New Recipe: Grilled Plantains

Quick post and new recipe today!!  We’ve got a full family day planned at a nearby amusement park!!  Assuming the weather cooperates!

My eating habits haven’t changed at all since The 30 Clean.  Still steering clear of all sugar, dairy and grains and not missing sugar at all.  In fact I have found other great substitutes for carbs that satisfy that need for sugar.  Loving plantains and of course SWEET POTATOES!  I’ve been enjoying plantains roasted, sautéed and last week I tried grilled plantains!

Plantains are a great starchy fruit that’s packed with good carbs.  Although I could easily live on sweet potatoes for breakfast lunch and dinner (seriously no joke)  I have added more squashes (kabocha and spaghetti) and plantains to my diet

When the Hubs and I went to Costa Rica two summers ago I ate plantains every single morning for breakfast with my eggs, rice and beans!!  Breakfast in Costa Rica was always my favorite meal.  Actually, who am I kidding, breakfast is usually my favorite meal… ANYWHERE!

Have you ever grilled plantains?  They are insanely amazing!  Make them savory with olive oil, salt and pepper or make them for a sweet dessert!20140608-062940-23380642.jpg

Grilled Plantains
Recipe type: Dessert/Side/Breakfast
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Serves: 2-3
Serve this up as a side dish or for dessert!
  • 1 plantain medium ripeness
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil melted
  • 2-3 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • Optional: dark chocolate chips/shredded coconut/honey/maple syrup/almond or other nut butter
  1. Pre-heat grill to medium/high temperature
  2. Cut the plantain in half lengthwise to expose the plantain
  3. Brush the plantain flesh with melted coconut oil
  4. Place the plantain skin side up so that the flesh of the plantain is on the grill
  5. Grill 5-7 minutes depending on the size and thickness of your plantain
  6. Flip the plantain so that it is skin side down and grill for 1 more minute.
  7. Remove from the grill and top with cinnamon or other yummy toppings!!
  8. Pull back the remainder of the skin and enjoy!!

20140608-062941-23381165.jpgAren’t those grill marks pretty?  Anyways, next time you are at the store you should pick up a plantain and grill it up!  Aside from grilling plantains my other favorite summer dessert is to grill pineapple!

If you want to go REALLY crazy and wild you can top your plantains with some ice cream or other frozen treats!!  Just dig in an enjoy!

Have you ever had plantains? Do you have a favorite “dessert” that you like to put on the grill?

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7 Responses to New Recipe: Grilled Plantains

  1. Mary says:

    When I was little, our neighbors were from Trindad. They made plantains all the time in the oven. I don’t remember liking them too much. But I was little so what did I know? I have thought a ought cooking one up but did didn’t know how to do it. I’ll try the grill. Now, grilled pears or pineapple – now you’re talking!
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  2. I have fried and baked plantains. I’ve even boiled and mashed them. However, since we just got our new grill last week, I have yet to grill them, and never would have even thought of it if I hadn’t seen this post. AWESOME!
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  3. Tina Muir says:

    Ooooh yes please! I have always wondered about how to grill these, they sound delightful. Will have to give it a go! So good for running fuel too 🙂
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  4. JohnSnow says:

    Great recipe. I eat far too many bananas, but I eat all of them raw. This would be a great way to have them and vary up my diet bit.

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