Banana Tempura

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This is the quickest and easiest recipe for fried bananas! Serve with your favorite ice cream.


  • 3 cups oil for frying
  • 1 ½ cups ice-cold water
  • 1 (8 ounce) package tempura batter mix
  • 3
  • , cut into 5 pieces
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar, or to taste


Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Pour water into a large bowl; sprinkle tempura batter mix on top. Whisk until mix is moistened and large lumps dissolve; batter should be lumpy.

Dip 5 banana slices into batter. Fry in hot oil until lightly golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining banana slices. Dust with confectioners’ sugar.

Prep time: 10 mins / Cooking time: 2 mins / Total time: 12 mins

Serving: 3 / Yield: 3 bananas

Calories: 424.4

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