Hey peeps, heading over to West African today with this easy cinnamon plantain cake recipe.
This nutmeg plantain cake with a coconut caramel popcorn topping has been in my head for over a year.
Hands up all sandwich lovers out there. This chicken plantain sandwich Sierra Leone style is all about bringing that extra bit of excitement to your taste buds. It is meaty from the chicken, sweetish from the warm plantains and the right sort of gooey from the peanut butter gravy.
West African recipe alert. These quick and easy plantain waffles make a great and addictive brunch eat.
This one-pot beans and plantains recipe (bean and plantain pottage) is finger-licking West African street food at its best.
This West African slow cooker duck and plantain curry has all my favourite things in one big melting pot. Seriously, think spice hit from the ginger, cardamom and curry, rich flavour from the duck and coconut milk and Sierra Leonean sweetness from the sweet potato and plantain.
The West African in me has been thinking about new ways of how to cook plantains for a very long time – like these easy baked plantains. And we all know that good cheese complements sweet flavours (think cheese and chutney), so it should go well with these easy baked plantains. I mean, who would not love some baked ripe plantain stuffed to the brim with warm melty cheese and a drizzle of chilli sauce?
It turns out that baking plantains in the oven is very easy and much healthier than deep frying them.
Faced with a bunch of over ripe plantains I spent the better part of 2 days testing out plantain recipes. I will be sharing these with you over the next few months but please, please please allow me to start with these gluten free, diary free and sugar free coconut plantain pancakes.
I love making these cute mini baked plantain frittatas with the kiddoes. They are quick and easy to make and simply involve whisking eggs along with leftover plantains, chives and spring onion before baking them. For a grown up version add in some chilli sauce.