What can I say — I’m human.
Just like you and everyone else. And just like you, I also have sweet cravings. Which means that, yes, I do like to indulge every now and then. For me that usually means one of the following:
1. Ice Cream
2. Dark Chocolate
3. Fried Plantains With Chocolate Sauce.
(notice the chocolate trend?)
If I were Superwoman, these would be my kryptonite. But like I said, I’m human. And when it comes to treating myself, I know what hits the spot and these 3 little indulges do just the trick.
So, if you’re looking to satisfy that occassional sweet tooth here’s just the recipe for ya’.
- 1 ripe plantain (don’t be alarmed if the skin is black, that just means that it’s ready to use)
- 1 tbs. coconut oil (for frying plantain)
- 2 tbs. coconut oil (for chocolate sauce)
- 4 tbs. maple syrup
- 1 tbs. raw, organic cacao
- Peel the plantain and cut the plantain at an angle in 1/4 inch thick slices.
- Warm-up a skillet on medium to medium high heat and add 1 tbs of coconut oil.
- When the pan is hot, gently place the plantain slices evenly across the the skillet.
- Cook the first side until they are a crispy, dark golden brown and flip over, about 2-3 minutes.
- Gently flip over the plantains to check the other side, and remove the plantains from the skillet once both sides are a nice, warm, golden-brown.
Chocolate Sauce Directions:
- Slowly warm up 2 tbs. of coconut oil over LOW heat in a saucepan.
- Once the coconut oil is melted, add the 4 tbs. of maple syrup and stir.
- Slowly whisk in the 1 tbs. of raw cacao and remove from the heat once you get a smooth, thin consistency.
- Plate the plantains and drizzle the chocolate sauce over the plantains.
- Sit back, kick your feet up and ENJOY!