If you’re looking for something different to do with your banana spring rolls, look no further. This is a recipe for Cheesy Turon Banana Spring Rolls that will blow your mind! You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to make these – all you need are some ingredients and an oven. Let’s get started!
Turon is a traditional Filipino dessert. It is made with plantains, rice flour, and sugar wrapped in banana leaves then fried to give it that crispy texture. This recipe has been updated with spring roll wrappers instead of banana leaves because the original ingredients are hard to come by. The result? Cheesy Turon Banana Spring Rolls!
What are Turon Banana Spring Rolls?
Turon is a Filipino dish that consists of fried spring roll wrappers filled with a mixture consisting primarily of saba bananas. The banana filling also contains brown sugar and margarine or butter, then it is wrapped in a lumpia wrapper (eggroll wrapper) like egg rolls or rolled into a cigar shape.
Turon is usually dipped in syrup before serving which can be made from brown sugar, white sugar, raw sugar, water, coco jam/jelly (coconut preserves), diced pineapples mixed with muscovado (unrefined whole cane sugar). Sweetened plantains may be used instead of the green bananas; these turrones de guineas have more flavor than their counterparts. These variants are popular during Christmas.
Ingredients needed to make the Cheesy Turon Banana Spring Rolls
- banana leaves (bought at the local Filipino grocery)
- turon wrappers (also bought from Filipino store, but can be substituted for lumpia papers or even egg roll wraps!)
- shredded cheese of your choice–we used a mix of mozzarella and cheddar cheeses. You could also use grated parmesan! The more cheese you add to this recipe, the better it tastes 😉
How to cook the Cheesy Turon Banana Spring Rolls
Just like any other spring roll, you’ll need to start by wrapping the banana in a thin sheet of rice paper. Drench it in water then place on your work surface. You can use coconut oil or cooking spray to grease the pan before frying each side for about five minutes until golden brown and crispy.
You should let the Cheesy Turon Banana Spring Rolls cool off after they are done heating up so that everything will fall together nicely when rolling them inside out with the cheese mixture at one end and sticky rice at another. Remember not to overfill these rolls because there is nothing worse than having an unevenly cooked tasty treat!
These cheesy turon banana spring rolls taste great without adding too much syrup if you’re looking for something less sweet than the usual Filipino turon.
The history of Turon Banana Spring Rolls
Turon Banana Spring Rolls is a snack in the Philippines. It is made of sliced sweet bananas and shredded coconut rolled in spring roll wrappers with brown sugar, sesame seeds, and margarine or butter then deep-fried until golden brown.
- In 1855, Filipino workers went to Cuba looking for jobs when they brought turron banana spring rolls back into their menu from Spain which was where it derived from before going to the Philippines
- The history of Turon Banana Spring Rolls can be traced back when Filipinos migrated to other countries because of job scarcity during that time so these people had no choice but travel abroad just to have a better life for them and their family
- Turon Banana Spring Rolls is now considered as the most favorite finger food for Filipinos. There are even contests where people demonstrate how to make turron banana spring rolls
- It has only been in the last decade that other countries like America, Canada and Philippines’ neighbor country China experienced Filipino dishes like chewy siopao buns or turron banana spring roll because of different cultural exposure through social medias such as YouTube, Facebook, etc…
Why this recipe is so delicious and healthy for you
Turon is a Filipino dish that consists of sweet plantain wrapped in a spring roll wrapper then deep-fried. To keep the sugar and fat content low, I decided to use bananas instead. Bananas are natural energy boosters which makes this dessert perfect for breakfast or after-school snacks with kids! Turon banana spring rolls make great party appetizers too!
Variations on this recipe that can be made with different ingredients
- Turon Banana Spring Rolls with Mango (replace the banana with mango)
- Turon Banana Spring Rolls with Dulce de Leche (replace the cheese and peanuts with sweetened condensed milk; roll in sugar before frying)
- Turon Banana Spring Rolls with Chocolate (roll in chocolate chips before frying; replace the cheese and peanuts with Nutella)
Cheesy Turon Banana Spring rolls are a popular Filipino dessert that can be filled with many different ingredients.
- If you don’t have a nonstick pan, use butter or oil to grease the cooking surface.
- Don’t leave bananas on counter for more than an hour before slicing and wrapping it around the filling. They go bad fast!
- Wrap spring rolls as tightly and securely as possible. If you don’t, they can fall apart when cooked or eaten.
- Bring the ends of the spring roll towards the center so it forms a circle with no opening in between.
- Do not cook turon on high heat; this will burn them before they are fully cooked inside. Keep cooking temperature low to medium for best results!
What is turon?
Turon, also known as lumpia sariwa or spring rolls in English, are a traditional Filipino appetizer made by wrapping banana and brown sugar in a thin egg crepe. What can I substitute for the jackfruit? You can try using canned mangoes if you want to make fruit turon instead of blackberry turons.
How long does it take to prepare Cheesy Turon Banana Spring Rolls?
Preparing the batter alone takes about 20 minutes so plan on spending at least that much time before starting your actual cooking process. How many servings will Recipe yield? This recipe makes 12 pieces so two people could definitely share one serving but feel free to double or triple up depending on how hungry everyone is!
Can I use different fillings for Cheesy Turon Banana Spring Rolls?
Yes, you can use any fruit that has a firm texture. Popular options include apples, pears and even strawberries!
Where do I buy jackfruit from?
You should be able to find canned jackfruit at most Asian grocery stores or online.
Can I freeze Cheesy Turon Banana Spring Rolls?
Yes! To prepare for the freezer simply layout your spring rolls on a cookie sheet covered in parchment paper before placing them in the freezer. After an hour transfer them to Ziploc bags and store up to three months. When ready to eat thaw overnight in the refrigerator then pan fry with oil until crispy browned on all sides.
What is the best frying oil for Cheesy Turon Banana Spring Rolls?
Sesame or coconut oil both work well but you could experiment with peanut, canola and vegetable oils as well!
How long will Cheesy Turon Banana Spring Rolls keep in fridge?
If kept covered tightly turons should last up to three days refrigerated so make sure to enjoy them soon after cooking!
If you’re looking for a healthier alternative to your favorite Asian appetizer, this recipe is definitely one to try out. It’s easy and takes only about an hour from start to finish!