One of my all time favourite foods and my biggest weakness is… chips. When they say I bet you can’t just eat one, my answer is you are correct I can’t eat just one but I can sure eat the whole bag in one sitting. Sooo not the healthiest option to eat a bag of fried potaotes.
So I did some investigating on some foods that are like chips but have added health benefits. I knew I wanted to make something in my own kitchen so I can across this fruit known as a Plantain Banana. At first glance this fruit looks very similar to a regular banana and a plantain does has many of the same health benefits of bananas yet it is not a banana.
Plantains contain much less sugar then a banana and are a lot more versatile when it comes to cooking, you can make them sweet or salty! They also have more added health benefits then a regular banana.
- High in Potassium – Natural remedy for high blood pressure
- Help regulate the digestive system – High source of fibre
- Promote healthy brain function – High source of vitamin B6
- Great source of magnesium – Affects calcium absorption
- High in Vitamin A – Essential for good skin health
As you can see there are so many benefits of plantains and I have put together this great savoury recipe to curb those chip cravings and give you a health boost at the same time.
Healthy Baked Plantain Chips
Prep Time: 25 Mins
Cook Time: 15 Mins
Total Time: 40 Mins
2 Green Plantains
1 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil
1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon of paprika
1/2 teaspoon of salt
Pinch of chilli powder
Pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Peel the plantain with a sharp knife. Then slice the plantains as thinly as possible with a mandolin or knife.
- In a bowl, combine plantain slices, olive oil, and seasonings. Stir gently to coat the plantain chips.
- Place parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Place a single layer of plantains on the parchment paper.
- Place cookie sheet in oven for 16 to 20 minutes. Turn plantains after 8 minutes.
- Plantain chips are done when they start to brown around the edges. Remove from oven and serve.
- Plantain chips are very versatile when it comes to ingredients so feel free to add some of your favourite spices for some added flavour.
Serving size: One cup of cooked plantain (mashed)
Calories: 232 Calories
Fat: 11 Grams
Carbohydrates: 62 Grams
Fibre: 5 Grams
Protein: 4 Grams
Hope you enjoy!