This sweet take on plantains, I can’t get over these! Have you ever had plantains? If not, you have to try these! They make for such a yummy snack and coated with this cinnamon sugar mix they even can go for a dessert. They were so good used as a dip in the pumpkin yogurt, but would be great alongside a meal or simply by themselves.
What you need to make Cinnamon Sugar Plantains:
- Plantains (I used the yellow ones with a few spots on them–the more spots the sweeter they will be)
- Maple syrup
- Coconut Sugar
- Coconut oil
How to make Cinnamon Sugar Plantains:
- Start by cutting them diagonally on the plantain (I used a lightly spotted yellow plantain).
- Place cut plantains in a bowl and add maple syrup, coconut sugar and cinnamon. Mix together to fully coat.
- In pan, add coconut oil to heat up. Place plantains on pan to saute. Sauté for a few minutes on each side until lightly brown.
- 1 large plantain
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp coconut sugar
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1/2- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- optional: yogurt for dipping
- Cut up plantains diagonally.
- Place plantains in coconut oil in the pan to melt.
- Add peeled plantain to a bowl and mix thoroughly with cinnamon, coconut sugar and maple syrup.
- Place plantain on pan and allow to saute for a few minutes on both sides until browned.
How to Slice Your Plantain?
1. First, peel it by sliding an Exacto knife down the length of the fruit.
2. Cut in half and then use your hands to pop out the round seed.
3. Slice them into 1/8″ slices and then use your fingers to push each slice flat.
4. Roast at 475 degrees until they are golden brown (about 5 minutes).
5. Remove from oven, cool slightly, and eat!
How To Fry These Caramelized Cinnamon Plantains?
Plantains are a tropical fruit that can be found in many places around the world. They are usually served as a dessert, but they are also great in savory dishes as well. These caramelized cinnamon plantains are fried and can be served with a drizzle of honey and a sprinkling of cinnamon. The perfect way to make use of overripe plantains!
The amount of oil you use for frying will depend on the size of your pan. I recommend using one just large enough to fit both plantains side by side because if you overcrowd the pan it will lower the temperature of the oil too much. If your pan is too small, you can fry them in two batches or choose two smaller-sized plantains.
What are Plantains?
Plantains are often referred to as a “staple” food in African and Caribbean cooking. In some ways they are, because they are a good source of vitamins A, C and B-6. But in other ways they’re not staples at all, since plantains are usually eaten as a side dish or dessert. Still, many people who live in countries where plantains are common eat them several times a week.
Trying to find recipes for plantains on the Internet can be frustrating because it is hard to know what you are looking for. There are recipes that call for ripe plantains (which can be eaten raw) and recipes that call for unripe plantains (which need to be cooked before eating). What you want to do is use unripe plantains to make a dish that can be served either as a side dish or as dessert – say, CINNAMON SUGAR PLANTAINS.
Cinnamon sugar plantains are a popular side dish in Latin America. They are commonly served as an accompaniment to grilled meats. The bananas in this recipe are fried plantains in a blend of white and brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter.
Cinnamon sugar plantains can be served as a sweet or savory side dish. As a sweet dish, it is often served with grilled meats or fish, or for dessert after a meal; as a savory side dish, it is often served with chicken, beef, pork or fish.
What kind of sugar is in ripe plantain?
The sweetness of the fruit is due to sucrose, a disaccharide of glucose and fructose.
What class of food does plantain belong to?
Plantain belongs to the Banana family. It is a herbaceous annual or perennial plant, native to tropical and subtropical regions of America. The plant is often cultivated in other regions for its edible green fruit. The name “Plantain” can also be used for some similar species in this family which are native to Africa and Asia.
Are plantain chips healthier than potato chips?
Plantain chips are a healthier alternative to potato chips.
Potato chips contain large amounts of fat and salt, and the average American eats around fifty pounds of them each year. Plantain chips are a healthier alternative. They contain no fat and little to no salt, and they still have much of the same taste of potato chips.
Plantain is a powerhouse of nutrition, so it’s no surprise that we want to find a way to eat the tasty green chips without getting the fat and calories and everything else we don’t want.
Which is healthier sweet potatoes or plantains?
Sweet potatoes in the US are generally of the “yam” variety (a misnomer for a completely different tropical root vegetable) and are very high in starch. The other kinds are lower in starch, and are therefore considered healthier.
Tropical varieties of sweet potato vary by starch content as well as shape. What other differences might there be? The answer depends on the variety, growing method, and preparation method.
Plantains are more similar to bananas than they are to sweet potatoes. Plantains look like big bananas but they need to ripen before eating. If you eat them green they will taste terrible. Once ripe though, they can be used similarly to sweet potatoes, but have a creamier texture, less sweetness and higher starch content than sweet potatoes.
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