Have you ever wondered about the large, green, banana looking fruits in your grocery store? The plantain is a close relative of the banana but it’s not as sweet as the banana, much starchier, and is generally cooked before consumption.

Plantains are a great source of potassium, vitamin A, and vitamin C. Using this recipe they make a great crunchy snack that is a much healthier alternative to corn or potato chips.

I like  seasoning the chips and eating them on their own but if you want to use them for dipping in guacamole or salsa, I recommend leaving out the seasoning except for the salt.

Ingredients:

  • 1 green plantain
  • 1 tsp virgin coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Peel the plantain by cutting off the ends and use your knife to score the peel lengthwise just deep enough to cut through the skin and remove the peel
  • Slice the plantain as thinly and consistently as possible
  • Mix the spices together in a bowl and add coconut oil and plantain slices, stirring to coat the plantains evenly with the spices
  • Place the plantain slices onto your parchment lined baking sheet making sure they are not overlapping each other
  • Bake in the oven for 7 minutes then remove and flip each plantain slice before placing them back in the oven for another 5 minutes

Hope you Enjoy!

-Lindsey

Local Health’s Holistic Nutritionist