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


  • 2 black over-ripe plantains
  • 115g/4oz sultanas
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 1 tsp grated nutmeg
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tin guava halves, drained, de-seeded and chopped
  • 2 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 150g/5oz plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder


  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 sultanas, mixed spice and nutmeg, vanilla extract, guava and rapeseed 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....

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