roasted sweet plantains

Roasted Sweet Plantain

Here is a very simple recipe that I absolutely love because it’s so nostalgic for me. Sweet plantain, or plátano Maduro, has been one of the many staples in my home while growing up. You can have it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and you can pair it with almost any meat of your choice. Heck, you can just simply eat it by itself as a snack if you like. It’s sweet and soft like a banana when it’s ripe and almost has the starchy texture of a potato when it’s not ripe. (That’s the best way I can describe it to someone who’s never had it before.) I hope you all enjoy it and find it to be a gentle addition to your diet.

Servings: 1

Ingredients for roasted sweet plantains:

  • 1 Yellow Plantain (the riper the sweeter!)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt to taste

Directions for roasted sweet plantains:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Peel the plantain and cut into ¼-¾ inch-thick slices.
  3. Coat the cut-up plantain with the olive oil by mixing in bowl
  4. Place the plantain flat on a baking dish and place in the oven.
  5. Cook for approximately 10-12 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. (Tip: Make sure the plantain is soft in the inside before eating.)
  6. Transfer the cooked plantain to a plate a sprinkle salt.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

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Nutrition facts

Per Serving

  • calories: 340
  • carbohydrates: 57g
  • dietary fiber: 4g
  • protein: 2g
  • saturated fat: 2g
  • sodium: 160mg
  • total fat: 14.5g
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