Mashed Plantains


If you have really ripe plantains and don’t know what to do with them, then this sweet recipe is just what you need. One day I baked some plantains (recipe coming soon) and I had some really ripe ones that were too mushy to bake. Since I didn’t want them to go bad, I decided to create this recipe.

The mixture of plantains, coconut, and pineapple is so delicious, it will have you wishing you were on a tropical island.


  • 5-7 really ripe plantains
  • 1 can unsweetened coconut milk
  • Cinnamon
  • Sea salt
  • 8 Medjool dates
  • Ginger
  • 1 can diced pineapple (optional)
  • Unsweetened shredded coconut
  • Walnuts
  • Pecans


  1. Peel and chop the plantains
  2. Put in large pot, cover with water
  3. Boil plantains until soft
  4.   While plantains are boiling, put can of coconut milk, 1 tsp cinnamon, 8 dates, 1 tsp sea salt and ¼ tsp ginger into food processor
  5. Blend until smooth
  6. Drain, rinse, and mash plantains 
  7.   Pour coconut mixture into a large bowl and mix well until fully incorporated
  8. Add shredded coconut
  9. Drain a can of diced pineapples, pour into mashed plantains. (In the featured photo I didn’t have pineapples in the recipe. I added them later and it made this dish taste so much better)
  10. Top with pecans and walnuts and sprinkle with cinnamon
  11. Enjoy!

Be happy.  Be healthy.  Be the best version of you!
Love always,
Tanika Monique

Always & Forever

Forever & Always

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