Creamy Plantain Pudding

April 29, 2012

Plantain Pudding

 

Plantains are so widely available here in Central Florida, and I have really gotten accustomed to eating them a few times a week.  They can be baked, fried, boiled, or steamed.  I did a little research on them and Wiki says that plantains, like bananas, are believed to have originated in southeast Asia, having been cultivated in south India by 500 BC.   From there, ancient trade routes distributed it to Africa through Madagascar. By 1000 AD, plantains had spread eastward to Japan and Samoa.  They arrived in the Caribbean and Latin America by 1500 AD. Since then, they have spread widely throughout the tropics.  Each country adds something unique in terms of spice and combination. Plantains contain beta carotene, vitamins C, B1, B3, B6, B12, K, and folate. Minerals include iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, iodine, phosphorus, chloride and selenium.

I had three tremendous and terribly ripe plantains in the kitchen today, and I really wanted to do something different with them!  I did a bit of research on the web and I decided on a sweet pudding.  This recipe was inspired by one that on found online by Melissa’s World Variety Produce.

 

 

 

Baked Plantain Pudding

 

  1. Wish I had some of this to go with my Wisconsin burger and beer lunch -burp…Could I make this with bananas? X0

    Comment by Lizthechef — April 29, 2012

  2. Yes with bananas, why not? Happy Birthday sweetheart! :)

    Comment by Wendy Read — April 29, 2012

  3. How funny that we would both post about food from my childhood on the same day! Plantain is another food I grew up with and another that my Father cooked really well. His fried plantain have yet to be matched, sadly none I have ever live up to his! Your pudding sounds just like something I would love! Will be trying this one day, thanks for the idea!

    Comment by Jayne — April 29, 2012

  4. Too funny Jayne :) I love plantains…this cooked up delish, but I have to adjust the temp and cooking time to get it cooked in the middle! Tell me how this turns out for you when and if you make it. X, Wendy

    Comment by Wendy Read — April 29, 2012

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