Plantain Bread

Plantain Bread








Plantain is an edible fruit grown majorly in the tropics. It looks like a banana, but with a more earthy flavor. It is sweet and can be used to make various meals. This recipe uses the plantain and combines it with ingredients like butterscotch Chips, Grand Manier and Nutmeg to create a soft flavor-filled bread that is easy to make. Best part of this bread is that it keeps very well and gets better by the day. If you have ripe plantains at home, this a great way to use them. Lets bake bread!


(1) 345 Grams All Purpose Flour (About 2-2/3 Cups)

(2) 225 Grams Granulated White Sugar (1 Cup + 2 Tablespoons)

(3) 115 Grams Chopped Pecans (1 Cup) (Optional)

(4) 681 Grams Ripe Plantain (About 3 Large Plantains)

(5) 1-1/2 Teaspoons Baking Powder

(6) 1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda

(7) 1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon

(8) 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg

(9) 1/4 Cup Butterscotch Chips (Optional)

(10) 3 Large Eggs

(11) 170 Grams Melted Butter (3/4 Cup)

(12) 2 Tablespoons Grand Manier (Optional)

(13) 1-1/2 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract









(1) Butter or grease a 4 by 13 inches loaf pan. Set Aside

(2) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

(3) Mash the ripe plantains with fork. They can also be mashed with a food processor or blender.

(4) Mix all the dry ingredients, nuts and chips in a mixing bowl.

(5) Mix all the wet ingredients in another mixing bowl.

(6) Create a well in the middle of dry ingredients and pour in mashed plantain and wet ingredients. Mix just until combined. Do not over mix. A few lumps is fine.

(7) Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and bake in preheated oven for 1 hr or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Allow loaf to cool for 10 minutes on a cooling rack. Take out of pan and slice. Enjoy!

NOTE: If using food processor, mix dry ingredients in a bowl. Place plantain in processor and process. Add wet ingredients and process till combined. Pour into dry ingredients and mix with spoon/spatula.

Plantain Bread







You can also try these other plantain dishes:

Plantain Fries with Smoked Paprika Mayonnaise

Spicy Plantain Pudding with Ginger Shrimps

Looking for something more traditional, try out my amazing Banana Bread.

Banana brvad xx


Terry Adido is passionate about showing people how easy it is to recreate restaurant quality meals in the comfort of their kitchens. With a style of cooking he refers to as Afro-European Fusion, his meals are influenced greatly by French and Italian Cuisine with a West African twist. If you love good food, you are in for the ride of your life.

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14 comments on “Plantain Bread
  1. olubisi obanla says:

    Mr terry u are simply a gee

  2. Maryam Fashola says:

    Well done. Please I don’t have a loaf pan, can I use any other kind of pan? If yes, do I bake with the same temperature? Thanks

  3. sogo says:

    This I must try…today.

  4. Toke says:

    I tried this and it tastes yummy! Terry you’re the best!

  5. Akomah Uchechi says:

    Thanks so much. Do I need to use over ripe plantains as in the case of the banana bread?

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