Easily my favorite treat / snack / breakfast side, this 3 ingredient recipe is a winner!

Plantains are inexpensive, and they taste awesome when you cast-iron cook them in coconut oil or ghee.

Fried up with eggs for breakfast instead of toast, dusted with cinnamon and drizzled with maple syrup for a “french toast” flavored treat, or served alongside a garlic-y entree at dinner (rice and beans, pulled pork, cilantro grilled chicken, curry, quinoa bowl, whatever!) they satisfy.

Best fresh from the skillet, these little gems are kid-approved. Mine will help make them, and they will help eat them!


Gluten-free, vegan, grain-free and delicious!

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Fried Plantains
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Serves: 3
  • 1 Plantain (ripe, yellow with black spots)
  • 2 tbsps Coconut Oil
  • ⅛ tsp Sea Salt (or to taste)
  1. Using a knife, peel the plantain and cut it into slices. If the plantain is very firm and not quite ripe yet, you can use a fork to gently smash them to slightly increase surface area, while still keeping the slices whole.
  2. Heat the coconut oil in a large skillet and add the plantains, cooking 2-3 minutes per side or until caramelized.
  3. Sprinkle with sea salt before serving. Pop onto a paper towel to absorb some of the oil if desired. Enjoy!
Plantain Tip The plantain should have some black spots on it to indicate that it is ripe. Green plantains are almost impossible to peel.

More Flavor Add a sprinkle of cinnamon and a drizzle of maple syrup to make your plantains taste like french toast. Ditch the cinnamon and syrup for chili flakes or zaatar for a savory plantain!

Plantainsl Plantains are high in potassium, helping your body with regular digestive and muscular function.


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