Saturday, April 19, 2014

Cinnamon and Sugar Plantain Banana Chips

I made a batch of protein pancakes using plantain bananas and it was pretty gross. I still have 2 left over and wasn't quite sure what to do with them. Our kids wanted a snack and I had oil in a pot that I had used the night before for donuts and figured why not. Our boys enjoy cinnamon and sugar and figured I would give it a whirl.


2 plantain banana's
1 pan filled with oil for frying at medium high temperature
1/4 - 1/2 cup sugar
1-2tsp or more of cinnamon
2-3 paper towels
1 plate
1 strainer to scoop out banana chips from hot oil


1) Heat your oil so that it is ready to fry your banana's. Take a plate and place 2-3 paper towels on it to place your banana chips on once they are done frying.

1) Peel your plantain banana's and in order to do this I took a knife and cut off the ends and then used the knife to remove the peel.

2) Cut the banana's into chip size to slice thin but not too thin.

3) Mix together the cinnamon and sugar into a plastic zip lock bag so that you can insert cooled banana's and SHAKE them.

4) Once your oil is hot be VERY VERY careful when placing your banana's in there as they sink to the bottom and will rise to the top of the oil and finish cooking.

5) Remove banana chips carefully and put on a plate that is lined with paper towels. Allow the banana's to cool for a few minutes BEFORE placing in the zip lock bag and shaking the cinnamon and sugar mixture on them. If you do not allow the banana's to cool the bag will MELT!

6) Serve immediately after the cinnamon and sugar is on them for everyone to enjoy.

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