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Plantains are becoming more popular in the produce section of most grocery stores across America. If you’ve walked by them but didn’t linger long because you simply have no idea what to do with them, then you’re not alone!

Most of us didn’t grow up with plantains in our household because this is one food item that simply wasn’t available a generation ago. So we keep walking, but this is one ingredient I would encourage you to consider adding to your healthy cooking.

But what in the world do you do with those plantains? I have a few things we use them for at our house, but our most recent treat has been to use them to make muffies. Now, when you think of muffies, the only thing that probably comes to mind is Panera’s Chocolate Chip Muffie. We haven’t had those in years, but I do remember how amazing they were!

So what exactly is a muffie? It’s a muffin “top” that is a bit more like a cake than a muffin. It’s baked like a cookie and turns out soft, chewy, and simply irresistible.

These muffies were made a bit by accident, but have become a new treat at our house. They’re amazing plain or serve with jam and a great mid-morning snack for my boys as their cries of “I’m hungry” begin. Try them, and you’ll forever be grabbing those plantains at the store! And you’ll be amazed at how easy these are to make. Here’s to trying something new!

Makes 4–6 muffie


  • 8 ounces peeled yellow/yellow brown plantain (about 1 medium)*
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup arrowroot starch
  • 2 Tablespoons tiger nut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon unflavored gelatin powder
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 Tablespoons warm water


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place the plantain in a food processor or high-powered blender and mix until smooth.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and blend until a wet dough has formed.
  4. Scoop 1/4 cup of the dough at a time onto the prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 17–20 minutes, until golden brown.

*NOTE: When selecting a yellow plantain remember that the more ripe the plantain, the sweeter the muffie will be.