Happy National Banana Lover’s Day! Appropriately, today’s This Week’s Cravings theme is BANANAS and I’m sharing my delicious tiny recreation of Mexican restaurant banana chimichangas! And, all you need for these Banana Mini Baked Chimichangas is 4 ingredients to make these beauties for your plate. Plus, they’re baked instead of fried, so you can feel good about that dollop of vanilla ice cream you serve alongside. All you need is a few bananas, cinnamon and sugar (I use sucanat) and some egg roll wrappers (which you can make yourself if you prefer).
These delicious treats bring back many fond memories with my dad, who, like myself is a HUGE Mexican food fan, and loves to try the banana chimis at every new restaurant. They were often disappointing, but sometimes you’d find one filled with delicious hot banana and topped with gooey chocolate, honey and home-whipped cream. Drool. I’m hoping Dad can still eat these, since he’s unfortunately developed a bit of a banana sensitivity in his old age.
These are for you, Dad!
Banana Mini Baked Chimichangas
4 bananas, cut into thirds
1/4 cup sucanat (like this) or brown sugar
1 Tablespoon cinnamon (or to taste)
12 egg roll or spring roll wrappers
milk or soy milk
honey or maple syrup
Preheat oven to 350.
Cut bananas and dip in milk.
Place one banana slice in each wonton wrapper. Drizzle with cinnamon and maple syrup.
Oh. My. Goodness. How can these be so simple, yet so fantastic. I LOVED them. Mr. Meaty isn’t a fan of bananas, weirdo, but he thought they were OK, for bananas. The kids thought they were awesome! These are a definite repeat treat!
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