I’m super duper excited to share my favorite new discovery this holiday season – roasted sweet potatoes and bananas. Seriously you guys, this flavor combination is absolutely amazing and I’m not even a big fan of bananas! I was initially introduced to this concept when our friends shared a post for their sweet potato casserole. We were able to try it out during a Friendsgiving celebration and let me tell you, I am hooked. I don’t even know how to properly describe the kind of magic that the bananas add to the sweet potato, but you definitely need to give it a try – I promise you won’t be disappointed.
When I was contacted by Nasoya to try out some of their fun all-natural vegetarian products, I was intrigued by the egg roll wraps and thought they would make a perfect vehicle for my own concoction using sweet potato and bananas. The result was something really special, and I can’t wait to share it with you!
Let’s get cooking! You’ll need some cinnamon, brown sugar, butter, sweet potatoes, bananas, and a package of Nasoya egg roll wraps.
The Nasoya egg roll wraps come in packages of 20 and you can find them in the dairy or produce section of the grocery store. They are thin and really easy to separate from one another when you take them out of the package, a major plus for me! There’s nothing worse than trying to separate thin doughs and ending up tearing them to shreds.
The nutrition label made me happy – you can have 3 of these things and only be getting 170 calories and 0.5 grams of fat, making the wraps appropriate for all kinds of uses, be it healthy or sinful. The flavor of the wraps themselves is very mild, so you can use them for sweet or savory dishes. Fill them with sweet fruit compotes or chocolate for dessert, or stuff them with veggies and meat and serve them alongside your dinner! Ooh, you could even fill them with pizza sauce, beef or sausage, and cheese for instant pizza roll-ups – perfect for the kiddos!
I wanted to demonstrate how to fold the wraps to show just how easy it is. First, place one wrap in front of you in the shape of a diamond. They’re not perfect squares, but that’s totally okay.
Place a heaping tablespoon of filling in the middle and spread it out a bit, making sure to leave at least an inch. I didn’t take a photo of my filling, but you can sorta see the darker area under the wrap and get a gauge for how far from the edge it needs to be. Grab the lower corner of the wrap and roll it over the filling, tucking in the sharp edge.
Now fold in both sides toward the center, and seal with a little bit of water. I just dipped my fingertips into a small bowl of water to moisten the wrap – it sticks to itself easily!
Fold up the bottom of the wrap and use a bit more water to seal the remaining sharp corner.
Then all you have to do is place them on a cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray with the loose flap facing downwards.
Ready to go into the oven!
The wraps are baked at 400F for about 12-14 minutes or until crispy and golden brown on top.
As soon as they came out of the oven I brushed them with a bit of melted butter, because why the heck not? If you’d rather have a more traditional “egg roll” texture, the package of Nasoya contains instructions for frying the wraps instead. My biggest worry with baking them was that they would come out soggy, but that ended up not being a problem at all. While they remained soft on the bottom, the tops were crispy and crunchy.
Don’t they make pretty appetizers? There are so many possible uses for these wraps. I’m pretty excited to discover these. It’s so easy and fast to whip up an endless number of appetizers or side dishes. Heck, I had 8lbs of baby in one arm during most of the time spent making these roll-ups and I still managed to finish them in no time flat.
So basically, I’m a believer in the combo of roasted sweet potato and banana, and I’m now totally on board with these pre-made wraps. Here’s the recipe so you can try them yourself, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the bottom of the post to try Nasoya products for free!
|Roasted Sweet Potato and Banana Roll-Ups|| |
- 1 pkg Nasoya Egg Roll Wraps
- 2.5 heaping cups of roasted sweet potato, skin removed
- 2 roasted bananas, peel removed
- 1 mounded teaspoon ground cinnamon, or to taste
- 3 tablesoons butter, or to taste, plus extra for melting
- 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar, or to taste
- Preheat oven to 400F.
- Wash sweet potatoes and pierce the skin several times with a knife. Place a sheet of aluminum foil on center rack of oven and place the potatoes on the foil.
- Roast for 45-60 minutes or until potatoes feel soft when you squeeze them, or when a knife will easily pierce the potato to the center.
- Remove potatoes from oven, allow to cool slightly, then remove the skins.
- Cut a slit in the skin of each banana, place on foil in the oven and roast until skins are mostly black and bananas are fragrant, about 10 minutes.
- Allow to cool slightly and then remove peel.
- In a bowl, combine sweet potato and banana with cinnamon, butter, and packed brown sugar.
- Mix with a hand mixture until smooth. Taste the mixture and adjust sugar, butter, and cinnamon as needed.
- Place 1 heaping spoonful into each Nasoya wrap, fold, and place flap side down on a lightly-greased cookie sheet.
- Bake at 400F until wraps are golden brown, about 12-15 minutes.
- Remove from oven and brush with melted butter. Serve warm.
- Store leftovers in airtight container in refrigerator.
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Want to try Nasoya products for yourself? Nasoya has offered to send vouchers for three free Nasoya products of your choice to one of our lucky readers! This contest is open for our U.S. readers and will be open until 11:59 P.M. EST on Friday, December 5th, 2014. Because Nasoya products are fresh and can be found in the produce or dairy section of your grocery store, you will be receiving a paper voucher that you can redeem at your local shops. You can use the vouchers for any products you want! Please see the Nasoya website to find which retailers carry Nasoya products near you!
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