Banana Beignets

Quick, simple, delicious!  A great way of using overripe bananas.  Enjoy!

For beignets:
-1 1/2 cups flour
-1/8 cup cornstarch
-2 tsp baking powder
-1/2 tsp salt
-1/4 tsp cinnamon
-1/3 cup sugar
-1 large egg
-2 Tbs vegetable oil
-1/2 cup milk
-1 overripe banana, mashed
For dusting:
-1 tsp cinnamon
-1/2 cup sugar
Whisk together the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and sugar.  In another bowl, whisk together egg, oil, milk and mashed banana.  Add banana mixture to flour and mix until just moistened.
Heat oil into a large pan over medium heat.  Working in batches, drop spoonfuls of dough into hot oil.  Fry until golden brown, but make sure to give them enough time to cook in the middle as well.
Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels, then roll in the cinnamon sugar while still warm.  Enjoy!
Adapted from a Food Network recipe.

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