Remember being a kid in the grocery store and there were those things next to the bananas that looked like bananas, but they were larger and green! Plantains….but how would we eat them…they’re green? They are often cut up while green and fried to make plantain chips or baked in the oven. Of course, if you have the patience to wait for them to ripen and turn yellow, you will be left with an amazing piece of fruit that can be baked to make a simple and easy dessert that requires only 3 ingredients and one mouth to feed. If there are multiple mouths, I suggest having more plantains on hand and ready to go.First thing you need to do is take a knife and chop off each end of the plantains.Then take the knife and create a slit that goes about half way into the plantain. You can now easily remove the peel.Place them on a pan and bake them in the oven at 400 degrees F for about 45 mins.You know they are done when they are golden and the slit has opened up. Once you remove them, simple drizzle some coconut oil and cinnamon on top….and you’re done. Could it be any easier?I love to eat these right away while they are still warm and the coconut oil has melted and created a soft and creamy texture that compliments the cinnamon beautifully. They can be served as a main course or dessert!
Have you ever cooked with plantains? If so, what do you like to make with them?
- 2 ripe plantains
- Approximately 1 TSP of coconut oil
- Approximately 1 TSP of cinnamon
- Cut the ends off each of the plantains
- Create a slit down the middle and remove the peel
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and bake for about 45 mins until golden brown and the slit has opened up
- Drizzle the coconut oil and sprinkle the cinnamon on top
- Serve while warm