Have you ever looked in the produce section of the grocery store and wondered what the heck to do with a Plantain Banana? Welcome to my world! I admit to being a tropical girl at heart, but I have had the worst luck dealing with Plantains….that’s not cool because I love love love them!!!! (Insert temper tantrum here).
So, I took a step back and realized that they are really more like a vegetable than a fruit….then voila!!! I got it!
These babies are not a peel and eat sort of deal. The greener they are, the more cooking they require. But that’s cool. Because the end result is really good.
Tip: Ripe Plantains have black spots all over them, or are almost all completely black.
Try out these Plantain Fritters as a replacement to an end of the meal apple pie for a twist on the traditional. The natural sweetness of the apple in the recipe adds just the right amount to satisfy your sweet tooth, while still keeping the waistline in check.
Here’s the recipe –
2 Ripe Plantain Bananas, peeled and chopped
1 Granny Smith Apple, peeled and grated
2 Teaspoons Cinnamon, ground
To Taste Kosher Salt
2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
1 can Coconut Milk, chilled in the fridge for approximately 2 hours
Combine Plantain, apple and 1 tsp cinnamon in a bowl and mash together with a fork (alternately pulse in a food processor until Plantain is still slightly chunky).
Preheat cast iron pan over medium heat and add coconut oil. (Make sure your pan is preheated!!!! This will avoid fritters soaking up too much oil). Add in fritters and cook for approximately 10 to 12 minutes per side.
Remove from pan onto paper towels to remove any excess oil.
Open the cold can of coconut milk and remove the thick rich cream on top into a bowl and add 1 tsp cinnamon. Simply stir and drizzle on your fritters or serve as a dip!
A Super Yummy and nutritious treat for your whole family! I can’t wait for you to try these at home. I’d love to hear how you make out with these, feel free to share in the comments.
Yours in health and happiness,