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bacon wrapped plantains

Sweet and Spicy Bacon Wrapped Plantains

Sweet and spicy Bacon-Wrapped Plantains are the perfect, easy holiday appetizer! With hints of cayenne and delicious maple flavor, these are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.
Course Appetizer, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Paleo, Side Dish
Keyword bacon wrapped plantains
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 18 pieces
Calories 150 kcal
Author Monique of AmbitiousKitchen.com


  • 2 large dark spotted plantains
  • 12 ounces uncooked bacon
  • 1-2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • Cayenne pepper, to season


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil. Slice both plantains into 1/2 inch slices. Cut your strips of bacon in half.
  2. Take one plantain slice and wrap ½ piece of bacon around the flat side of the round. Repeat this step until each plantain slice is wrapped in ½ slice of bacon.
  3. Place all bacon-wrapped plantains on your baking sheet seam side down. Brush each with a little maple syrup. Sprinkle cayenne pepper on each plantain (use more if you like spicy flavors, and omit or only use a small pinch if you do not like spicy flavors).
  4. Bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes until the bacon is crispy. Stick a toothpick in each bacon-wrapped plantain, place on a serving tray and enjoy! Serves 6.
Nutrition Facts
Sweet and Spicy Bacon Wrapped Plantains
Amount Per Serving (3 bacon wrapped plantains)
Calories 150 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Carbohydrates 23.5g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4.5g5%
Protein 5g10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.