Bolas de Mani (Peanut and Plantain Balls)

Bolas de Mani (Peanut and Plantain Balls)


"These green plantains are mashed and mixed with peanut butter, salt and then baked. Delicious! This is a South American dish that I usually serve with eggs for breakfast."


1 h 25 m servings 398 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 398 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 22.1 g
  • 34%
  • Carbs:
  • 46.5g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 12.3 g
  • 25%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 590 mg
  • 24%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.
  2. Place plantain chunks and salt into a saucepan, and add water to cover plantains. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium, and simmer until a fork will easily pierce the plantains, about 20 minutes. Reserve 1/4 cup of the cooking water, then drain the plantains. Allow to steam for a few minutes.
  3. Mash the plantain with the peanut butter and reserved water until fine. Allow to cool until you can handle it, then roll into 24 golf ball-sized pieces. Place onto prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until the balls firm up, and turn golden brown, about 45 minutes.
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  1. 12 Ratings


Interesting recipe! I changed it due to things I had at home and made a smaller recipe, but enjoyed the end result. I used 1 ripe plantain - steamed it rather than boiled it, used 1/4 c. natur...

I like plantains so overall I enjoyed this and it was very easy to make. I thought adding the peanutbutter would help my husband enjoy them more and he still won't touch them. Make sure you ma...

Made it as a dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and drizzled honey sauce on top (1c honey, 1/2c maple syrup, 1/4c butter, 1/2tsp gr cinnamon, dash of gr nutmeg, heated over medium in a sa...

I added a little honey and some nutmeg.....very good.

Theser are pretty good. Not sure how to rate, as I did change it up a bit based on reviews and what I had. I planned on using green plantains, but by the time I got around to making these my p...

I loved these! Very healthy and hearty way to start the morning. I made these exactly as directed, and sprinkled them with paprika (yes, weird I know) and ate them with scrambled eggs & chorizo ...

Very yummy - especially with fried egg. Not bland at all, although I only had 3 plantains on hand, so it was a bit more peanutty. Also, I used natural p.b. - half of which was a honey-roasted ...

I found the recipe very band. The texture was also not particularly appealing.

It ended up being more like a bread pudding, but surprisingly not bad. I'm using a version of Malaysian plantains called pisang nangka. I think there may have been some residual water left from ...