Here’s how to make healthy air-fried plantains.
Growing up I was used to eating greasy plantains, as a side dish with a hearty meal. Plantains can be found in many caribbean households and other parts of the world. It is normally served as a side in a meal. Plantians are large banana like vegetables. Bananas and plantins are similar but both are VERY different. Plantains are larger, more starchier than bananas and less sweet. Bananas are very sweet and can be eaten when it is ripped. Plantians must be cooked before eating. They actually have more potassium than a regular banana which is used as a natural remedy for high blood pressure, calcium, helps regulate your digestive system and is high in fiber.
Also, the biggest difference is the color, Plantains are large, green, some are yellowish with black spots. A banana that is yellow with black spots can be seen as its getting spoiled but with a plantain, it is either ripped or getting to that point. Plantains are very vertical and can be added to different types of meals such as soups, stews, in place of potatoes and can also be eaten for breakfast.
Here’s how to make healthy air-fryer plantains to jumpstart your healthy routine in 2018:
You will need an air-fryer. An air-fryer is an appliance that circulates hot air evenly around the food, which provides uniform cooking and gives it a fried taste without the added fat or calories. You can use this air fryer for making sides like onion rings, plantains or fries, as well as main dishes such as steaks and chicken. It also gives off no oil smell and is designed to prevent splatters and messes. This appliance is easy to use by simply setting the temperature and timer and then letting it do the cooking. I have used this to make many recipes, here is one recipe I used to make an all purpose coffee rub for chicken wings that was super delicious. If you would like to get one of your own air-fyer, clicked the link above.
After you have pulled out your air-fryer (Or if you don’t have one you can still use the oven), Start cutting the plantains and put them into a bowl and set aside.
After cutting the plantains and you have set aside inside the bowl, I used coconut oil. It was about 2 Tsp of coconut oil covered over the plantains
After you have covered coconut oil on the plantains, set your air fryer on 320 degrees and set it for 10 to 15 minutes and you are DONE.
Let me know in the comments below if you have tried it or have tried plantains before. I LOVE it is a great healthy snack for the new year.