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Batter Fried Bananas with Maple Rum Sauce

Batter Fried Bananas with Maple Rum Sauce

  • Author: Sharon Matten - Kosher Everyday
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Frying
  • Cuisine: Gluten Free
  • Diet: Kosher


Batter Fried Bananas with Maple Rum Syrup is a warm, flavorful, fruity dessert. The hint of nutmeg in the batter, pure maple syrup and rich rum make this the perfect elevated dessert.


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For the Bananas

  • 1 cup corn starch
  • 6 large eggs (or equivalent liquid/plant based), beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 67 large bananas, peeled, strands removed and cut into four
  • (peanut) oil for frying

For the Maple Rum Sauce

  • 1 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup dark rum

To Finish

  • Vanilla ice cream, dairy free, optional


For the Bananas

  1. Line a large baking sheet with foil.  Set aside.
  2. Place the corn starch in a casserole dish or other dish suitable for dipping.  Set aside.
  3. Whisk the nutmeg into the eggs. Set aside.
  4. Pour the oil around 3-inches high in a medium saucepan.  Heat the oil over medium/high heat.  Using a candy thermometer to test the temperature, bring the oil to 350°F.
  5. Roll a banana piece in the starch, then coat in the egg.  Allow a little of the excess egg to drip back into the bowl, then immediately place the coated banana in the hot oil.  
  6. Fry the banana until golden brown.  Using a slotted spoon, transfer the Batter Fried Banana to the prepared baking sheet.
  7. Repeat with the remaining banana sections.

For the Maple Rum Sauce

  1. In a medium bowl or 2 cup measuring cup, whisk together the maple syrup and the rum.

To Finish

  1. Serve the Batter Fried Bananas on a large platter topped with vanilla ice cream.  Pour the Maple Rum Syrup over the Batter Fried Bananas and ice cream.
  2. Alternatively, serve individual portions of Batter Fried Bananas with Maple Rum Syrup topped with vanilla ice cream.
  3. Serve immediately.


Do not try to make Batter Fried Bananas in the air fryer or oven.  It just wont work.

Depending upon the size of your bananas, you may be able to make 7-8 bananas instead of 6.

You can actually make these bananas a day in advance.  I promise they will not be nearly as good as fresh, but if you heat them uncovered in the oven at 350°F for around 15 minutes until they’re hot they will be very good – not perfect, but good.

This recipe makes a cup and a quarter of sauce.  It’s a lot.  I like a lot of sauce.  You can reduce the recipe to 1/2 cup pure maple syrup and 2 tablespoons rum if you like.

To make this recipe Kosher for Passover simply substitute potato starch for the corn starch.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 358
  • Sugar: 30.5 g
  • Sodium: 77.3 mg
  • Fat: 7.6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 64.5 g
  • Fiber: 3.3 g
  • Protein: 7.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 186 mg

Keywords: Fried Bananas, Gluten Free, Gluten Free Recipe, Maple Syrup, Rum, Kosher, Chanukah, Fried, Hanukkah, Pareve, Dairy Free, Meat Free


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