Chocolate-Banana Empanadas (Tyler Florence) Recipe

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  1. Mash the bananas, sugar, and cinnamon together in a mixing bowl until creamy, but not completely smooth – you should still have pieces of banana chunks. Spoon a generous tablespoon of the banana filling on the empanada pastry circles and stick a piece of chocolate on top. Form and bake the empanadas as directed in the recipe. Dust with confectioners’ sugar and serve hot.
  2. Empanada Dough:
  3. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, masa harina, baking powder, and salt. Stir in the melted butter. Gradually add 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup of water, working it in with your hands to incorporate; the dough should be easy to handle and not sticky. Form the dough into a ball, wrap it in plastic, and chill for 30 minutes.
  4. Lightly flour your rolling pin and counter. Divide the dough in 1/2 so it will be easier to work with and roll it out to 1/8-inch thickness. Using a 4-inch cookie or biscuit cutter, cut out 10 circles of dough; repeat with the other 1/2.
  5. Spoon 2 generous tablespoons of filling into the center of each pastry circle, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Brush the edges with the egg wash and then fold the dough over in 1/2 to enclose the filling and form a semi-circle. Tightly seal the edges by crimping with the tines of a fork. Chill at least 30 minutes before baking.
  6. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Place the empanadas on a buttered baking sheet and brush the tops with additional egg wash. Using a fork, prick a few holes in the top of the empanadas for steam to escape. Bake for 30 minutes, until the pastry is golden brown.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 124.65 Kcal (522 kJ)
Calories from fat 40.07 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.45g 7%
Cholesterol 15.37mg 5%
Sodium 154.48mg 6%
Potassium 167.55mg 4%
Total Carbs 20.42g 7%
Sugars 7.17g 29%
Dietary Fiber 1.87g 7%
Protein 2.15g 4%
Vitamin C 2.5mg 4%
Iron 0.3mg 2%
Calcium 23.6mg 2%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 204.74 Kcal (857 kJ)
Calories from fat 65.82 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.31g 7%
Cholesterol 25.25mg 5%
Sodium 253.74mg 6%
Potassium 275.21mg 4%
Total Carbs 33.55g 7%
Sugars 11.78g 29%
Dietary Fiber 3.07g 7%
Protein 3.53g 4%
Vitamin C 4mg 4%
Iron 0.6mg 2%
Calcium 38.8mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 2.5
  • 3

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • good source of fiber

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