Some of us have been craving plantains for like forever (points at self) and it’s because of how delicious they are. Plantains are a variety of bananas but, there’s an edge to them. They’re starchy like potatoes (exactly the kick of energy you need for your day) and they have less sugar (your diet won’t suffer as much). Baked plantains are the treat you deserve to satisfy your appetite.
Baked plantains can be consumed as a side dish or as, wait for it, snacks. Yes, your variety of snacks is growing. If you needed another reason to prepare these sweet types of bananas, we should inform you that you can have them for breakfast. Say what! Oh yeah, cut them up, bake them and let them be part of your morning sandwich.
In the health department, they’re strong suppliers of fibre and vitamins to your body. Their low-fat content should also nudge you in the right direction, which is to buy and cook them one of these fine days. Baked plantains can be frozen to be eaten at a later time but we suggest you do so for not more than three days. Will you really manage to resist them for all those days? We doubt it!
This simple baked plantains recipe will save you lots of time and energy.
2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
1 tablespoon of salt
1 teaspoon of cumin powder
1 teaspoon of garlic powder
- Preheat the oven to 425 Fahrenheit.
- Line the baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Cut the ends of each plantain and remove the peels. Make sure not to cut through the plantains.
- Cut the peeled plantains into slices.
- Place the sliced plantains on the baking sheet and pour oil on them.
- Toss to ensure they’re adequately covered in oil.
- Sprinkle with salt and spices.
- Bake the plantains for about 10 minutes, turning them to ensure they’re consistently cooked (they should turn light brown).
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