Banana Lumpia (Turon)
This treat is basically a banana rolled in brown sugar, dusted with cinnamon, and wrapped tightly in a spring roll to be fried until it is golden brown.
- Bananas (apple or plantation bananas)
- Spring roll/Lumpia wrappers
- Brown sugar
- Cinnamon (optional)
- 1 tsp flour (optional)
- 1 tbsp water
Cut the top and bottom of the bananas. Cut the bananas in half lengthwise and half it again across. Peel the bananas and set aside.
Place some brown sugar on a plate and roll each piece of banana in the brown sugar.
In a small dipping bowl, combine the flour and water to create a paste. (I find that using the paste will seal the wrapper better.) Or you could use water to seal the wrapper. Set aside the bowl.
On a separate plate, have one corner of the springroll wrapper pointing to yourself. Place the sugared banana about two inches away from the bottom corner. Fold the bottom corner over the banana, roll it forward until it is about halfway. Snuggly fold both right and left corners to the middle. Continue to tightly roll the banana until there is a small amount left of the last corner. Dab the paste/water to the corner and seal it. Set aside the finished wrap and repeat the same procedure for the rest.
Heat some oil in a pan or pot. Bring it to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Carefully add in the lumpia and let it fry until it is golden brown, about 3-5 minutes.
Remove the banana lumpia and let it drain on a baking sheet topped with a wire rack. Serve and enjoy!