Mini Banana Funnel Cakes

Mini Banana Funnel Cakes are infused with cinnamon and shaped into mini swirls of deep fried goodness. Dusted with a coating of powdered sugar and drizzled with chocolate ganache!

Mini Banana Funnel Cakes drizzled with Chocolate Ganache with #bananaIf you’ve been hanging out in my little corner over here for a while, you’d come to notice I like my desserts fried.

Whether it’s a slice of cheesecake or a ball of cookie dough… it’s all SO GOOD!

Don’t you think if you’re going to be diving into something sweet and full of those invisible calories, why not have it fried?! 

Mini Banana Funnel Cakes with #banana

Last Fall, I shared with you my Mini Pumpkin Funnel Cakes.  I’m obsessed with pumpkin flavored anything.  

And, if that’s means frying it up– I did.

I’ll give my family and you a break during this time from pumpkin.  But deep down inside, I could really could go for some… but I’ll go to my next favorite baking ingredient–  the over ripened bananas.  These kind of bananas are the best for baking, by the way.  Otherwise, they are never eaten up here in this house.  

I am presenting you different version of my funnel cake recipe.

These Mini Banana Funnel Cakes are beyond moist on the inside and increditably crispy on the outside.  One bite and you’ll know exactly what I mean!

Mini Banana Funnel Cakes with  Crispy little cakes and super moist inside!

These little minis are great naked (aka, plain)… or with some drizzle action of Chocolate Ganache.  

Mini Banana Funnel Cakes with Chocolate Ganache from #deepfried

Mini Banana Funnel Cakes
Mini Banana Funnel Cakes are infused with cinnamon and shaped into mini swirls of deep fried goodness. Dusted with a coating of powdered sugar and drizzled with chocolate ganache!
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  1. 1 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  2. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  3. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  4. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  5. 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  6. 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  7. 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  8. 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  9. 1 large egg
  10. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  11. 1/4 cup milk (I use whole milk.)
  12. 2 large over ripened bananas
  13. 3 tablespoons sour cream, or plain Greek yogurt
  14. 2 1/2 cups peanut oil for frying, may use vegetable oil. (I found the peanut oil taste better and was more crunchy on the outer edges.)
  15. powdered sugar, for dusting
Chocolate Ganache
  1. 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  2. 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  3. 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  4. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. In a large mixing bowl, start by whisking together the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Set aside.
  2. Puree peeled bananas, egg, milk, sour cream (or Greek yogurt), and vanilla in a food processor or blender. Pour into the dry ingredients and gently stir until you no longer see flour. Do not over mix.
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet on medium heat. (Depending upon your skillet and stove, you may adjust the temperature a little higher or lower.)
  4. Spoon batter into a piping bag with a small to medium tip. OR you may use a plastic bag with one corner snipped without a tip. (I used a Wilton size 32 tip. It is an opened star tip to give the funnel cakes a different outer edge texture and look.)
  5. Pipe the batter into the heated oil with a small circular pattern starting from the inside winding your way outwards. I made these to be about 3 inches wide.
  6. Allow them to cook on each side for about 1 minute and a half. A total of about 3 minutes. Again, it also depends on how your pan heats up.
  7. Use a flat spatula to lightly and carefully flip the funnel cakes over. (If using tongs, place the tongs on the left and right of the frying batter– not from top to bottom.)
  8. Drain on paper towels.
Chocolate Ganache
  1. Heat whipping cream in a heat safe bowl in microwave for 45 seconds. Stir in butter, vanilla, and chocolate chips until completely melted. Drizzle over funnel cakes with a dusting of powdered sugar.
  1. Makes about one dozen 3 inch sized mini funnel cakes. May be stored in a closed container at room temperature for up to 2 days. Best served right out of the fryer. Store leftover ganache in refrigerator for up to 4 days. Heat to reuse.
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Mini Banana Funnel Cakes with Chocolate Ganache from #chocolateganache

Go a little further and top these funnel cakes with a dollop of whipped cream.

You’ll have no regrets!

***What is your favorite fried treat?***

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    • says

      Renee, we always had them growing up. It wasn’t until a year ago, I actually got to try one at the State Fair… still such a treat! You’ll love the taste of the banana in it… taste just like a fried piece of banana bread. 🙂

    • says

      Rochelle, you’ll really love how fun these are to make. There are step by step pictures on my pumpkin funnel cakes in the link above. Enjoy!

  1. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says

    Oh my gosh! My kiddos would beg me to make these!! I have some bananas on the counter – so I just may!!

    • says

      Jamie, that is the whole reason I came up with these… those bananas that are always visible on my counter. We needed to make something a little out of the norm. 🙂

    • says

      Always makes you feel a little better when you’re eating mini dessert versions, right?! Means we can just eat more than one! Thanks so much, Kathi!

    • says

      You are too funny, Rina! This is actually what I had for lunch… I couldn’t stand looking at them anymore after they were photographed… so I had to eat them!

  2. says

    Ok, I didn’t even need to see the picture to immediately click on the link for this, the title alone has me drooling, BUT now that I did, holy cow, do these look to-die-for. Funnel cakes are one of those foods that fills me with nostalgia, I was OBSESSED with them as a kid, so these really get to me!

    • says

      My boys loved these so much, they kept sneaking in to eat them while I was photographing them. Your kids would definitely love these, Ashley!

  3. says

    I think my heart just skipped a beat – seriously! These look incredible Gloria! I loved loved loved funnel cakes growing up but haven’t had one in a while and now I won’t be able to stop thinking about them after seeing these banana ones. They sound heavenly and I can’t stop drooling over that chocolate drizzle! I know I’ve said it before but your boys are really lucky to have you make them all these special treats 🙂


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