How This Nourishes Your Body
Ever since living in Costa Rica, I have been obsessed with plantains and Plantain Bread. Have you ever had them before? They look a lot like bananas, but bigger. Unlike bananas, you do have to cook them. You can make so many amazing recipes with these like tortillas, chips, and breads! One of my favorite and easy alternatives to gluten free baking and meals.
They are rich in nutrients like potassium, beta carotene, vitamin B6, and vitamin C, and a good source of dietary fiber. They are also a slow burning resistant starch that acts as a prebiotic and feeds the good bacteria in your system. (I know you all are eating your fermented foods;)) The probiotics that we eat need prebiotocs to keep them alive and kicking. Plantains are great for this as well as onions and garlic.
They come in green, yellow, and black depending on how ripe they are. You can use each stage of ripeness for different recipes.
Plantains can be prepared in numerous ways, and their flavor ranges from savory to sweet, depending on ripeness. Green (unripe) plantains are savory, while yellow/black (ripe) plantains will be quite sweet.
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Peel plantain.
3. Place in blender or food processor.
4. Add in eggs and butter and Blend until smooth and creamy.
5. Grease pan and pour in mixture: I used a circle pan: but you can experiment with the size/shape you want depending on how thin/thick you want your bread.
6. Bake bread for 15-18 minutes.