This easy, baked plantain chips recipe will show you how to make crispy, salty plantain chips in the oven and along with a garlic dip!
This post is sponsored by Califia Farms. All opinions are my own.
Growing up, my mom would make plantain chips for the fam and they were honestly my favorite. Still are to this day! We usually call them mariquitas or chicharitas.
To keep this tradition alive, I made these plantain chips in the oven instead of frying them because I hate frying (sorry mom lol). They were super easy-to-make and were as crispy as if you were frying them!
To sweeten the deal, I made a vegan garlic dip using Califia’s Unsweetened Almondmilk for an even more enjoyable treat!
Califia’s Unsweetened Almondmilk makes the garlic dip so creamy. Their almond milk is soy-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, carrageenan-free, non-GMO, kosher, vegan, and BPA-free. There’s no sugar so no need to worry about it altering the taste of this vegan garlic dip.
What are plantain chips?
Plantain chips are sliced green plantains, baked or fried, to perfection. Plantains are part of the banana family.
When you buy green plantains, you can either make savory dishes, like tostones. Or if you wait for the plantains to ripen, you can make sweet plantains (or maduros). Both from the same vegetable!
For these plantain chips, we need green, unripe plantains.
How To Make Plantains Chips
- Buy green plantains. First, you MUST buy a plantain that is very green. If the plantain is yellow or dark, that means it’s ripe and you won’t get the same result. Green plantains give us a crunchy plantain chip which is what we’re looking for here.
- Slice the plantains. Peel and thinly slice the plantain, about 1/8-inch thick, using a knife or a mandoline slicer. You want them to be all the same thickness so they all cook evenly. Place the slices on a baking sheet, spray with avocado oil, and season with salt.
- Bake the plantains. Bake for 20 minutes or until they are crispy. Ta-da! That’s it! You can enjoy these plantain chips as a snack or even a side dish.
How To Make Garlic Dip
- Add vegan mayo, garlic cloves, almond milk, lime juice, salt, and pepper into a food processor.
- Blend it up and taste and adjust salt.
That’s all folks. This is such a deliciously easy snack for any occasion! The garlic dip tastes super garlicky and the consistency is similar to store-bought onion dip. IT’S SO GOOD. Can’t wait for you guys to make it!
Are plantain chips healthy?
These homemade plantain chips are healthier than the store-bought kind. They are vegetarian and Whole30. They are also a rich source of fiber, vitamins A, C, and B-6, and the minerals magnesium and potassium.
Baked Plantain Chips
- 2 unripe green plantains peeled and thinly sliced
- Avocado oil spray
- Salt to taste
Vegan Garlic Dip
- 1/2 cup vegan mayonnaise
- 5 cloves garlic
- 1 tablespoon Califia Unsweetened Almond Milk
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- Salt + pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Place thinly sliced plantains on a baking sheet. Spray with avocado oil then season with salt. Bake for 20 minutes until golden and crispy.
- To make the vegan garlic dip, add the mayo, garlic, almond milk, lime juice, salt, and pepper to a food processor. Pulse until combined. Taste and adjust with salt or pepper.
- Serve baked plantain chips with garlic dip. Enjoy!
Thank you Califia Farms for sponsoring this post and a HUGE thank you to all the readers of this blog for all your support! xo
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