Toffee Bananas

Toffee Bananas are a classic Chinese dessert .The taste and flavour is so universal that it will soon become a favourite of your family.

This dessert was made for my twins as a unique yet yummy approach to bananas which is part of my babies’ meal plan . However , it was equally relished by all my family members alike , be it a 20 year old or a 60 year old . One of the ways you can serve these bananas is by pairing it with Vanilla Icecream. 

Toffee Bananas 

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time : 10-15 minutes 

Ingredients: 

  1. Bananas : 3 in number (Ripe yet firm)
  2. Flour : 2 tbsp
  3. Corn Flour : 2 tbsp
  4. Baking Soda : a pinch
  5. Oil : For frying
  6. Sugar : 4tbsp
  7. Ice Cold water with ice cubes : 1 bowl
  8. White Sesame Seeds  : for garnish (optional)

Method : 

  1. Peel and thickly slice each banana in 3 parts diagonally. 
  2. Prepare batter with flour , corn flour and baking Soda . Add little water to make a thick batter.
  3. Coat the bananas in the batter using a toothpick or a wood skewer.
  4. Heat oil in a kadhai/deep fryer/wok.
  5. Deep Fry the batter coated bananas one by one and use tooth pick to pick and drop them in oil.
  6. Drain the excess oil with paper tissue. 
  7. Prepare an Ice bath with Ice cold water and Ice cubes and keep ready on slab.
  8. In a thick bottomed pan , take 4 tbsp of sugar and cook on medium heat . Stir occasionally. Cook until the white sugar melts and turns into a golden brown caramel . Turn off the heat as soon as the caramel colour is achieved . 
  9. Dip the fried bananas in the caramel , coat them using a skewer / tooth pick and immediately transfer to ice bath . This will set the caramel into a sticky toffee . Remove from bath and drain on tissue paper immediately. 
  10. Repeat this with each fried banana slice one by one .
  11. Garnish with sesame seeds (optional) . I haven’t used them. 
  12. Serve it as it is or with Vanilla Ice Cream.


It was a perfect finger food for my twins despite the sticky mess they made . Happy babies made me a happy mommy ! 

For sanctimommies against sugar / baking Soda , my twins’ pediatrician has given a go – ahead for absolutely no food restrictions for my babies (after they turned 9 months old) except honey. 

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