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>Roasted Plantains with Agave and Walnuts, VeganMofo #9

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>I’m a Texas girl at heart. I love food, I love spice, and I love to try new things. If you’ve never had a plantain, try them this way!
Please talk to someone in the produce department about choosing you’re platain if you’re unfamiliar with them. I’m a huge fan of talking to farmers and produce people; they know more than I do and can always seem to guide me to the ripest fruits and vegetables.

Seriously; befriend someone in the produce department at your favorite store.

2 plantains, sliced (thick slices)
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon dark agave
1/4 c raw walnuts
sprinkling of lemon juice (less than 1/2 t)
1/4 t cinnamon
pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 350.
Spray a square baking pan with canola oil.
Gently combine plantains, walnuts and agave in a bowl, then pour into your pan once everything is coated with agave. You may need more; but agave is very thin and very sweet, and I tend to find less is more with agave. It’s definitely the best liquid sweetener* in my book.
Sprinkle lemon juice, cinnamon and salt on top. Cinnamon is not my best friend; so i don’t use a lot of it in any recipe; feel free to adjust the amount if you’re a cinnamon fiend.
Bake for 13-18 minutes; depending on your oven. I waited until the walnuts were nicely toasted. Serve warm; top with sweet cashew-coconut cream if you’re serving them to guests-or serve with sopapillas! đź™‚
Eat them outside; because it’s 50 degrees and wonderful to enjoy a warm dessert in a nice breeze.


About laceythevegan

I'm a reader, a food lover, a crazy cat lady, an animal lover, local shopper and local music supporter. You can find me in East Nashville most of the time, shopping, having a drink at a locally owned bar, or eating food at a local restaurant. I like cumin and smoked paprika way more than I should, winter squashes make me happy, and while I do like most fruits, I only *love* berries and mangoes. I'd rather have salty snacks than sweets, and the darker chocolate is, the better. I still think Earth Balance is the best fake butter, Vegenaise is the best vegan mayo, and Almond Milk tastes better than soy milk. Chia seeds are my favorite egg substitute for the most part, and pumpkin tends to bind better than applesauce-especially in chocolate goods. I know a lot about food and nutrition, but that doesn't mean I'm the healthiest person. I tend to avoid eating out because I know I can make food that tastes better at home.

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