Plantains have been my new thing lately. I decided to give them a whirl during a recent grocery store trip. I spotted them in the produce aisle and thought – why not? Well, they are the jam and I have been experimenting with cooking them different ways. They are so easy!
Easy Breakfast Plantains
My new go-to dish has been plantains for breakfast. They are not the only thing I eat, of course, but they really do steal the show.
Plantains are also rich in vitamins and minerals, inexpensive and easy to find. I found these at the regular grocery store – a Whole Foods stock up was not even necessry.
I almost hesitated to share this when I was contemplating a fun recipe to share on the blog this week. It is so simple that I wondered if it made the “recipe” grade. However, sometimes these are the things that often get overlooked. When a new food enters my midst I realize I often have no clue what to expect or how to make it. Simple dishes are what I gravitate towards most. The easy creations are the ones that I choose to replicate in my kitchen. If it is too complicated or needs too many ingredients it often falls off my radar. I say I will go back and make it, but it is a little rare that will happen.
So I present to you the easiest of dishes – Easy Breakfast Plantains. Minimal ingredients required!
I thought plantains were just jumbo bananas, but they are a little different. They are larger, yes, but they are also less sweet and should be cooked rather than eaten raw. Peeling the skin is a tad strange too because it is very thick. I thought at first that they were not ripe enough. Not so! They are just that difficult to peel.
To whip up these bad boys, you only need a few simple ingredients and a few extra minutes in the kitchen. I eat them for breakfast typically, but they can really be eaten for any meal. Anyway, moving onto the recipe now.
Wishing you the best of weekends! Get out there and have fun.
- 2 Plantains
- 2 teaspoons of coconut oil
- ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon of all spice
- Pink Himalayan Salt (to taste)
- Melt the coconut oil over medium heat in a saucepan on the stovetop.
- Peel and cut up your plantains.
- Place the plantains in a bowl and add the cinnamon, all spice and salt so that the plantain slices get covered.
- Add the plantains to the heated saucepan and cook for approximately 4-5 minutes on each side.
- Do you like plantains?
- What is a new food you have tried recently?
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