Banana Spring Rolls with Bananas Foster Rum Caramel Sauce based on turon and PF Chang’s banana spring rolls are crispy, salty and sweet fried pastries filled with caramelized banana.
A fried banana dessert that pairs perfectly with creamy coconut ice cream and sweet banana infused rum caramel sauce.
Banana spring roll recipe
Based on the banana spring rolls from PF Changs these crispy fried banana spring rolls, or banana egg rolls, are a crispy warm pastry filled with caramelized bananas.
Similar to turon, the traditional Filipino banana lumpia dessert that P.F Chang’s most likely used as inspiration for their dessert.
The PF Chang recipe is something I have coveted for many years. So I created this copycat recipe years ago after craving these delicious fried banana rolls from the nationwide chain day after day.
Like PF Changs, I serve my version mine with coconut ice cream.
But instead of using the light and crispy spring roll wrappers I make these fried banana rolls with egg roll wrappers instead. The egg roll wrappers allow for the caramel sauce filling to stay inside. And egg rolls also get more crispy on the outside while staying a little chewy on the inside.
I also take my fried banana roll recipe up a notch by serving the egg rolls with a banana rum caramel sauce. Made from the infused banana caramel and a splash of spiced rum.
The perfect end for dinner parties. These Banana Egg Rolls have made so many appearances on my table over the years! I love that they can be made ahead of time and quickly fried up while the caramel sauce is warming. An impressive 5 minute dessert that will have your guests in awe of how quickly they came together and how addictingly tasty they are.
- Ripe bananas – or any banana, really. Slightly ripe and even a little green bananas will work in this recipe if that’s all you have. I love a good inventive recipe that uses ripe bananas. We all have them and aside from Banana Bread most people don’t know what else to do with ripe bananas other than tossing in the trash. Prevent food waste and learn a few new ripe banana recipes! Like Banana Chiffon Cake, Banana Pudding, Strawberry Banana Muffins and these Bananas Foster Egg Rolls.
- Egg roll wrappers – egg roll wrappers are found in the refrigerated section of the grocery store. Egg rolls are a variation of spring rolls that have egg in the wrapper ingredients instead of only water and flour like spring rolls. Egg rolls are always fried and have a bumpy crispy exterior with a slightly chewy interior. While spring rolls can be steamed, baked or fried.
- Brown sugar – dark brown sugar gives a more pronounced deep flavor to the caramel but light brown sugar can be substituted.
- Dark rum – or substitute vanilla extract
- Oil – for frying
- Coconut ice cream – also delicious served with vanilla or coffee ice cream or mango sorbet.
Step by step instructions
- In a large skillet heat butter, salt and brown sugar over medium heat.
- Add rum and stir until smooth.
- Cut bananas in half and place in caramel sauce. Cook, swirling slightly and spooning sauce over bananas until just warmed through about 1 to 2 minutes.
- Remove bananas from pan to cool and reduce heat to low to keep sauce warm.
- Once cool, wrap each banana piece in an egg roll wrapper. Position wrapper on the diagonal with one corner facing you and place banana in the middle.
- Bring up bottom corner of wrapper to cover the banana.
- Fold in the sides of the egg roll wrapper around the banana. And roll up once.
- Wet top edge with water and continue rolling tightly from the bottom up.
- Meanwhile, add about 1 ½″ of frying oil to a pan (enough to cover egg rolls halfway) and heat over medium high.
- Test oil by placing one banana egg roll in pan. Oil is ready if it immediately bubbles. Place rolls seal side down and fry until golden brown. Flip and cook the other side until golden brown.
- Remove to cooling rack or paper towel lined plate to drain.
- Serve and enjoy!
How to serve
Serve Banana Spring Rolls warm with a scoop of coconut ice cream drizzled with banana rum caramel sauce. Also add a little scoop of the banana infused rum caramel sauce to puddle on the plate to swirl and dip the fried banana rolls in.
You can make Banana Spring Rolls up to 2 days in advance. Simply caramelize bananas and wrap in egg roll wrapper. Then store unfried banana rolls and caramel sauce separately, refrigerated for up to 2 days.
When ready to serve reheat caramel sauce on the stovetop over low heat. And fry banana spring rolls as the recipe calls for.
Or freeze banana rolls before frying and store frozen for up to 3 months. Fry as directed from frozen.
How to reheat
Reheat Fried Banana Rolls in the oven or air fryer.
- 6 individual egg roll wrappers
- 3 whole ripe but firm bananas , cut in half to make 6 pieces
- 2 tablespoon unsalted butter
- ½ cup dark brown sugar
- ¼ cup dark rum
- 1 pinch salt
- In a large skillet heat butter, brown sugar and salt until melted. Add rum and stir until smooth.
- Place bananas in caramel sauce.
- Cook, swirly slightly and spooning sauce over bananas until warmed through, 1-2 minutes.
- Remove bananas and reduce heat to low to keep sauce warm.
- Set bananas aside to cool.
- Add about ½″ of oil to a large frying pan and heat over medium high.
- Once cool, wrap each banana piece in one egg roll wrapper. Position wrapper with corner facing you, place banana in the middle and bring up bottom corner to cover. Fold in the sides, wet top edge with water and wrap tightly from the bottom up.
- Place rolls seam side down in hot oil and fry until golden brown. Flip and cook the other side.
- Remove to cooling rack or paper towel lined plate to drain.
- Serve warm with a scoop of coconut ice cream and drizzled with rum caramel sauce.
Just another recipe that proves my theory: Everything tastes better in egg roll form. For real, these look AMAZE!!!
Thank you! You can't go wrong wrapped in an egg roll and covered with rum sugar sauce.
WOW, I was really hoping to hold up my diet this week but I may need to break that for these. I love using egg roll wrappers but never thought to put bananas in them! Can't wait to try.
They are sooo good! And basically diet approved, right? 😉