Sweet Baked Plantains

Sweet baked plantains is a fun, easy, tropical dessert. Mix sugar, seasonings, and a rum sauce over sliced plantains for a taste of summer.

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Summer is the best time of the year for me. I enjoy the warmth, the sun, and all the tropical flavors that come with it. We enjoy trying new recipes and especially new desserts.

Plantains are commonly found in the Caribbean, South and Central America, and Africa. They cannot be eaten raw, but they are versatile and easy to cook with.

Making them in this rum sauce reminds of the rum cakes we would get when we go to some of the Caribbean islands on cruises. The rum cooks out, so there isn’t a worry about kids having the dessert.

Sweet Baked Plantains Step by Step

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup rum
  • 3-4 medium-sized very ripe plantains

Preparation

In a small bowl, stir together sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt, then set aside.

Place butter in a 9×13 baking pan.

Set the oven to 350, and while it preheats place the dish with the butter in the oven to melt the butter.

Sprinkle melted butter evenly with the sugar mixture.

Drizzle the rum on top as evenly as possible.

Peel and slice the plantains lengthwise and place them on top of the sugar-laden dish, flat side down.

Cover baking dish with foil and bake for 20 minutes.

Remove pan from oven and flip plantains.

Place back in the oven, uncovered, for about 15 minutes, or until the mixture is bubbling and golden brown.

Plantains are done when a fork or spoon will slice with minimal resistance.

Let plantains cool until mixture is no longer bubbling, but serve warm.

Sweet Baked Plantains Leftovers

These baked plantains don’t keep for very long. Our leftovers did not reheat well, so I suggest only making as many as you will eat.

Recipe

Originally Published On: May 16, 2022

Sweet Baked Plantains

Sweet baked plantains is a fun, easy, tropical dessert. Mix sugar, seasonings, and a rum sauce over sliced plantains for a taste of summer.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course:
Dessert
Keyword:
dessert
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plantains
|
rum
Dietary Needs:
Egg-Free
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Gluten-Free
Servings: 8 plantain halves
5 from 14 votes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup rum
  • 3-4 medium-sized very ripe plantains

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, stir together sugar, spices, and salt, then set aside
  • Place half a stick of butter in a 9×13 baking pan
  • Set the oven to 350, and while it preheats place the dish with the butter in the oven to melt the butter
  • Sprinkle melted butter evenly with the sugar mixture
  • Drizzle the rum on top as evenly as possible
  • Peel and slice the plantains lengthwise and place them on top of the sugar-laden dish, flat side down
  • Cover baking dish with foil and bake for 20 minutes
  • Remove pan from oven and flip plantains
  • Place back in the oven, uncovered, for about 15 minutes, or until the mixture is bubbling and golden brown
  • Plantains are done when a fork or spoon will slice with minimal resistance
  • Let plantains cool until mixture is no longer bubbling, but serve warm
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Nutrition Facts
Sweet Baked Plantains
Amount Per Serving (1 each)
Calories 177 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 151mg6%
Potassium 340mg10%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 933IU19%
Vitamin C 12mg15%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.

28 thoughts on “Sweet Baked Plantains”

  1. Mmmm yes, please! Looks so good. In the Philippines, we have a similar version of these sweet baked plantains. It’s super yummy and very satisfying.

  2. 5 stars
    This sounds like such a delicious treat. I’m a huge fan of plantains. I buy them all the time, in fact. I’m going to give this a try.

  3. 5 stars
    This is great. Eating this plantains makes me remember my childhood. In grade school, we used to buy this food stuff on the way home. Its so filling. In the Philippines, we dont bake them, instead, we caramelized the sugar on a low heat fire and put in the banana (or plantains) until the caramelized syrup stick on the banana.

  4. 5 stars
    I’ve not seen a sweet plantain recipe. This sounds lovely, especially with the cinnamon and nutmeg. That would be lovely with vanilla ice cream.

  5. Jennifer Prince

    I just got back from Guatemala, and we had baked plantains so much. I need to try to make them at home. So good!!

  6. 5 stars
    Sweet Baked Plantains have so much flavor and it looks so delish. It’s hard to resist a recipe that makes life easy, healthy, and delicious.

  7. 5 stars
    This dish looks absolutely delicious and yummy! Perfect for an afternoon snack while having that great chat with family/friends! The finished product and its texture make it enticing and tempting!

  8. This is one of my favorite snack! here in our country we call this “banana que” traditionally, they put the banana on a stick before frying! taste really gooooood! This is something that I want to try – baking instead of frying as a healthier choice

  9. I’ve had them fried and they taste almost like potato chips! I haven’t had them baked but I’m willing to give it a go.

  10. 5 stars
    I have all the ingredients minus the plantains. I can pick those up over the weekend, so I cay try your receipt. Thank you so much!

  11. Jazmine Hazegawa

    5 stars
    This recipe is soooo good! Thanks for sharing the step-by-step directions. Because of that, it’s easier to follow the recipe.

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