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Fried Sweet Plantains

  • Author: Lea Valle
  • Category: Breakfast, Desert


  • 2 very ripe plantains
  • 3 tablespoons virgin coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (or to taste)


  1. Peel the plantains
  2. cut them in half and then half again lengthwise
  3. Heat the coconut oil in a wide bottomed pan on medium-high heat for a minute or two
  4. Gently place the plantains in the pan and sauté on medium-low heat for about 8 minutes, being careful not to burn them.
  5. Turn the plantains over
  6. add the water and cover and simmer on low for another 8-10 minutes or until soft all the way through.
  7. Once the plantains have cooked down and the water has been absorbed, sprinkle with cinnamon on all sides. Serve warm.