Sweet Plantains

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A healthier version of a sweet traditional treat.

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.

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Sweet Plantains

Here is a sweet and healthy treat that's quick and easy to make.
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Yield 4 people
Serving Size 0.5 plantain
Course Appetizer, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Universal
Author SkinnyMs.


  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil refined or virgin
  • 2 plantains brown (overripe), peeled and cut in half lengthwise and across, or into thick round slices
  • 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!

Nutrition Information

Serving: 0.5plantain | Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 4mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 8
Keywords Budget-Friendly, Kid-Friendly, Quick and Easy, Vegetarian

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