Fried banana with vegan ice cream

Hi and welcome back to Ria Lives Well!

I’m on a banana kick, y’all.

fried banana with vegan ice cream

Dunno why. But every time I see a bunch of bananas at the grocery store, I buy the brownest bunch with aspirations of making all kinds of goodies: banana smoothies, banana pancakes, banana bread, banana soft serve. And today, fried banana rounds served with vegan coconut ice cream.

Fried Banana Rounds:

Inspired by Sexy Vegan Mama

Fried vegan bananas
Fried vegan bananas
  • 2.5 cups flour
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup oats, processed + 1 tablespoon flax seed
  • 3/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 bananas, smashed (or pureed)
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (duh; VE rocks)
  • Oil for frying

Directions:

  • Use a potato masher and go to work on those bananas. Alternatively, you can process them.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, cloves and baking powder. Add banana. Maple syrup. Peanut butter. Vanilla extract. Mix until fully incorporated.
  • Process 1/4 cup oatmeal and 1 tbs flax seed. It should resemble flour.
  • Set oil on medium heat-I used roughly 1 inch of oil. Let it heat and then insert a wooden spoon. If oil immediately bubbles around spoon, green light, it’s ready.
  • Mold a whopping tablespoon of banana between your palms. Roll them in your ground oatmeal & flax mix. Using a slotted spoon & carefully place banana rounds into the oil.
  • Fry for 1 minute on each side, or until it turns brown and crispy–often less than 1 min.
  • Place on paper towel to drain.
  • Enjoy with ice cream (and don’t forget, these babies are best served warm).

winnie

Winnie the Pooh bowl! Bahahaha! Why do I still find this endearing? Oh, well. I can’t be mad at the kid in me. She’s fun and free spirited and full of surprises, unlike the 23 year old version I display to society. She can get pa-retty boring at times.

Oh boy. The one that got away…It just didn’t…I couldn’t make it…the damn thing wouldn’t…Agh!

Enjoy a bite soaked in vegan ice cream. It’s most enjoyable this way. Trust me.

On their own, these fried banana rounds are tasty but not too sweet. A perfect companion for coconut vegan ice cream. I urge you to try the one I recently made. It has a hint of vanilla that I personally find addictive.

Don’t forget to save your banana peels. Stick ’em in the freezer. I have another post to come that needs those peels. What? I said I was on a banana kick.

bananas

~Live Well!

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