4 Plantains, ripe
1/2 cup Apple Juice
2 tbsp. Molasses, unsulphured *see the post "understanding molasses" lower in this thread
1 tsp. Cinnamon, ground
1/2 tsp. Nutmeg, ground
1/2 tsp. Ginger, ground
Peel the ripe plantains, cut in half and split lengthwise, and place them in a covered baking dish with the rounded side up. In a measuring cup, mix together the apple juice, molasses, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger, and pour over the plantains in the baking dish.
Bake in an oven at 350 degrees F. for 30 - 45 minutes, or in a microwave oven (on high) for about 10 - 15 minutes. The reason for the covered baking dish is to help "steam" the plantains and prevent them from drying out. Baste as necessary to prevent the top of the plantains from drying out and to help give them a nice color.
Serve plain or over a bed of rice and enjoy! Makes a great breakfast treat.