Sweet & spicy baked plantain chips are the perfect side to go with your favourite burger. Or eat them on their own as an appetizer. So delicious and crispy, offering hints of sweetness from your ripe plantains, combined with the spicy hot sauce and tangy lime juice. These plantain chips are so flavourful, and such a great alternative to potato chips.
Make sure you bake them in a single layer, to get all the crispiness out of them as possible. Use the largest baking tray you have so you can leave some space in between each one. This may seem tedious when placing them down, but I promise it’s worth it! You will get beautiful, crispy, delicious, baked plantain chips using this method.
When ready to flip your chips, I use a metal fork to flip each one individually. You want to handle these with care, so you don’t “smoosh” them before they’ve had a chance to crisp up nicely. I bake mine at high heat in a convection bake oven for maximum crispiness. If you do not have a convection bake option, you may want to bake yours for a little longer.
Want more healthy-ish pub food you can make yourself at home?
Sweet & Spicy Baked Plantain Chips
- 2 large ripe plantains not overly ripe, or they will be hard to slice
- 1 tsp grape seed oil
- 2 tsp hot sauce
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 freshly squeezed lime
- 1 tbsp paprika
Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F convection bake and line a large baking tray with parchment paper.
Peel and slice your plantains as thinly as possible, to resemble potato chips, and place them in a bowl.
In a small bowl, add your oil, hot sauce, maple syrup, salt, lime juice and paprika and mix well to combine.
Pour the mixture over your plantains and gently mix to ensure all the plantains get coated. Use your hands or a small spoon, and use caution not to mash your plantains.
Spread you plantains in 1 layer over your prepared baking tray and bake for 15 minutes, then flip and bake for 5 more minutes, or until edges are browned.
Serve your baked plantain chips with dairy free sour cream, cayenne spicy dip, or enjoy on their own!