Sweet Plantains USDA Recipe for Child Care Centers

Age Group: Ages 6-18
Serving Size: 25-50
Sweet Plantains are fresh plantains baked with a ginger glaze.
3 plantains provide ³⁄8 cup vegetable.
4 from 1 vote

*You must be a registered user to use this feature, please click "Login" at the top right corner and then proceed

click here to create an account.


  • Place 3 qt (about 6 lb) plantains into a steam table pan (12" x 20" x 2¹⁄2"). Spread evenly. Set aside for step 4.
    For 25 servings, use 1 pan.
    For 50 servings, use 2 pans.
  • Critical Control Point: Cool to 40 °F or lower within 4 hours.
  • Melt margarine in a small stock pot uncovered over medium heat.
  • Add sugar, water, and ginger. Stir well until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat.
  • Pour 1¹⁄4 cups (about 10.7 oz) ginger mixture over each steam table pan.
  • Bake:
    Conventional oven: 350 °F for 15–25 minutes.
    Convection oven: 325 °F for 15–20 minutes.
  • Critical Control Point: Hold for hot service at 140 °F or higher.
  • Serve 3 plantains.


Nutrition Facts
Sweet Plantains USDA Recipe for Child Care Centers
Amount Per Serving 3 plantains
Calories 114 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 19mg1%
Potassium 361mg10%
Total Carbohydrate 27g9%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Total Sugars 15g17%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin D 0IU0%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 0mg0%
*Marketing Guide


Cooking Process #2: Same Day Service.
Yield / Volume
25 Servings:
About 6 lb 8¹⁄2 oz
About 3 qts 1 cup 1 Tbsp/75 plantains
50 Servings:
About 13 lb 1 oz
About 1 gal 2 qts 2¹⁄8 cups/150 plantains