Baked Plantain Chips

30 Jul

Just dropping in for a quick recipe I featured on my last post….the plantain chips I made for my bachelorette party.

I wanted to have some carbs since we were going a wine tour…because whenever I have alcohol in me I seem to be craving carbs and what I eat usually doesn’t make me feel he greatest the next day! I knew I would hate myself for eating a bagel….

My go-to healthy carbs tend to include sweet potatoes, bananas…which got me to plantains! The are so yummy! I’d describe them as a cross between a banana and a potato. They are really carb and calorie heavy they are perfect if you are looking for a good amount of calories for working out, gaining weight, or in my case to soak up wine from my wine tour LOL

First(after preheating oven to 425), I sliced up two plantains very thin (not see through but think banana chips) You can use as many as you want…this yielded about two cups of plantain chips.

I melted about 3 tablespoons of coconut oil in a large bowl.

I gently tossed the raw plantains with the coconut oil so they were coated. I sprinkled about 1/2 tsp of cinnamon and a dash of salt and tossed them again until coated.

I placed them on a baking sheet making sure none of them overlap.

Bake for roughly 20-25 mins, flip them over, then bake another 20-25 mins.

They turn out a nice golden brown and smell delicious! Maybe I will throw up some more pictures because I plan to make them for the bridal suite for my wedding day (another time when I need to shove my face with healthy carbs!!)
Enjoy!

what are your favorite healthy carbs?

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7 Responses to “Baked Plantain Chips”

  1. cleaneatingveggiegirl July 30, 2013 at 2:12 pm #

    Yum! I am excited about this recipe! I really want to try plantains and I’d love to be able to make the chips myself at home.

  2. Giselle@myhealthyhappyhome July 30, 2013 at 5:37 pm #

    Yum! I’ve never tried baking them! I fried them in coconut oil once and they were okay. Hard to slice and cook evenly. Trader Joe’s carries some pretty good ones but I would much rather make them at home!

  3. Crystal @ Simply Playful Fare July 31, 2013 at 11:00 am #

    These look awesome! I love plantains! Can’t wait to try them. 🙂

  4. Davida @The Healthy Maven July 31, 2013 at 1:56 pm #

    These look great! I’ve been seeing plantains all over the blogosphere lately but no recipes that are as simple as this. Definitely going to be making these soon.

  5. Terri September 22, 2013 at 3:39 pm #

    Cooking at 425 for 20-25 minutes on first side and mine were totally toasted! Anybody else have this problem? The few that didn’t toast were yummy!

    • Andrea @Pencils and Pancakes September 22, 2013 at 5:18 pm #

      Oh no I’m sorry! My oven is really weak I should have said that! at least plantains are cheap you can try again!

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