Plantain Toffee Balls

Vegetarian
Health score
2%
Plantain Toffee Balls
45 min.
2
429kcal
100%sweetness
6.46%saltiness
5.08%sourness
8.79%bitterness
2.01%savoriness
48.24%fattiness
0%spiciness

Ingredients

  • tablespoons butter 
  • tablespoon coconut flakes 
  • tablespoon coconut flakes 
  • tablespoons coconut milk 
  • tablespoons flour 
  •  plantains 
  • 3.5 tablespoons sugar 
  • teaspoon vanilla 
  • tablespoons water 

Equipment

  • baking sheet
  • oven
  • pot
  • candy thermometer

Directions

  1. Peel and mash your plantain till soft.
  2. Mix it with the flour, form mini balls and place in the oven to bake for about 20-25 minutes. Please note the plantain mix will still be moist so use a spoon to help form the balls if you are having difficulty with that. Make sure to drizzle oil on the baking sheet so it does not stick to the sheet when it begins to caramelize. If you do not have an oven you can choose to fry the plantain balls as well. I have not tried the frying method but make sure to dab off the excess oil from the plantain.In a separate pot, on very low heat, melt the butter and pour in the sugar, vanilla, milk and water and stir. Leave it on very low heat throughout. Stir once in a while and if you have a candy thermometer, it is ready at 240F. If you do not, the toffee base is ready when it turns light brown like a caramel colour.Dip the plantain balls and swirl and place on a plate to cool. While its still warm, sprinkle your toppings on it. In this case, my toppings were coconut flakes.
  3. Serve when it’s cool.

Nutrition Facts

Calories429kcal
Protein3.03%
Fat43.12%
Carbs53.85%

Properties

Glycemic Index
146.05
Glycemic Load
21.69
Inflammation Score
-8
Nutrition Score
10.560434782609%

Taste

Sweetness:
100%
Saltiness:
6.46%
Sourness:
5.08%
Bitterness:
8.79%
Savoriness:
2.01%
Fattiness:
48.24%
Spiciness:
0%

Nutrients percent of daily need

Calories:429.23kcal
21.46%
Fat:21.47g
33.03%
Saturated Fat:15.75g
98.43%
Carbohydrates:60.34g
20.11%
Net Carbohydrates:57.7g
20.98%
Sugar:37.28g
41.42%
Cholesterol:30.1mg
10.03%
Sodium:101.47mg
4.41%
Alcohol:0.69g
3.82%
Protein:3.4g
6.79%
Manganese:0.58mg
28.93%
Vitamin A:1361.21IU
27.22%
Vitamin K:26.8µg
25.53%
Vitamin C:16.84mg
20.42%
Potassium:547.79mg
15.65%
Magnesium:53.82mg
13.45%
Vitamin B6:0.25mg
12.29%
Iron:2.19mg
12.14%
Folate:45.35µg
11.34%
Fiber:2.64g
10.56%
Vitamin B1:0.15mg
10.29%
Copper:0.2mg
9.84%
Selenium:6.35µg
9.07%
Phosphorus:83.37mg
8.34%
Vitamin B2:0.14mg
8.19%
Vitamin B3:1.5mg
7.51%
Vitamin B5:0.42mg
4.2%
Zinc:0.54mg
3.58%
Vitamin E:0.35mg
2.36%
Calcium:15.76mg
1.58%
Source:Afrolems