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How to Make Eggless Tropical Fruit Fritters

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How to Make Eggless Tropical Fruit Fritters

How to Make Eggless Tropical Fruit Fritters

Fritter refers to any fried and battered fruit, meat, seafood, or vegetable. The taste of this dish may be either sweet or savory. The batter I used for this recipe is my four-ingredient crispy batter recipe, but I needed to replace the salt with sugar to complement the sweetness of the fruit. This eggless tropical fruit fritters recipe has a crispy outside and a bit mushy with a bite inside. Enjoy it as a dessert or a snack.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 + 1/8 cup water
  • 1/4 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/8 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 12 pieces banana, mashed
  • 12 pieces jackfruit (flesh enclosing the seeds), sliced
  • 1 tablespoon sugar, (for dusting)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder, (for dusting)

Utensils

For Preparing the Eggless Batter:

  • 1 Large Bowl
  • 2 Medium Bowls
  • 4 Small Bowls
  • Whisk
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons

For Cooking the Bananas and Jackfruit Mixture:

  • Chopping Board
  • Knife
  • Large Bowl
  • Masher or Fork

For Molding the Tropical Fruit Mixture:

  • Small Muffin Pans

For Cooking the Eggless Tropical Fruit Fritters:

  • Frying Pan
  • Strainer

For Dusting the Finished Product:

  • Large Bowl
  • 2 Small Bowls

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

10 min

15 min

25 min

36 pieces

Frozen Tropical Fruit Fritters Mixture

Frozen Tropical Fruit Fritters Mixture

Instructions

  1. Mash bananas and slice jackfruit. Mix the two ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. Mold mixture into small muffin pans. Allow it to freeze to hold its shape. This should take approximately 4 hours.
  3. Prepare the batter before removing the mixture from the freezer. Mix all-purpose flour, water, coconut flakes, sugar, and baking powder in a large bowl. Set aside.
  4. Mix sugar and cinnamon powder in a large bowl. Set aside.
  5. Remove the mixture from the freezer. Dip into the prepared batter and fry.
  6. Strain excess oil. Toss the fritters into the sugar and cinnamon powder mix.
  7. Serve while still hot.

Tips and Techniques

  • Freeze the bananas and jackfruit mixture to hold its shape while coating it with batter.
  • Add a dash of any kind of rum into the tropical fruit mixture for more flavor and aroma.
  • Increase the amount of cinnamon if preferred.
  • Use powdered sugar when making the dusting mixture to create a finer texture.
  • Drizzle melted chocolate on top to give extra sweetness.

Finished Product

Eggless Tropical Fruit Fritters

Eggless Tropical Fruit Fritters

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Comments

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on August 02, 2018:

Hi Miebakagh,

Glad to know that. I would like to know the result, update me after you tried the recipe. Enjoy!

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on August 02, 2018:

Hello Dred Cuan, thanks for responding. Iamtakingnote of this well,andwill try the recipe. You are always welcomed.

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on August 02, 2018:

Hi Miebakagh,

Yes, you can replace a regular banana with plantain! If I'm not mistaken, plantain contains less sugar than the regular ones so much healthier. Another difference is the texture as plantain is firmer compared to other varieties of bananas.

Breadfruit is a member of jackfruit family. Jackfruit is bigger than the breadfruit. This fruit has yellowish flesh too. Compared to breadfruit, jackfruit contains seeds which are edible too.

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on August 01, 2018:

Hello Dredcuan, I am not at home with fried bananas. Can I substitute ripe plantain for the banana?

Jackfruit can be a little confusing to me. I take it that the jackfruit you mean is not the one found in the tropic. We called jackfruit here breadfruit. Could their mean the same thing? I am seeing the banana in the story. Could you include a picture of the jackfruit in your next review? Many thanks.

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on August 01, 2018:

Hi Peggy,

Nice question, the closest fruit I know is Durian. Though I wouldn't recommend it because of its foul odor that might not be appealing to you.

As an alternative, you can use any fruits you want. Like what I said to Mary. My personal favorites are pineapple rings and apple rings. Just remember that if you're cooking a mixture of fruits, freeze it first to hold its shape. If it's sliced, you can continue cooking it with the batter. I hope these tips helped you. Enjoy!

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on August 01, 2018:

Hello Liz,

Thank you for appreciating my ideas. Freezing the mixture is definitely a must so it won't blend into the batter. No need to worry because as the batter starts to cook, the frozen mixture starts to defrost as well.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on August 01, 2018:

These look simple enough to make and are undoubtedly delicious. I have never tasted jackfruit. Is there any other kind of fruit that has a similar taste?

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on August 01, 2018:

Hi Mary,

Other than bananas, I would recommend pineapple (rings) and apple (rings) for your fritters. These two are simply the best as well!

Actually, you can use any of your favorite fruits when you make fritters. Just remember two things. The first tip is if you want a bit mushy texture, freeze it to hold the shape. Otherwise, you'll end up mixing the fruit with your batter. 2nd tip, you can also make slices of these soft fruits. It's easier to make. All you need to do is dip it into the batter.

I hope this helps. Enjoy!

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on August 01, 2018:

Hello Eric,

The ingredients blended so well. I'm already satisfied when I ate two pieces of it. Indeed a must try!

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on August 01, 2018:

Hi Pamela,

Try it! You will surely love the taste of banana and jackfruit when mixed together. It's a little bit greasy, but still fine at least once in a while. LOL

Liz Westwood from UK on August 01, 2018:

I like your tip about freezing some of the ingredients. I'm learning a lot from your recipes.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on August 01, 2018:

I love fritters and this recipe seems great. However, bananas are not really something we normally eat. What would be a good substitute?

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on August 01, 2018:

Looks real good. I like the ingredients, maybe too much.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on August 01, 2018:

I have never made anything quite like this, but it sounds delicious. I appreciate those extra tips for some variety as you would choose. Thanks for sharing this recipe.