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Sinfully Spiced Plantains with Chocolate Sauce


PlantainsBeing that I am of Spanish decent, I love eating plantains (those banana looking things). Ever since I was a kid, my mother would cook some up with some salami or eggs and I would scarf them down. Ahhhh, the memory makes my mouth water.

Anyway, I was at Wal-Mart the other day and came across a little recipe index card that they had laying around. It was for heart-healthy plantains. I decided to incorporate my own little touch, so here goes. Enjoy it, its extremely tasty and health conscience.

Step 1. Preheat your grill at medium heat.

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Step 2. Sprinkle a little cinnamon sugar on each side of the plantains. Grill the plantains on a grill rack covered with nonstick cooking spray over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes on each side. Be sure to cover grill with lid during grilling process.

Step 3. Pour on the chocolate sauce and enjoy.

What you will need:

2 tbsp. Cinnamon sugar

4 ripe Plantains, peeled and sliced

1 cup jarred chocolate sauce or topping

How long and How many:

Preparation Time: 4 minutes

Cook Time: 7 minutes

Serves: 8

More details, nutritional, per serving:

250 calories

2.5 grams of fat

0 mg cholesterol

63 mg sodium

60 grams carbohydrates

1.5 grams protein

4 grams of fiber

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About the Author

My name is Israel Lagares. I used to be the kind of guy that was always in shape, but over the last few years I've fallen off tremendously. This site is my final attempt to get back into shape. So far I've lost 70.4 lbs. Check out my weight loss chart, weight loss videos and progress pics. Follow my journey, those of others, and read our thoughts on various health topics. Share your thoughts, experience, and journey here on FMU.

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  1. JEMNo Gravatar says:

    I adore plantains and this recipe sounds delish!

  2. IsraelNo Gravatar says:

    Yep, they have been a staple of my diet since i was a kid. Now I have learned to just reward myself occasionally. Hope you enjoy.

  3. DinoNo Gravatar says:

    How hard is it to find plantains nowadays jeeeshh!?

  4. IsraelNo Gravatar says:

    tell me about it. it used to be that I could buy 10 plantains for a buck. now i would be lucky if i found 3 for a dollar. whats the world coming to?

  5. JessieNo Gravatar says:

    MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM that sounds sooooooo good!!!!!!

  6. IsraelNo Gravatar says:

    it definitely is. but some need to build a tolerance. what i do is have it with cereal.

  7. JessieNo Gravatar says:

    A tolerance? Please elaborate for me.

  8. IsraelNo Gravatar says:

    well some people hate the taste. it depends on the kind of soy milk you buy. there are vanillas versions, chocolate, regular. then there are different brands. i buy Silk soy milk, regular. I have had the vanilla version and it tastes really creamy, and good.

    i dont drink it it alone. my first time drinking it i didnt like it. so i started having it with cereal. now thats what i normally do and it helped me get used to it.

  9. JessieNo Gravatar says:

    you do realize that your recipe here does not include soy milk right?

    I even went back to re read

    and yep, still sounds as good as the first time

    BAHHAHAHAHAHA

  10. IsraelNo Gravatar says:

    hahahahah. you are correct.

  11. mary kNo Gravatar says:

    That sounds delicious. I love plantains! One thing you can do to make this even healthier is to replace the jarred chocolate sauce with melted 70% cacao dark chocolate. Mmmmm :)

  12. Mmmmm, sounds delicious! Will definately try it out!

  13. HeatherNo Gravatar says:

    Ok, I love bananas and chocolate. Do plantains taste like bananas?

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