Food Network Magazine's Banana Recipe Contest Winner

A Pennsylvania reader's dressed-up doughnuts came out on top in our banana-themed contest.
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Winning Recipe:

Mini Banana Beignets

We never knew there were so many ways to fry a banana until we read the entries from our May 2010 contest. We received recipes for fried banana chips, deep-fried bananas on a stick, even fried banana cheesecake, but the best of all were these little beignets, submitted by Jacqueline McComas of Paoli, PA. Jacqueline took her mother’s beignet recipe and hit it with a double dose of the secret ingredient: fresh banana and banana extract. And instead of the usual confectioners' sugar, she rolled the still-warm beignets in cinnamon sugar to get a sweet, crunchy crust. "You don’t get that crispness with a regular doughnut," she says.

Jacqueline McComas

Jacqueline McComas

Jacqueline McComas of Paoli, PA, won us over with her bite-size banana beignets.

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