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Banana Spring Rolls (Air Fryer Method)

This easy Thai Banana Spring Rolls dessert recipe is made in the air fryer instead of fried, so it is healthier, fast, and clean-up is a snap.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: Thai
Servings: 8 spring rolls
Calories: 72kcal
Author: HWC Magazine

Equipment

  • air fryer

Ingredients

Thai Banana Spring Rolls

  • 1 egg
    beaten to seal the roll (or 1 tablespoon of cornstarch with 2 teaspoons of water to make paste)
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
    to prevent oxidation of the bananas
  • 8 sheets spring roll wrappers
  • 2 bananas
  • Homemade Coconut Whipped Cream optional

Instructions

  • Beat egg or if you are out of eggs make a cornstarch slurry. To make a cornstarch slurry, add 1 tablespoon of cornstarch with 2 teaspoon of water and stir. The goal texture for your cornstarch paste is to have the consistency of white school glue. Either the beaten egg or prepared cornstarch paste will be used to seal banana spring rolls. Set aside.
  • Peel bananas and slice into 4 long sections. First cut the banana in half and then cut each banana lengthwise. If using small Thai egg bananas, cut in half lengthwise.
  • Dip bananas slices in fresh lime juice (or other citrus) to prevent oxidations and browning.
  • Open package of spring rolls and cover with a damp tea cloth to prevent them from drying out.
  • Lay a single spring roll wrapper on an angle and lay the banana slice across one of the corners and roll over once
  • Add a drop of egg or cornstarch slurry to the edges to help seal.
  • Fold one side of the spring roll over the sliced banana and press to seal.
  • Then, fold over the other side of the spring roll wrapper over the slice banana and seal.
  • Finally, roll the banana up in the spring roll like a tortilla and press to seal. Add a dab more of beaten egg or cornstarch paste as needed to help seal.
  • Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees F (204 degrees C) while you spray the banana spring rolls with a light oil spray on both sides.
  • Air fry banana spring rolls seal side down for 12 to 14 minutes or until golden brown and crispy. As every air fryer is slightly different, please start assessing your banana roll ups at the 10-minute mark. If golden brown they are done, if not add a couple minutes at a time until golden brown and crispy.
  • Serve with Homemade Coconut Whipped Topping, if desired, and enjoy while hot.

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Notes

STORAGE TECHNIQUES
  • If your spring roll wrappers are frozen, you can either thaw at room temperature for 30 minutes or in the refrigerator over 2 hours.
  • It is super important that once you open the spring roll wrappers, you need to cover the ones you are not using with a clean wet cloth to prevent the spring rolls from drying out and cracking. Trust me this step is very important.
  • There are 2 sides to a spring roll. Place the banana on the rough side so the smooth side in on the outside after you roll it up. Style points if you remember. However, if you forget, they still taste fantastic.
  • Refrigerate UNBAKED prepared banana spring rolls on a lined plate with parchment paper or waxed paper in a single layer. In addition, cover them tightly with either plastic wrap or place in a plastic sealed container. Please do not let them touch in the container as this may cause sticking and could tear the wrapper. Air fry within 24 hours for best results.
  • Alternatively, you can freeze prepared banana rolls BEFORE you bake. Place in a parchment lined sealed container in a single layer for up to 2 months. If you want to freeze them in a baggie or not in a single layer, first freeze on a flat baking sheet for about 3 hours and then you can transfer them to a sealed freezer safe bag. Do not thaw as the bananas as they could get mushy. Instead, just pop them in the air fryer frozen. However, you will need to increase your air fry time.
REHEAT DIRECTIONS
  • These little Thai banana desserts are best enjoyed hot out of the air fryer. However, they can be stored after made in the refrigerator for up to 3 days in a sealed container.
  • You can reheat spring rolls in your air fryer on the toaster function at 350 degrees F (176 degrees C) for about 5 minutes or just until hot and crisp. Alternatively, you can bake at 350 degrees F for about 8 -10 minutes until hot and crisp.
BAKING DIRECTIONS
  • If you do not have an air fryer, you can bake the spring rolls in a 375-degree F (190 degrees C) oven. All you need to do is brush the spring rolls gently on both sides with a little light flavored oil. Bake seam side down for about 10 minutes. After the first 10 minutes, turn the spring rolls over and brush on a little more oil. Then, bake for an additional 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.
DEEP FRY DIRECTIONS
  • If you prefer to deep fry your banana rolls, heat enough oil in a pot so that that your spring rolls can be submerged in the oil. When the oil is hot and ready, deep fry the spring rolls until golden crispy. This takes about 2 minutes, and you need to turn them frequently to prevent burning. Dry on a cloth to absorb the oil.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1spring roll | Calories: 72kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 83mg | Potassium: 126mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 51IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg