Fair Trade Banana Churros with Peanut and Caramel Dipping Sauce Recipe

If you’re looking for a unique twist on the tasty, traditional Spanish and Portuguese snack, these banana churros are a real crowd pleaser. Accompanied with a delicious peanut and caramel dipping sauce, don’t be surprised when your guests go back for seconds and thirds! This easy to follow recipe is perfect for adults and children alike – and we can assure you, they taste even sweeter knowing they’re completely fair trade.

Some fair trade churros with icing sugar being poured over them


           (Serves 4)

           For the sauce:
           100g brown sugar
           100ml double cream
           20g butter
           ½ tsp vanilla extract
           ½ jar peanut butter

           For the fritters:

          300g self-raising flour

          400ml boiling water
          2 tbsp oil
          1 large, ripe banana
          Oil for deep frying, heated to 180°C

          Icing sugar for dusting


  1. Make the sauce first. Put the butter, double cream and brown sugar into a small saucepan and slowly bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer for two minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add the vanilla and simmer for another minute. Remove from the heat and allow to cool for five minutes. Whisk in the peanut butter and 2 tablespoons of boiling water. Set aside.
  3. Put the flour in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Mash the banana as smoothly as possible and blend with the boiling water and the oil.
  5. Start pouring the banana mixture into the flor and use a large fork to gradually incorporate all the flour. You may not need all the banana mixture or you may need a little extra milk, it depends on the flour. You are looking for a very thick, sticky batter.
  6. Spoon the batter into a piping bad fitted with a large nozzle, then, holding the bag over the pan of oil, squeeze out short lengths of batter – we find it easiest to squeeze with one hand and use the other to snip off lengths with a pair of kitchen scissors. If you don’t want to use a piping bag, you can drop small spoonsful of batter into the pan instead. Fry the fritters until they are a deep golden brown on all sides, then drain thoroughly on some kitchen paper.
  7. Serve immediately, dusted with icing sugar and with the dipping sauce alongside.

If you're interested in other fair trade recipes, take a look at the Fairtrade Foundation's Bake a Difference Cookbook - full of mouth-watering baking inspiration and yummy goodies.

Published at: 05-03-2019
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