Butter Maple Plantains

I usually eat my plantains savory – pan fried with sea salt and avocado. But today I was craving a sweet. I just LOVE maple syrup and butter together in anything. The mix of flavour is perfect, creamy sweetness. I had an idea that it might just go well with plantains and was I ever right!

Three ingredients comprise this recipe making it super easy and fast to whip up for a treat or dessert when entertaining.


  • 1 plantain – ripe enough to have brown spots
  • 1-2 tbsp butter – grass fed and/ or organic is best (can substitute coconut oil or olive oil)
  • 1-2 tbsp dark maple syrup



Melt butter in frying pan over medium heat. Slice plantain into 1/4 inch slices and layer in frying pan. Fry each side until golden brown (about 3-4 min). I like to add the maple syrup when I turn the plantains to the 2nd side, that way it caramelizes a bit. Yummy!

Once maple syrup is thick and plantains are browned, dish into small bowl and enjoy!

1 plantain serves 1-2 people, so increase as needed for your purposes.


Dr. Meaghan McCollum, ND

Meaghan-130x150I am a strong advocate of integrated healthcare. To me this means bringing together all forms of healthcare from your healthcare team and communicating to help you reach your health goals. I work along side all types of practitioners and treatments.

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