Recipe: Plátanos Dulces (Sweet/Caramelized Plantains)

12 Oct

Sweet or Caramelized Plantains are delicious.   We usually serve them either as a side, yes a side, or as dessert.

Ripe Plantain

Ripe Plantain


– 1 Ripe plantain
– ¾ Cup vegetable oil (for frying)
– ½ Cup Water
– 2 Tbsp. Sugar
– 1 Tsp. Cinnamon Powder



1. As always, cut the two ends of the plantain, and make a cut down the side through the skin only, to peel the skin off.

Cut Ends

Cut Ends

Peel Skin

Peel Skin

2. Cut in slices of about 0.25” each.   You can slant them if you wish.

Cut in Slices

Cut in Slices

3. Fry the plantains about 2 to 3 minutes on each side with enough hot oil.



4. When the plantains are browned, remove them and lay them on paper towels to remove the excess oil.

Remove Excess Oil

Remove Excess Oil

5. Place the plantains in another pan at medium heat; add the water, the sugar and the cinnamon.
6. Let the water boil, and it will start to turn into a caramelized and sticky mixture.



7. Once you reach this consistency, serve and enjoy.

Platanos Dulces

Platanos Dulces

***Some people also make this recipe with bananas, almost overripe bananas.

¡Buen Provecho!

6 Responses to “Recipe: Plátanos Dulces (Sweet/Caramelized Plantains)”

  1. alternative eating October 12, 2011 at 10:15 #

    This looks so good, and I know its good:) Never had it with cinnamon, Def. Probarlo:)

    • mwolowicz October 12, 2011 at 10:22 #

      It’s really good. A treat that is very simple and easy to prepare 🙂 Let me know if you make it and how it turned out !!!


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