This baked plantains recipe is awesome, it is a perfect way to serve up and eat those plantains.
There are so many different ways to prepare and eat plantains, in this recipe I will show you my favorite way to make them.
First of all, what are plantains? They are a type of banana that is larger, less sweet, and more starchy than traditional eating bananas. Plantains are traditionally cooked first before eating, either by baking them, frying them, or boiling them. You can even grill them!
Also referred to as “cooking bananas” they grow all around the world in tropical regions like, India, Florida, West Africa, Central Africa, and the Caribbean, among other places.
Baked plantains are very easy snacks to make, if I can do it, you can do it. Let’s get baking!
Step 1: Gather the ingredients
In order to make baked plantains you need only a few ingredients:
- Coconut oil – or you can use other oils too if you like.
Step 2: How to make baked plantains
Preheat the oven to 375 F/190 C. Then pick out your plantains. They can be cooked at all stages of ripeness from the green firm ones to the very ripe soft ones.
The ripe ones will be yellow with brown and black spots on them and will be soft and will be a little sweeter. If you would like them to ripen faster, you can put them in a brown paper bag.
Step 3: Gotta love cinnamon and sugar
In a small bowl add the cinnamon and sugar and mix them together.
Take a separate bowl and add your coconut oil and heat it up so it melts. Coconut oil will be a solid at colder temperatures and a liquid in warmer ones. Feel free to use other oils if you like.
Step 4: Peel and slice those plantains
Take your plantain and cut off each end with a knife, then run the knife down lengthwise cutting the peel. Now peel the plantain.
Next cut it into chips or medallions. I try and make them around 1/8th of an inch thick but you can make them thicker if you like.
Add the plantains to a bowl and then pour in the coconut oil and then toss them so they get coated with the oil.
Step 5: Sweet baked plantains
You can make your baked plantains sweet or plain. I like mine more on the sweeter side, but when I am in a healthier mood I will leave off the cinnamon and sugar, or at least the sugar.
Lay the sliced plantains on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Then sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar mix on them.
Another method would be to dip each one in the cinnamon and sugar, coating both sides. However, you would like to do it.
Step 6: Baked plantains
Bake them in the oven for 10 minutes. Then after 10 minutes flip them all over, using tongs, and bake them for another 10 minutes or so. If you want them more crispy you can bake them even longer.
After baking, allow them to cool completely before eating them. Enjoy!
Can I make banana bread with plantains?
Sure! You can make banana bread with plantains. Just make sure you use really soft ripe plantains. Your bread will not be as sweet, but you can always add more sugar if you like to the batter, or not worry about it!
How long do baked plantains chips last?
If you store them in an airtight container they will last 3 to 4 days. But most likely you will eat them all by then.
- Sheet pan or cookie sheet
- parchment paper or silicone baking mat
- 1 to 2 plantains peeled and sliced
- 2 tbsp. white granulated sugar 25g
- 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon 1g
- 1 tbsp. coconut oil or other oil 15ml
- Preheat the oven to 375 F/176 C.
- In a small bowl mix together the sugar and cinnamon.
- In another bowl melt the coconut oil if it is solid. to 15 10 seconds in the microwave is usually enough.
- Cut off the ends of your plantain. Then slice the peel lengthwise so it is easier to remove, then remove the peel. Cut the plantain into chips/medallions.
- Add the plantain chips to a bowl and then pour the coconut oil over them. Give them a good toss to evenly coat them with the oil.
- Place the plantain chips on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Then sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar mixture on them.
- Bake them for 10 minutes then turn them over with tongs and sprinkle the other side with the cinnamon and sugar and then bake them 10 more minutes. Allow them to cool and then enjoy!
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Looking at plantain recipes. I will try yours or one other. My comment is about “Subscribe” popping up during your plantain video and it clicked on the box. I did not click the box. I found no way to unsubscribe. I was just looking.
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This looks lush, I have tried plantain, but I have never given a go to cook it, so may have to have a go x
This recipe looks great! I have to admit, I have always been afraid of plantains. I should suck it up and just try them!
Thank you, Marie!
i love these. this remindes me to make them. i’m adding to my list now.
These look like those Banana Chips I get at the grocery store. I should try and make these baked plantains. They look better and I am sure they taste great. Thanks for the recipe!
Very cool!! You are welcome!
I love Baked Plantains. It’s healthy and not oily. I like it crispy! It’s the perfect snack for me.
That is great, Emman! Yes these aren’t oily at all and pretty healthy!
I love foods that made from banana. Seemed like I’m going to add this recipe into my collection after try this. Thanks for sharing!
You are welcome! 🙂
These are really filling and nutritious snacks. And with cinnamon and sugar? The best!
I LOVE baked plantains! I haven’t had them since moving away from the US but I always keep a lookout for them when I eat out but now that I’ve seen this recipe I can make them at home!
That is awesome, Stephanie!
This must be nnniiccceeee…I have never had baked plantain before. Only grilled one and may be, boiled a few times.
I love seeing how different people (from around the world) cook with bananas. roasted, fried, baked plantain are all eaten all the time in Nigeria and are comfort food for me – especially sweet fried plantain. Thanks for sharing this recipe!
You are welcome!! Yes, it is very cool how different countries prepare them.
I’ve never tried baked plantains before, but they sound delicious, and a lot healthier than the fried version!
Yep, definitely healthier than the fried ones.
Both my daughter’s are BANANA crazy, I have to literally hide them, will make this for them, they would love it. Tha ks for sharing such creative Recipes ?
You are very welcome!
I love plantains. They’re one of my favorite fruits. I can’t wait to try this.
Great! Let me know how they turn out once you make them.
I know the fruit and the recipe as much as I have never dared to neither cook it nor try it, has the time come?
Yes time to try it out! 🙂
?thank you so much I didn’t know how to make plantain chips .
You are very welcome, Marie! 🙂
We love buying these, so making them at home will be so much better! Love the cinnamon on them! Perfect for my kids who want snacks all day!
That is awesome, Kristyn!! 🙂
I can’t wait to make these! They look SO good! I love plantains!
Awesome, Katerina! Me too! 🙂