BBQ Plantain Chips

by purelytwins

Hey luvs,

You know when you are in that mood for something a little smoky…salty…crispy?

Anyone else enjoy a mouth full of bbq chips?

Well, today we are sharing our newest plantain eating obsession — bbq chips!

Healthy baked homemade plantain  BBQ chips.

We thought of this idea a few weeks ago. We were about to make up some of our original plantain chips and decided we needed to jazz them up some. BBQ came to mind 🙂

homemade baked healthy plantain bbq chips recipe from purelytwins

No need to run the store for chips, you can easily make a fresh batch of bbq chips homemade. But with the right seasoning and the right base, right?

We think know you’ll be hooked with our version of bbq chips!

Now we don’t have anything against a good old white potato, just why not use a plantain? Right?! Only seems logical. 

After you enjoy these you won’t be able to stand the taste of regular, generic store bought bbq chips. haha! Okay maybe we are pushing the line a little, but for us, these hit the spot. Addicting little things too.  

healthy homemade bbq plantain chips

So the next time you crave chips, do yourself a favor and make these BBQ plantain chips.  Perfect to serve these bbq chips with this burger.

They taste best fresh, warm out of the oven. And depending on how thick or thin you slice your plantain will determine the overall crispness.  Though be careful not to cut too thin that your plantain chips end up being burnt. Not that we did that once or twice before or anything. Just saying… be careful.

Though Michelle likes a little burnt food sometimes so she happily ate those.

easy bbq plantain chips

We bet they taste even better with a good burger, maybe served with a sandwich….and to top it off wash down these chips with a nice cool creamy cocktail. Delicious.

Here is how we made our plantain BBQ chips baked and homemade.


BBQ Plantain Chips

Healthy homemade baked bbq chips made from plantains. Perfect side dish to a meal or a snack.



  • 1 large plantain
  • *1 tablespoon liquid, coconut oil

BBQ spice mix

  • 3/4 teaspoon smoked paprika (or regular paprika)
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon mesquite (optional but provides nice smoky flavor)
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut sugar
  • pinch garlic powder
  • pinch sea salt
  • pinch black pepper


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Peel plantain.
  3. Slice into thin slices. Again depending on how thin you cut will determine final crispness. And you may or may not get some burnt ones if sliced little too thin, but Michelle likes burnt things so she enjoyed them .
  4. Once plantain is all sliced toss in a large bowl.
  5. In a small bowl, combine smoked paprika, chili powder, mesquite, coconut sugar, garlic powder, sea salt and black pepper. Mix together.
  6. Melt coconut oil.
  7. Spoon 1 tablespoon coconut oil over cut plantain.
  8. And sprinkle plantain with bbq mix. Use it all.
  9. Toss plantain with bbq mix so it all gets coated.
  10. Place coated plantains on a baking sheet.
  11. Bake 10 minutes and flip chips.
  12. Bake another 10-15 minutes or under desired crispness is achieved.
  13. Enjoy warm.

BBQ chips never tasted so good 🙂


Do you like bbq chips? Do you like making your own chips?


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Katie @ Talk Less, Say More January 28, 2014 - 9:29 am

OH MY GOSH!!! I’m obsessed with roasted plantain chips and while I don’t often eat regular chips, bbq are always my favorite! 🙂

purelytwins January 28, 2014 - 1:16 pm

well Katie if you make these they will become your newest obsession hehe 😉

Erica January 28, 2014 - 10:06 am

Obviously I read yalls blog on the regular…yet I still haven’t made plantains! I think this post is finally going to push me to do it!

purelytwins January 28, 2014 - 1:17 pm

haha no worries Erica, there are a lot of bloggers recipes that we want to make and never get around to doing it 😉 hugs

Taylor @ LiftingRevolution January 28, 2014 - 11:09 am

Looks delicious and perfect for Super Bowl! I love BBQ chips on a sandwich. Not beside but actually on. Adds an amazing crunch! Def will have to give these a try!

Caity @ Moi Contre La Vie January 28, 2014 - 1:45 pm

I want to leave work right now and go home and make these!!!

purelytwins January 28, 2014 - 1:46 pm

oh we wish you could too!! 😉

Karine January 28, 2014 - 3:28 pm

Do you take green or yellow plantain?

purelytwins January 28, 2014 - 5:27 pm

green would be best but a little yellowish plantain would work too

meg @ A Dash of Meg January 28, 2014 - 9:21 pm

i love love love bbq flavoured things and as i have mentioned a few times recently i haven’t had a plantain in such a long time so i have to try these asap!

GiGi Eats Celebrities January 28, 2014 - 9:55 pm

You ladies and your Plantains! You two might cause a plantain shortage – LMFAO! 😉

purelytwins January 29, 2014 - 8:51 am

haha yep probably 😉

Cara's Healthy Cravings January 29, 2014 - 7:34 am

I am pretty certain I would love these!
Great food shots ladies!

Brittany @ Delights and Delectables January 29, 2014 - 9:00 am

Oh my girls!! You all never cease to amaze me with what you come up with. I’m totally getting more plantains at the store today to make these! Luvy will LOVE them!

Heather @ Better With Veggies January 29, 2014 - 3:24 pm

Another great use of plantains – yum!! And perfect timing leading up to Super Bowl, these have got to be more nutritious than a white potato, right?

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YUMMY! I share some of your plantain recipes with one of my clients. She’s going to try it out this weekend and get back to me. She’s never cooked with plantains, so I think she’s going to be pleasantly surprised. 🙂 Thanks ladies! XOXO

purelytwins January 31, 2014 - 7:53 pm

awesome!! so happy to hear it 🙂 hope she likes it!

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These look delicious. Going to try these out this weekend for sure. Thanks twins!

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Thank you for bringing plantains into my life! These were A-mazing!

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so happy to hear it!!! enjoy!!

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