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Banana Bread cut into cubes and fried, served with an ice cream dipping sauce. Banana Bread Churro Bites recipe served with a vanilla ice cream dipping sauce. A recipe for Banana Bread Churro bites.Hey Guys! I hope you’ve all enjoyed our week of banana bread! We’re wrapping things up with banana bread churro bites….yep! We’re serving our bites with a dipping sauce that’s basically melty ice cream and espresso…so good! I can’t take credit for this crazy and totally decadent dessert. I had something very similar at A-Frame in Culver City! A-Frame is one of the few restaurants owned by bad-ass chef Roy Choi (swoooon! I have a thing for chefs, tis’ true). The cocktails at A-Frame are out of this world and the food….whoa. Their Air-Dried Hoisin Ribs? Okay! Beer Can Chicken? YUM! Swordfish Tacos with pickled this and awesome that? YesYesYes! Finally, there’s the churro style banana bread sticks with some sort of melty ice cream sauce! While I’m sure his sauce is more complex then some ice cream and coffee, I think I did pretty well with the churro banana bread! Turning them into bites just make it easier to pop into your mouth and the whole melty sauce thing? Sort of feels like you’re dipping cookies in milk x100…pretty awesome. ;)

If you’re a little squeamish about deep frying your banana bread,  I would toast them in the oven at 350 degrees F for about 20-25 minutes, before spraying them with a light coating of cooking spray and tossing them in the cinnamon-sugar mix. The cinnamon sugar may not stick quite as well, but they’re still really good nonetheless! Hope you all make these this weekend! Enjoy!
xx Jenny

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Banana Bread Churro Bites
Makes 36-45 bites

1/2 recipe chocolate chip, coconut banana bread, cut into 1 in slices
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
dipping sauce:
2 scoops vanilla ice cream
2-3 shots hot espresso
vegetable oil for frying

1. Preheat oil to 375°F.
2. Cut each piece of bread into 9 equal cubes (about 1 inch thick). Set aside.
3. Pour sugar and cinnamon into a shallow baking dish and mix together. Set aside.
4. Once the oil is hot fry the bites, in batches, for about 3 to 4 minutes. Place directly into the cinnamon-sugar and toss together. Transfer onto a cooling rack and allow to sit for about 7 to 10 minutes.
5. When ready to serve scoop ice cream into a small bowl and top with espresso. Serve.

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  1. Katie @ Blonde Ambition Not Specified Not Specified

    This has to be my favorite twist so far! What a fun idea. And the dipping sauce sounds heavenly :)

  2. Nicole @ The Dirty Oven Not Specified Not Specified

    This just made my day. Thank you. Wish I lived near ya so I could sample. BTW I just love your blog and photos. You are an inspiration. Can’t wait for your book!

  3. Averie @ Averie Cooks Not Specified Not Specified

    How did you know that I just happen to have a pile of ripe bananas – when you series started I didnt, but now, I do :)

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  5. Frances @ The Foodess Files Not Specified Not Specified

    The summer I lived in Echo Park there was a churro truck right around the corner at night, and they had the most amazing crispety fresh churros. I would grab a bag, and they’d be gone before I hit my doorstep. This makes me think of that, only better! And I literally just had a friend call and ask if I had a good banana bread recipe. :)

  6. Arbine Not Specified Not Specified

    YES! I’m thinking this would be okay for breakfast since it’s got bananas in it.

  7. wendy Not Specified Not Specified

    oh wow. these look totally incredible!!

  8. Diane, A Broad Not Specified Not Specified

    Oh dear. I just heard my waistline wimper in fear.

  9. Lynna Not Specified Not Specified

    Oh my goodness…..this IS LEGENDARY. How amazing?!?! I didn`t think churros could get any better!

  10. Sushiqueen Not Specified Not Specified

    Looks yummy :)

  11. Not Specified Not Specified

    what could be possibly better than cake that has been deep fried I ask? Nothing it would appear.
    xx Hannah

  12. Noble Pig Not Specified Not Specified

    Very, very creative! Love the strong coffee dipping sauce too!

