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plantain bread with butter

Plantain Bread (Plantain Cake) Recipe

If you are not familiar with plantain bread (plantain cake), you are in for a treat. This bread is gluten-free, delicious, and is a perfect alternative to banana bread and a great way to use your ripe plantains.
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Side Dish, Sides
Cuisine American, Haitian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12 People
Calories 131kcal


  • Oven


  • 2 plantains very ripe
  • 1 cup gluten-free pancake and waffle mix
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 stick salted butter soften
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ Tsp. Kosher Salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Get the oven ready. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. 
    Prepare the batter: Cut the plantains in small pieces to make it easier to mash. Feel free to use a potato masher if needed. A fork or electric hand mixer will also work if the plantains are super soft. 
     Mash the plantains. 
    Next, add in the butter, eggs, sugar, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, and vanilla extract one at a time while mixing to cream the ingredients together. Continue to combine to a smooth consistency. 
    step by step guide
  • Fold in the flour and sour cream; alternate between each fold. 
    Bake the plantain bread / plantain cake: Pour the batter into a greased loaf pan or Bundt pan
    Bake for 50 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Let cool and enjoy for breakfast or with tea in the evening. 
    plantain bread on board with flower


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Calories are estimated per serving.
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Serving: 12People | Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 87mg | Potassium: 182mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 450IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 0.5mg