Guava & Plantain Pudding

Plantain works with both sweet and savoury dishes. It is cheap and packed with goodness. This pudding is quick and easy and with very few ingredients it couldn’t be simpler. It works well with fresh, dried and tinned fruits, and best of all, there’s no added sugar!


A recipe from “A Date with Plantain


  • 1. Preheat oven to 180°C/fan 160°C/350°F/gas 4.
  • 2. Peel, slice the plantain lengthways and remove the seeds. Place in a bowl and mash with a fork. Add the mixed spice and nutmeg, sultanas, vanilla extract, guava and olive oil and gently mix. Sieve in the flour and baking powder and gently mix again.
  • 3. Pour into a greased loaf tin and bake in a pre-heated oven for about 50-60 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  • 4. Serve warm with ice-cream or mascarpone.
  • 5. It’s equally scrummy with freshly sliced mango, tinned pear halves and blueberries or....