Sweet Banana Dumplings

I decided to make this recipe because there are always so many bananas laying in the fruit basket. My family is obsessed with bananas. However, sometimes the bananas tend to go to waste because they buy so many at a time.

So I thought to myself, I could just make Banana Bread again or try something new. Long story short, I decided to try something new and make Sweet Banana Dumplings.

Some people like to use yellow plantains when making this treat and I recommend trying it both ways. If you do decide to make it with plantains, all you need is one large one.

Super easy to make , you can whip up a batch in no time. The main ingredient in this recipe are ripe bananas. Now you can use fresh bananas, but it won’t be as sweet and the dough will be too thick.

The texture of these Dumplings are soft and moist. They are also not overly sweet, which makes the perfect dessert. This recipe is Vegan friendly as well.

What ingredients do you need for this recipe?

1. The bananas need to be ripe.

2. Light Brown Sugar works best.

3. All Purpose Flour is needed.

4. Pure or Regular Vanilla Extract works.

Let’s get started…..

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Resting Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 6 minutes

Total Time: 56 minutes

Yields: 12 Dumplings


2 ripe bananas

2 cups all purpose flour

1 tbsp baking powder

1 tbsp brown sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 tsp cinnamon


1/4 cup Corn Oil


1. To prepare this delicious recipe begin with slicing the bananas in small pieces. Then placing them into a small bowl.

2. Using a fork, start mashing the bananas.

3. Add the brown sugar, vanilla extract and cinnamon and mix to combine.

4. In a large bowl, add your flour and baking powder. Mix to combine.

5. Add your banana mixture to the flour mixture. Using a rubber spatula, mix to combine.

6. Using your hands, form a ball. Then wrap in plastic wrap and place in fridge for 30 minutes.

7. After the time is up, take dough out of the fridge and form 12 (35g) balls by using your hands.

8. Put a deep bottomed pan on medium flame and heat Corn Oil or any refine oil in it. A quarter cup is all you need. If you want to deep fry, more is needed.

9. Fry them until they turn golden brown. About 3 to 5 minutes on each side. You can fry them all at once if you desire.

10. Repeat until you finish the batter and transfer the dumpling on a tissue to drain excess oil. Serve hot!

Enjoy them with….

1. Ice Cream

2. Buttercream Frosting (Like I did)

3. Powdered Sugar (dusted on top)

4. Cinnamon + Sugar (dusted on top)

5. Caramel

6. Chocolate Fudge

7. Fresh Fruit

8. Whipped Cream

+ so many more…

Enjoy! If you make it, tag me on Instagram @eatwhateveryouwant

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