our new favorite way to enjoy plantains

Howdy luvs!

How is everyone doing today? How was everyone’s July 4th? Hope all you #purelfitlife #purelypower friends enjoyed your day off :) We did! Felt great to have a day off yesterday.

Before we get to this amazing new plantain recipe, we have our giveaway winner for Lisa Leonard’s Jewelry.

Congrats to DANA!!

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Well hold onto your seats purely fitters…Okay maybe it is not that big of news. 

But we have found a new favorite way we like to enjoy our plantains now.

Yes plantain chips and plantain bread (plus plantain socca and pancakes) are still very popular in this household.

But.

Wait to you see these babies.

new favorite way to enjoyed baked filled plantains


How to make baked filled plantains!

It’s easy.

Let us show you how.

how to make baked filled plantains

All you need is a plantain. Peel it.

Leave it whole.

Heat up your oven to 375 degrees. Coat your plantain with about 1 teaspoon coconut oil or ghee or real butter. Bake for 30 minutes. Flip and bake for another 15-20 minutes.

Cut a little slice on top and peel away (making a generous hole in the plantain) and fill with favorite topping.  Super simple, right?

Here are our favorite ways so far. Really the filling ideas are endless. Be creative and have fun!

coconut butter filled plantain

Fill your baked plantain with coconut butter and top with cacao nibs (or chocolate chips). Perfection.

protein filled plantain

Next up — protein filled plantain. We made our perfect fit protein frosting to fill our baked plantain and topped with cacao nibs. How we make our protein frosting — just take a scoop of protein powder mixed with a little coconut oil and a little water which we add in slowly until we receive a nice smooth frosting like consistency. Perfection.

chocolated coated plantain

Next …. chocolate plantain! Yes please. Make any chocolate sauce of your liking (could even use melted bar chocolate) and drizzle over your baked plantain. We mixed raw cacao with coconut oil and topped with coconut flakes. Perfection.

avocado filled plantain

Last but not least … avocado filled with sea salt baked plantain! Perfection!

baked filled plantains

baked filled plantains

Ingredients

  • 1 plantain
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • toppings:
  • coconut butter
  • nut butter
  • chocolate
  • protein frosting
  • avocado
  • --really anything you want

Directions

  1. Peel your plantain.
  2. Leave it whole.
  3. Heat up your oven to 375 degrees. Coat your plantain with about 1 teaspoon coconut oil or ghee or real butter.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes.
  5. Flip and bake for another 15-20 minutes.
  6. Once out of oven carefully cut a little slice on top and peel away (making a generous whole in the plantain) and fill with favorite topping.
  7. Best enjoyed warmed.
http://purelytwins.com/2013/07/05/stuffed-whole-baked-plantains-avocado-coconut-butter-chocolate/

 

Now that we showed you how we like to enjoy our beloved plantains it is making us hungry. We are off to go make us some baked plantains.

Oh what will we fill it with this time?

Twins question: What would you fill your baked plantain with?

till next time,

xoxo

L&M

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37 Responses to our new favorite way to enjoy plantains

  1. Sounds great! I would fill mine with almond butter and honey, with sea salt. But all of the above sound so good! Thanks for sharing :)
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  2. love love LOVE this!! let the obsession continue <3
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  3. Lisa says:

    Oh goodness gracious – this recipe looks all kinds of awesome, especially since the combos are endless!
    I seriously need to find plantains right this second. Or on my next grocery trip.
    Happy Friday<3
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  4. I was JUST reading recipes for baked stuffed bananas yesterday! Now I need to chift and do plantains. This is a #strangebutgood waiting to happen. :)
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  5. dana says:

    I am over the moon filled with GRATITUDE about having won the gift card for the most heart warming jewellery…I must tell you that winning is so much more than winning the opportunity to buy some amazing jewellery — it was a sign of faith for me… I have had some very faith wavering times as of late and to receive this gift is confirmation to hang in there!!! KEEP THE FAITH!!! It will be okay!!! I have emailed you and I hope you will know the depth of my gratitude to you!!! You have made a difference in so many lives!! Thank you. Dana

