Plátanos Calados (Plantains with Brown Sugar Syrup)

Platanos Calados (Caramelized Plantains) |

These plantains are simple, quick and easy to make and delicious. In Colombia Plátanos Calados or Plátanos en Tentación are eaten as a side dish or dessert with fresh white cheese.

Buen provecho!



(Serves 4)

  • 2 large very ripe plantains, peeled and cut into 4 chunks each one
  • ½ cup light brown sugar or grated panela
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • ½ tablespoon butter

Platanos Calados o en Tentacion |


  1. In a small pot place all the ingredients, cover and cook over medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. Transfer to a serving plate and serve with white cheese.
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  1. Erica says

    Try it you are going to love it! It is delicious with fresh farmers cheese or fresh mozzarella on the side.

  2. says

    Another tasty looking dish!! I finally found gauva paste so I will finally get to try out your recipe for Buñuelos de Plátano Maduro.

  3. Kimberly says

    Hi, I have a question. I am in Bogota, but I can only find azucar morena, not light brown sugar as I would be able to find in the US. Can I use azucar morena for this recipe? Thank you in advance.

  4. Monica says


    I love fresh white farm cheese! I’ve had it in Colombia, but can’t find it here. Mozzarella is much saltier, and isn’t as good. Is there a cheese by another name I should look for here? I’m in The Seattle area….

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