Chocolate Banana Lumpia

Chocolate Banana Lumpia

Being part Filipino, lumpia was a big part of my household growing up. What is lumpia you ask? It is the Filipino version of an egg roll. While I was growing up we always had some savory lumpia in the freezer and it was always at all of our family functions. What we never had was banana lumpia, and it wasn’t until one of my old bosses asked me if I had ever made it that I had even heard of it. But after trying it recently, I feel like I was slightly deprived as a child. Who would’ve known that sweet bananas wrapped inside a crunchy shell could be so delicious? But being the chocolate lover that I am, I couldn’t leave it at that so I added a few dark chocolate morsels to the mix and the results were delicious.

If you have never made lumpia or egg rolls at home the act of rolling them can take a little time to learn, but once you get it down it’s super easy and you’ll be surprised at how fast you can get it done.

We always had some kind of sauce to dip our lumpia into growing up, so I thought we should have some for this chocolate banana version. And what goes better with bananas and chocolate than strawberries? I simply combined 2 cups of sliced strawberries and 1/4 cup of sugar in a small saucepan and cooked over medium-low heat, until it reached a sauce consistency, about 15-20 minutes.

The Recipe

  • Makes 15-20
  • Prep time:
  • Cook time:

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2-3 large bananas, cut in half and then cut into 1/2 inch strips (should have about 25-30 slices)
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate morsels
  • 12-15 lumpia wrappers (If you can't find these you can substitute spring roll wrappers)
  • cup of water to help seal the wrappers
  • oil for frying

Instructions:

  1. Dredge bananas in brown sugar to lightly coat.
  2. Separate the lumpia wrappers and cover with a damp towel to keep them from drying out. Using one wrapper, lay 2 pieces of the sugar coated banana end to end about an inch from the edge closest to you, and sprinkle about 4 dark chocolate morsels over banana. Working away from you, fold the lumpia wrapper over the banana and chocolate. Next fold in both sides, wet the end of the wrapper and roll to seal completely. Continue process until all lumpia are rolled.
  3. Heat about 3/4 of an inch of oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Once the oil hot, fry the lumpia until golden brown. Remove to paper towel lined plate . Let cool slightly. Serve.

Slightly indulgent but oh so delicious, I recommend doubling the recipe and freezing a few packs so you can fry them whenever you get the craving. Enjoy!

  • http://www.pinkbites.com Rita

    Those are almost like the banana spring rolls I sometimes make for Andrew. It’s delicious, no?

  • http://happytummy.wordpress.com/2009/01/09/egg-rolls-spring-rolls/ HappyTummy

    yum yum! gosh this look delicious. i just love lumpia–i make egg rolls/spring rolls using lumpia myself–but this looks like a much better way of using it. mmm!

  • http://justcallmemarta.blogspot.com Marta

    Great idea! They look amazing! I think I’ve tried something similar at a Japanese restaurant for dessert, but these look crispier!
    M

  • http://www.ourbestbites.com Sara: Our Best Bites

    Oh man, that sounds WAY better than an egg roll. YUM!

  • http://www.inthekitchenwithme.blogspot.com Ashley

    OMG! That looks so amazing! I can pick up egg roll wrappers in my grocery store *yay* Thanks for sharing.. Gotta try :D

  • http://www.foodiewithlittlethyme.blogspot.com Cassie

    WOW, that looks good.

  • http://latestaddictions.blogspot.com/ finsmom

    This sounds way too amazing! Im on my way over :)

  • Jennifer

    where do you get your lumpia wrappers?? I always go to safeway but I highly doubt they carry them there??

  • http://watkinslynn.typepad.com/pages_pucks_and_pantry/ Mrs. L

    Hey I’m part Filipino, lumpia was a big part of my household growing up and I feel like I was slightly deprived as a child too, cuz I never got this chocolate version! Looks awesome, I’ll see if my mom can help me make some (she’s the expert lumpia wrapper roller :)

  • http://www.lifesambrosia.com Deseree

    They certainly are Rita!
    Thanks HappyTummy!
    Thanks Marta! The crispiness is one of the things I like so much about these, well and of course the chocolate and bananas ;-)
    Thanks Sara!
    You’re welcome Ashley!
    Thank you Cassie!
    Haha okay finsmom! I’ll get some ready for you :)
    Jennifer: I always buy mine at my local Asian market. If you don’t have one near by you guy get egg roll wrappers at most grocery stores. I usually find them in the refrigerated produce section.
    Mrs.L: I think it is some kind of secret parents try to keep, not sharing the good stuff with the kids ;-) And lucky you to have an expert lumpia wrapper roller!

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  • http://www.vintagefoodie.blogspot.com Miss Tish

    My mom and I make a similar dessert – we add sweet coconut flakes with the bananas and chocolate! Yummy! I will try adding the brown sugar – everything is better with brown sugar! :)

    Thanks for sharing!

  • http://www.lifesambrosia.com Deseree

    Miss Tish: That dessert sounds lovely! :)

  • Chanel

    OMG fried chocolate bananas – simple yet mouth watering

  • http://leaveroomfordessert.com Anita

    Sounds great! I love your version, it looks extra tasty :)

  • Jennifer

    I made them last night.. They had lumpia wrappers at the Safeway b the U-Village.. They were awesome and I’m thinking next time I might try some nutella next time for the chocolate since theirs a hazelnut flavor to it :)

  • http://www.lifesambrosia.com Deseree

    Thanks Chanel! Sometimes the simplest recipes have the tastiest results :)
    Thanks Anita!
    Jennifer: I am so glad to hear that you liked them! I love nutella and I think it would be great in these! :)

  • http://baseballbakingandbooks.com ingrid

    Those sound fabulous! My children’s sitter is Filipino and we have had those eggrolls many times and still it’s not often enough!
    ~ingrid

  • GioBeast

    isnt it called “TURON” in tagalog?

  • http://www.lifesambrosia.com Deseree

    GioBeast: I think you are right. :)

  • http://youtube.com/gonk Gonk

    Thank you I’m half Filipino and I just sent my mom out to get the making for both lumpia and banana choc Lumpia :)

    I can’t wait to get FAT

  • http://www.lifesambrosia.com Deseree

    Haha Gonk you’re welcome :)

  • https://www.facebook.com/groups/SurpriseFoodies/ Tina

    Looks Really Good! Think I Will Try Making Next Weekend. What Brand Are The Lumpia Wrapper’s? :)

  • https://www.facebook.com/groups/SurpriseFoodies/ Tina

    They Look Really Yummy! What Brand Are The Lumpia Wrappers? Thanks :)

  • Cher liz

    Wow, it’s nice to know that your part filipino. I love the combination of bananas and chocolate. I wanted to ask if you can use the same kind of banana (plantain) for making turon instead of the regular banana.
    thank you

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