Easy Baked Abuelita and Banana Empanadas

Easy Baked Abuelita and Banana Empanadas

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20 min.
50 min.
12 empanadas

Easy Baked Abuelita and Banana Empanadas are perfect for family or entertaining and add a festive flair to any event. Sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar and serve with whipped cream.


  • 12 (one 11.6-ounce package) frozen store-bought empanada dough discs, defrosted
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablets (90 grams each) NESTLÉ ABUELITA Authentic Mexican Hot Chocolate Drink, broken into pieces
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 3 small ripe bananas, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Sweetened whipped cream or vanilla ice cream
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PREHEAT oven to 375° F. Grease large baking sheets.

COMBINE sugar and cinnamon in small bowl; reserve.

HEAT Abuelita chocolate and cream in small saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, until chocolate is completely melted and smooth; remove from heat. Beat cream cheese and melted Abuelita chocolate until mixed well. Fold in chopped bananas.

PLACE 2 heaping tablespoons Abuelita mixture in center of each pastry disc. Wet edges with water; fold in half and crimp edges with fork. Place empanadas on prepared baking sheets; brush lightly with oil and sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar mixture.

BAKE for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden. Serve warm with whipped cream.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/12 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 12

  • Amount Per Serving

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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