Baked Plantains for Dessert


Baked Plantains for Dessert

Baked Plantains for Dessert

Platano Macho al Horno
2 to 4 servings
Pati Jinich
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Latin American, Mexican
Keyword: Baked, Dessert, Plantains, Sweet, Sweetened Condensed Milk
Author:Pati Jinich
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Plantains, called macho bananas, plátano macho, in many areas of Mexico, can just change gears and move from one course to another. They make an original dessert or an anytime sweet treat. Just drizzle some sweet condensed milk, honey, sugar, Rompope, or ice cream on top! 


  • 2 ripe plantains
  • Sweetened condensed milk to your liking, or honey, sugar, ice cream or rompope

To Prepare

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Individually wrap the plantains, with their skin on, in aluminum foil and place in a baking sheet in the oven (some people bake them without the aluminum foil, you can try it both ways).
  • Bake for about 25 minutes, until plantains are completely cooked through, very soft and sugar has begun to caramelize. Carefully open up the foil making a slit down the middle, open it up, and pour the condensed milk on top.

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