baked cinnamon sugar bites

Hello there friends!

Yesterday flew by. Anyone else feel that way? Luckily we were able to end our busy day skyping with a dear friend. Another reason why we feel blogging has helped us in so many ways, being able to connect with a friend and to learn and grow with them. Love chatting with you Meg, cannot wait to chat again.

We plan to be enjoying lots of plantains these next few days as we have some special visitors coming at the end of the week. Think we bought out almost every Harris Teeter near us — plantain stock. Not really. But close.

Mini baked cinnamon sugar bites made with plantains of course. And drizzled with chocolate!

healthy plantain bites with chocolate

Just when we shared {healthy} cheesy fries option we are now sharing a tasty {sugary} way to enjoy plantains. More like a sweet dessert or snack.

You know that we are the #plantainqueens. We love using them in all kinds of recipes making a little [healthier] in a way. And being able to enjoy something sweet with chocolate sounded perfect.

Now… you are probably thinking… Lori and Michelle there is no way that this can be good for you to eat? Thought you weren’t big fans of sugar?

Just go with us here. Please :)

baked mini plantains

You are right. We do watch our sugar intake for skin issues.

But a little sugar every once in awhile can be a fun and we feel okay to do. We are NOT saying go out and make this everyday. Or go crazy with sugar. We know sugar is one health topic that will also be up for debate. We are not going to get into that here today. Back to the recipe.

If you are wanting something a little sugary and cinnamon try this out! The cinnamon sugar coated provides a nice crunchy texture to the plantains bites.

And when we thought of this simple way of enjoying plantains we wanted to see if we could just use a plantain. Nothing else in the recipe. Just cut the plantains small like mini bites, covered in cinnamon sugar mixture, bake and see what happens.

cinnamon sugar baked plantain bites

Cinnamon sugar is sooo good.

Pairing it with plantains… brilliant!

The chocolate glaze on top we based it off some other basic chocolate sauces we have done before. Basically just mixing some raw cacao with coconut oil usually with sweetness like stevia. But this time we used coconut milk instead of coconut oil. Provided more of a milk chocolate feeling. Usually we are darker the better chocolate girls, but this lighter feeling chocolate glaze was super nice.

mini plantain bites with chocolate sauce

Bowl of yummies right there!

So many of you guessed pretty darn close when we shared this on instagram and facebook. You guys know us all to well.

baked cinnamon sugar bites made from plantains

serves 2-3

baked cinnamon sugar bites made from plantains

baked cinnamon sugary bites made from plantains making a healthy and sweet dessert or snack.

Ingredients

  • 2 plantains (any ripeness, we used a lightly yellow one)
  • 1-2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • Cinnamon sugar mixture:
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Chocolate sauce:
  • 4 tablespoons raw cacao powder (cocoa is fine)
  • few drops of stevia (or maple or honey)
  • 2-3 tablespoons coconut milk (or water or coconut oil)

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Peel plantain.
  3. Cut into bite size pieces.
  4. Place in a large bowl.
  5. Coat with some coconut oil.
  6. Make cinnamon sugar mixture.
  7. Begin to start coating oiled plantain bites until your desired coating is achieved.
  8. Place on cookie sheet.
  9. Bake for 20-30 minutes.
  10. While baking make your chocolate sauce.
  11. Remove plantain bites from oven. Place in a bowl or on a plate.
  12. Being to cover with desired chocolate glaze.
  13. Plantain bites can be eaten without chocolate topping if desired. Or top with your favorite nut butter.
  14. Enjoy plantain bites warm!
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We are off to go dream of cinnamon and sugar plantains. Plus cereal!

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plantain recipe love

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We love seeing all the plantain recipe making ;)

Twins question: Do you like cinnamon and sugar? What is your favorite sweet but {healthy} dessert or snack you like to make?

What you are doing for fun this Wednesday?

till next time,

xoxo

L&M

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21 Responses to baked cinnamon sugar bites

  1. Manda says:

    Inspired by you guys I made a plantain pudding/porridge with cinnamon,all spice and nutmeg it was delicious!

  2. I love sprinkling cinnamon sugar on scraggly bits of left over pie crust trimmings and baking them. They are sooo good and addictive!

    Today… I am going to the mall to exchange a pair of slacks, and I’ll probably shop around since I’m already there ;) And maybe hit up Whole Foods during their demos(aka SAMPLES!!!)
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  3. Cami says:

    When the recipe calls for coconut milk, do you mean the canned milk variety or the beverage in a box. ;) Are they the same? I always wondered this when I see recipes. Thank you!!

    • purelytwins says:

      I would think they would be the same, but not really use as we only use the canned milk. So for our recipes we refer to canned coconut milk.

  4. Erica says:

    Gah! Looks totally drool worthy. A great special treat!

  5. amanda jewell says:

    oooohhhh yummm! Do you think 2-3T of maple syrup would work as an appropriate substitute without changing baking temp or time?

  6. These look fantastic! It’s sort of how I do my kabocha, but I roast it with cocoa powder, cayenne, and cinnamon (my favorite combo) and drizzle with cocoa powder or peanut flour sauce. Total addiction. :)

    I still need to try your bread!!! The last 2 weeks they have been out of plantains at the farmer’s market. Boo.
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  7. Looks amazing! I might try this on Friday with a scoop of homemade coconut ice cream on top!
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  8. Caitlin says:

    mmmm!i would actually prefer these without the sauce.
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  9. sarah says:

    It’s such a coincidence, I made something so so similar just yesterday!
    I made cinnamon honey plantain chips, (which you totally the inspiration for), with a sweet peanut butter dipping sauce. It.was.deeevine.
    I HAVE to try this chocolate version next, OhMyGosh.

    P.s I’m doing #purelyfitlife 23 tonigh! Excited :)
    Xxx

  10. Mhmm I love cinnamon sugar! It’s one of those classic flavor combos that you can never go wrong with :) I still haven’t tried plantains! Can you believe it? I’ve wanted to but they can be tough to find…My favorite sweet and healthy snack is pitted dates stuffed with almond butter. Yum!
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  11. Mmmm LOVE the cinnamon-sugar combo! This looks delicious. I’ve never actually tried a plantain before…crazy, right? Need to try ‘em out!
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  12. i loved this post so much! my boyfriend will love this recipe. i don’t have a sweet tooth but he definitely does, so i will definitely make these for him, but of course i will have them, too ;)

    ok, so next week we have to skype again cause i already miss my sisters <3 thank you so much for the tag <3 you're the best girls xoxo

    i also loved seeing what everyone is making of yours. reminds me of all of the recipes i have yet to try oh my
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  13. i just bought more plantains with plans of making the protein banana bread, but now i want to make these. why must you keep making so many wonderful creations!! :)
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  14. Miz says:

    Im soooo a salt person trapped in a sugarlovingfamily :-)
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