Food/Nutrition Recipes

Sweet Baked Plantains

There are some tastes you will never forget. I can still remember my first grade self trying to trade my brother for his fried plantains. It was a no go— I had already finished my serving of plantains, a customary dessert in Dorothey’s household. Years later, I still dream of my mom’s godmother, Dorothey’s delicious fried plantains.

I have recreated Dorothey’s plantains in a healthier version that can be enjoyed as a guilt-free dessert! They are oven-baked and have a sweet taste with the coconut and cinnamon glaze.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe plantains
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1.5 teaspoon coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Recipe:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400º Fahrenheit.
  2. Cut your plantains on the diagonal into slices about ½” thick.
  3. Mix the plantain slices in a bowl with coconut oil, coconut sugar, and cinnamon
  4. Place plantain slices on a baking sheet with parchment paper
  5. Cook for 15 minutes then carefully flip the plantains with a pair of tongs.
  6. Cook for an additional 10 minutes to 15 minutes
  7. Enjoy fresh and hot or store in the fridge for later!