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Plantain Bread (Loaf Cake)

Do you have a sweet tooth and are looking for an irresistible dessert? Then this plantain loaf cake recipe is perfect for you! Plantain loaf cake is a traditional Central and South American recipe made with overripe plantains.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time55 minutes
Total Time1 hour 5 minutes
Course: Bread, Breakfast & Brunch, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: African, American
Keyword: baked plantain bread, best plantain bread, easy plantain bread, healthy plantain bread, homemade loaf cake, homemade plantain bread
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 234kcal


Dry ingredients

  • cup plain flour
  • 3 tbsp cane sugar
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 pinch bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp Linseeds milled (goji, sunflower, pumpkin)
  • 1 tsp Linseeds milled (golden omega)
  • 1 tsp Linseeds milled (sesame, blueberries, and raspberries)

Wet ingredients

  • 1 plantain (medium-sized, overripe)
  • 6 tbsp salted butter
  • 4 tbsp evaporated milk (or fresh milk)
  • 2 eggs (medium-sized)
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract


Make the dry mixture

  • Measure the ingredients with measuring cups and spoons
    plantain bread ingredients
  • In a bowl, mix plain flour, cane sugar, nutmeg, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, and linseed milled, using a whisk.
    plantain bread mixing dry ingredients

Prepare the wet batter

  • Use a knife to peel and slice a ripe or overripe plantain. Mash the plantain with a whisk or fork.
    plantain bread prep
  • Whisk in the melted salted butter, evaporated milk, and eggs. Season it with vanilla extract.
    wet ingredients for plantain loaf cake
  • Mix the wet batter with the dry mixture until well combined.
    plantain loaf cake prep

Bake the bread

  • Line or oil a loaf pan. Pour in the batter and cover to avoid over-browning.
  • Place it in a preheated oven set at 160°C for 50 to 55 minutes. After 25 minutes in the oven, remove the lid and continue to bake.
    baking plantain loaf cake
  • Insert a cake tester or skewer in the center of the cake; if it comes out clean, the cake is ready. Allow it to cool, and remove it from the loaf tin.
    Slice it and enjoy!
    moist plantain loaf



  • You can also cook the bread in a pot or in an air fryer.
  • Use ripe or overripe plantains for sweetness.
  • Check for doneness with a skewer or cake tester. If it comes out clean, it is ready. 


Serving: 1 (of 8) | Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 153mg | Potassium: 177mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 593IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1mg