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Plantain flour

Learn how to make green plantain flour from scratch
Course Extra
Cuisine Caribbean
Prep Time 5 minutes
dehydrate 12 hours
Total Time 12 hours 5 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Calories 874kcal
Author Charla


  • 4 green plantains


  • Cut the ends of each plantain
  • Use a knife to horizontally score the plantains then remove the peel.
  • Slice the plantain into 1'' discs, they don't have to be extremely thin in size
  • Lay the plantain pieces on the dehydrator trays
  • Set the temperature to 70c (158f) and timer for 12 hours
  • Once the plantains have dried out place them in a spice grinder, if using a small grinder you might have to do it in batches or use a dry container (ninja or vitamix)  or food processor and ground into a fine consistency.


  • Be sure to store the flour away from sunlight (in a cool place).
  • Make sure to label the flour (it should last for several months).
  • You can use a mandolin slicer or paring knife to slice the plantain, you want them to be more on the thin side.
  • The flour should be smooth, almost like powder.
  • Use a spice grinder (for best results to mill the flour


Calories: 874kcal | Carbohydrates: 228g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 29mg | Potassium: 3573mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 107g | Vitamin A: 8069IU | Vitamin C: 132mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 4mg