Last Updated on May 20, 2020 by Chef Mireille
Spiced Orange Plantain Dessert is a quick and easy Gluten Free dessert that is also high in fiber and potassium. Consider this healthy dessert for your holiday meal!
Plantains are a staple of Caribbean cuisine. They are used in every meal sometimes. Plantain Porridge for Breakfast, Fried Plantains with Lunch, Plantains included in soup for Dinner, and Sweet Plantains roasted for Dessert. Although we don’t usually eat them at every meal on the same day, we do love plantains. Every Caribbean culture whether it is the French, Dutch, English or Spanish Caribbean uses plantains almost daily.
As a child, both green and ripe plantain were included almost every night for dinner. They were usually just boiled and only occasionally, fried. Even when we had Italian style pasta for dinner, my parents would still eat their plantain with it. Dinner was not complete in their eyes, unless plantain was there.
I inherited their love of plantain, though I don’t eat it every day as they did.
Would you like to experiment more with cooking plantains? Check out my other plantain recipes from around the world.
- Kelewele – Ghanian Fried Plantain
- Tatale – Ghanian Plantain Fritters
- Plantain Spinach Smoothie
- Plantain Cacao Upside Down Cake
- Plantain Custard
- Banane Peze – Haitian Plantain Fritters
- Caribbean Fried Plantain
- Chickpea Okra Ground Provision Soup
- Caribbean Style Provision Breakfast
- Plantain Corn Soup
- Plantain Peanut Soup
- Tunisian Plantain Fry
- Cabbage Green Plantain Poriyal – Indian Vegetable Stir Fry
- Plantain Kootu Curry (Kerala)
- Kai Pola – Indian (Kerala) Gluten Free Cake
- Balekai Podi – Indian (Mangalore) Plantain Fritters
- Plantain Pakoda
- Plantain Podimas
Despite this long list of recipes, I did not even list them all – Guess you can say I am really a plantain lover. Are you also? If you are, make sure you follow my Plantain Pinterest Board so you can find even more plantain recipes to try!
A healthy no guilt dessert!
That syrup makes it oh so delicious!
Spiced Orange Plantain Dessert
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 2 star anise
- 1/3 cup orange juice
- 2 tablespoons softened butter
- 3 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar
- 3 sweet plantains peeled and sliced
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- In a buttered baking dish, place cinnamon stick and star anise.
- In a large bowl, combine orange juice, butter and sugar. Whisk to combine.
- Add plantains and toss well.
- Transfer to baking dish.
- Transfer to oven and bake for 30 minutes.
- Transfer to broiler and broil on high for 5-10 minutes, depending how golden you want the plantains.
If you would like stronger spice flavor, you can use ground spices instead of the whole spices I used.
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I am so glad to see different plantain recipes on your blog! We love to eat our plantains a lot… 🙂 This baked version soaked in orange juice sounds really interesting… and very aromatic with those spices…
oh I am a HUGE plantain lover!
The orange glazed plantain look so good and aromatic. I’ll certainly love to try these.
I am sure you would love them!
This is such a delicious recipe with plantains and orange juice. The cinnamon added must add a nice flavour to the final dish.
yes – it’s a delicious dish with the spices!
Am curious about the taste, such an interesting spiced orange plantain.. With all those spices, seriously i want to give a try to this dish.
We Caribbeans LOVE using sweet plantains in dessert and these are delicious!
Must be flavorful recipe,love the color of the dish.
thanks – yes it is delicious
Its a delicious and easy snack! Cinnamon adds a lot of flavour to it.
yes the spices definitely add to this dish
This is surely such a different dessert Mir, looks and sounds fantastic to indulge in!..Given your love for plantain, this is understandable!
yes this fed right into my plantain obsession
This dessert looks amazing! I have bookmarked it. I will get plantain on my next grocery visit.
it is a delicious use of plantain. I am sure you will like them!
Wow a completely new way of enjoying this plantain. Orange and spices in a plantain…sounds yum
Caribbean plantain use plantain in so many ways – sure you will love this
What a flavorful recipe with plantains and orange. I rarely cook with plantains but your long list of yummy recipes is tempting me to buy some on my next grocery visit.
plantain is one of my fave ingredients and you should try to use it more – it is such a versatile ingredient
plantain and orange juice! you are taking gourmet cooking to a new level, Mir ! am sure this tasted fab 🙂
thank you – it is actually quite a common combination in the Caribbean
Oh my that syrup! i m definitely trying this for my next get together with friends at home! Love such simple desserts, i bet these are super healthy and really guilt-free!!!
yes very simple and delicious
This sounds so innovative. I could have never imagined plantain, orange and cinnamon together in a dish. Those plantain chips must be loaded with flavors.
these aren’t exactly chips but these baked plantains are delicious!
Never imagined the humble plaintain to be spiced up so beautifully and presented in such an exotic way. Lovely
thank you and yes, I love plantains in so many varieties of ways
Spiced plantains dessert looks irresistible and mouthwatering,never thought we would make such a delicious dessert with it. Thanks for sharing.
that’s what I love about plantains – they are so versatile for both sweet and savory dishes!