Fried Banana Bites are a fun dessert made with sweetened bananas folded into a wonton wrapper, fried to a crispy golden brown, and dusted with confectioners’ sugar. When you take your first bite, you will get the crunch from the fried wonton, followed by the caramelized bananas inside. YUM! And, if preferred, you can make them in an air fryer! For another fried banana treat, check out my Banana Fritters, too!

Fried Banana Bites on a plate on a white table with bananas from overhead.
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Fried Banana Ingredients & Smart Substitutions

Bananas: For this recipe, use bananas that are on the point of being ripe to slightly overripe. Ripe bananas have a sweeter and softer texture.

Wonton Wrappers: Wonton Wrappers are thin sheets of dough that can be boiled, steamed, or fried and filled with your favorite ingredients. You can buy them at the store or make your own!

Steps for making Fried Banana Bites with wonton wrappers and banana filling.

Oil: When it comes to deep-frying, both vegetable oil and canola oil are fantastic options. They possess a high smoke point and a neutral taste. After use, the oil can be clarified to extend its life and be used again. Here is information on how to clean used cooking oil. If would rather not fry the banana bites in oil, I have instructions on cooking the bites in an air fryer in the notes of the recipe.

Confectioners’ Sugar: Confectioners’ sugar, also known as powdered sugar, is dusted on the bites. It’s a finishing touch that adds visual appeal and a touch of sweetness. They are delicious without it, too!

Fried Banana Bites on a plate dusted with confectioners sugar.

Can I Use Other Fillings?

Sure! You can get creative with the fillings for your fried wonton wrappers. Here are some ideas you could try:

  • Bananas and Nutella
  • Chocolate and Peanut Butter
  • Fruit Preserves
  • Apple or Cherry Pie Filling (or your favorite flavor of pie filling)
  • Cream cheese with fresh berries

Remember that the filling should be relatively small and not overly wet to prevent the wonton wrappers from becoming soggy during frying. Additionally, the cooking time may vary depending on the filling, so keep an eye on them!

Hand opening a fried banana bite showing the inside texture.

Storing & Reheating Fried Banana Bites

If you have any leftover fried banana bites, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They will last up to 1-2 days. To retain their crispiness, reheat the bites in the oven or air fryer. For the best taste and texture, try to enjoy them after they have been freshly cooked.

Fried Banana Bites on a plate on a white table with bananas from overhead.

Fried Banana Bites

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Fried Banana Bites are a fun dessert made with sweetened bananas folded into a wonton wrapper, fried to a crispy golden brown, and dusted with confectioners' sugar. When you take your first bite, you will get the crunch from the fried wonton, followed by the caramelized bananas inside. YUM! And, if preferred, you can make them in an air fryer!

Ingredients

  • 3 medium bananas, chopped
  • ¼ cup (50 g) light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • 18 wonton wrappers
  • 1 large egg, room temperature, beaten
  • vegetable or canola oil, for frying
  • confectioners' sugar, for garnish

Instructions

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • To a medium bowl, add the bananas, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Mix well to ensure all ingredients are evenly distributed.
  • Lay out the wonton wrappers on a clean surface.
  • Brush the edges of each wonton wrapper with beaten egg.
  • Working one at at time, add 1 tablespoon of the banana filling to the center of each wrapper.
  • To fold the wrappers, bring two opposite corners of the wonton wrapper towards the center, followed by the other two corners.
  • While bringing in the corners, gently push up the filling to avoid any air pockets and ensure a good seal.
  • Firmly press the edges together to seal the banana bites completely.
  • Place the assembled bites on the lined baking sheet while you prepare the remaining bites.
  • In a heavy-bottom pot, heat about 2 inches of oil to 365°F.*
  • Working in batches to avoid overcrowding, carefully place the assembled banana bites into the hot oil.
  • Fry the banana bites for 2-3 minutes, or until they turn golden brown. Use a slotted spoon to remove the fried banana bites from the oil.
  • Place the fried bites on a plate lined with paper towels to drain excess oil. Repeat with the remaining bites, making sure the oil is at 365°F before each batch.
  • Dust with confectioners' sugar. Serve warm.

Notes

*Air Fryer Instructions:
  1. Preheat  air fryer to 350°F.
  2. Lightly spray cooking spray on the banana bites.
  3. Air fry the banana bites for approximately 5 minutes, or until they are golden and crispy.
  4. Dust with confectioners’ sugar. Serve warm.
 

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What the Test Kitchen had to say about this recipe:

Autumn

I thought these were so fun! The sweet and crispy shell was the perfect complement to the seasoned banana mixture. These would be fun to serve as dessert for a dinner party!

Elizabeth

What a cute and delightful treat! It could be a dessert or a snack. I prefer using the air fryer for 'fried' foods, so that was a nice option to have with these banana bites.

Bella

Using wonton wrappers for a dessert is such an interesting idea that I would have never thought of doing! The wrappers provide a nice crunch. The banana filling is so good especially with the touch of cinnamon and sweetness from the brown sugar!

Annabelle

These are so interesting! The flavor is very banana-y but it's so good! Definitely an easy dessert option.

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