This banana spring rolls PF Changs dessert version is filled with bananas and jackfruits, then fried until it's savory and crunchy. A copycat recipe that are just as delicious, crispy and savory bites like the original. Dust them with confectioner sugar or drizzle with caramel sauce and pair with your favorite fruits.
One of my best friends from elementary school has remained my friend through high school, college and still remains a significant part of my life. We spent hours eating together in all types of restaurants and situations, from fast food to formal and quick meal at one of our homes to a picnic in the park with our family.
When it was time to throw her a birthday celebration, I knew exactly what she'd love for dessert. We both absolutely adore the banana spring rolls with the drizzled caramel sauce and a side of coconut pineapple ice cream from Pf Changs. I decided that I had to make it for her special day.
Even though it was intimidating, this recipe was really easy and tasted positively divine. The hardest part was the caramel sauce since I purchased the ice cream.
Initially, I thought I might make the ice cream, as I did find a recipe online, but then saw it in the grocery while I was shopping and decided that Haagen-Dazs was just as delicious as homemade and quicker. I was running behind as usual and was glad to delegate the task to the professionals.
The only “difficult” part is watching the caramel sauce to ensure it was perfect, while also frying the banana spring rolls. While you can make the sauce ahead, I love to make it at the time of serving, it just seems to taste better.
My husband actually helped me here, so we could get the dessert prepared and on the table in a flash. I have a different way to create caramel sauce or Dulce de Leche here.
He stirred the caramel sauce while I wrapped the bananas in the wonton wrappers and heated the oil. We then switched positions and he took over the bananas while I finished the sauce.
It went smoothly, was finished in a flash and all that was left to do was serve it with the ice cream. OMG! It was perfect and my friend loved the fact that I took the time to make her birthday so special.
Tips on how to make the banana spring rolls
Fill a heavy bottom pot with about ½ or 1 inch of oil. Preheat oil to 350 degrees (if using pot or deep fryer). Set two small bowls side by side, one with a scoop of brown mixed with the five spice, one with water. Separate the egg roll wrappers you are going to use, one per half banana.
Cut banana in half crosswise and place in the wrapper. Add slices of jackfruit and sugar mix (the amount depends on your preferences). Spread water all over the edges of the wrapper and roll it up like a burrito, sealing the ends by folding and pushing the dough together with your fingers. If a halved banana is too long, trim the edges to fit the dough. Check the picture below on how to wrap the banana spring rolls for your reference.