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Sweet Plantains

Sweet Plantain Recipe (Vegan)

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  • Author: Shahla
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1-2 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Sweet Plantains are vegan, refined-sugar free and gluten-free. Serve over yogurt or with a dollop of coconut cream or ice cream.


  • 1 ripe yellow plantain (tender going on brown or with black spots)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt 
  • 12 tablespoons coconut oil or any high heat oil of choice (like avocado oil)
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or date syrup 


  1. Trim ends off plantain. 
  2. Using a sharp or serrated knife, slice skin down the middle in the inner arch, making sure not to cut through the plantain.
  3. Peel and discard skin. 
  4. Slice diagonally or cut into rounds, ¾ inch thick. 
  5. In a small bowl, sprinkle with cinnamon and salt. Set aside. 
  6. Warm a cast iron skillet (or heavy bottom pan) on med-high heat with coconut oil
  7. To test if the oil is hot, place one plantain round into the pan. If the oil bubbles, the pan is ready to go!
  8. Sear for one to two minutes on both sides or until you’ve got a caramelized “crust on the edges”. It is okay if the crust is blackened a bit but make sure not to burn.  
  9. Cover and cook for an additional 30 seconds to 1 minute if still not softened. This will depend on the ripeness of your plantain.
  10. Plantains should be crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.
  11. Transfer to a plate, lined with a paper towel to cool. 
  12. Serve over topping of choice. Drizzle with maple or date syrup


  1. If heat is too high, adjust while cooking plantains to prevent them from burning. 
  2. Cooking time will be quick so it is handy to have all ingredients ready ahead of time.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Vegan
  • Method: Pan-Fry

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