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Bolas de Mani (Peanut and Plantain Balls)

Rated as 3.86 out of 5 Stars

"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

1 h 25 m servings 398 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings (24 bolas)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until the balls firm up, and turn golden brown, about 45 minutes.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 398 calories; 22.1 g fat; 46.5 g carbohydrates; 12.3 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 590 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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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. natur...

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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 ma...

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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. natur...

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 ma...

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 sa...

I added a little honey and some nutmeg.....very good.

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 p...

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 ...

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 ...

I found the recipe very band. The texture was also not particularly appealing.

Little chewy and an odd sourness. I took recommendations from other reviewers and added agave nectar as a sweetener. I also added some chopped pecans to add a little more flavor and a crunchy el...