar and spelt flour - I also fried them in coconut oil. Delish! Thanks for the recipe. :-)

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  46. im confused by the points, is it a half point per fritter? then one point for the ice cream?

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  47. These were delicious! I made a few changes like using whole wheat flour instead of regular flour and rum extract because I didn't have vanilla. They were so good, just gonna make them bigger next time so it doesn't take as long. Absolutely love this website!

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  48. Just made these, a little too sweet for me so I'll leave out the sugar next time. I also used wholegrain spelt flour instead of white so they came out very soft.Thank you for the recipe :)

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