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Pan Fried Bananas with Lechera

Platano con Lechera

A popular Mexican dessert is Cinnamon Dusted Bananas or plantains pan fried in butter then drizzled with Sweetened Condensed Milk called Platanos con Lechera.

Fried Bananas with Lechera

A Dessert Full of Memories

This dish holds many memories for our photographer Andrés from when he was growing up in Cuernavaca.

I remember when I was a kid. Every day around 5:00pm we heard a whistle in the distance and we knew the banana and sweet potato cart was coming. The smell was unmistakeable, steam, wood burning fire, and banana.

Like it was for the tamale cart in the morning, the afternoon was for the banana man with his three wheeled silver cart which to us looked like a locomotive passing down the street announcing it’s arrival.

We only needed a piece of brown paper and a few pesos to take this dessert home to enjoy.

Our mother’s also used to make them for us regularly because it was so easy to prepare.

At Mauricio’s, one of our favorite restaurants in Puerto Vallarta, this dessert is always served at the end of your meal. Could be one of the reasons we like the place so much :)

Ingredients

  • 4 large bananas or 4 plantains (about 2 1/2 lbs.)
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 6 ounces sweetened condensed milk (Lechera)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar (optional)

Ingredients for Plantains with Sweetened Condensed Milk

How to Make

Peel the Bananas. Cut the banana in half then cut each piece in half lengthwise.

Peeled Plantains on Cutting Board

Sprinkle the bananas with ground cinnamon.

Cinnamon Sprinkled Plantains

Melt the butter in a large frying pan over medium heat.

Melting Butter in Frying Pan

Place the cinnamon dusted bananas in the pan cinnamon side up.

Frying Bananas Plantains

Cook for 2 to 3 minutes on each side until the bananas are golden brown.

Pan Frying Cinnamon Bananas Plantains

To Serve

Place 4 slices of banana on a dessert plate then drizzle with the sweetened condensed milk. Serve warm.

Fried Bananas with Sweetened Condensed Milk

Fried Bananas Plantains with Lechera

Fried Bananas with Lechera

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Pan Fried Bananas with Lechera Recipe

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Yield 4 servings

Cinnamon dusted bananas or plantains pan fried in butter then drizzled with sweetened condensed milk called Platanos con Lechera. A popular easy to make Mexican dessert.

Ingredients

  • 4 large bananas or 4 plantains (about 2 1/2 lbs.)
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 6 ounces sweetened condensed milk (Lechera)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar (optional)

Instructions

Preparation

  • Peel the bananas. Cut the banana in half then cut eat piece in half lengthwise.
  • Sprinkle the bananas with ground cinnamon.
  • Melt the butter in a large frying pan over medium heat.
  • Placed the cinnamon dusted bananas in the pan cinnamon side up.
  • Cook for 2 to 3 minutes on each side until the bananas are golden brown.

Serving

  • Place 4 slices of banana on a dessert plate then drizzle with the sweetened condensed milk. Serve warm.
  • The most important step is to enjoy :)

Notes

Substitutions

  • In addition to the cinnamon, you can dust the bananas with 2 tablespoons of sugar for a sweeter dessert.

Storage

  • Eat immediately. This dish doesn’t keep well.

Courses Dessert

Cuisine Mexican

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 banana

Amount Per Serving

Calories 462

% Daily Value

Total Fat 11 g

17%

Sodium 72 mg

3%

Total Carbohydrates 91 g

30%

Sugars 58 g

Protein 7 g

14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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