Recipes » Side Dishes » Plátanos Maduros – Sweet Baked Plantains
T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies


  • 2 ripe (deep yellow to dark brown) plantains
  • 1 tsp salt (only if boiling)
  • Ground cinnamon



  • 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.

Stove Top

  • 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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