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Marco Borges' Platanos Maduros (Sweet Plantains) a la Mode

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Difficulty: Moderate
Cook Time: min

Marco Borges, who trains the superstar Beyonce, appeared on “GMA” today to promote “22-Day Revolution,” his new cookbook highlighting the benefits of a vegan diet. This dish features delicious plantains and coconut ice cream.


  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 very ripe plantains, brownish and very tender to the touch
  • 1 tablespoon organic coconut palm sugar or 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon
  • coconut ice cream (recipe on page 300 of the book) or banana soft serve (recipe on page 299)
  • Cooking Directions

    1. Heat one tablespoon of coconut oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

    2. Cut off the ends of the plantains and draw a sharp knife along the ridges, lengthwise, making 2 to 3 slits down the peel from one end to the other.

    3. Carefully peel off the skin in sections

    4. Slice each plantain diagonally into ½ inch thick oval slices. Evenly coat slices with coconut palm sugar or maple syrup and cinnamon.

    5. Cook the plantains in the hot skillet for about 4 minutes on each side until soft and caramelized.

    6. Serve and top the plantains with a scoop of Coconut Ice Cream or Banana Soft Serve and a sprinkle of coconut palm sugar.

    Per serving: 357 calories, 2 grams protein, 54 grams carbohydrates, 17 grams total fat

    Recipe courtesy Marco Borges. Copyright © 2016 by Marco Borges. Used with permission of Penguin Random House.

    Recipe styled by Karen Pickus, chef/food stylist, "Good Morning America.”

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: sweet plantains, coconut ice cream

    Course: Dessert

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