Plantain Bread

Plantain Bread

I’m on another plantain binge, and I might as well put it to good use for you guys. The other day, I was at the grocery store restocking on bags of plantain – because why not? – and I asked you guys on Instagram if you want another plantain series. The answer was “YASSSS” (yes). Honestly, even if you said no, I would still have done it anyway. So here’s day 1. Very unlike me, my first thought was to bake and I ended up making plantain bread or plantain cake – not too sure what to call this. It’s not sweet or fluffy enough to be called cake but it doesn’t have yeast like bread (because bread – other than tortillas/naan – is made with yeast right?). You decide. Enjoy!

Plantain Bread
Serves 4
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
55 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
55 min
  1. 1 large ripe plantain
  2. 1 tablespoon oil
  3. 1/4 cup melted butter
  4. 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  5. 2 eggs
  6. 1 tablespoon milk
  7. 3 tablespoons flour
  8. 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  9. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  10. Pinch of salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350(F) degrees
  2. Peel plantain and cut in half lengthwise and across the width.
  3. Place skillet over medium heat with 1 oil and lightly brown the plantain. Once fully cooked, put in a food processor and puree until plantain clumps together
  4. Add maple syrup, melted butter, eggs and milk and puree until smooth
  5. Add flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt and puree once more to combine
  6. Coat mini baking tins with butter and scoop batter equally into each one. My batter made 4 mini bread-cake-things
  7. Place in oven and bake for 30-35 minutes or until slightly brown and fully cooked through. (Test with a clean toothpick by poking center of bread and if it comes out clean -with no batter residue - then it's done)
  8. Let them cool & eat with butter or jam or nothing. I served these with chilly papaya lime jelly (it's sweet and spicy, an odd yet tasty jam)
  1. The riper the plantain, the sweeter the bread will be
  2. Healthy Tips: substitute whole milk for coconut milk; melted butter for coconut oil; white flour for whole wheat flour


  1. Uzo
    March 3, 2015 / 2:29 AM

    I love plantain and I love bread! Never thought of combining the two, but it totally makes sense. Especially since banana bread is a thing. Nice one, Tatashey!

    I expect you’ll rebrand this blog to “All Things Plantain” by next year 🙂

    • Tatashey
      March 3, 2015 / 2:24 PM

      Hahaha! Uzo, you read my mind! It’s looking like that’s the direction Tatashey is going very soon 😛

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