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Who doesn’t love a good crunchy snack? Grab yourself a little bowl and settle in to watch a movie, read a book, or play a game. There’s just something so satisfying about that crunch! My go-to used to be a handful of store-bought crackers, but switching to a real food diet took that off the table. Fortunately, making your own crunchy snacks is super easy! Today’s recipe for how to make plantain chips is a great example.

Plantains are very similar to bananas but are so much more versatile. They are delicious at any stage of ripeness, being more starchy when they are green, slightly starchy and sweet when yellow, and very sweet when they are black. You really can’t lose with these guys!

To make plantain chips, you will want to grab some green or slightly yellow plantains. The fruit will be firmer and easier to cut into perfect little chips. A yellow or black plantain, although delicious, will be too soft for this recipe.

A mandoline will make quick work of the slicing, but a steady hand and a sharp knife will work just as well. Take care to make your slices evenly thick so they will all crisp up well.

These chips are fried up in coconut oil, making them a much healthier choice than any store-bought item made with industrial seed oils. Of course, there are no other questionable ingredients in your homemade product AND you get to flavor them to your liking – bonus!! I love them with a sprinkle of sea salt, but the options are endless. A dash of cinnamon for a sweet kick, some cumin and paprika for a savory spin, or some cayenne or chipotle for a spicy kick! Be daring and get creative!

Plantain chips are also perfect for dipping. My favorite pairing is a simple guacamole, but they are also delicious with hummus or yogurt-based dips!

Once you’ve given these plantain chips a try, I hope you are inspired to try out some of my other homemade chip recipes. For a colorful spin on traditional potato chips, check out my recipe for homemade baked veggie chips. For the zucchini from your garden or the farmer’s market, give my garlic and herb zucchini chips a try!

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How to Make Plantain Chips :: Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Paleo // deliciousobsessions.com

How to Make Plantain Chips :: Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Paleo

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Plantains are very similar to bananas but are so much more versatile. They are delicious at any stage of ripeness, being more starchy when they are green, slightly starchy and sweet when yellow, and very sweet when they are black. You really can't lose with these guys!


  • 2 green plantains, peeled and sliced thin (I used the 1.5mm attachment on my mandolin food slicer)
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • Sea salt, for sprinkling on the chips when they come out of the oil
  • Optional spices of your choosing - cinnamon, cumin, paprika, garlic, onion, cayenne, chipotle


  1. Heat the coconut oil in a large skillet, making sure you add enough oil to cover the plantains when you add them to the pan. Heat the oil over medium heat for 4-5 minutes.
  2. Carefully add the plantain slices in a single layer, making sure they are just barely covered by the oil. Fry them for 2 minutes.
  3. Use a slotted spoon or a spatula to flip over the slices and fry for another 1-2 minutes or until they are lightly browned.
  4. Remove the chips to a paper towel-lined plate and sprinkle with sea salt and your seasonings immediately. Let the chips cool (this only takes a few minutes) before moving them to a bowl.
  5. Continue frying the chips in batches, seasoning as you remove them from the oil.
  6. Enjoy as-is or with your favorite dips! If you happen to have some leftovers, store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 229Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 46mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 5gSugar: 18gProtein: 2g

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