  13. Migle Not Specified Not Specified

    This is already in my dreams willing to be materialized as soon as possible!!!

  14. Kelly @ Studio DIY Not Specified Not Specified

    Somehow I didn’t realize until now that you were based in LA too!! Been dying to try A-Frame. More so now dying to try these at home. YUM!

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  16. Jenny @ BAKE Not Specified Not Specified

    This looks so decadent in thebest possible way!

  17. joey Not Specified Not Specified

    This is awesome! I really love banana bread and so enjoying your versions (the French toast looked fantastic as well!)!

  18. Mary Not Specified Not Specified

    This is brilliant! What a perfect combination – banana bread and churros. I am having family visit for a week. I’ll be giving this one a try. Also, thanks for passing on the recommendation for A-frame. I’ll definitely be checking it out.

  19. Lindsey Not Specified Not Specified

    What an amazing idea! I would have never thought of doing this! Can’t wait to try it! Thanks for sharing, as always you are an inspiration! Thank you!

  20. Marisa @Margaritas In The Rain Not Specified Not Specified

    Banana bread and churros are two of my favorite things… this is so brilliant and so bad for my waistline, all at the same time. Thanks for the idea! :)

  21. Amy Not Specified Not Specified

    Oh WOW, these look heavenly! Banana and cinnamon have to be two of my favourite flavours!

  22. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar Not Specified Not Specified

    OMG. Stop it. Just stop this awesomeness!!

  23. Renee @ Not Specified Not Specified

    Yum! All this banana bread goodness has me seriously craving some right now…

  24. Iona Not Specified Not Specified

    Wow, an interesting combo I’d never imagine would work. Amazing photography and recipe, can’t wait to try it. I’m so glad my friend sent me the link to your blog. I’m a fan!

  25. elena-sweetlife Not Specified Not Specified

    I loved your banana trilogy!

  26. Javelin Warrior Not Specified Not Specified

    What a wonderful want to use up banana bread! I love the bread just as is (or with chocolate chips), but these churro bites sound SOO good! I’ll take a bowl just for me, please ;) I’m featuring this post in today’s Food Fetish Friday (with a link-back and attribution). I hope you have no objections and I love the inspiration I get from your food…

  27. Will Not Specified Not Specified

    This recipe is delicious! I made these last week but I couldn’t blog about it. :( So this morning, I was stalking foodgawker (nothing new here) when I saw these. I was screaming HEY! THOSE PEOPLE STOLE THOSE FROM SPOONFORKBACON!!! and then I saw the username. Hehe. :)

  28. Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies Not Specified Not Specified

    I’m not at all squeamish about frying banana bread! These look so fun, I would never have thought of this! Gorgeous!

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  30. ally Not Specified Not Specified

    whoa whoa, another fantastically brilliant idea! you’re a genius!


  31. As A Verb Not Specified Not Specified

    I don’t know what intrigues me more, the twist on the churros/banana bread or the dipping sauce!

  32. Erika Not Specified Not Specified

    LOVE. THIS. CANNOT WAIT. Thanks for putting an alternative to deep-frying–not only do I want to not eat all the oil, but deep frying in my brand-new apartment would be a sad day for the kitchen, I’m sure!

  33. Jess Not Specified Not Specified

    I can’t not wait to try this! Thanks for sharing.

  34. Kelly-Anne Not Specified Not Specified

    Nice recipe :)

    Thanks for sharing,

  35. kita Not Specified Not Specified

    This recipe may have blown my mind.

  36. Tom @ Waegook Tom Not Specified Not Specified

    What sweet holy foodporn amazingness is this?!!? Now if only my apartment came with an oven so that I could make banana bread. Another one I’ll have to save for when I’m back home in the UK and be content with this coming into my dreams……

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  50. Shell Not Specified Not Specified

    I know it’s been a WHILE…but any idea of these still taste as good (or close) the next day or even ~6 hours after frying?

    • Jenny Park Not Specified Not Specified

      These are actually the best when eaten fresh + I don’t generally recommend pre-frying them for later