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Plátanos en tentación

Plátanos en Tentación

A typical dish of the Caribbean regions, mainly in Panama, Costa Rica, and Colombia’s Caribbean Coast. This delicious and traditional dish is effortless to make, and although its flavor is sweet, it is usually served as a companion to meals.
4.5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 21 mins
Course Dessert, Sides, Sweets
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Panamanian, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 166 kcal



  • 2 plantains ripe
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon ground
  • 4 tablespoons cane-sugar organic, medium-sweet panela, solid unrefined whole cane sugar


  • 2 tablespoons margarine avoid if in a low-fat diet
  • 2 tablespoons maple or agave syrup replacing 2 tablespoons of sugar


  • Cut each plantain into 1-inch pieces. If using margarine sauté, them in it, turning them frequently. Let them brown on all sides. If not using margarine, just place them face down in a flat pan.
  • Add water to cover them halfway. Add the cinnamon, sugar, and syrup, bring to a gentle boil and leave for 10 minutes.
  • Wait until the mixture is thick, like a caramel, and turn them. The bananas should be dark from the honey; if it has dried out, add a water cup. Plátano en tentación
  • Taste for softness, when they look just like the picture, they are ready!


Let them rest for about 15 minutes before serving. Serve warm. If eating as a dessert, go for Creamy Vanilla Ice Cream.


Calories: 166kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 4mgPotassium: 464mgFiber: 4gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 1020IUVitamin C: 17mgCalcium: 43mgIron: 1mg
Keyword 1-pot, instant pot, latin, one pot, plantain, quick
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