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Desserts With Rice Paper

Banana Spring Rolls are wrapped in rice paper, flavored with sugar and apple pie seasoning, fried, then drizzled with caramel sauce and are best served with vanilla ice cream! A fruit dessert that everyone will love.

These dessert spring rolls might sound a bit complicated but are way easier than you can ever imagine. With only 5 ingredients, this gluten-free dessert is ready to serve in no time. A quick and easy dessert recipe that can be made any night of the week or served for any occasion.

This recipe was created with families in mind. The whole family can join in filling and wrapping the fruit spring rolls. As parents assist in lightly frying the bananas, kids get a kick out of watching the spring rolls turn from translucent to a crispy golden brown. Plus, you better bet your kids will want to be in charge of the final touch – drizzling on the caramel sauce!

caramel drizzled over banana spring roll

For other family-friendly recipes, consider planning a day to make our Cake Pops, Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes, Lemon Poppy Seed Pound Cake and/or Frozen Cheesecake Bites together!

ingredients for banana spring rolls

Here are the equipment and ingredients lists that you will need to get started!

Equipment

  • Cutting board or large clean surface
  • large bowl
  • small bowl
  • spoon
  • measuring cups and spoons
  • knife
  • large skillet
  • tongs
  • paper toweling
  • plate

Ingredients

  • 8 spring roll wrappers
  • 4 medium bananas, cut in half
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • vegetable oil
  • caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream optional

How To Make

Follow the step-by-step instructions to create these fruit spring rolls in just 20 minutes!

First things first, grab a big skillet and pour in about an inch of oil. Fire it up till it hits a toasty 350°F.

In a small bowl add the sugar and apple pie spice. Give it a good shake to get those flavors mingling. Set it aside.

Prep the spring roll wrappers by dipping them one by one in water for a quick 10-second soak. Place them on your clean work zone.

Sprinkle some of that sugary spice mix on each wrapper – about a teaspoon. And here comes the star – your banana! Place it right on the wrapper. Tuck in the sides and start rolling from the bottom.

Now, onto the sizzling part. Use your trusty tongs to gently place the rolls to the hot oil. Let them cook for around 5 minutes, flipping halfway through so they get that crispy perfection all around. When they’re golden and gorgeous, rescue them from the oil bath and let them chill on some paper towels.

Get ready for the grand finale! These babies are best enjoyed fresh out of the fryer. Serve them on a plate next to a scoop of vanilla ice cream – hot and cold, oh yeah! And let’s not forget the superstar topping – a dreamy drizzle of caramel sauce that’s gonna make you smile.

Ingredient Swap: 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, nutmeg, all spice or pumpkin pie spice can be swapped for the apple pie spice if desired.

caramel drizzled over banana spring roll

Tips and Tricks

  • Oil Temperature is Key: Make sure the oil is heated to the right temperature, around 350°F (175°C), before you start frying. Using a kitchen thermometer can help you get it just right. If the oil is too hot, the spring rolls might burn quickly; if it’s not hot enough, they might turn out soggy.
  • Banana Selection: Choose ripe but not overly soft bananas. You want them to hold their shape during frying and not turn mushy.
  • Wrap Tightly: When wrapping the banana in the spring roll wrapper, make sure to fold the sides in tightly to prevent the filling from oozing out during frying.
  • Don’t Overfill: Be careful not to overstuff the spring roll wrappers with banana. Too much filling can make rolling and frying difficult and lead to uneven cooking.
  • Fry in Batches: Avoid overcrowding the pan. Fry the spring rolls in batches to give them enough space to cook evenly without sticking together.
  • Tongs are Your Friends: Use tongs to gently place the spring rolls in the oil and to turn them while frying. This prevents oil splatters and keeps your hands safe from the hot oil.
  • Drain Excess Oil: Place the fried spring rolls on paper towels after frying to absorb any excess oil. This helps keep them crispy.
  • Serve Immediately: Fried foods are best enjoyed fresh out of the fryer. Serve the banana spring rolls immediately after frying for the crispiest texture.
  • Experiment with Fillings: While the instructions mention bananas, you can get creative with other fillings too, like chocolate chips, strawberries, or even a mix of fruits.
  • Safety First: When working with hot oil, ensure you have a safe environment. Keep kids and pets away from the cooking area, and use oven mitts to handle hot pans and utensils.

Variations: Feel free to personalize your dessert. You can drizzle chocolate sauce or honey on top, add a sprinkle of chopped nuts, or even experiment with different ice cream flavors.

banana spring rolls on plate

FAQ

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