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Plátanos Maduros - Sweet Cooked Plantains

What You'll Need

2 ripe (deep yellow to dark brown) plantains

1 tsp salt (only if boiling)

Ground cinnamon

How to Make It


1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment.

2 Lightly slice through the skin of each plantain, from top to bottom, and then peel them.

3 Cut each plantain into three equal parts and then cut lengthwise into 1/4-1/2 inch slices.

4 Place the plantain slices on a lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with cinnamon.

5 Bake for 10-15 minutes, turn over plantains, and bake for an additional 5 minutes.

6 Serve warm.


1 Wash the plantains but do not peel them.

2 Cut each plantain (with its peel) into three equal parts.

3 Bring a large pot of water to a boil over medium high heat. Add the plantains and 1 tsp of salt to the boiling water.

4 Boil the plantains until the skins open. At this point, remove the pot from the heat and drain the water.

5 Peel each plantain, then cut into smaller pieces. Season with cinnamon and serve warm.

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