Healthy Baked Plantain Chips

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.

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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.

  1. High in Potassium – Natural remedy for high blood pressure
  2. Help regulate the digestive system – High source of fibre
  3. Promote healthy brain function – High source of vitamin B6
  4. Great source of magnesium – Affects calcium absorption
  5. 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

Ingredients

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

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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Peel the plantain with a sharp knife. Then slice the plantains as thinly as possible with a mandolin or knife.
  3. In a bowl, combine plantain slices, olive oil, and seasonings. Stir gently to coat the plantain chips.
  4. Place parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Place a single layer of plantains on the parchment paper.
  5. Place cookie sheet in oven for 16 to 20 minutes. Turn plantains after 8 minutes.
  6. Plantain chips are done when they start to brown around the edges. Remove from oven and serve.
  7. Plantain chips are very versatile when it comes to ingredients so feel free to add some of your favourite spices for some added flavour.

Nutritional Facts 

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!

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