Make Ahead

Maduro Bread

March 31, 2018
Photo by Alina Freyre
Author Notes

Maduros are sweet plantains and they are usually a side dish in a Cuban meal and since I love to add a Latin twist to my meals, I decided to add maduros to my already delicious banana bread. —Alina Freyre

  • Makes 8 slices
Ingredients
  • 2 plantain - ripe
  • 3 bananas - ripe
  • 5 tablespoons butter - melted
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg - large
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon (optional)
  • 3 cups canola oil
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. In a medium pot, on medium to medium high heat add the canola oil until about 350 degrees (when the oil is making a small ripple effect.
  2. Peel and cut the plantian into about 1/2 inch rounds.
  3. Add the plantains, about 5-6 at a time. and let them cook until browned, flipping them over once.
  4. As they are done, place them on a towel to dry and repeat until you have cooked them all.
  5. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  6. In a large bowl, add the bananas and mash up with a fork until somewhat liquid.
  7. Then add to the banana mixture, stirring after each ingredient, the butter, sugar, salt, vanilla extract, baking soda and cinnamon.
  8. Add the flour to the mixture in 3 parts wile mixing well each time.
  9. Chop the cooked maduros and fold into the batter.
  10. Spray all sides of a 9 x 5 loaf pan with butter spray and pour in the batter.
  11. Bake in the oven for about 50-55 minutes. You can make sure it's done by inserting a toothpick in the thickest part of the bread and it comes out clean.

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