What’s Inside: This Oven Baked Sweet Plantains recipe (aka Maduros) is a staple in Latino cooking and one of my favorite dishes to serve as a snack, appetizer, or side dish. They’re crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and a perfect balance of savory and sweet.
Do you like fried sweet plantains? Me too! But I’ve never successfully fried them. But that’s OK because through all of that trial and error (mostly error) I learned that there’s a better way to cook them that also happens to be easier and healthier.
Meet my simple Oven Baked Sweet Plantains recipe (aka Maduros) using nothing but coconut oil (or sub olive or avocado oil), sea salt, and your oven — making them Paleo, vegan, and AIP-friendly! With this method, you’ll end up with a perfectly caramelized exterior and a sweet gooey center. Heaven!
I love to serve these as a side dish, appetizer, or have them as a snack. They’re a childhood favorite that brings me back to my grandparent’s kitchen and the best memories. I hope you love these as much as I do!
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Plantains are high in resistant starch and are a great prebiotic-rich food to include in your diet. Your beneficial gut bacteria rely on prebiotic fiber and resistant starches for food. Enjoying plantains balanced with protein and fat helps to nourish your microbiome! Plus, they happen to be delicious.
You only need 3 ingredients to make the best plantains ever — two r tablespoon of melted
I like serving these as they are as a simple side dish, appetizer, or snack, but you could add any seasonings you like to add more flavor or to pair with a particular meal. Cumin, chili powder, or garlic powder would work well as savory additions, or a light drizzle of maple syrup, agave nectar, or honey before cooking to make them sweeter.
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