Mini Banana Funnel Cakes

By kmorgan    , ,   

May 15, 2015

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Mini Banana Funnel Cakes are infused with cinnamon and shaped into mini swirls of deep fried goodness. Dusted with a coating of powdered sugar and drizzled with chocolate ganache!

  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • 25 mins

    45 mins

    1 hrs 10 mins



In a large mixing bowl, start by whisking together the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Set aside.

Puree peeled bananas, egg, milk, sour cream (or Greek yogurt), and vanilla in a food processor or blender. Pour into the dry ingredients and gently stir until you no longer see flour. Do not over mix.

Heat oil in a large skillet on medium heat. (Depending upon your skillet and stove, you may adjust the temperature a little higher or lower.)

Spoon batter into a piping bag with a small to medium tip. OR you may use a plastic bag with one corner snipped without a tip. (I used a Wilton size 32 tip. It is an opened star tip to give the funnel cakes a different outer edge texture and look.)

Pipe the batter into the heated oil with a small circular pattern starting from the inside winding your way outwards. I made these to be about 3 inches wide.

Allow them to cook on each side for about 1 minute and a half. A total of about 3 minutes. Again, it also depends on how your pan heats up.

Use a flat spatula to lightly and carefully flip the funnel cakes over. (If using tongs, place the tongs on the left and right of the frying batter– not from top to bottom.)

Drain on paper towels.

Chocolate Ganache

Heat whipping cream in a heat safe bowl in microwave for 45 seconds. Stir in butter, vanilla, and chocolate chips until completely melted. Drizzle over funnel cakes with a dusting of powdered sugar.


1 1/3 cup all purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 cup granulated sugar

2 tablespoons light brown sugar

2 teaspoons cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1 large egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 cup milk (I use whole milk.)

2 large over ripened bananas

3 tablespoons sour cream, or plain Greek yogurt

2 1/2 cups peanut oil for frying, may use vegetable oil.

powdered sugar, for dusting

Chocolate Ganache

1/4 cup heavy whipping cream

1/2 cup chocolate chips

1 tablespoon unsalted butter

1 teaspoon vanilla