Recipe by: Beth Abuel

Introduction: Hello everyone! I would like to introduce you to my sister, Beth Abuel. She is an amazing sister, wife, mother, daughter, friend, and just an overall amazing person. She is also a fantastic cook, and she was so gracious enough to let me post one of her many recipes. Today, the recipe is for Turon. Enjoy!

Me and my sister, Beth

What is Turon?

Turon is a popular Filipino snack packed with deliciousness, sweetness, and crunch. Turon is usually made with thinly sliced bananas and jackfruit smothered in sugar and rolled in lumpia wrapper then fried. Honestly, I’m not sure where to get jackfruit, BUT bananas are easy to find. So this recipe calls for bananas only! 🙂 (Also, side note, you can use whatever filling you desire, such as mangoes, sweet potato, etc…Experimenting is always encouraged [even if the end result may not be the best, ha!]. You will never know until you try!)

Why make them?

If you are looking for something quick and easy to make and serve your guests, turon is as easy as it gets. You can serve them as an appetizer, snack or desert AND you can dress them up any way you desire by using powdered sugar, chocolate syrup, even caramel. If serving for desert, you’ll get maaaaad “banana” points if you pair some ice cream with it. I’ve tried them all, and all are winners.

What you’ll need:

*7-8 ripe bananas (keep in mind that you will be slicing bananas into fourths)

*1 package of lumpia wrappers (can vary between 20-30 ct. in stores. TIP:  Buy enough as needed for the amount of bananas you get. For example: If you have 7 bananas, that will get you 28 slices, so you’ll need at least 28 wrappers J)

*McCormick Cinnamon/Sugar mix (can be found in the spice aisle of the grocery store)***If you can’t find the mix, you can use ½ cup of brown sugar mixed with 1 tsp. of cinnamon***if you are not a big fan of cinnamon, you can always omit it and just use brown sugar

*½ cup water to help seal bananas in the lumpia wrapper

*Vegetable oil for frying  

Steps:

  1. Set aside a plate with a paper towel on it (it will be used to soak up excess oil after frying)
  2. Separate lumpia wrappers and set aside
  3. Cut bananas into 4 pieces. ( cut down the middle of the banana first, then cut each slice in half)
  4. Sprinkle each piece with the cinnamon sugar mix OR you can roll them in the mixture on a plate (you can be the judge of how much of the sugar/cinnamon mixture you want for the bananas. The more you use, the sweeter it is, and the less you use, the less sweet it is.)
  5. Wrap each banana slice/piece in lumpia wrapper

****How to wrap the turon****

  • Position the lumpia wrapper so that it looks like a diamond.  Like this:
  • Place the banana slice in the middle of the diamond.
  • Bring the bottom corner up and tuck under the banana
  • Fold both side corners in toward the middle
  • Roll banana toward the top corner
  • Dab some water on the top part of the corner and seal
  • Voila! You’ve wrapped turon!

Steps continued:

6.Heat some oil in a pan (make sure to wait until it is ready. You can sprinkle a piece of lumpia wrapper in the oil to see if it simmers/crackles/bubbles)

7.Fry each turon until golden brown and place on the paper towel lined plate mentioned in step 1.

8. Cool

9. Place on serving dish and add any toppings you like.

Topping suggestions:

-Chocolate syrup, strawberry syrup, caramel syrup, and/or powdered sugar.

-You can also serve with ice cream of your choice.

Aaaaaand…there you have it! Turon! Hope you all enjoyed this recipe. Please like/subscribe for notifications of new recipes AND leave a comment. 🙂 Thanks for reading!

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