Banana Churros with Salted Caramel Sauce

Makes: 8
Time: 1 hour
Level: Medium


  • Caramel Sauce
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • 2 bananas
  • 8 small flour tortillas
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups canola oil


  1. To make the caramel sauce, combine the sugar and water in a medium saucepan over high heat. Stir until the sugar melts then continue cooking without stirring.
  2. While the sugar cooks, place the cream and butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook until butter melts and cream starts to simmer then remove from heat.
  3. When sugar turns a dark amber color, remove from heat. Use a wooden spoon to stir the cream mixture into the sugar mixture then stir in the salt. Pour into a bowl to cool.
  4. Slice bananas in half lengthwise, then cut each half in half to create 8 pieces.
  5. Place one banana slice in the middle of a tortilla, then wrap the tortilla around the banana to cover completely. Repeat with the remaining bananas and tortillas.
  6. Combine the sugar and cinnamon on a plate, set aside.
  7. Pour oil into a cast iron pan on high heat. To test if the oil is hot enough, sprinkle a little water on to the surface. If the water pops and fizzles, then it’s ready to fry.
  8. Working in batches, fry the tortillas for 1 minute, flip and fry for an additional 30 seconds.
  9. Allow fried tortillas to rest for 30 seconds on a paper towel-lined plate, and then roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Serve with a drizzle of salted caramel sauce.