Are You a Plantain Lover? 5 Best Plantain Recipes You Have to Try


Are you tired of running out of healthy breakfast ideas to feed the little ones? Who knew planning and making meals could be so tedious? 

There are shortcuts though, and these are some delicious ones.

Gathered here are some of the best plantain recipes you can find on the web. Not only are these recipes finger-licking delicious, but they are also incredibly fast to make.

Give it a whirl.

Five Best Plantain Recipes to Try

Plantain flour is a healthy and highly nutritious alternative to wheat flour. Try out these delicious plantain flour recipes to level up your baking game.

Baked Plantain Pumpkin Pancakes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes | Serves: 4


  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup plantain flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1.5 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk
  • Sea salt to taste

Looking for a quick and easy breakfast you can whip up in less than half an hour? Try out these healthy plantain pancakes!

Mix the pancake batter and flatten out the batter for ten pancakes onto a baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes at 350° F and flip. Bake for five more minutes and then serve with a sweetener of your choice.

Mango and Apple Crumble

Cooking Time: 30 minutes | Serves: 4


  • 1 cup mango pulp
  • 5 apples
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 3/7 cup cubed butter
  • 1/3 cup plantain flour

Mango and apples–is there a better mix?

This high fiber sweet crumble dessert requires just six ingredients to make. You probably already have these in your kitchen, too.

Simply mix the pulp with the brown sugar and pour over a dish with sliced apples at the bottom. In another bowl, mix in the butter, flour, and caster sugar to create a crumble. Bake at 350° F for about half an hour and serve.

Paleo Banana Muffins

Cooking Time: 30 minutes | Serves: 5


  • 4 bananas
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (solid)
  • 1/3 cup coconut cream
  • 1/3 cup plantain flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

These paleo banana muffins are a great way to put those overripe bananas to use. In fact, baking with overripe bananas adds extra sweetness and flavor to your food.

Mash the solid and wet ingredients together (bananas, coconut oil, and coconut cream), then mix with the remaining ingredients. Bake at 350° F for about half an hour and serve.

Plantain Waffles

Cooking Time: 10 minutes | Serves: 6


  • 1 cup plantain flour
  • 1.5 cups plain whole yogurt
  • 2 eggs separated
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 tbsp syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

These grain-free plantain waffles are another easy breakfast idea that you can whip up in less time than it takes for you to get ready in the morning. 

Mix the wet ingredients together in a bowl (separated egg yolk, yogurt, butter, vanilla extract, and syrup). Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl (plantain flour, sea salt, and baking powder).

Gradually mix in the bowl of flour into your wet ingredients while stirring. On the side, whip the egg whites until stiff, and mix with the rest of the ingredients.

Pour over the mixed ingredients onto a hot waffle iron, press, and enjoy!

Chocolate Mug Cake

Cooking Time: 2 minutes | Serves: 1


  • Banana
  • 3 tbsp plantain flour
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp water

Is there anything that beats chocolate cake? A chocolate plantain mug cake.

This recipe will take you only five minutes to make. Yes, you read that correctly. Mash the banana, throw all the ingredients into a bowl, and pop that into the microwave for just two minutes, and you’ll have yourself a mini fudge cake!

Your little ones will be licking their fingers by the time they’re done with this fudge dessert.

Which Do You Want To Try?

Fast, delicious, and gluten-free.

These are some of the best plantain recipes on the web that don’t require you to scavenge your kitchen for all the necessary ingredients. You can whip together a breakfast meal or a dessert for your little one without working too hard. 

That’s how you work smarter, and that’s what we’re all about here.

Check out our blog for more parenting tips and solutions that might help you out around the house.

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LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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