Savory, smoky and slightly sweet, these are great with roast pork loin, a hearty bowl of black bean soup or barbecued chicken legs and coleslaw. Dotted with creme fraiche, they make an exotic appetizer.
|Prep Time:||20 minutes|
|Ready in:||30 minutes|
|Yield:||5 servings, 2 cakes each|
|3/4 cup yellow cornmeal|
|1/2 cup all-purpose flour|
|1 teaspoon baking powder|
|1/2 teaspoon salt|
|1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon|
|1/4-1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle chile (see Ingredient note) or cayenne pepper|
|1 1/4 cups roughly mashed bananas (about 3 medium)|
|1 large egg|
|2 tablespoons milk or buttermilk|
|2 tablespoons canola oil , divided|
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
- Whisk cornmeal, flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and chipotle (or cayenne) in a medium bowl. Mix banana, egg and milk (or buttermilk) in another medium bowl. Add the cornmeal mixture to the banana mixture and stir until just incorporated.
- Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium; using 2 tablespoons of batter for each, space 5 fritters evenly in the pan. Cook until golden brown, 30 seconds to 2 minutes per side. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet. Cook a second batch with the remaining oil and batter, adjusting heat to prevent burning.
- Transfer the fritters to the oven and bake until puffed and firm to the touch, 8 to 10 minutes.
Reheat at 350°F for 15 to 20 minutes.
Ingredient Note: Chipotle peppers are dried, smoked jalapeno peppers, often used to add heat and a smoky flavor to foods. Ground chipotle can be found in the specialty-spice section of most supermarkets.
Health Advantages: low calorie, low sat fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, heart healthy.
|Servings Per Recipe: 5|
|Amount Per serving|
|Calories:||243 cal||Carbohydrate Servings:|
|Carbohydrates:||41 g||Dietary Fiber:||4 g||Cholesterol:||43 mg|
|Fat:||8 g||Sodium:||326 mg||Saturated Fat:||1 g|
|Protein:||5 g||Potassium:||286 mg||Monounsaturated Fat:||4 g|
|Nutrition Bonus:||Fiber (16% daily value).|
|Exchanges:||1 fruit, 1 1/2 starch|