Roasted Sweet Plantains

"I first had plantains when I moved to the UK and to an area that has a large Caribbean and Nigerian population. They are yummy and sort of like a banana but not exactly as they need to be cooked. This is a really easy way of trying out plantains without being afraid of what to do with them. You don't really need the cooking spray but it wouldn't let me post a recipe with just one ingredient."
Roasted Sweet Plantains created by Mamas Kitchen Hope
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  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Place the plantains in their skins on a baking sheet or in a roasting pan and allow to roast for 20-25 minutes, or until soft but not mushy.
  • Remove from the oven, split the skins and serve immediately.

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  1. Sue in Hershey
    Very easy way to prepare plantains. WARNING!! POKE HOLES IN THE PLANTAINS! Similar to a baking potato, they can explode if you don't poke some holes in the skin. Lesson learned the hard way... :-0 Tastes great though especially if you add butter and brown sugar although butter and a sprinkle of salt is good too.
  2. petlover
    awesome- i have also made thes on the grill ( leave the skins on) -these came out great -I made sure to use ripe( yellow and brown) plaintains. Thanks for this healthier version!
  3. MeliBug
    I actually dont want to give a star review for this either. i went to the store and got a couple plantains. i've never tried them before so i wanted to try this recipe cause its so simple!! but when i made them they were really bad.... turns out my mom told me my plantains weren't ripe yet! they were still green and i just didnt even take that into account before making them!!! so i totally messed up my plantains and didnt really get to try them out the way they are supposed 2 be! but this is a very very simple method and i'm sure they taste great when they are ripe!!! :P made for zwt4
  4. Mamas Kitchen Hope
    Roasted Sweet Plantains Created by Mamas Kitchen Hope
  5. Mamas Kitchen Hope
    So easy! If you liked baked or cooked bananas you will like this! Plantains are NOT bananas but when black or yellow/brown with lots of black spots- the semi sweet flavor has a touch of banana like taste. They are starchier - like a potato and stay firmer when cooked unlike a banana. This made a fast and energizing breakfast which I drizzled with a little honey. *Made for ZWT*


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