Filipinize It! Turon pan-bang cookies

A lot of Asian Fusion dishes are “Westernized” versions of Asian recipes. In an attempt to break from neo-colonialism, I use the language of “Filipinizing” recipes. The Filipinize It! series adds a Filipino twist to non-Pinoy recipes.

One of the most popular Filipino desserts is turon or lumpiang saging.

Lumpia| eggroll

Saging| banana

Turon is made by frying saba bananas, jackfruit, and brown sugar in an egg roll wrapper. This is a street food served alone, but I love it with ube ice cream. The caramelized brown sugar bits on the outside of the crispy wrapper are *chefs kiss*

My favorite chocolate chip cookie is Sarah Kieffer’s Pan-Bang cookie. The Pan-Bang cookie texture is crunchy on the outside and gooey/chewy in the middle; the perfect parallel for Turon.

Pan Banging Turon


  • 260 g AP flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 226 g unsalted butter
  • 300 g granulated sugar
  • 50 g dark brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp banana extract
  • 3 ounces saba chips
  • 2 ounces toffee chips
  • 3 ounces dried jackfruit
  • Optional: 2 ounces white chocolate chips


  • In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, & salt
  • Using a mixer and paddle attachment, beat the butter on medium until light and fluffy. Add the sugars and beat on medium until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  • Reduce mixer speed to low. Add the egg, vanilla and banana extract, and 2 tbsp water and mix until combined.
  • Slowly add flour mixture until combined.
  • Add saba chips, toffee, jackfruit, and white chocolate chips until Incorporated.
  • Form HUGE dough balls, 100 grams or 1/3 cups each. They must be this large to get the ripple effect.
  • Preheat the oven to 350*F
  • Freeze dough balls for 15 minutes before baking.
  • Arrange 3 balls In a distant triangle on your baking sheet and bake on the middle rack of the oven for 10 minutes. After ten minutes, lift the baking sheet and drop It down on the rack. to deflate the cookie. I pull the pan out of the oven and give the underside of It a palo until deflated.
  • Repeat this ever 2-3 minutes, baking for 16-18 minutes total. The edges will be golden brown and the center will be light.
  • Let It cool on the pan before removing. Enjoy!


Adapted from Sarah Kieffer’s Pan Banging Cookie. If you don’t already own her books, you need to run and get them, preferably from a local bookstore! 

I’ve found the saba chips and jackfruit at Whole Foods, but you can check my Merkado page for links to order online. Let me know if you give these a try by tagging me on Instagram or sending me a message!

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