Oven-Baked Maduros (Sweet Plantains)

Oven-Baked Maduros (Sweet Plantains)
Source: Latin Comfort Foods Made Healthy. Recipe Credit: . Photo Credit: Mittera Creative.
Summary
This might not look like much of a recipe, but fried sweet plantains are a staple side dish in most Latin countries. Typically lunch consists of rice, steak, and beans plus a side of maduros. Baking them is much easier than frying and it brings out all their natural sugars. The secret here is to use super-ripe plantains. Plantains are one of the better carbs you can consume, because they’re filled with potassium, they can help regulate digestion and boost the immune system, and much more. So go ahead and enjoy them in moderation.
  • Prep time
    10 min
  • Cook time
    18 min
  • Servings
    6 Servings
  • Serving size
    about 4 slices
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

6 Servings

  • Serving Size
    about 4 slices
  • Amount per serving Calories 60

  • Total Fat 0g
    • Saturated Fat 0g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 0mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 15g
    • Dietary Fiber 1g
    • Total Sugars 7g
    • Added Sugars 0g
  • Protein 0g
  • Potassium 230mg
  • Phosphorus 15mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1 Starch

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • nonstick cooking spray
    1
  • very ripe plantains (black skin) (peeled and cut diagonally into 1/2-inch thick slices)
    2 (about 1 lb total)
Directions

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Line a small baking pan with foil. Spray the foil with nonstick spray.

  2. Place the plantains slices in one layer on the baking pan and spray the tops with nonstick spray. Bake until softened, about 12 minutes.

  3. Turn the slices, spray with nonstick spray, and bake until the plantains are tender, about 6 minutes longer.

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