Platanos Asados con Coco (Coconut Baked Plantains)

by Erica Dinho on July 1, 2011

Baked Plantains with Coconut

The warm spice of the cinnamon and wonderful texture from the coconut flakes helps make this an amazing Colombian side dish. Plátanos Asados con Coco are perfect served with your favorite meat or poultry or you can just eat them alone as a snack.

Buen provecho!



(4 servings)

  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 4 very ripe plantains
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup sweet shredded coconut


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°, cut the ends of the plantains and peel.
  2. Place them in a baking dish and brush with the butter. Sprinkle with the cinnamon and add the coconut milk, then sprinkle with coconut.
  3. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Serve warm as a side dish.
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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Belinda @zomppa July 1, 2011 at 11:55 AM

These plantains are awesome – coconuts!! LOVE it!!


2 gloria July 1, 2011 at 12:07 PM

que rica receta Erica, me encnatan los plátanos! y siempre tenemos, se ve muy bueno, un abrazo, gloria


3 Joan Nova July 1, 2011 at 7:14 PM

Oh, I can’t imagine how delicious this must be. I think it would be a perfect accompaniment to pork.


4 Melanie July 2, 2011 at 11:01 AM

YUM!Awesome too!!


5 Heather B July 2, 2011 at 11:20 AM

Looks amazing! Thank you so much for sharing, again!


6 norma July 2, 2011 at 2:12 PM

Now that’s a platano…Looks so delish and I agree with Joan…un pedacito de puerco….


7 Jenn @LeftoverQueen July 10, 2011 at 3:22 PM

What an absolutely yummy looking dessert!


8 Sonia September 6, 2012 at 9:18 PM

This site is really awesome! I’m so happy that I stumbled across it. Best of all, you’re still updating it regularly. Some start sites with good intentions, but then they get lazy and stop posting.

Can’t wait for more recipes.


9 Steven Wilson August 23, 2014 at 10:01 PM

Just wanted to clear up any possible food identification cultural issues. The coconut milk in the above platanos asados con coco recipe: does that refer to the coconut water in the coconut, or the milk-colored stuff that is sold as coconut milk in many American grocery stores?

–Man with a head as hard as a coconut.


10 Erica Dinho August 24, 2014 at 8:52 AM

Homemade or canned coconut milk. To make it at home: blend the coconut water with the coconut pulp.


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