Baked Tostones (Green Plantains) Recipe
These savory plantains have been made lighter by baking instead of frying – you won’t believe how good they taste!
You need to start with green plantains, the yellow ones are sweeter and won’t work for this recipe. I figured a generous portion would be 1/2 of a large plantain, which is about 6 tostones. I weighed a large peeled plantain and it was about 8.25 oz. Plantains, like bananas are high in potassium, fiber, vitamins and minerals. The only difference is you must cook them rather than eating them raw.
Later this week I will be sharing a delicious sweet plantain recipe my family makes at every backyard BBQ. Hope you enjoy these, they are naturally gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free and even Paleo friendly!
Baked Tostones (Green Plantains)
Servings: 4 • Size: 6 tostones (half plantain) • PP: 4 pts • Smart Points: 6
Calories: 137 • Fat: 1 g • Protein: 1 g • Carb: 36.5 g • Fiber: 3 g • Sugar: 16 g
Sodium: 6 mg (without salt) • Cholesterol: 0 mg
2 large green plantains
Preheat the oven to 425°F. Spray a large baking sheet with oil.
Trim the ends off the plantains. Score each plantain along two sides deep enough to cut through the skins.
Microwave the plantains until they become soft in the center. For 2 plantains this will take about 6 to 6 1/2 minutes. For 1 plantain, about 3 to 3 1/2 minutes, depending on your microwave. The skins will become black.
Peel the plantains and cut them into 3/4 inch thick slices while hot. You should get about 12 per plantain.
Place them on the prepared baking sheet and generously spray with oil, season with salt and bake until golden on the bottom, about 10 to 12 minutes. Turn and bake on the other side until golden and crisp, about 8 minutes. Season with more salt and eat right away, while hot.
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