Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

Choose ripe plaintains for this dish. If you have green ones, allow them to ripen until they look like overripe bananas with black marks.


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Lightly coat a shallow baking pan with non-stick cooking spray or butter/oil.
  3. Slice each plaintain in half lengthwise, and then into 5 sections; remove peel.
  4. Place plaintain pieces in prepared baking pan.
  5. Pour orange juice evenly over plaintain pieces; sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until tender.
Most Helpful

Loved this recipe! I had bought a bunch of plaintains for another, more time-consuming recipe,but didn't have time to make it. Saw this one and figured why not. I even introduced someone to plaintains with this, and they ate most of the dish. The only addition I made was to add a tbs. of melted guava jelly to half of the pan (the other half got eaten immediately by DH). Either way, they were very good. Nice and easy, too.

Muffin Goddess June 19, 2003

I never tried plantains before this recipe and didn't know what to expect. I loved them! Very sweet and they were a hit with other family members. Make sure your plantains are fully ripe and yellow, though. I cooked one that had a little green spot and those pieces definitely weren't as tender as the rest.

collegiatebudget June 24, 2012

These little morsels were incredible Sue. I enjoyed them so much. I let them roast for 40 minutes. The orange juice, sugar and cinnamon glazed the plantains perfectly. What a taste treat. I love plantains and am always looking for new ways to cook them. Thank you so much for sharing this treat. :)

Baby Kato February 16, 2010