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Sweet ginger plantains

Points® value
Total Time
35 min
5 min
30 min
Fried sweet plantains, or maduros, are an essential part of any Caribbean plate. Start with very ripe plantains that have black skins and only a few yellow spots. They achieve their desired crispy outer shell and tender flesh by first steaming, then broiling in the oven.


Calorie controlled coconut oil cooking spray

4 spray(s)

Plantain, Raw

2 medium, ripe, peeled and sliced diagonally

Ground Ginger

1 teaspoon(s), level

Ground Cinnamon

½ teaspoon(s), level


  1. Preheat oven to 170°C. Line a rimmed baking tray with baking paper. Arrange the plantains in single layer on pan. Spray plantains with cooking spray and sprinkle with the spices and ½ tsp salt, pressing so spices adhere. Cover pan tightly with foil. Bake until plantains are tender, 20 to 25 minutes.
  2. Remove the foil and place under the grill for 5 minutes, turning once, until charred in spots with some crispy edges. Let cool slightly. Sprinkle with salt before serving.