One of my favorite trips ever was to Costa Rica. Everything from the people, the landscape, the surf and the food was amazing. Pura Vida…
Waking up every day and having fried sweet plantains with yogurt (a popular local breakfast dish) was heavenly. I mean I didn’t even know what a plantain was up until then, and I definitely didn’t know a rotten-banana-looking-thing could taste that good. It’s like candy. The locals said I hate so many I was going to be a mosquito magnet. Luckily, that didn’t happen so the pounds of plantains I had that week was totally worth it.
Now, the authentic way to make fried sweet plantains is frying them in oil and sugar to make them soft and caramelized. It tastes amazing but I wouldn’t exactly call it healthy. But I found an easier, healthier way to recreate this dish at home whenever I’m feeling exotic.
In this recipe, the sweet plantains are used as a sweet topping for my Gluten Free Paleo Coconut Pancakes. Move over banana pancakes, you have to try this breakfast recipe.