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.

Chocolate Banana Lumpia 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.

Notes

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!

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  • Reply
    Cher liz
    May 4, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    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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    Tina
    April 21, 2013 at 5:03 pm

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

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    Tina
    April 21, 2013 at 4:21 pm

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

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    Gonk
    July 3, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    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

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      Deseree
      July 3, 2009 at 4:27 pm

      Haha Gonk you’re welcome :)

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    GioBeast
    April 20, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    isnt it called “TURON” in tagalog?

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      Deseree
      April 20, 2009 at 4:19 pm

      GioBeast: I think you are right. :)

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    ingrid
    April 2, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    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

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    Deseree
    March 27, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    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! :)

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    Jennifer
    March 27, 2009 at 8:57 am

    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 :)

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    Anita
    March 26, 2009 at 8:08 pm

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

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    Chanel
    March 26, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    OMG fried chocolate bananas – simple yet mouth watering

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    Miss Tish
    March 25, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    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!

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      Deseree
      March 26, 2009 at 1:54 pm

      Miss Tish: That dessert sounds lovely! :)

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    Deseree
    March 25, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    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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    Mrs. L
    March 25, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    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 :)

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    Jennifer
    March 25, 2009 at 12:05 pm

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

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    finsmom
    March 25, 2009 at 11:57 am

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

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    Cassie
    March 25, 2009 at 10:10 am

    WOW, that looks good.

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    Ashley
    March 25, 2009 at 8:31 am

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

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    Sara: Our Best Bites
    March 25, 2009 at 7:25 am

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

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    Marta
    March 25, 2009 at 6:32 am

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

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    HappyTummy
    March 25, 2009 at 2:03 am

    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!

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    Rita
    March 24, 2009 at 6:48 pm

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