Recipe by AUKALOU
"I love banana empanadas and I wanted to see if I could make them. This is what I came up with and I wanted to share. They're pocket pies. You can make them with other fresh fruits (peaches, apples, apricots, pears, etc.) or with canned fruit filling. The good thing about bananas is that you don't have to add any sugar and the empanadas still taste great. If you use other fresh fruits you may want to consider adding about 1 tablespoon of sugar to the inside of each pocket. You may also sprinkle them with cinnamon-sugar as soon as they come out of the oven."
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2 1/2 cups
ripe bananas, coarsely chopped
ground cinnamon, or to taste
Try sprinkling lemon juice over the bananas. Lemon juice is used on fresh fruit to prevent it from turning unsavory colors.
I made mini banana empanadas for this one. I halved the recipe because I only had two bananas and I still had tons of filling left over. When baked, the filling becomes an unsavory gray color. Though these had a decent taste, I would not make these again and could not serve them if I had company over for dinner.
Too much filling, but great. Very good taste, not too much breading and the middle is so simple - I ate it straight.
Good dough recipe, but the finished product was rather bland. I'd recommend either adding a little banana liquor to the filling or some vanilla icing to the top
Really, really good! I used the lemon juice as suggested - will make again.
This was just alright, it wasn't very sweet so I drizzled honey over it and had some vanilla ice cream with it. I think maybe a different kind of fruit would be much much better then the banana. Ill try it again with apples or something and see how that goes.
i soaked the raisins in rum and added a few chocolate chips. was a nice not too sweet dessert!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 393
** Calories from Fat: 179
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