Banana Fritters

Banana Fritters
Photo by Sara Remington

Baked banana fritters with a dollop of yogurt and sprinkle of nuts are a naturally sweet breakfast.

SERVING SIZE: 3 fritters, 1 tablespoon yogurt and 1 tablespoon walnuts (80 grams)
PREP TIME: 10 minutes
COOKING TIME: 30 minutes



  • 3 large ripe bananas
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon (1 milliliter) vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons (30 milliliters) vegetable oil


  • ¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon vanilla nonfat Greek yogurt
  • Pinch ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (204°C).
  2. In a large bowl, mash bananas with a fork. Add egg, flour, cinnamon and vanilla. Stir with a fork until combined.
  3. Using a tablespoon, scoop banana mixture onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush top of fritters with oil. Bake 14 minutes.
  4. Flip each fritter with a spatula, brush with oil and bake an additional 14 minutes.
  5. Remove fritters from oven and place on a paper towel-lined plate.
  6. Garnish each serving of 3 fritters with 1 tablespoon yogurt, a sprinkle of cinnamon and 1 tablespoon walnuts.

NUTRITION PER SERVING: 254 calories, 12g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 34mg cholesterol, 19mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate, 4g fiber, 15g sugar, 6g protein, 460mg potassium, 95mg phosphorus

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