Spicy Baked Plantain Chips


Serves: 4

Fruits and Vegetables: ½ cup per serving


2 green plantains, peeled and thinly sliced
2 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon chili powder
½ teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Wash and prepare plantains.
  3. In a medium bowl, toss plantain slices with oil, spices, and salt. Spread in a single layer on a cookie sheet.
  4. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes; turning slices after about 8 minutes. Watch closely after turning —they can burn quickly. Remove from oven and serve. Chips are best eaten immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: ½ cup; Calories: 180; Carbohydrates: 31 g; Fiber: 2 g; Fat: 7 g; Saturated fat: 0.5 g; Sodium: 300 mg

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