Plantain chips (AIP)

When I started eating AIP, I looked all around for some easy snack ideas to keep in my purse. As my body adjusted to running mainly on proteins instead of carbs, I was hungry all the time. If I didn’t eat, I’d feel very faint, so I started taking food with me everywhere, just in case my body needed extra fuel. One of my favorite snacks is a bag of Inka Chips – plantains baked in palm oil with sea salt. They are delightfully addictive! One day, as I finished off another bag, I looked at the short ingredient list and thought “I bet I could make these!” One green plantain and 40 minutes later I was munching my own chips, pleased with the results.
I’m also pleased with the cost! Plantains run about 59¢ each where I live, and one large green plantain will make the same amount of chips as an Inka Chip bag, which costs me $1.29 at my local health store. That’s under half the price for a snacking staple.
Here is how to make your own baked plantain chips.

Baked Plantain Chips
1 green plantain
2 tablespoons coconut oil (I bet you could use palm oil or olive oil, but I haven’t tried that yet)
Salt to taste

Peel the plantain and slice it so you have very thin circles.

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The thinner they are, the better your chips will turn out, in my opinion.
Put them in a bowl and coat them with coconut oil. Next, set a metal cooling rack on top of a baking pan. Place the plantain slices on the cooling rack and salt them.

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Place the whole thing in the oven for about 40 minutes at 325°F.
Be careful taking them out, and let them cool before putting them into zip lock bags to take with you as a healthy snack!

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