These green plantains are mashed and mixed with peanut butter, salt and then baked. Delicious! This is a South American dish that I usually serve with eggs for breakfast.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.

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  • Place plantain chunks and salt into a saucepan, and add water to cover plantains. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium, and simmer until a fork will easily pierce the plantains, about 20 minutes. Reserve 1/4 cup of the cooking water, then drain the plantains. Allow to steam for a few minutes.

  • Mash the plantain with the peanut butter and reserved water until fine. Allow to cool until you can handle it, then roll into 24 golf ball-sized pieces. Place onto prepared baking sheet.

  • Bake in preheated oven until the balls firm up, and turn golden brown, about 45 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

398.4 calories; 12.3 g protein; 46.5 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 589.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (11)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/13/2007
Interesting recipe! I changed it due to things I had at home and made a smaller recipe, but enjoyed the end result. I used 1 ripe plantain - steamed it rather than boiled it, used 1/4 c. natural peanut butter, and added 1/8 c. honey, 1/4 t. salt, and about a tablespoon of the "steaming" liquid. Made about 12. It bakes up very nicely and makes a great "energy" snack. The first time I made it I didn't use honey and I thought it was a little bland - adding the honey the second time made a big difference! Thanks for the idea!!! Just wanted to add that I baked the balls for 25-30 minutes because I made mine smaller than the recipe suggested. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/19/2008
I like plantains so overall I enjoyed this and it was very easy to make. I thought adding the peanutbutter would help my husband enjoy them more and he still won't touch them. Make sure you mash the plantains really well so the balls stick together. I didn't have any honey and he suggested(after they were in the oven) to use pancake syrup to sweeten them up a bit. I did sprinkle them with cinnamon before baking. If you like plantains but don't want to fry them then give this one a try. Read More
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14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
06/12/2007
Interesting recipe! I changed it due to things I had at home and made a smaller recipe, but enjoyed the end result. I used 1 ripe plantain - steamed it rather than boiled it, used 1/4 c. natural peanut butter, and added 1/8 c. honey, 1/4 t. salt, and about a tablespoon of the "steaming" liquid. Made about 12. It bakes up very nicely and makes a great "energy" snack. The first time I made it I didn't use honey and I thought it was a little bland - adding the honey the second time made a big difference! Thanks for the idea!!! Just wanted to add that I baked the balls for 25-30 minutes because I made mine smaller than the recipe suggested. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/19/2008
I like plantains so overall I enjoyed this and it was very easy to make. I thought adding the peanutbutter would help my husband enjoy them more and he still won't touch them. Make sure you mash the plantains really well so the balls stick together. I didn't have any honey and he suggested(after they were in the oven) to use pancake syrup to sweeten them up a bit. I did sprinkle them with cinnamon before baking. If you like plantains but don't want to fry them then give this one a try. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/15/2008
Made it as a dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and drizzled honey sauce on top (1c honey 1/2c maple syrup 1/4c butter 1/2tsp gr cinnamon dash of gr nutmeg heated over medium in a sauce pan until melted through.) Yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2012
I added a little honey and some nutmeg.....very good. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/11/2009
Theser are pretty good. Not sure how to rate as I did change it up a bit based on reviews and what I had. I planned on using green plantains but by the time I got around to making these my plantains were ripe so I just decided to go with it anyway. I added some pumpkin pie spice and some honey but I'm not sure I needed to. You don't really taste the peanut butter but the plantains have sort of a tart taste that is really nice. These don't look that appetizing (you'll see from my picture!) but they are a nice little snack. I think that 45 min was a bit too long for mine--some are a bit dark on the bottom. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2010
I loved these! Very healthy and hearty way to start the morning. I made these exactly as directed and sprinkled them with paprika (yes weird I know) and ate them with scrambled eggs & chorizo in the morning). I used all natural peanut butter it doesn't have added sugar to it so I wouldn't have to use these as a dessert because they weren't sweet. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2010
Very yummy - especially with fried egg. Not bland at all although I only had 3 plantains on hand so it was a bit more peanutty. Also I used natural p.b. - half of which was a honey-roasted variety (so I didn't add honey) and neither kind I used was the type that separated. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/24/2007
I found the recipe very band. The texture was also not particularly appealing. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/01/2013
When I made this recipe I made the following changes: I pressure cooked my plantains for 3 minutes on high pressure with quick release. I used a large food processor to grind up the cooked plantains and combine them with the peanut butter. Recipe came out very well and I will definitely make this again!! Read More
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