You guys, these babies are a MUST if you are trying to eat paleo or Whole 30! One of the hardest things for me with this “clean eating” thing is the lack of salty, crunchy goodness that I would normally find in a tortilla chip or a cracker. And I’m a dunker…I love dips and condiments. So you can imagine the change of mindset I’ve undergone these last 11 days as I adjust to bowls of chili with no corn chips And not having chips and salsa has been torture at times. But alas, I’ve found the answer! Who knew this nifty little fruit known as the plantain would save me from my lack of salty crunch? Plantain chips?? Indeed.

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Not only are plantain chips delicious, they are so easy to make it’s almost silly. The only catch is you really do need a mandolin slicer to make these. I’m thinking it’s just about impossible to get the plantains thin enough otherwise. You can find mandolin slicers on Amazon for between $20-$40. Here is the link to the one I have that I LOVE.

Other than that, all you need is a couple plantains, coconut oil, and salt! You just slice the plantains thin with your mandolin, toss them with melted coconut oil, and spread them out on a baking sheet lined with a piece of parchment paper or a silicone baking sheet. I have the Silpat ones and they are fantastic.

Then you just bake the plantains at 350 for 30 minutes! No need to flip them. They will crisp up beautifully and you’ll be all set with a perfect Whole 30-approved football snack! One plantain provides enough chips for two people…but I promise you’ll want more later, so make a big batch!

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Plantain Chips
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Prep Time
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Cook Time
30
Prep Time
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Cook Time
30
Plantain Chips
Print Recipe
Prep Time
5
Cook Time
30
Prep Time
5
Cook Time
30
Ingredients
Servings: 2 people
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350. Cut the ends off the plantain and slice the skin lengthwise in 4-5 places. This will make it easier to peel the skin off.
  2. Use your mandolin to slice the plantain into thin coins.
  3. Toss the plantains with coconut oil...one tablespoon per plantain is a good amount. Then lay the chips on a baking sheet lined with parchment or a silicone baking mat. Sprinkle with salt or any other seasonings you like.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. The chips will be nice and crunchy when they are done. These are the perfect accompaniment to a bowl of chili, and they are GREAT dipped in salsa!
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