Oh me oh my, what a delight! These oven-baked plantains are to “live” for! Sweet, tasty, filling and healthy – all wrapped up in this banana-like, starchy fruit!
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Print Recipe For years I would watch Will (my husband) indulge in plantains when we would go to our favorite restaurant. He would sware up and down that they were the best dessert on this side of Heaven. Needless to say, they would be drowned in oil. Well, now that we are more Heart-Healthy conscious, we avoid foods with added oils. I did a little research on the nutritional value of plantains and found out that they are full of Fiber, Vitamins, and Minerals and are worthy of adding to our plant-based lifestyle!
This recipe works best with a very ripe plantain. Often times they are green in the store. Just set them out on the kitchen table for a few days and they will ripen just like bananas.
This recipe comes together very quickly. All you need are two spices. Ground Cinnamon and Apple Pie Spice. I chose to use Saigon Ground Cinnamon because it seems to have an intense cinnamon flavor.
There’s no need to add oil to this recipe because basically nothing sticks to a pan when parchment paper is used. I chose to bake the plantain in the oven, but they come out just as good using an air fryer if you have one.
So what are you waiting for, stop walking pass those plantains on your produce aisle. Pick up a few on your next trip to the store, allow them to ripen, peel, slice, and spice them up, pop them into the oven and 30 minutes later – you too can indulge in a dessert worth “living” for! Enjoy!
PS – Now Will swares up and down this is the best dessert on this side of Heaven! 🙂
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