Plantain Cups with Mango Salsa and Whipped Coconut Cream


Switch up your carb plate of potatoes with the versatility of plantains! These plantain cups make great finger foods to impress your family and friends for brunch. The mango salsa and whipped coconut cream make this core plan a favourite for a brunch appetizer or side dish option.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Servings: 6


  • 1 medium-ripe plantain, peeled and sliced
  • 5 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 large egg + 1 egg white
  • 1 can coconut milk, refrigerated for at least 2 hours
  • vanilla-flavoured liquid stevia (I use NOW brand) or regular stevia plus 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup chopped ripe mango
  • 1/2 cup chopped avocado
  • 5 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • juice of 1 lime


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place the plantain slices into a food processor and pulse until rice-like. Place the “rice” in a bowl and add in the egg and coconut flakes. Toss to combine thoroughly and season well with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  3. Cut 6 inch strips of parchment paper and line each muffin tin with the strips.
  4. Place 1/6th of the plantain mixture into each muffin tin and spread out into the tin in a thin layer, filling the sides of the cups. Be careful to leave the “insides” of the tin open to place in the mango salad later.
  5. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes.
  6. While the cups are baking, remove the coconut milk from the refrigerator and scoop off the top layer of “cream” (it should resemble cream and be thick.) Place the coconut cream into a bowl and beat with a hand mixer until “whipped.” Stir in stevia to taste. Once done, set aside.
  7. Mix the mango, avocado, cilantro and lime juice together. Set aside.
  8. Once the cups are baked, fill each with equal portions of the mango mixture and top with a dollop of the coconut whipped cream.

Check out the original recipe by Inspiralized.


Recipe inspired by Inspiralized.

Dr. B.J. Hardick

About Dr. B.J. Hardick

Raised in a holistic family, Dr. B.J. Hardick is an organic food fanatic, green living aficionado, and has spent the majority of his life working in natural health care. In 2009, he wrote his first book, Maximized Living Nutrition Plans, which has now been used professionally in over 500 health clinics. Dr. Hardick regularly blogs healthy recipes and holistic health articles on his own website,, and speaks to numerous professional and public audiences every year. In his spare time, he invests his keen interest in sustainable living into urban development in his hometown of London, Ontario. Learn More