Baked Plantains

In this South Arm Seniors Kitchen, Colleen introduced yet another new ingredient for dessert.


The dessert is Baked Plantains. Plantain cannot be consumed raw. It is used for cooking. When buying plantain, look for those with darken skin which indicate that it’s ripe. Colleen had a hard time finding ripe plantain when she went groceries shopping for the kitchen.


  • 4 large, very ripe (black) plantains
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • pinch of allspice (we substituted with nutmeg)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 2 tablespoons butter


Source: via Colleen


Baked-Plaintains-3Preheat oven to 350F.

Cut ends off the plantains. Then make a slit in the skin lengthwise. Pop the whole plantains onto a foiled covered baking sheet.

Brush the plantains with butter.

Baked-Plaintains-4Mix together brown sugar, allspice (or nutmeg) and cinnamon.
Baked-Plaintains-5Make a few slits in the flesh of each plantain and push sugar mixture into the slits.

Bake in the preheated oven until the tops are bubbly, about 20 minutes. Let cool a little before serving with ice-cream, if desired.

We had problems with the plantain as they did not turn up as desired. The problem could be due to the plantains were not ripe enough.

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