Brazilian fried Bananas Recipe – Banana À Milanesa

Make Brazilian fried Bananas at home with a quick and easy recipe. It won’t cost you much to make it, and it’s very, very yummy! Learn how to make them here.

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I have a great recipe for you today. I made some delicious cinnamon sugar Brazilian fried Bananas. This is something I used to eat a lot in Brazil and also in any Brazilian restaurant. It’s really traditional in Brazil but not sure where it really comes from.

Brazilian fried Bananas Recipe – Banana À Milanesa

This is a great side dish for a lot of Brazilian recipes and also for the traditional “feijoada”.

The contrast between the crisp crust on the outside and the soft and sweet banana inside – sweet as well as salty – is absolutely delicious and very popular in Brazil.

I made a variation of this simple recipe to make it more snack than a side dish. I coated them with cinnamon Sugar. It’s so delicious and goes well with meals or just as a snack in the afternoon! Most kids in Brazil love it.

Traditional Brazilian Fried Bananas overhead view served on a plate

WHAT IS Brazilian DEEP-FRIED BANANAS?

It’s a Brazilian dish made with 4 ingredients: bananas, all-purpose flour, eggs, and bread crumbs. The bananas are cut in half or fourths, then breaded in flour, eggs, and bread crumbs, and finally deep fried in oil.

In Brazil, banana fritters are a side dish — although some serve it as a dessert coated with cinnamon and sugar and topped with ice cream.

Ingredients:

  • 3 Bananas cut in 2 or 4 – small and ripe, yet firm bananas.
  • 2 Large eggs
  • 1 tbsp light cream of half & half.
  • 2 Cups crumb bread
  • 1 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 White Sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp Cinnamon powder

Variation and alternatives

You can replace flour and bread crumbs with gluten-free flour and bread crumbs.

You can replace bananas with plantains but make sure the plantains are fully ripe. They come in a black peel. Don’t worry. They won’t be mushy once fried because they are naturally firmer than regular bananas.

For an eggless version, use milk or light cream instead of eggs.

For Paleo or Whole30 diet, use coconut flour/almond flour instead of all-purpose flour and bread crumbs.

Directions

1. In a deep-fry machine or deep heavy-bottom pan, heat the oil to 350ºF (180ºC).

2. Peel off the bananas, remove the stringy parts that cling to the peeled fruit, and cut crosswise in half.

3. In a small bowl beat the eggs with the light cream.

4. On a plate mix the bread crumb and flour.

5. Soak the banana pieces in the beaten eggs to coat them lightly. Hold them over the liquid to let any excess fall back into the bowl.

6. Coat each banana half through the dry ingredients to get an even coating on it, turn it over, and press it into the breading to coat. Shake to remove excess flour.

7. Repeat eggs and bread crumbs once more.

8. Lay them on a piece of waxed paper or a plate.

Ingredients to make Brazilian fried bananas on a table

9. In another small bowl mix sugar and cinnamon.

10. Deep-fry in hot oil some banana pieces at a time until golden brown and crispy. Turn them and fry until equally brown on every side, about 1-2 minutes.

11. Immediately place the fried bananas in the sugar-cinnamon mixture and coat them well with it and then place them on a container or paper towel-lined plate.

12. Serve hot as a side dish or as a dessert adding a big scoop of vanilla ice cream if desired.

Enjoy!

Brazilian fried bananas pieces served on a plate on a table
Brazilian fried Bananas Recipe - Banana À Milanesa in a plate served
Closeup of Delicious Brazilian fried Bananas Recipe served in a plate

Woot! There you have it! Some delicious cinnamon sugar Brazilian fried bananas! What do you think??? have you tried these before???

Frequently Asked Questions

How to store deep-fried bananas?

Store fried banana leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one day. Be aware that the texture will be softer after storing.

Can you freeze fried bananas?

Do NOT freeze deep-fried bananas because the fruit will become mushy once thawed and reheated.

Are fried bananas healthy?

Bananas are known for being low in calories, high in potassium, and a good source of fiber. However, like anything deep-fried, this recipe is not at the top of the healthy kind.

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Brazilian fried Bananas Recipe – Banana À Milanesa

Camila Rojas
Make Brazilian fried Bananas at home with a quick and easy recipe. It won’t cost you much to make it, and it’s very, very yummy! Learn how to make them here.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Desserts, Entree, Side Dish
Cuisine Brazilian
Servings 9

Ingredients
  

  • 3 Bananas cut in 2 or 4 – small and ripe yet firm.
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tbsp light cream of half & half.
  • 2 Cups crumb bread
  • 1 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 Sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp Cinnamon powder

Instructions
 

  • In a deep-fry machine or heavy-bottom saucepan, heat the oil to 350ºF (180ºC).
  • Peel off the bananas, remove the stringy parts that cling to the peeled fruit, and cut crosswise in half.
  • In a small bowl beat the eggs with the light cream.
  • On a plate mix the bread crumb and flour.
  • Soak the banana pieces in the beaten eggs to coat them lightly. Hold them over the liquid to let any excess fall back into the bowl.
  • Coat each banana half through the dry ingredients to get an even coating on it, turn it over, and press it into the breading to coat. Shake to remove excess flour.
  • Repeat eggs and bread crumbs once more.
  • Lay them on a piece of waxed paper or a plate.
  • In another small bowl mix sugar and cinnamon.
  • Deep-fry in hot oil some banana pieces at a time until golden brown and crispy. Turn them and fry until equally brown on every side, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Immediately place the fried bananas in the sugar-cinnamon mixture and coat them well with it and then place them on a container or plate.
  • Serve hot and add a scoop of ice cream if desired.
  • Enjoy!
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19 Comments

    1. Any that are not seasoned. I mean, plain bread crumbs. I usually buy it packed and never really see the brand just that it doesn’t have any additional ingredients.
      Hope this helps!

  1. We make some similar to this in Puerto Rico, they are calll “jibaritos envueltos”, and are made with baby bananas. This has to be very delicious, with the added sugar and cinnamon at the end. What a treat!!