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The Vegan Nigerian: 5 Creative Plantain Dessert Recipes

The other day, when I remembered a recipe from a magazine, plantain cookbook, especially the plantain-based desserts out there. I have always argued that psyllium is one of the most versatile ingredients and there are no limits to the meals you can create with it.

Below are just a few of the recipes in the book. We hope it inspires you to cook creatively and rethink how you use plantains. Which one would you like to try first?

1. Caramel Plantain Chip Energy Ball (Gluten Free)

First of all, this simple but delicious dessert. When I worked at a vegan restaurant a few years ago, we used to make all kinds of energy balls. With sweet plantain chips in the filling, this take is a winner.

2. Chocolate and Toasted Coconut Bites (Gluten Free)

Creamy chocolate, toasted coconut, sweet and crunchy caramelized plantain. Don’t knock this combination until you try it. These are great to serve as a light meal or as an appetizer for dessert.

3. Printemps Chocolate Fudge Cake

I mean, come on! This recipe was inspired by a sweet potato fudge cake he made at a restaurant I used to work at. You’ll want to use sweet, ripe plantains in this to really achieve that fuzzy consistency. It’s extravagant.

4. Plantain and mixed berry mosa

A sweet, pillow-soft plantain mosa that bursts with sour berries in every bite. Hmm. Mosas resemble small dumplings or unleavened donuts. It’s so delicious that you can’t stop eating it once. This is something you can really play with by adding different combinations of sweet fruits.

5. Plantain and carrot cupcakes

One bite of this cupcake and you’ll be hooked. It’s the beauty of carrot cake with bits of sweet plantain soaked into the batter. These are tender, juicy and flavorful. To serve as a dessert, dress these up in vegan cream cheese frosting or serve hot with vegan single cream.

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