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Baked Banana Wontons + (Optional!) Coconut Caramel Sauce

Baked Banana Wontons with Coconut Caramel Sauce Recipe

Baked Banana Wontons with Coconut Caramel Sauce
Okay, so maybe desserts are the last thing you want to think about right now. I know! I totally get that! But one year I had banana wontons on New Year’s Eve and now I always associate them with the New Year. So this is my New Year’s recipe, posted a little bit in advance.

The best thing about these wontons, aside from how flipping easy they are to make, is that it’s the kind of dessert that seems like it would be high in calories, but it’s totally not. Each wonton is only about 30 calories (depending on the brand of wonton wrappers you use), so a serving of four is completely doable as a dessert or snack. I used to make these by spraying them with my oil mister and while that works out well, I’ve found that brushing them with melted coconut oil is even better–they are thisclose to having the same crispy texture as deep-fried wontons.

Vegan Coconut Caramel Sauce
But since this is a New Year’s post, healthy banana wontons would be a wee bit disappointing, right? So if you want to go all out, I’ve included a vegan caramel sauce recipe too–a coconut caramel sauce recipe, to be exact. The coconut-y flavor is the perfect pairing for the banana wontons. And if you really want to go all out, serve the wontons and coconut caramel sauce with some vanilla ice cream.

(If you are making these for New Year’s Eve, you really need to serve them with ice cream. Your diet starts on the 1st, remember?)

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Baked Banana Wontons with Coconut Caramel Sauce

Baked Banana Wontons with Coconut Caramel Sauce Recipe

These crispy baked banana wontons are perfect by themselves, but they’re even better when served with ice cream and coconut caramel sauce!

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

Baked Banana Wontons

  • 1 medium banana, mashed with a fork
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 16 wonton wrappers (see note)
  • 1 tsp. coconut oil, melted (or oil mister/cooking spray)

Coconut Caramel Sauce

  • 1/3 c. coconut milk (not lightβ€”you need the full-fat kind)
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 c. sugar
  • 2 tbsp. water

Instructions

Baked Banana Wontons

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Combine cinnamon and banana in a small bowl. Place a heaping teaspoon of banana filling in the center of each wonton wrapper. Brush edges of wrapper with a small amount of water, fold into a triangle, and press edges together to seal.
  3. Brush both sides of each finished wonton with coconut oil (or spray both sides with oil or cooking spray). Place wontons on a baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until corners are browned and crispy.

Coconut Caramel SauceΒ 

  1. Whisk together coconut milk, vanilla, and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Combine sugar and water in a small heavy-duty saucepan over medium-high heat. Do not stir! Allow mixture to come to a boil. Once it begins to boil, watch it like a hawk. Eventually the mixture will start to smell like caramel and turn a golden color, then light brown. This will take about 6 minutes. When you see that it’s started to turn brown, slowly pour in coconut milk mixture, whisking constantly and quickly. If the sugar hardens around the whisk, don’t worry; it will melt. Just keep whisking! Continue to heat over medium-high until mixture has thickened and is a light caramel color, about 5 minutes more. Drizzle over wontons and ice cream.

Notes

Many supermarket brands of wonton wrappers contain egg, but eggless brands are easy to find at Asian markets. You can also make your own wonton wrappers–here’s a vegan wonton wrapper recipe from Food.com.

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106 Comments

  • Reply
    Kimberly
    January 8, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    These were a snap to make! They’re decadent without being too sweet or heavy. That coconut caramel recipe is keeper!

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      January 8, 2013 at 7:00 pm

      Thanks for the comment–I’m glad you enjoyed them! πŸ™‚

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    Jennifer H
    January 9, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    ok, I totally want to try this!!

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    Karen Lynne
    January 10, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    SO GOOD! and so easy to make! I did use a coconut palm sugar to make the sauce so it turned out a little darker, but, oh my goodness, so delicious! I am going to make these again next week for my kids!

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      Karen Lynne
      January 10, 2013 at 5:34 pm

      oh yeah – I couldn’t find vegan wonton wrappers, so I used pot sticker wrappers and pan fried them……..

      • Reply
        Kiersten
        January 10, 2013 at 8:23 pm

        I’m glad the pot sticker wrappers worked out! I’ve heard that gyoza wrappers are also vegan. I’m so happy you enjoyed the recipe!

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    Viswa
    January 15, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    I like the baked version, I made them using bananas dipped in sugar wrapping them in wonton wrappers in spring roll style and pan frying them!! Yum!!

