Baked Plantain Chips

When I lived in LA, I used to get Cuban food from Versailles.  I’d always get the Famoso Pollo Versailles, which was their garlic chicken with black beans, rice and fried plantains.  Lately, I’ve been having a craving for not only that dish but plantains in general, so I decided to attempt making plantains at home.  Since this was my first foray into the world of plantains, I decided to keep it simple and made baked plantain chips.

Baked Plantain Chips Close UpIf you have ever been to a Trader Joe’s chances are you have seen their baked plantain chips.  Most addicting chips ever.  While I love the saltiness of the Trader Joe’s ones, I wanted to make sweetener plantain chips, so I decided to do roast mine with a little bit of salt and cinnamon.

One thing I learned while making these chips is that it is probably better to go with a greener, unripe plantain if you really want your chips to crisp up.  My plantains were on the riper side, so while the chips still came out good, they weren’t quite as crispy.

Baked Plantain Chips FruitThis is probably one of the easiest recipes I’ve posted, and chances are you already have all of the ingredients in your pantry.

Baked Plantain Chips

Baked Plantain Chips pinIngredients:

1 large plantain banana, green if possible

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 tbsp cinnamon

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 350F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Peel your plantain and gently cut it into small slices.

Baked Plantain Chip SlicesPlace your plantains in a mixing bowl and add your olive oil, salt, vanilla and cinnamon.  Mix your plantains until each slice is coated in the mixture.

Baked Plantain Chip CoatingLay your plantains on your baking sheet and place in the oven for 25 minutes or until the plantains become crispy.

Baked Plantain Chips SheetRemove from the baking sheet and enjoy as a snack!

Baked Plantain Chips SnackAny other plantain recipes out there?  I want to try fried plantains next!

4 thoughts on “Baked Plantain Chips

  1. Karla @ Foodologie

    I agree, green plaintains would probably be best for making plantain chips. Have you ever had tostones? They’re amazing and if you haven’t, then we’re going to have to make them ASAP!

    P.S. I definitely went to Versailles for dinner last night and it was amazing as always!

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