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Baked Green Plantains with Marinara Sauce

Recipe: Baked Green Plantains (Patacones or Tostones)

These Crispy Baked Green Plantains are the healthy version of the Latin America widely known Patacones or Tostones, which are usually fried.
5 from 17 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Appetizer, Brunch, Sides
Cuisine Latin America Creole
Servings 2 Servings
Calories 233 kcal


  • 1 green plantain
  • 1 garlic clove grated
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil



  • Pre-heat the oven at 440 ºF (220ºC). Cut the green plantain with a lengthwise cut.
    1 green plantain
  • Introduce a small knife at the edge of teh plantain and keep opening the peal with your hand.
    1 green plantain
  • Cut the peeled plantain in ¾ inches (about 2 centimeters).
    1 green plantain
  • Add the plantain chunks to a bowl and mix them with the grated garlic, salt, and half of the oil.
    1 green plantain, 1 garlic clove, 1 teaspoon sea salt, 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • Place a parchment paper with the oil and salt coated plantain chunks on a baking tray and make its way to the oven.
    1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Take them out and pick a plastic bag. Place each chunk, one by one, inside the plastic bag and press it with a glass or plate, placing them back on top of the parchment paper.
  • Brush the mashed plantains with the remaining oil.
  • Place them back in the oven for another 15 minutes.
  • Take them out of the oven and enjoy hot.



To make the traditional version, you just need to follow the exact procedure, but instead of baking the plantains, you need to fry them.
Both fried and baked versions of these green plantain’s fritters get mushy if not eaten immediately. Plantains stain, do not touch your clothes after opening.
Try the all-times favorite Sweet Plátanos en Tentación (Temptation Plantains).


Calories: 233kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 1gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 1166mgPotassium: 447mgFiber: 2gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 1009IUVitamin C: 16mgCalcium: 3mgIron: 1mg
Keyword baked, oven roasted green plantains, patacones, plantains, tostones
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