I love a good crunchy snack. I used to grab a bowl of store-bought crackers for my crunch fix, but nixed that when I made the move to a real food diet. But I still crave that crunch and had to find some satisfying substitutes! Since homemade treats are always my favorite, I decided to figure out how to make homemade plantain chips.
Oh boy these are good! This recipe could not be simpler and the results are amazing. Perfectly crunchy and the ideal vessel for guacamole or hummus.
Fried in coconut oil, these plantain chips are a healthy choice and certainly beat out any store bought chips made with industrial seed oils. As a bonus, they can be flavored to your liking with any spice your heart desires! I love cinnamon for a sweet treat, cumin and paprika for a savory spin, and cayenne or chipotle for a spicy kick. Get creative – the possibilities are endless!
If you love this recipe, make sure to check out some of my other favorite crunchy snacks. Homemade veggie chips are a colorful spin on potato chips and garlic and herb zucchini chips are a great way to use up that garden zucchini. And if you are a member of the plantain fan club, you will definitely want to make some Tostones – twice fried plantains that can be made sweet or starchy!
Looking for other ways to enjoy plantains? I have a round up of 21 fun ways to use them for inspiration.
A quick note on my favorite products used to make plantain chips:
Tropical Traditions is the best coconut oil I’ve ever used. Glyphosate tested with organic options, it’s always in my kitchen and is the perfect choice for frying up these chips.
Are you ready to learn how to make plantain chips? Head over to Delicious Obsessions for the recipe!