Sonhos de Banana

Sonhos de Banana are an amazing and decadent dessert from the islands of São Tomé and Príncipe. It is also eaten in Brazil by the same name. This is a typical beignet style fried banana treat that is simple and easy to make, and is definitely sure to please those with a sweet tooth!

*Makes around 12 Sonhos de Banana*
4 bananas, peeled
2 tablespoons sugar
1.5 cups flour
½ cup milk
1 egg
cinnamon & sugar to dust
oil (for frying)

1) Mash the bananas with a fork and mix with the 2 tablespoons sugar and 1.5 cups flour.

2) Whisk together the milk and egg, then stir in the banana mixture to form a batter. Set aside.

3) Mix together cinnamon and sugar to taste in a separate bowl and set aside.

4) Heat oil in a deep fryer or saucepan to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. (If in a saucepan leave on low heat once it reaches 350 degrees Fahrenheit)

5) Pour the batter 1.5 tablespoons at a time into the hot oil and fry for about 4 and a half minutes, turning halfway through cooking, until the donuts are golden brown.

6) Drain the sonhos on paper towels and serve dusted with the cinnamon and sugar to taste. Enjoy!

1 Comment

  1. I know this recipe i have it in the portuguese colonial cookbook in the sao tome and principe page

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