Tropical Plantain Split

Tropical Plantain Split

Serves 2

Buttery, warm plantains delicately spiced with cinnamon, brown sugar and nutmeg nestle under the frozen yogurt of your choice. Lightly toasted almonds, whipped cream and a dusting of cocoa powder finish off this tropical split.

  • 1 large very ripe brown plantain
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons unrefined brown sugar such as Sucanat or Muscavado, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg, divided
  • 2 cups coffee flavored frozen yogurt
  • Whipped cream (enough for 4 dollops)
  • 2 tablespoons sliced toasted almonds
  • 1/2 teaspoon cocoa powder
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Cut the ends off of the plantain and cut it into quarters. Peel each quarter and cut into 4 slices each for a total of 16 slices. Melt butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add plantain slices and sprinkle the tops with half each of the brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Cover and allow plantains to cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until bottoms are brown and crispy. Turn each slice over and sprinkle with the remaining brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Cover and continue to cook an additional 2 to 3 minutes, or until bottoms are browned and crispy, lowering the heat if necessary.

Remove from heat. Place 2 scoops of frozen yogurt in two festive dessert dishes. Decoratively arrange 8 plantain slices in each bowl around the yogurt. Top with whipped cream, then sprinkle each with 1 tablespoon of the almonds. Garnish with a dusting of cocoa powder and serve immediately.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:660 calories (170 from fat), 19g total fat, 10g saturated fat, 150mg cholesterol, 115mg sodium, 107g carbohydrate (3g dietary fiber, 67g sugar), 19g protein
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