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13 Plantain Recipes You Need To Try

I’ve compiled a list of my favorite plantain recipes to help you use this amazing fruit. From sweet to savory, you’ll find loads of recipes for all your bite-size dessert and meal ideas. These recipes are all easy-to-make and delicious!

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Plantain Recipes You Need To Try

If you have never tasted plantain, you are missing out on something good. It tastes sweet and natural, not to mention the distinctive flavor you get when you make it into different things. You probably don’t know there is more to plantain than frying. There are options here for you to explore. These plantain recipes are super tasty and very easy to make.  

1.      Plantain Chips

If you are craving healthy and crunchy snacks, plantain chips should be your go-to every day. These gluten-free snacks are easy and fun to make for family and friends. All you need is green plantain, black pepper, and salt to get that rich, satisfying taste.

2.      Plantain Cake/Bread

If you want bread different from the ordinary, this is definitely your best choice. It is both enriching and addictive at the same time. The surprising thing is that it is super tasty and quite affordable to make. If you want crunchy plantain bread, you can add walnuts to this recipe. Either as snacks or breakfast, you can serve with juice or a cup of coffee.

3.      Plantain Puff Puff

If you love homemade puff puff, switch to this plantain puff puff recipe and experience the magic. This version is a blend of flour, plantains, yeast, and warm water fritters. Whether served as snacks or dessert, you will always come back for more.

4.      Baked Plantain and Egg Frittata

This version of the plantain recipe combines healthy vegetables and baked plantain. It is inexpensive to make because the ingredients are easily sourced and could even be available in your pantry.  It is a quick breakfast recipe that your kids will enjoy.

5.      Crispy Seasoned Plantain Fries

You can treat yourself to these crispy plantain fries as an alternative to your potato fries. Even though it has a different taste from conventional fries, you will marvel at its wonderful taste. It’s a perfect snack or side dish for kids and adults.

6.      Fried Plantain Chips

If you prefer fried chips to baked chips, you will enjoy these fried plantain chips. Ensure that your green plantain is lightly salted for taste and spiced up with black pepper. Trust me; it is extremely addictive because of its crunchiness and sweet taste.

7.      Kelewele – Spicy Fried Plantains

Kelewele plantain is cut into small cubes and spiced with onions, garlic, ginger, and cayenne pepper. It has a sweet and savory taste with bursts of flavor infused with spices. You will fry your plantain till it produces brown edges to enjoy its caramel taste. It is a perfect side dish for family dinner.

8.      Fried Plantains

Fried plantain is an amazing meal you can finish eating before serving your family because of its endearing sweetness. To enjoy your sweet and savory plantain, season it with a little salt. You can serve your plantain as snacks or with omelet or ketchup.

9.      Peppered Gizzard and Plantain

Oh, mine! You have not tasted anything as luscious and delicious as gizdodo. This perfect combination of chicken gizzard in pepper sauce is a crowd-pleaser. Either for summer timeout, game night, or weeknights dinner, you can never get enough of this amazing recipe.

10.  Plantain Fufu

Do you want a gluten-free swallow with a burst of nourishing nutrients? You have got to choose plantain fufu. Made with unripe green plantain to make a solid meal that you can enjoy with any soup of your choice. It is a healthy source of magnesium and calcium in the proportion that your body wants.

11.  Yam Porridge with Plantains

This blend of yam porridge with plantain is a game-changer. If you are looking for a one-pot meal with incredible taste, you should go for this. If you taste porridge and plantains seasoned with salt garnished with spinach and dry fish, you will surely come back for more.

12.  Plantain Pancakes

The satisfaction you will derive from pancakes is indescribable, not to mention plantain pancakes. If you want to switch your breakfast game, you can never go wrong with this plantain recipe. It tastes sweeter than the conventional pancake mix and packs pleasant flavors.

13. Grilled Plantain

Grilled plantain will make a perfect dessert or snack for you and your family. You will enjoy the sweet caramelized and melty taste. Asides from being a comfort meal, it is easily digested and packed with a lot of vitamins. Enjoy!

13 Plantain Recipes You Need To Try

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Dally Atogun

Wednesday 2nd of November 2022

I enjoy using you sure recipe Thanks Lola an, Very much!

Chef Lola's Kitchen

Monday 19th of December 2022

You are welcome, Dally.