Turon Recipe

Sweet Banana Spring Rolls

Want a Turon recipe that will fix your sweets craving?

Turon Filipino is a sweet banana spring roll, where the cooking-type banana with a piece of jackfruit are rolled on an eggroll wrapper and fried crispy with sugar glaze.

I remember Turon back home more as a merienda or afternoon snack than as a dessert.

Jackfruit or langka, gives it a distinct taste and aroma, but is optional and ok to omit.

Some folks make the turon without the sugar glaze, but you won't be able to easily distinguish it from the savory fillings.

Actually, the glaze serves a purpose.

The sugar coat keeps the spring roll crunchy long after it's been fried, and that's very important.


  • Cooking Bananas like Saba or ripe Plantain
  • Spring Roll Wrappers
  • Jackfruit or langka, optional


  • Brown Sugar
  • Cooking Oil


  • 6-8 pieces ripe bananas, cut in half lengthwise, about 3"length
  • 12 - 15 strips of jackfruit
  • 12 - 15 pieces spring roll wrappers
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • Cooking oil for frying


COOKING TIME : 20 minutes

1 Separate the spring roll wrappers, arrange your plates in sequence : sliced banana, sugar, jackfruit.

2 Lay the wrapper, dip the banana in sugar and put on one end of the wrapper, lay a slice of jackfruit on top.

3 Fold starting at the end of the wrapper with the filling, fold the 2 sides in, then roll up to the end. Seal the end with water.

4 Heat up the oil in medium heat and fry the turon with the sealed end side down first (to keep it sealed). Cook until slightly browned and flip.

5 Fry the other side, and once slightly browned, sprinkle sugar(1 tablespoon per roll) onto the oil to caramelize and glaze the fried roll.

6 Cook until golden brown.


  • You can omit the jackfruit if not available, the banana is the star of the dish anyway. Also, you can substitute white table sugar for the brown sugar if unavailable.

  • If the banana is not too ripe, try cutting it in 1/4 inch rounds or crosswise and layering them on the spring roll. The banana will caramelize and soften when they are sliced thinly.

  • No plantain or saba available? Use the regular, ready to eat bananas but choose the firm, unripe kind. Try to pack more than usual into the wrapper for more pronounced banana flavor, since this variety is not as flavorful when cooked.

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