I'd made a few different kinds of plantains before, but this time,I wanted to make something quick and easy. These plantains are similar to fried plantains, but less oily. Instead of counterbalancing all the nutrients inplantains with loads of grease, these baked plantains are no less tasty, but much healthier. I would even say these baked plantains are easier to make than the friedversion - another bonus since I like quick and easy (or efficient) cooking methods. Plantains aresimilar in appearance to bananas, but quite different when it comes to taste. Plantains are much starchier and sturdier. They also contain more potassium than bananas!In addition to all that, plantains are rich in fiber, Vitamin A, B6, and C, as well as magnesium and folate.
Baked Sweet Plantains (printable version)
Sweet plantains, oven baked to perfection. A perfect alternative to frying - all the goodness without all the oil.
Yield: 2 servings
- 1 very ripe plantain, sliced
- spray bottle or brush (I used a Misto.)
- Spray a light coating of oil on the baking tray.
- Place plantain slices on baking tray, and spray a light coating of oil over the plantain slices. If you don't have a sprayer, you could just grease the pan andthen brush some oil over the plantain slices.
- Bake at 425F for 10-15 minutes, until plantain slices are golden brown and delicious.
What's your favorite way to cook or eat plantains?