Plantains, a firmer and less sweet cousin of the banana, make a fantastic side dish or appetizer for many Latin American-inspired dishes. My family loves these so much that we often have to count the slices to make sure everyone gets their fair share.
- 2 plaintains peeled and sliced on the diagonal
- 1 Tbsp. butter or margarine melted
- 1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon or to taste
- 1/8 tsp. kosher salt, sea salt, or another coarse salt optional
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Lightly spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
- In a medium bowl, toss the plantain slices with the melted butter and lay them on the baking sheet, leaving space between them.
- Sprinkle them with the cinnamon and salt (if you are using it) and bake them for 15 minutes, then flip them (they should be nicely browned on the bottom), and then cook them for 5 more minutes until the second side is browned. Serve them immediately.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (% based upon daily values): Calories 135, Total Fat: 3g, 5%; Saturated Fat: 2g, 10%; Cholesterol: 8mg, 2.5%; Sodium: 4mg, 0.5%; Total Carbohydrate: 29g, 9.5%; Dietary Fiber: 2g, 8.5%; Sugar: 14g; Protein: 1g Like this recipe? Check out The Scramble's family-friendly meal plans to see just how simple getting dinner on the table can be!
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