Saturday, May 17, 2014

Oven Fried Plantains

I love plantains, especially sweet ones. I also love fried food but like to eat as healthy as possible. If I can combine these "loves" I know I have a winning recipe! This is a lower fat method of making "maduros" without frying in a pan. These sweet Oven Fried Plantains make a fabulous side dish that works beautifully with meat or spicy dishes, though you can alternatively treat it as a dessert. The trick to the success of these Oven Fried Plantains is to be sure to use extremely ripe plantains; the skin should be almost completely black, not just speckled. 

Oven Fried Plantains


Ingredients: Serves 4 to 6 as a side dish
  • 4 ripe plantains
  • coconut oil; approximately 3 tablespoons which should be more than enough to coat the plantains

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Peel and discard the plantain skin.
  2. Slice each plantain, cross sectionally into three equal pieces. Then cut each cross section into three equal slices lengthwise.
  3. Place the slices into a small bowl and coat with coconut oil. Plantains should be coated in oil but not saturated.
  4. Gently move the slices around in the oil to make sure that all sides are covered.
  5. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet or rimmed pan in a single layer, evenly spaced and not touching one another.
  6. Cover sheet/pan with aluminum foil, secure the sides then poke several holes in the top of the foil.
  7. Bake until nicely browned and slightly crispy and soft, approximately 8 minutes on each side, making sure to watch them and turn them frequently for even browning. 
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This recipe was shared at: Gluten Free Wednesday, Gluten Free Fridays


  1. I love plantains! Have you ever tried them on a chicken sandwich with BBQ? Yummy! I love how these are made in the oven. Definitely trying this. Come link up for Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday!

    Julia @ Mini Van Dreams

  2. I loooooove plantains! I love that this can be a no-sugar-added dessert, too! :)

  3. This is a terrific recipe that can be sweet/savory. Thanks for sharing with Foodie Friends Friday Party this week. Pinned/shared.

  4. I can't wait to try these delicious Oven Fried Plantains. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen