Bolas de Mani (Peanut and Plantain Balls)

Bolas de Mani (Peanut and Plantain Balls)

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"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."

Ingredients

1 h 25 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 398 cals
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Nutrition

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  • 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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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...