Turon (Caramelized Banana Triangles)

This simplified banana filling is a favorite Filipino treat. It is also known as turon, using burro bananas cut lengthwise (instead of my sliced version), sprinkled with brown sugar, then rolled like an egg roll. I decided to fold this in a cute triangle shape inspired by my favorite Vietnamese sandwich shop. Drizzle with chocolate or caramel for a prettier presentation.

1
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
Servings:
15
Yield:
15 banana triangles

Ingredients

Filling:

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 banana, halved lengthwise

  • ¼ cup brown sugar

  • 1 dash ground cinnamon

Paste:

  • 1 tablespoon water

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

Sprinkle:

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 5 lumpia wrappers, cut into thirds, or more as needed

  • vegetable oil for frying

Directions

  1. Melt butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in brown sugar and 1 dash of cinnamon. Mix well until bubbles start to appear. Add banana; cook, stirring gently, until it starts to brown, about 5 minutes. Transfer banana to a bowl; roughly slice into 1/4-inch chunks using a spoon. Let filling cool briefly.

  2. Whisk water and flour together in a small bowl to make the paste. Mix white sugar and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon together in another small bowl.

  3. Lay 1 lumpia strip on a flat work surface. Place 3/4- to 1 teaspoon of filling in the lower corner of the wrapper; fold 1 corner over the filling and enclose, forming a triangle. Fold over the other edges to finish the triangle, smearing the last fold with the paste to seal. Place triangle on a plate, seam-side down. Repeat with remaining wrappers, filling, and paste.

  4. Heat 2 inches of oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Fry the triangles in batches until golden brown, about 4 minutes per batch. Drain on a paper towel and sprinkle cinnamon sugar over the warm triangles.

Cook's Note:

The spring roll (lumpia) wrappers I use are 8x8 inches in size and 20 ounces is 25 pieces. You can freeze the leftover wrappers. When you are ready to use, just defrost in the fridge or on the counter.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

67 Calories
4g Fat
8g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 15
Calories 67
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 22mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 6mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 37mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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