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      January 16, 2013 at 12:27 pm

      I love that idea! I thought about wrapping whole bananas like that, I’m glad to hear it works out!

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    Chris
    January 19, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    Can you freeze these before baking?
    I found the egg free won ton wraps at the Asian store in Orland Park on 159 Street near the Mc Donalds

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      January 21, 2013 at 9:32 am

      I haven’t tried it myself, but I think it would work!

  • Reply
    Turtle66
    March 3, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    Great Recipe! Love interesting unique tasty recipes. Q: Has anyone tried freezing these then baking or frying them? Please let me know thanks. πŸ™‚

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      March 4, 2013 at 8:50 am

      I think it would work, but I haven’t tried it myself. You’d definitely have to adjust the baking time slightly…

  • Reply
    Bridgette
    March 5, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Thanks for the great recipe! I tried it out tonight and I got rave reviews from the family. I added a little cinnamon sugar to the recipe as well. Turned out great!

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      March 7, 2013 at 12:19 pm

      I’m glad to hear it was a hit! πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Bob
    March 9, 2013 at 12:57 am

    What could we use as an alternative to the coconut milk?

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      March 11, 2013 at 10:23 am

      You could make a traditional caramel sauce with cream–the method would be different, though.

  • Reply
    Amber
    March 17, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    These look so good. I think I will add s bit of chunky peanut butter to the banana and just serve with honey. Yummm

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      March 18, 2013 at 2:37 pm

      That would definitely be tasty! πŸ™‚

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    Tracy
    April 9, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    These were so yummy, and super easy. I used the “banana glue stick” method for sticking them together – just cut the last 1″ off the end of the banana, then cut a ring of peel away so I had a handle.

    Thanks so much for this recipe – it was a great success. Now I’m going to go wonton wrapper crazy… what else can I put in these little yummies!?

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      Kiersten
      April 10, 2013 at 8:01 pm

      I’m glad they were a success! This definitely isn’t healthy, but when I had leftover wonton wrappers and leftover Reese’s cups from holiday baking, I chopped up some of those and added them to the banana filling. SO GOOD! But if you want something healthier, mashed sweet potatoes or butternut squash make a great filling, as do chopped apples sprinkled with a little cinnamon. πŸ™‚

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    Nicole
    July 3, 2013 at 10:33 am

    Do you serve these hot or cold ?

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      July 5, 2013 at 4:11 pm

      They should be served hot. πŸ™‚

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    Lynn
    August 9, 2013 at 12:56 am

    These were amazing. Since my little brother doesn’t like cinnamon, I mixed in crushed peanuts. The sauce was also amazing but I only make the sauce once in a while to watch help my waistline. Thanks for such a wonderful recipe.

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      August 11, 2013 at 7:44 pm

      Thanks for your comment–I’m glad you enjoyed it! I love the idea of adding peanuts too. πŸ™‚

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    meena
    January 30, 2014 at 9:13 am

    – Holy Cow – i didn’t know veg had so many varieties thou im a vegetarian ( brahmin – Hindu if you know )
    I’m wanting to try so many recipes now ! Thanks

  • Reply
    Van
    March 23, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    I just made these last night. it was so simple and so good! Thanks!!!

  • Reply
    Rosemary
    January 10, 2015 at 10:35 pm

    Can you tell me if you have prepped the wontons in advance and held them before baking without the wrappers drying out? If so, what would be the best way to hold them so the wrappers don’t dry out?
    I’ve made these before but did not try to make them in advance. They were delicious. I served them hot with Rosalani Haupia Ice Cream (Coconut ice cream sold in Hawaii), a bit of chopped macadamia nuts, with the won ton wedged into the ice cream and the caramel sauce drizzled over all… it was to die for. Served the rest of the wontons on a plate… they disappeared too πŸ™‚

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      Kiersten Frase
      January 14, 2015 at 3:07 pm

      I’ve never tried making these in advance, so I’m not sure. If I were to try it, I think I’d put a damp paper towel in the bottom of a tupperware container, put the folded wontons in there, then put another damp paper towel on top. I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe!

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    tashavv
    June 1, 2015 at 12:09 am

    I wouldn’t leave wonton wrappers on a damp tray or paper, as they will stick and you won’t be able to separate them from the plate or each other. Just place folded wontons on a clean dry plate or on baking paper and cover with a tea towel, they might dry out a little but it won’t affect the cooking/baking process. I would think that the basting with coco oil would seal them so this will reduce the drying out affect. Also depends on how much time in advance you are making them.

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