Maruya (Banana Fritters) Recipe

These banana fritters are easy to make and are great for merienda!

Typically made with saba, this Filipino-style banana fritters is easy to make and is great for merienda! This recipe suggests a light and fluffy batter coating, making it perfectly crisp when deep-fried. Sugar is usually sprinkled on top to finish, but you could always add your own spin on it. Want to take it to the next level? Add a little chocolate syrup or peanut butter to make it extra delicious.

Maruya (Banana Fritters) Recipe

Mira Angeles
These banana fritters are easy to make and are great for merienda!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Snacks/Merienda
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 6


Maruya (Banana Fritters) Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 1/2 Cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 medium Egg
  • 1 Cup milk
  • 2 teaspoon Butter melted
  • 1 Cup Oil
  • 6 banana (saba variety), peeled and sliced lengthwise into about ¼ inch-thick pieces
  • sugar for sprinkling


  • Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, egg, milk and butter in a bowl. Then add the bananas and mix well.
  • In a pre-heated pan with oil, using a ladle, scoop the batter with bananas into the oil and fry until golden brown. Remove from pan and drain on paper towels.
  • Dust with sugar before serving. READ THESE: MORE SABA BANANA RECIPES Minatamis na Saging Recipe (Banana with Caramel Sauce) WATCH: Have You Tried Saba Banana + Cheese Turon?
Keyword classic, banana recipe, banana fritters
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