  6. Love this recipe! It sounds like so much fun ;) Hmm I would try filling mine with oatmeal or Greek yogurt or maybe both at the same time! That would be tasty.
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  7. Lorna says:

    Have you ever eaten ripe plantains raw like a banana? I do sometimes or sometimes I toast them in which case I’d definitely have them with avocado.
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  8. Ellie says:

    I love all your recipes for plantains!! What is the nutritional benefits of eating plantains. Aren’t they super starchy?
    Thanks for your help!
    Ellie

  9. You girls are genius! Can’t wait to make these!
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  10. Melissa C says:

    I am so excited to try this recipe! I have been on a huge plantain bread kick this week! Thank you for continuing to feed this obsession :)

  11. Jill says:

    Still can’t find plantains…perhaps they are not in season in my location at this time of year, who knows…but they look an awful lot like bananas so….not sure how you do the protein frosting, but interesting. I assume that protein is similar to sunwarrior or other protein frostings? (and on that note, thoughts on the Tone it up diet?)…

    ever try hemp pro 70? Or New Zealand whey isolate 100% (free from hormones, etc) that Heather at “sweetly raw” uses?

    Thks…need to email you sometime soon in future…not proud to say that my nightly binging continues. The morning after is the …well, its my own fault. Simply my own fault.

    • purelytwins says:

      yes they do look a lot like bananas, sorry you can’t seem to find any. maybe soon! for the protein frosting we just mixed some perfect fit protein powder with some water to make a frosting like consistency. We like the Tone it Up diet, they give a lot of good overall information, meal ideas and lots of recipes to get people started. We have tried hemp protein, we like it. Never tried whey as we can’t really seem to handle dairy that well – maybe one day we will give it a try. Don’t beat yourself too much over night time binging, it could be a sign from your body that it is low in a nutrient or something. Take the stress off and make sure you are eating enough healthy fats :) HUGS

  12. I never use plantains, but this sounds awesome way to start! All of these fillings sound delicious! I’ve never bought plantains before…do you have any tips on knowing when they’re ripe? Are they like bananas…ripe when they turn yellow?
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    • purelytwins says:

      you can eat plantains in any stage- the green ones are more starchy and the brown-yellow ones are more ripe and sweet like a banana. We tend to get mostly green ones, sometimes the yellow brown ones.

  13. I think it’s about time I try a plantain! Oh and I love the protein powder frosting idea! Thanks!

  14. amanda jewell says:

    you ladies are just the best! how about this combo: fig, dark chocolate, coconut butter pureed together and stuffed into plantain?!

  15. Dana says:

    Aloha Twins,
    I am curious about the plantains. Do you wait till they are completely ripe for the plantain bread before you use them? How about the baked plantains?

    Thank you so much for great blog! Love all your creative and easy recipes.

    Aloha,

    Dana

    • purelytwins says:

      we enjoy our plantains when they are green maybe a little yellow, they are more starchy that way and less ripe and sweet.

  16. Caitlin says:

    so creative! i love the lineup!
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  17. Kai says:

    My kids and I are lovin’ this right now

  18. Amber says:

    These look delicious, I am definitely going to have to try them. I love using plantains to make the Cuban food Tostones, slightly fried plantains. I use coconut oil to make them. So yummy and simple!

  19. STUFT Mama says:

    Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh. I am sooooooo trying all of these!
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  20. Breanne Johnson says:

    Thank you for all the Plantain recipes! I just moved to the amazon with my husband and i have had the hardest time finding healthy recipes because ingredients are so limited here.
    This helps me SO Much because plantains are literally the most common and cheapest ingredient i can get here. :)

  21. Sarah says:

    Hi,

    I seriously recommend not peeling your plantains! This is the traditional Latin American way- just cut about five slits in them so they dont explode. Cooking them in the peel greatly enhances the flavor and moisture.

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