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healthy steamed plantains
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Steamed Plantains

Tired of serving the same dishes for dinner night after night? There's an easy and delicious solution to break the monotony - steamed plantains!
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Fruits, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: African
Keyword: boiled plantain, cooked plantain, easy plantain recipe, easy steamed plantain recipe, gluten free plantain recipe, healthy plantain recipe, savory plantain, simple plantain recipe
Servings: 2
Calories: 328kcal


  • 3 plantains (ripe)
  • 2 cups water (for steaming/cooking the plantains)


  • Peel and slice the plantains with a knife. 
  • Boil water into a pot.
  • Place the steaming basket in the pot.
  • Then, arrange the plantain slices in the basket.
  • Steam them over medium heat for ten minutes or until tender.
  • Remove them from heat and serve!



  • If you don’t have a steaming basket, use balled aluminum foil, a wire cooling rack, or an inverted slotted pie pan.
  • Plantains can also be transformed into chips, porridge, and more!
  • Peeled plantains may take at least 10 minutes to steam, but unpeeled ones need to be cooked for at least 25 minutes.


Serving: 1 (of 2) | Calories: 328kcal | Carbohydrates: 86g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 1308mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 47g | Vitamin A: 3026IU | Vitamin C: 49mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg