There is a reason why you see plantain chips mentioned in so many of our posts – they are one of the most delicious, diverse carbohydrates you can incorporate into your meals and snacks! And they also make for stellar affordable energy sources for those active kids of yours!
While we have ordered this brand for years, we love the idea of making them at home – especially in different flavors! So when Anya of Anya’s Eats reached out with this brilliant recipe for a guest post, we pretty much virtually high-fived her.
Enjoy this awesome recipe for THREE different flavors of plantain chips below, and be sure to hop on over to Anya’s site for even more delicious eats to incorporate into your life. Seriously, we are talking Dairy-Free Butternut Squash Lasagna, Maple Marshmallows, and Chocolate Pumpkin Almond Butter Cups just to name a few!
There’s really nothing as satisfying as a crunchy, salty snack. When the mood strikes, there seem to be few things more appealing than diving head first into a bag of chips or salty nuts.
Of course, salty snacks can become pretty dangerous pretty quickly and it’s always hard to find pre-made, packaged snacks that aren’t made with mystery ingredients like natural or artificial flavors and processed vegetable oils. One of the local grocery stores I shop at makes absolutely delicious packaged cajun plantain chips. Unfortunately, they’re cooked in vegetable oil and contain some additional ingredients I’m not too excited to put in my body on a regular basis.
Thankfully, homemade plantain chips are extremely easy to make and require very few ingredients. Not to mention, they are so versatile, so you can really experiment with different flavors. Want to make some slightly sweet ones for the kids and a spicy variety for the adults? No problem! In just one batch you can create three or more varieties! For this batch, I’ve made Sea Salt, Cajun and Cinnamon Sugar.
- 4 green plantains
- 1.5 TBS coconut oil, melted
- ½ tsp sea salt
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp coconut palm sugar
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp paprika
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp onion powder
- ½ tsp chili powder
- pinch cayenne
- Preheat oven to 400° and line one or two baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Chop off both ends of each plantain.
- Using a sharp knife, gently slice down the side of the plantain, being careful only to slice the skin and not going too deep to slice the plantain itself.
- Slice down two sides of the plantain and gently pull away the skin.
- Slice the plantains very thinly and evenly and place in a medium sized mixing bowl.
- Add melted coconut oil and mix to coat each plantain slice. Set aside.
- In thee small bowls, mix up each seasoning mix.
- Add a third of the plantains to each of the seasoning bowls and mix until both sides are coated in seasoning.
- Line up all plantains on the parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes, flipping at the halfway point.
[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’]http://paleoparents.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Anya-Kaats-Anyas-Eats.jpeg[/author_image] [author_info]Anya is a San-Diego-based Holistic Health Coach and Marketing Consultant on a mission to share good food, health & happiness with as many people as possible. Anya is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and has worked in the natural & organic products industry for her entire professional career with companies like Suja Juice, Brad’s Raw Foods & Mamma Chia. After struggling with digestive issues from a young age, Anya adopted a Paleo diet as an experiment. Little did she know it would not only heal her body from the inside out, but also inform her life’s passion and career! You can visit Anya’s blog at AnyasEats.com or follow her on Instagram![/author_info] [/author]