Baked Plantains are a great alternative for when you do not want to fry your plantains but you still want great tasting plantains. They make a great side dish on the dinner table or serve them with your favorite dip as an appetizer. They also go great with omelets for breakfast. The plantain-abilities are endless here!
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Peel plantains. Use a paring knife to cut into the flesh of a plantain from the top to the bottom. Use your hand to lift up the flesh and remove from the plantain.
Slice plantains diagonally into 1/4 inch thick slices.
Place in a bowl, drizzle the oil on top and sprinkle with salt. Toss to combine.
Place plantain slices in a single layer on prepared pan. Place in oven and let them bake for 10 minutes. Flip to the other side and let them bake for another 5 minutes. Remove and serve warm.
These baked plantains are best served warm. However, you could keep them in an air-tight bowl then heat up covered with paper towel for about 30 seconds to 1 minute in the microwave before serving them. Avoiding overheating the plantains in the microwave because they could get tough (around 1 minute is okay).