This quick-and-easy snack will spice up and make your afternoons so much better. Plantains are a perfect sweet but healthy choice, and you can’t go wrong with coconut oil! This recipe is ideal for those who are looking for a light yet delicious, vitamin-packed recipe—and it is perfect for paleo diets too!
Further Food Nutritionist Commentary:
By Nikki Nies, MS,RD, LD
Cinnamon Spiced Plantain Chips
2 green plantains
1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
2 teaspoons cinnamon
Optional 1-2 drops stevia extract
1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
2. Peel the plantain with a sharp knife. Then slice the plantains as thinly as possible with a mandolin or knife.
3. In a bowl, combine plantain slices, coconut oil, stevia extract and cinnamon. Stir gently to coat the plantain chips.
4. Place parchment paper on a cookie sheet.
5. Place a single layer of plantains on the parchment paper.
6. Place cookie sheet in oven for 16 to 20 minutes.
7. Turn plantains after 8 minutes.
Calories: 355; Total Fat: 8 g; Saturated Fat: 6 g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1 g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Sodium: 10 mg; Potassium: 1027 mg; Carbohydrate: 82 g; Fiber: 21 g; Sugar: 28 g; Protein: 4 g
Vitamin C: 55%; Vitamin A: 40%; Iron: 22%; Calcium: 33%;
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