Fried Plantains with Cinnamon Recipe (Paleo, Whole30)

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Fried plantains with cinnamon couldn’t be much easier!

Sweet Fried Plantains with Cinnamon recipe is a delicious, warming bite. Cooked in ghee or coconut oil, they make the perfect Paleo snack.  | StupidEasyPaleo.com

What are Plantains?

Plantains are the larger, starchier relatives of bananas and can be eaten at any stage of ripeness. However, if they’re unripe, they’ll be very starchy like a potato and need to be cooked (boiled, fried, grilled, etc). In other words, don’t expect them to be sweet!

Sweet Fried Plantains with Cinnamon recipe is a delicious, warming bite. Cooked in ghee or coconut oil, they make the perfect Paleo snack.  | StupidEasyPaleo.com

If you’re willing to be patient and wait, plantains will eventually ripen and take on a sweeter flavor. The plantains I used had been sitting on my kitchen counter for almost 2 weeks. This is a very simple preparation, but one that’s incredibly tasty.

How to Make Fried Plantains

To make these Fried Plantains with Cinnamon, I used ghee to fry them in. Ghee has a really high smoke point, so it won’t burn over high heat. I slice the plantains into rounds, then fry each side in ghee until lightly golden brown. Watch these carefully because they’ll burn quickly. When they come off the heat, hit them with a little bit of cinnamon and sea salt.

Serve them as a dessert or alongside my Paleo Cinco de Mayo Burgers.

Sweet Fried Plantains with Cinnamon recipe is a delicious, warming bite. Cooked in ghee or coconut oil, they make the perfect Paleo snack.  | StupidEasyPaleo.com

Fried Plantains with Cinnamon Recipe

Course: Snack
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Paleo, Veggies, Whole30
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 351 kcal

Sweet Fried Plantains with Cinnamon recipe is a delicious, warming bite. Cooked in ghee or coconut oil, they make the perfect paleo snack.

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Ingredients

  • 1 ripe plantain
  • 1 tbsp ghee or coconut oil
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • Sea salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Peel the plantain and slice into ¼” rounds. I like to cut mine on the bias (diagonal).
  2. Heat a cast iron skillet over medium-high and add the ghee or coconut oil. Fry the plantains until golden brown, 2-3 minutes each side. Be careful because they’ll burn easily.

  3. Remove from the heat and dust with cinnamon and a sprinkle of sea salt.

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Nutrition Facts
Fried Plantains with Cinnamon Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 351 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 38mg 13%
Sodium 7mg 0%
Potassium 893mg 26%
Total Carbohydrates 57g 19%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 26g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 40.4%
Vitamin C 39.9%
Iron 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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