Spiced Orange Plantain Dessert

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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!


Spiced Orange Plantain Dessert

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.

Plantain Recipes

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!

Plantains LR

A healthy no guilt dessert!

Plantains LR 1

That syrup makes it oh so delicious!

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Spiced Orange Plantain Dessert
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Spiced Orange Plantain Dessert

Spiced Orange Plantain Dessert is a gluten free Caribbean inspired dessert. Just barely sweet, it is a high fiber healthy dessert!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Caribbean
Servings: 4



  • 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.


You want to pick plantains that are ripe, but not too mushy. The skin should be about 50% black.
If you would like stronger spice flavor, you can use ground spices instead of the whole spices I used.
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  1. 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.

  2. Never imagined the humble plaintain to be spiced up so beautifully and presented in such an exotic way. Lovely

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