Banana turon are the ultimate fruit treat! With caramelized crispy wrapper and filling of soft, sweet banana and langka strips, these Filipino spring rolls are sweet, crunchy, and seriously addictive!

fried lumpiang saging on a banana-lined dish
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Banana Turon

Banana Turon or also known as lumpiang saging is a Filipino lumpia made of ripe saba bananas rolled in sugar, wrapped with a spring roll wrapper, and then deep-fried into golden perfection. They’re a popular streetfood and are commonly enjoyed as a midday snack or after-meal dessert.

peeled and sliced saba bananas, sweetened jackfruit, sugar, lumpia wrappers

What you’ll need

  • Bananas– turon use saba or cardaba which are a type of cooking bananas indigenous to the Philippines. If you’re in the U.S. and can’t find them, plaintains will work in a pinch. Do not substitute cavendish (Dole) bananas as they’ll turn mushy.
  • Jackfruit– adds another layer of sweetness. For convenience, use sweetened langka sold sold at most Asian supermarkets
  • Lumpia wrappers– thin spring roll wrappers that come in round or square shape
  • Sugar– use granulated white sugar to coat the bananas for a touch of sweetness and the wrappers to caramelize during frying
  • Oil– use oil with a neutral taste and high smoke point such as canola, safflower, corn, or grapeseed oil.
making lumpiang saging

Cooking tips

  • Choose bananas that are ripe and sweet but firm enough to hold shape during frying.
  • Cover the lumpia wrappers with a damp cloth or paper towel during wrapping to prevent them from drying out.
  • Switch up flavors by replacing the sweetened jackfruit with cream cheese, ube halaya, quick-melt cheese, peanut butter, or chocolate.
  • Roll the turon as tightly as possible to keep oil from seeping in during frying.
  • For best texture, deep-fry in enough oil to cover the turon fully and maintain an optimal temperature of 350 F to 375 F. Too hot and the sugar will burn before the wrapper is fully cooked; too low and the turon will absorb more grease.
  • Do not drain on paper towels as the caramel will stick. Use a wire rack set over a baking sheet or colander set over a bowl or plate to catch oil drips.
lumpiang saging with langka

Serving suggestions

Banana turon is delicious nashville filipino food on its own but you can make it more special by serving it a la mode with a generous scoop of your favorite ice cream for that luxury dessert feel!

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  • 12saba bananas
  • 1cupsugar
  • 24spring roll wrappers
  • 1/2cupsweetened jackfruit, cut into strips
  • canola oil


  • Prepare bananas by peeling and cutting lengthwise into two halves.
  • Separate wrappers into individual sheets. On a flat working surface, lay a wrapper like a diamond.
  • In a skillet over medium heat, heat about 1-inch deep of oil. Add banana spring rolls seam side down and fry, turning once or twice, for about 3 to 5 minutes on each side or until crisp and golden brown.
  • Roll a banana half in sugar and place in the middle of the wrapper. Place 2 to 3 jackfruit strips lengthwise on top of the banana.
  • Fold the bottom pointed end of the wrapper over the filling. Fold side ends of the sheet inward and roll the turon into a tight log. Wet the pointed edge of the wrapper to completely seal.
  • Roll sealed spring rolls in sugar to coat. Repeat with the remaining bananas.
  • In a wide pan over medium heat, heat about 1-inch deep of oil. Add the turon in a single layer and cook, turning as needed, until golden and sugar is caramelized.
  • Remove from the pan and drain on a wire rack. Serve immediately.

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