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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 2-3 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Cuisine: Filipino


Maruya or Banana Fritters are battered bananas deep fried then sprinkled with sugar before serving. A very popular merienda (afternoon tea) in the Philippines, usually cooked at home but it can also be seen sold by street vendors.


  • 4 pcs saba (Saba banana), sliced into 3 portions lengthwise
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 pc egg
  • pinch of salt
  • sugar
  • oil


  1. In a bowl combine together flour, baking powder, milk, salt and egg. Mix well until smooth.
  2. Add the sliced bananas.
  3. Heat oil in wok then place bananas one slice at a time.
  4. Turn heat to low then fry until golden brown in colour.
  5. Place in a paper towel lined plate prior to serving to remove excess oil.
  6. Sprinkle sugar on top before serving.