‘healthier’ baked cheesy fries

by purelytwins

Hello friends!

Today think…plantain fries smothered in goat cheese baked till warm and crispy.

We have three words –

Cheesy. Warm. Crispy.

Do we have you excited yet?

Today we are sharing how we made our grain-free cheesy baked plantain fries. These healthy cheesy plantain fries are warm and cheesy.

plantain cheesy fries


There is no denying it… we love our plantains.

And now we love them even more. If that is possible.

baked plantain fries

We already love and enjoy plantain chips.

Now we found two ways to make crispy plantains fries.  Cutting them into fries first gets the plantains more crunchy. Baking the plantain whole then cutting into strips and baking for an additional 5 minutes or so provides [one-sixth-first][/one-sixth-first][one-sixth][/one-sixth][one-sixth][/one-sixth][one-sixth][/one-sixth][one-sixth][/one-sixth][one-sixth][/one-sixth]softer fries.

 

Growing up we were never huge cheesy fries fans to begin with, but with using plantains as our base and raw goat cheese is a whole other story. YUMMY. We may be re-thinking that. If you are into more savory kind-of-comfort food you will love this recipe! Folks…. these are just that good!

We don’t eat that much dairy, but every once in awhile we like to enjoy some. We are not really sure yet how our bodies handle dairy, still figuring that out. The dairy we enjoy is goat (or sheep) based as we try to avoid cow dairy as much as possible. We try our best to get raw dairy products but that does not always happen. We also make a big effort to get local goat cheese when available.  As for us personally, we find goat products easier to digest.

grain free healthy cheesy fries

If you’re craving something warm and comforting make these cheesy plantain fries.  You’ll save a ton of calories and be completely satisfied!

These are so simple to make too! Plantains make great fries.  Cooked in coconut oil… oh yum.

simple cheesy fries

Plantain cheesy fries — yes please! We’ll take the whole plate. Making them as fries really hit the spot.

We used a raw goats cheese from the store. Shredded and melted nicely on the fries.

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healthy cheesy plantain fries

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Ingredients

  • 1 large plantain, peeled
  • goat cheese (raw or local if possible, or any cheese of your liking), and use as much as you like
  • 12 tablespoons coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Peel your plantain.
  3. Coat your plantain in coconut oil. Leave it whole or cut into fries.
  4. Bake for 30-45 minutes.
  5. If baked whole, once done very carefully cut into fries. Coat with a little bit more coconut oil.
  6. Bake again for 15-20 minutes.
  7. Grate your cheese.
  8. Take out of oven and cover in cheese.
  9. Place back in oven to melt the cheese.

Nothing beats warm crunchy plantain fries! Now our newest addiction. Oh plantains how we adore you. 

Twins question: Do you like cheesy fries? Do you like baked fries? Do we have you addicted to plantains yet?

till next time,

xoxo

L&M

purelytwins

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28 comments

Lucie@FtiSwissChick July 24, 2013 - 10:33 am

Oh yumm these look soooo good!! I hope that this weekend I find plantains!! I am on the lookout since weeks!!

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purelytwins July 24, 2013 - 12:21 pm

Lucie we hope you find some too 🙂

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Sara @ fitcupcaker July 24, 2013 - 3:25 pm

Im nervous that I wont like plantains, but I really need to break down and buy some!!

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purelytwins July 24, 2013 - 5:48 pm

Oh sara you would love them!

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jen July 24, 2013 - 4:46 pm

Thanks for introducing me to plantaints, girls. I never would’ve thought to try them otherwise! My body seems to really like them too…no belly issues with them. They are now a staple for me 🙂

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purelytwins July 24, 2013 - 5:49 pm

Jen yay!! so happy to hear this.

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Liz @ I Heart Vegetables July 24, 2013 - 5:24 pm

OMG YUM!!! That sounds so delicious! You girls are amazing!

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Anna @ Your Healthy Place July 24, 2013 - 6:27 pm

Ooh plantains are so good fried, so baked in fry form would be fabbbbulous! Love the cheese, too!

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purelytwins July 24, 2013 - 7:04 pm

yes they are the best 🙂 xoxo

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Amanda @runtothefinish July 24, 2013 - 6:45 pm

no cheese for me, but oh boy I’m excited to make some plantains at home!

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purelytwins July 24, 2013 - 7:05 pm

wahoo 🙂

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Brittany @ Delights and Delectables July 24, 2013 - 8:54 pm

You girls are making me drool over all your plantains. I just added them to my list, because I’m dying for these fries now!

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Linz @ Itz Linz July 24, 2013 - 8:56 pm

you girls and your plantains!! this looks and sounds amazing!! 🙂 🙂

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purelytwins July 24, 2013 - 9:07 pm

hehe we cannot get enough!

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table July 24, 2013 - 9:49 pm

I was so excited fr you to post this! I bet they’d be good dipped in peanut butter. 🙂

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purelytwins July 25, 2013 - 9:08 am

oh yes we think they would too 🙂

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Meg @ A Dash of Meg July 25, 2013 - 5:03 pm

I’m ashamed to say I STILL HAVE NOT tried a plantain yet 🙁 OOPS

How awful, huh!?

I just wanted to stop by and say two things:

1. Sorry for not commenting lately <3 life has been so busy – I'm still reading!

2. Thank you for being so YOU and so TRUE. The last IG post I saw broke down your macros from lunch and it was amazing to see. I just want to applaud you! It's amazing and inspirational.

I love YOU both SO MUCH!

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purelytwins July 25, 2013 - 5:11 pm

thank you Meg!!! we love ya too!! we hope that sharing what we do from time to time helps others not to be afraid of food 🙂 thanks for the love and support!!

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Alicia July 26, 2013 - 3:22 pm

I caved and bought 2 plantains the other day at the store and some goat cheese (haven’t allowed myself dairy for quite a few months). I still haven’t tried them yet. I think I’ll give them a try this weekend 🙂

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purelytwins July 27, 2013 - 10:59 am

Awesome Alicia! ENJOY

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Beth July 26, 2013 - 7:15 pm

What is the total cooking time for the parsnips fries if cut up or whole? Confused. Two recipes give two different times? Or am I reading this wrong? Please can you tell me the time for cut and for whole? I would love to try this yummy looking dish! My plantains are yellow/brown.. No good? Thanks ladies

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purelytwins July 27, 2013 - 11:02 am

This recipe is for plantain fries. The times are different because we cut the plantain differently in each one,but overall they are similar recipes.

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Beth July 27, 2013 - 10:44 am

I didn’t think you ladies ate dairy. Is goat cheese okay? No lactose? Why does it have to be raw or local?

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purelytwins July 27, 2013 - 11:07 am

Beth – as we said in the post we do not normally eat dairy, but can handle goat from time to time.

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She Rocks Fitness August 1, 2013 - 12:05 pm

GENIUS! I cannot wait to make these. Now that I’m finally situated and have all of my cooking tools, plantains are coming back into my life. WAHOO and this recipe is on the list…thanks ladies! XO

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purelytwins August 1, 2013 - 12:14 pm

awesome 🙂 yay

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