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Plantain Toast (3 Ways)

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Plantain toast? Yes, you heard correctly! We’ve all seen the sweet potato toast trend so why not do it with another sweet, starchy carb- plantain?

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This is probably one of the easiest plantain recipes you’ll make in your life. Within 5 minutes, it was ready! We created three different toppings to add some spice and variety to your life- 1.Sweet Peanut & Almond Topping; 2. Avocado Topping (did someone say plantain avocado toast?); 3. Red onion and tomato topping. 

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Benefits of plantain

Plantains are a staple across the continent. Plantains are rich in fibre, antioxidants to fight against disease, vitamin C to support immune function, vitamin B6 to improve cardiovascular health and moods which makes sense because plantain can boost anyone’s mood! Plantain is absolutely delicious and a long-standing favourite at Best Body Africa! 

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Tips to avoid disaster
  • Use plantains that are firm, yellow and not too ripe.
  • Depending on your toaster, you may have to toast the sliced plantains 3-4 times for them to cook fully through. 
  • Be careful when taking them out of the toaster. They will be hot! Turn your toaster off at the plug and gently lift them out with a knife or fork.
Serving tips
  • 1 slice is ⅙ of a plantain
  • You can serve with any toppings of your choice! Don’t be afraid to experiment!

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Our Topping Recipes (Per 2 slices):
  1. Sweet Peanut & Almond topping- 1 tbsp peanut butter topped with 2 tsp flaked almonds and a drizzle of 2 tsp honey.
  2. Avocado topping- ¼ avocado mashed and seasoned with salt to taste, black pepper and chilli powder.
  3. Red Onion & Tomato Topping- 1 tomato chopped or 5 cherry tomatoes chopped with ¼ red onion chopped.

Plantain Toast (3 Ways)

Plantain toast? Yes, you heard correctly! We’ve all seen the sweet potato toast trend so why not do it with another sweet, starchy carb- plantain?
Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 6 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Servings 2 people
Calories 109 kcal

Equipment

  • Toaster

Ingredients
  

  • 1 plantain

Instructions
 

  • Peel your plantain
  • Slice into 6 pieces by slicing lengthways into 3 strips the slicing each strip in half.
  • Place each slice in the toaster and cook for 3-5 minutes until the slices brown and soften. This will take 2-3 turns in the toaster.

Nutrition

Calories: 109kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSodium: 4mgPotassium: 436mgFiber: 2gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 1009IUVitamin C: 16mgCalcium: 3mgIron: 1mg
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