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Quick & healthy snack recipe: Baked Plantain Chips

Healthy Homemade Plantain Chips in a wooden bowl

Looking for new snack recipes to prepare for the family? Here is a plantain chip recipe that is very simple to make as a side dish or a snack.

Have you eaten plantains before?

A plantain looks like a banana but is generally larger and is usually cooked before eaten. When it is ripe, it is yellow in colour. Plantains are a good source of fibre and contains other nutrients such as vitamins and minerals. It can be prepared using various cooking methods but one of the more common cooking methods used, is frying.

This recipe uses one of the healthy cooking methods and instead of frying the plantains, they are baked!

Get the kids in the kitchen with you! They can place the slices of plantain on a baking sheet and you can place it in the oven to bake.

Baked Plantain Chips


4 plantains, peeled and thinly sliced 4
2 tbsp vegetable oil 30 ml
light cheddar or mozzarella cheese (≤20% M.F.), optional


  1. Preheat the oven to 250°F (120°C).
  2. Lightly brush a large baking sheet with oil.
  3. Space out the sliced plantains and bake 5 minutes. Remove from oven and flip plantains over. Bake for another 5 minutes until golden brown.
  4. Serve with cheese (if using).

Makes 8 servings

You can serve plantain chips with cheese or be creative and come up with other food ideas such as with meat, chicken, fish, beans or lentils. By trying new foods you are actually following Health Canada’s recommendations of eating a variety of healthy foods each day.

For more info, connect with:

  • Toronto Public Health via eChat or call 416-338-7600
  • Telehealth to speak with a Registered Dietitian 1-866-797-0000
Nutrition Information
Per serving: 140 calories, 4 g fat,  0 saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 0 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 2 g fibre, 13 g sugar, 1 g protein, 20% DV vitamin A, 25% DV vitamin C, 0% DV calcium, 2% DV iron.

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