Peanut Butter Plantain Recipe
ThisĀ Ecuadorian Peanut Butter Plantain Recipe was introduced to us by our Russian friend, Olesya, who lives with an Ecuadorian family here in Cuenca, Ecuador. She said her host family makes this recipe all the time, and we know why. IT’S DELICIOUS!!!
Servings Prep Time
4servings 5minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
1hour 10minutes
Servings Prep Time
4servings 5minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
1hour 10minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Assemble your ingredients.
  2. Slice the plantains and add them to a medium pot of boiling water. Cook until the plantains are very soft, about 30 minutes.
  3. If making plantain balls, preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  4. Drain the plantains once they’re very soft.
  5. Mash with a fork or potato masher until smooth (you may have a few chunks).
  6. Add peanut butter, brown sugar and salt.
  7. Stir to combine all the ingredients.
  8. Serve in small bowls topped with dried fruit, nuts or chocolate chips.
  9. Or, roll mixture into tablespoon sized balls and place on a nonstick cookie sheet or baking sheet covered with parchment paper or silicone mat.
  10. Bake until golden, about 30 minutes. The balls will be soft on the inside. Makes about 16 balls.
Recipe Notes

Serving size is 1/4 of the recipe, about 1 cup of the mixture or 4 balls.