Ripe Plantain Casserole

by Erica Dinho on December 12, 2009

Pastel de Platano 1This recipe was inspired by mother-in-law’s sweet-potato casserole. I had some ripe plantains at home and I wanted to make something with an American twist and my mother-in-law makes a delicious sweet potato pie. So, I decided to create something similar, but with ripe plantains and coconut. Enjoy!



  • 3 very ripe plantains, unpeeled
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¾ cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • Topping
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup grated coconut
  • Pastel de platano


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Bake the bake plantains for about 25 minutes. Let them cool and peel.
  3. Mash the plantains and add the eggs, ground cinnamon, coconut milk, ½ cup melted butter and sugar.
  4. Pour into a casserole dish.
  5. In a medium bowl mix all the topping ingredients, until well combined. Sprinkle over the plantain mixture and bake at 350°F for about 40 minutes or until golden brown. Serve.
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1 monicajane December 12, 2009 at 1:15 PM

sounds soo good…I need to find a plantain source…I could get these sorts of things very easily when I lived in CA not so easy in NC…


2 Chris December 12, 2009 at 1:20 PM

Interesting twist with the plantains! My wife might like this, she’s loves sweet potatoes.


3 Jane December 12, 2009 at 2:33 PM

Looks delicious!
Have you had Torta de Plantano Zuliana?? It’s a great mixture of butter fried ripe platanos, white cheese, beaten eggs and cinnamon – layered lasagña style. Think you’d love it.


4 Erica December 12, 2009 at 3:21 PM

Jane- Yes, I have torta de plátano in my recipe list.


5 Barbara December 12, 2009 at 4:08 PM

This looks really great. Plantains are so much like potatoes that the texture would be similar. Our favorite is still plantain chips and just plain roasted plantains. Never have had a good recipe for that, though.


6 Anna December 12, 2009 at 7:39 PM

That looks delicious. I never cooked with plantains, it’s good to know you can make sweets with it.


7 sunitha December 12, 2009 at 7:42 PM

Fantastic.. we have a lot of plantains where I come from and have always loved it. This is a fantastic variation to add to my stash.. thank you..


8 yasmeen December 12, 2009 at 9:06 PM

A very tasty casserole with plantains :D


9 Erica December 12, 2009 at 9:13 PM

Thank everyone! I appreciate all your comments.


10 Ivy December 13, 2009 at 2:32 AM

Although I have never eaten plantain before as we don’t get it in Greece, your casserole looks delicious.


11 Noni December 13, 2009 at 9:25 AM

Sounds delicious! I am looking forward to preparing this for my family this holiday season.


12 Joan Nova December 13, 2009 at 9:39 AM

The minute I saw this title in my RSS, I knew I was going to love it…especially the toasted coconut topping.


13 Claudia Medeiros December 13, 2009 at 10:04 AM

Mouth watering recipe, Erica !!!

Have a beautiful week !



14 Teanna December 13, 2009 at 10:37 AM

Oooh that casserole looks so good! I love plaintains – I may just put this on the Christmas dinner menu!


15 Oysterculture December 13, 2009 at 4:48 PM

You have a wonderfully talented mother-in-law by the looks of it. I love the sound of this recipe – we love plantains and coconut, and this dish looks perfect.


16 Gloria December 13, 2009 at 4:51 PM

Esto se ve fantástico Erica, que rico!!. This recipe look really delicious!!! cheers,gloria


17 Christine @ Fresh Local and Best December 13, 2009 at 6:05 PM

I adore plaintains, both ripe and green! This looks like an incredible recipe, I love that it calls for coconut milk.


18 rebecca subbiah December 13, 2009 at 10:31 PM

thats a cool fusion meal


19 Kim December 14, 2009 at 12:06 AM

The casserole looks like it was cooked so perfectly. You had a great idea using the plaintains in place of sweet potatoes, very original!


20 Sook December 14, 2009 at 4:37 AM

Wow this looks rich and amazing! Great photos too!


21 Erica December 14, 2009 at 8:16 AM

Thank you for visiting!


22 Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen December 14, 2009 at 12:17 PM

This is a great twist! It looks delicious!


23 Dann Tayo April 14, 2010 at 11:31 PM

And, it is to die for.


24 gania May 14, 2011 at 7:51 AM

i love ripe plaintain and i can’t wait to try this recipe


25 Li August 19, 2012 at 9:13 PM

Looks delicious! Our plantains are almost ripe and the coconuts are everywhere. Will have to give this a try. Thanks Erica!


26 Monica Thompson October 1, 2012 at 11:43 AM

I have tried a lot of your recipes and everyone of them turns out DELICIOUS!!! I want to try this one next. Do you have this recipe with meat in it? Platano Maduro con carne sounds yummy.
Great job on your website. Thank you so much for sharing your recipes!!!


27 Erica October 1, 2012 at 11:45 AM
28 Monica Thompson October 1, 2012 at 4:06 PM

Gracias Erica!!!! This is exactly what I was thinking, I’m very excited to try this recipe!!!!


29 Monica T. October 1, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Gracias Erica!!!! I can’t wait to try it!


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