Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Cinnamon Banana Breakfast Wontons

My son is a full-on "nana" freak! He once ate 3 in one day. He usually overdoses on them when he's teething. I'm happy to oblige because they are healthy and never seem to give him tummy trouble. He always asks for one at breakfast time and on the rare occasion that I run out, it's nice to have something banana ready at a moments notice. I created these Cinnamon Banana Breakfast Wontons for emergency days when I am banana-less and let me tell you, they have served me well on many occasions. Not only are they perfect for breakfast, they make great last minute desserts and party snacks fried in some oil. Stock your freezer with some of these little babies and you'll never be without a quick breakfast, snack or dessert!

Cinnamon Banana Breakfast Wontons
Makes 34 wontons

2 large ripe bananas
34 wonton wrappers
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 c water (for sealing wrappers)

1)-In a medium bowl, mash the bananas and the cinnamon until its fairly smooth. Place 1/2 teaspoon of the mashed banana in the center of each wonton wrapper. Lightly moisten the sides of the wonton wrapper with water and then fold diagonally in half to form a triangle. Be sure not to over wet the wonton wrapper or it will not stick. Moisten the bottom edges of the triangle and bring both points of the triangle base towards the center to meet. Pinch closed.

2)-Place finished wontons on a parchment lined cookie sheet and freeze until firm. Then transfer to ziplock bags.

To Cook:

Boiling Method (our preferred method for breakfast):

Bring a medium sized pot of water to a boil. Take as many wontons as you need out of your freezer stash. Place wontons into the boiling water and cook for approximately 4-6 minutes or until the wonton floats to the top. Remove with slotted spoon and place in a bowl. top with a pat of butter and serve.

Frying Method (great for dessert or an anytime sweet snack)

Fry these wontons instead of boiling. Add about 2-inches of vegetable oil to a large, deep skillet. Heat the oil over medium heat until it reaches about 350 degrees. If you don't have a thermometer, you can test the temperature of the oil by dropping a small piece of wonton wrapper into the oil. If it sizzles when it hits the oil, you are ready to fry.

Working in batches, fry the wontons until they are golden brown, about 30-40 seconds. Remove the wontons using a slotted spoon and allow to drain on a paper towel lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with some granulated sugar and some extra cinnamon. Allow to cool slightly and serve.


-Add some chopped nuts or chocolate into your mashed bananas before filing the wontons. For an extra treat, try both!

- Fill your wontons with some Nutella spread, deep fry them. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

1 comment:

  1. My 2 year old is more of a dumpling freak than a banana freak these days. I'm intrigued by this breakfast wonton idea. Gonna try for sure. Thanks thanks for sharing this!