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Chocolate Peanut Butter Fried Banana

This 'nana is sexy and it knows it.

Ingredients

  • For the ganache
  • 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup heavy cream, almost boiling
  • ½ cup smooth peanut butter, softened
  • For the batter
  • 1 cups flour
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 mini bananas or 2 large bananas cut in half, almost ripe (the straighter the better)
  • Oil for frying
  • Powdered sugar, for garnish
  • Maple syrup, for serving
  • Straws, for hollowing out banana
  • Skewers

Steps

  1. In a medium bowl, pour hot heavy cream over peanut butter and chocolate chips and stir until combined and chocolate has melted. Pour ganache into a piping bag.
  2. Peel the banana and cut off a small part of each end. Take a straw and carefully poke a hole in one end of the banana. Push the straw all the way through until it comes out the other end. Do this a few times until the inside hole is large enough to fill. Pipe ganache into banana until it comes out the other end. Stick a skewer into banana and place on a lightly greased parchment lined baking sheet. Place in the freezer for 15-20 minutes.
  3. In a large heavy bottomed saucepan, preheat a few inches of oil to 375.
  4. In a medium bowl, add all batter ingredients and stir until smooth. Take a banana and dip into batter to coat. Carefully pace battered bananas in oil and fry for 3-5 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on a paper towel lined plate. Dust with powdered sugar and a drizzle of maple syrup. Enjoy!