Baking Bananas!

Guatemalans have a recipe called Platanos al Horno, or Baked Plantains. I had bookmarked the recipe some time ago in the cookbook Extending the Table. The cookbook is such a treasure and I have cooked several recipes from its pages. This particular one was on standby until just the right time. I think now is the right time, don’t you? With 125 pounds (minus a few) of plantains piled in my dining room, I thought I could spare a few for this!

This is really a very simple recipe that could be served all on its own, but would definitely stand strong paired with vanilla ice cream, angel food cake, pancakes or as I enjoyed them this morning, stirred into my oatmeal!

Baked Plantains in Orange Sauce

Yield: Serves 4

Source: Adapted from Extending the Table

Ingredients

  • 3 ripe (yellow with brown spots) plantains (or use 5 "regular" bananas that are between yellow and green)
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 3/4 cup of orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon of grated lime rind (or orange rind)
  • 1/8 teaspoon of nutmeg (or cinnamon)

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Melt butter in a pie sized baking dish in the oven. Peel and slice the plantains. Place in baking dish and stir to coat plantains. Pour orange juice over the plantains and sprinkle with lime rind and nutmeg. Bake at 375F for 25-30 minutes, basting occasionally. Enjoy!
http://www.provechoperu.com/2007/11/baking-bananas-baked-plantains-orange-sauce/

 

Gretchen Noelle

My love of food was cultivated early on by my family but has come alive while living in Peru. During the 12 years of living in Lima, Peru, I have also enjoyed numerous trips to other areas of the country. Here on Provecho Peru you will find Peruvian recipes in English, American favorites prepared overseas, news about Peruvian Cuisine and interesting tidbits about life in Peru.

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8 Responses

  1. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    Wonderful! I love plantains…Cheers,Rosa

  2. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    Wonderful! I love plantains…Cheers,Rosa

  3. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    Wonderful! I love plantains…Cheers,Rosa

  4. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    Wonderful! I love plantains…Cheers,Rosa

  5. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    Wonderful! I love plantains…Cheers,Rosa

  6. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    Wonderful! I love plantains…Cheers,Rosa

  7. Deborah says:

    This sounds wonderful!!

  8. Gretchen Noelle says:

    Rosa – I too am growing to love plantains! It is fun to see how many things I can do with them. Stay tuned for more plantain recipes!Deborah – These were very tasty and I did not feel super guilty enjoying them either!

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