This Sweet Plantains recipe is a healthier version of the traditionally pan-fried treat. It features plantains, a Spanish fruit similar to bananas (with less sugar). This recipe has you cook the chewy fruits under medium heat in coconut or olive oil, nutritious alternatives to butter. Make sure to use ripe plantains. The browner the better!
This 3-ingredient recipe is a snap to make. All you have to do is cook the plantain slices for about 10 minutes until soft and golden. The warm, bite-sized morsels deliver caramelized flavor that simply melts in your mouth. The sweet and savory treats make a delicious dessert or side dish.
Yields: 4 servings | Calories: 168 | Total Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 4mg | Carbohydrates: 29g | Fiber: 2g | Sugars: 14g | Protein: 1g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 8 |
- 2 brown (overripe) plantains (peels brown), peeled and cut in half lengthwise and across, or into thick round slices
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil (refined or virgin)
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
- Place oil in a pan over medium heat. Add plantain pieces. Cook for about 10 minutes, until soft and browned, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with salt before serving. Enjoy!
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