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Sweet & Salty Plantains
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Sweet & Salty Plantains

Prep Time: 1 minute

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yum yum. Have you tried Plantains before? I ate this for breakfast, along with a green smoothie. Plantains are a popular food in Bermuda, which is where I spent most of my life. It wasn't until I moved to Canada that I started cooking with plantains though.

They are not as sweet as bananas. They are a bit like a potato/banana hybrid. You can use them in curries or eat them on their own, as I did. Sooo good! They are often prepared in a not so healthy way, so here is a healthy version!


  • Plantain
  • Black pepper & Sea Salt, to taste
  • Maple Syrup / Xylitol
  • tiny bit of Coconut Oil


  1. Get out a non-stick skillet, add about 2-3 tsp of Coconut Oil and heat on medium-high heat. Peel and slice the plantain and place in an even layer on the skillet. Sprinkle with black pepper and sea salt and cook for a few minutes, until the one side is toasty brown. Flip the plantains over, add a bit more salt and pepper and drizzle with a small amount of maple syrup, or sprinkle some xylitol on top.
  2. When both sides are browned, remove from heat and serve. I like having them with some ketchup, on top on my salads and in currys. So delicious!
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  1. Veganara
    Voted. They look and sound delicious! I would love to try plantains. I got interested in them after reading blogs by another writer on this site who has since left, SnakeWitch, a Canadian who was living in Colombia at the time. She says they eat them all the time there, and they sound really good.


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