Plantain chips, a tasty snack, made with just 4 ingredients: plantains, extra virgin olive oil, salt and black pepper. They go really well with guacamole.
Fruit and nuts are my go-to snack on a daily basis, but I want something different sometimes, like these plantain chips. They’re easy to make and so convenient to eat on the go.
Plantain chips are eaten in so many Latin countries, but they’re usually fried. However, baked plantain chips are much healthier and extremely tasty as well, especially with guacamole, but any other sauce will do.
This recipe only requires 4 simple ingredients: one plantain, extra virgin olive oil (or any other oil), salt and ground black pepper, that’s all! You could even omit the black pepper if you want.
Feel free to add any spices (like paprika, cayenne powder or ground cumin) or dried herbs (like oregano, thyme or parsley) your heart desires. I like this combination because is super simple, but so good.
You really need to use plantains to make this recipe. Regular bananas have a different texture and are much sweeter than plantains. In addition, plantains are pretty easy to get.
If you don’t eat oil, just try the oil-free plantain chips recipe I posted a couple of years ago with my guasacaca recipe, which is a delicious Venezuelan avocado sauce that goes really well with plantain chips.
ingredients for plantain chips
These are the ingredients you’ll need to make this plantain chips recipe:
- Plantains – You really need to use plantains, regular bananas are not a good alternative.
- Extra virgin olive oil – I’m Spanish, so I use extra virgin olive oil to cook most of my dishes. However, any type of oil is okay. I always use extra virgin oils when possible because they’re healthier. If you don’t want to use oil, try my oil-free plantain chips recipe.
- Salt – I always use Himalayan pink salt. Any type of salt is okay, though.
- Ground black pepper – Fresh ground black pepper tastes amazing. However, I find store-bought more convenient and also easier to measure with a teaspoon.
how to make plantain chips
- Preheat your oven to 375ºF or 190ºC.
- Add the plantain slices and the extra virgin olive oil to a mixing bowl and stir until well combined.
- Place the plantain slices onto a lined baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes for one side and 5 to 10 minutes for the other side or until golden brown.
- Remove from the oven, add salt and pepper and stir.
- Enjoy them hot or at room temperature, just by themselves or with your any sauce you like. They’re delicious with some guacamole.
- Best when fresh, keep leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 days.
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- 1 plantain, sliced
- 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
- Preheat the oven to 375ºF or 190ºC.
- Add the plantain slices and the oil to a mixing bowl and stir until well combined.
- Place the plantain slices onto a lined baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes for one side and 5-10 minutes for the other side or until golden brown.
- Remove from the oven, add salt and pepper and stir until well combined.
- Enjoy them hot or at room temperature, and serve them with guacamole, pineapple salsa, or mango avocado salsa. Feel free to eat them plain or with your favorite dishes or ingredients!
- Best when fresh, keep the leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for about 3 days.
- You really need to use green (unripe) plantains to make this recipe, not regular bananas, as regular bananas have a different texture and are much sweeter than plantains.
- Feel free to add any spices or dried or fresh herbs you’d like.
- You can omit the black pepper if you don’t like it.
- You could also fry the plantain chips until golden brown, but I prefer to bake them as they’re healthier this way.
- Serving Size: 1/4 of the recipe
- Calories: 115
- Sugar: 6.7 g
- Sodium: 149 mg
- Fat: 7.2 g
- Saturated Fat: 1.1 g
- Carbohydrates: 14.3 g
- Fiber: 1.1 g
- Protein: 0.6 g