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Plantain Toffee Balls

 
Plantain Toffee Balls
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This recipe is vegetarian.vegetarian
 
One serving costs about $0.77

$0.77 per serving

14 people like this recipe

14 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

2 vegetarian,lacto ovo vegetarian side dish
spoonacular Score:29%

Spoonacular Score: 29%

 

Plantain Toffee Balls might be just the side dish you are searching for. One serving contains 413 calories, 3g of protein, and 20g of fat. This vegetarian recipe serves 2 and costs 77 cents per serving. 14 people were impressed by this recipe. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about 45 minutes. A mixture of butter, vanilla, coconut milk, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so delicious. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 31%. This score is rather bad. Try Jujú (Green Plantain and Cheese Balls), Ripe Plantain Balls (Buñuelos de Plátano Maduro), and Cacao-Coconut Plantain Rice Balls with Pepitas for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps butter
butter
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp coconut flakes
coconut flakes
4 Tbsps
4 Tbsps coconut milk
coconut milk
3 Tbsps
3 Tbsps flour
flour
1
1  plantain
plantain
3.5 Tbsps
3.5 Tbsps sugar
sugar
1 tsp
1 tsp vanilla
vanilla
4 Tbsps
4 Tbsps water
water
2 Tbsps butter
2 Tbsps
butter
1 Tbsp coconut flakes
1 Tbsp
coconut flakes
4 Tbsps coconut milk
4 Tbsps
coconut milk
3 Tbsps flour
3 Tbsps
flour
1  plantain
1
plantain
3.5 Tbsps sugar
3.5 Tbsps
sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp
vanilla
4 Tbsps water
4 Tbsps
water

Equipment

candy thermometer
candy thermometer
baking sheet
baking sheet
oven
oven
pot
pot
candy thermometer
candy thermometer
baking sheet
baking sheet
oven
oven
pot
pot


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Afrolems

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.77
Ingredient
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon coconut flakes
4 tablespoons coconut milk
3 tablespoons flour
1 plantain
3.5 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Price
$0.24
$0.04
$0.37
$0.03
$0.50
$0.06
$0.30
$1.53

Tips

Health Tips

  • If you're trying to cut back on sugar, consider replacing some of the sugar in this recipe with a sweetener like Stevia or Splenda. If you're against these kinds of sweeteners, start reducing the amount of real sugar you use until your tastebuds adjust.

  • If you can, choose grassfed butter for a better nutritional profile—more vitamins, a favorable omega 3/6 ratio, etc.

  • You can easily swap half of the white flour in most recipes for whole wheat flour to add some fiber and protein. It does result in a heavier dough, so for cookies, cakes, etc., you might try swapping in whole wheat pastry flour.

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • Butter's incredible flavor has made it an extremely popular cooking fat, but it is important to know that butter has the lowest smoke point of almost any cooking fat. This means butter literally starts to smoke at a lower temperature than most other fats between 250-350 degrees Fahrenheit. So while butter is great for cooking at lower temperatures, you should probably use canola oil, coconut oil, or another oil with a higher smoke point for frying and other high temperature cooking.

  • If you've never cooked with plantains before, it is important to make sure you buy them ripe. Unripe plains are green. Instead, you will want to look for yellow plantains with brown spots or even a nearly black plantain for a sweet-tasting fruit.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
413k Calories
3g Protein
19g Total Fat
59g Carbs
2% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
413k
21%

Fat
19g
30%

  Saturated Fat
14g
90%

Carbohydrates
59g
20%

  Sugar
34g
39%

Cholesterol
30mg
10%

Sodium
110mg
5%

Alcohol
0.69g
4%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
3g
6%

Vitamin A
1358IU
27%

Vitamin C
16mg
20%

Manganese
0.38mg
19%

Potassium
544mg
16%

Vitamin B6
0.29mg
14%

Magnesium
52mg
13%

Iron
2mg
12%

Folate
45µg
11%

Fiber
2g
11%

Vitamin B1
0.14mg
10%

Copper
0.18mg
9%

Selenium
5µg
8%

Phosphorus
80mg
8%

Vitamin B3
1mg
7%

Vitamin B2
0.12mg
7%

Vitamin B5
0.36mg
4%

Vitamin E
0.47mg
3%

Zinc
0.44mg
3%

Vitamin K
1µg
2%

Calcium
15mg
2%

Vitamin D
0.21µg
1%

covered percent of daily need

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