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Cinnamon And Brown Sugar Plantains.


I have a weakness for plantain, which means I can’t walk by the display at the grocery store and not put some in the shopping cart. A lot of times they go bad on the counter and I know this… but I just can’t help myself.  Yet again I had some on the counter in the kitchen calling out to me (or was that Caron saying “are you going to use these or let them go bad again?”) so rather than fry them as I would normally, I decided to be a bit creative.

With the addition of the spices and sugar this could easily be considered a dessert, or used as a topping for some good coconut ice cream, but I much prefer it as a side to my rice dishes and the leftover I made sandwiches with. Toasted bread with a thin layer of butter and a few slices of this wonderful cinnamon plantain slices.

You’ll Need…

3 medium ripe plantains
2 tablespoon golden brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch grated nutmeg
pinch salt
2 tablespoon olive oil (for brushing)

Recipe Edit Notes. In the video I posted below I failed to mention a few things. The plantains I used would have been better if they were a bit riper and I think it would be much tastier if you gave them a good brushing of melted butter. The butter would allow the brown sugar to caramelize and form a lovely coating on the finished slices of plantain.


Start by trimming off the ends of the ripe plantains and discard. Then cut in half length-wise and peel off the skin (see the video below to see how I did it).  You will now have two pieces of peeled plantain… slice off (lengthwise) a piece about 1/4 inch. Now use this sliced surface to sit on your cutting board to make slicing the rest of the plantain easier. Slice 1/4 inch pieces and set aside.

Mix together the cinnamon, pinch of nutmeg, salt and brown sugar until it’s completely blended.

Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil (makes clean-up easier) and brush it with oil to coat the surface. Now place the slices of ripe plantain on top, brush with the olive oil and sprinkle (generously) the spice mixture we just made, evenly on each piece of plantain. (See my note above about using butter)

Place in the middle rack of a preheated 400 F oven and bake for 40-45 minutes. After 30 minutes check to see how it’s doing.. if you find that it’s golden and a nice caramel coat has formed, you may want to remove it from the oven early. I say this because I know that no 2 oven are the same when it comes to controlled temperatures.

The lovely scent of cinnamon and nutmeg should be present in your kitchen and you’ll be tempted to eat a slice or two as soon as it comes out of the oven… be careful as it will be very hot.

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49 Responses to “Cinnamon And Brown Sugar Plantains.”

  1. darnell slater says:

    always a …pleasure to see the videos on great food from you chrs always on poin……..enter my nameinto the contest please bless up

  2. kerryl-lyn says:

    Just put this in the oven, I melted the butter and mixed the spices and sugar together before putting it in the tray to bake. My house smells heavenly at this moment

  3. Crystal Douglas says:

    hi CHRIS!!! i would lovveee to enter the competition!!!

    crystal Douglas/ Guyana

  4. Jen says:

    I modified your recipe slightly so I could fry it and have it ready in a few minutes. It was so good that there wasn’t any left over! Thank you!

  5. Birdie says:

    I will be making this soon. I did something similar before but I fried it and it was good so I can’t wait to try the bake ones. I also had use a little vanilla extract.

  6. Cheryl T says:

    I tried your plantain recipe and I am going to make them again tonight. They are delicious and easy to make. I substituted turbinado sugar for the regular white sugar. I also added a quarter teaspoon of allspice. I enjoy your website and look forward to making many of the recipes. Keep up the good work.

  7. vijay says:

    Thank You My Friend, being from Barbados and living in canada For The Past 36 years, Its always great to get caribbean Dishes ,Thanks,Your Plantains Was Great,Me And My Friends In The Band Had A Good Time With some Eggs. and Milo.Have A Great Holiday From Us To You.

  8. MKB says:

    LOVED these … my plantains tasted like cinnamon rolls. Thanks for posting!

  9. Roselia magloire says:

    Will be try this omg i’m excited

  10. Lincoln says:

    As usual great recipe will try soon..
    You keep strong

  11. judy says:

    My grocery store was out of bananas. So instead I purchased green baby bananas. I’ve had them for two weeks and they have turned a little brown but they are still bright green. I opened one and it had a weird texture and I had to cut it open. I think it might be a plantain.Either way I will be trying this! Yum!

  12. Joy says:

    love plantains. had it done like this at a friend's but she also added orange juice and wine to the recipe.
    going to try it this way. Thank you

  13. Ananta says:

    Plantains were a success and it didn't stick to the parchment paper :) everyone cleaned their plates…wish I made more!

  14. Ananta says:

    I'm going to make this today for Sunday lunch, to go with some fish we caught yesterday. I'll bake them on parchment…nothing ever sticks to that!

  15. Esther Charles says:

    I will try this recipe…it look enticing.


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