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Mummy’s Yum: Overripe Plantains? No Problem! Here’s a Delicious Recipe for Plantain Meatballs

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Do you have an overripe plantain staring forlornly at you in the kitchen?

Then put it to good use by making these plantain meatballs for the kids. This is just a 3-ingredient easy recipe with just plantain, minced meat and breadcrumbs.

You can easily make your own breadcrumbs at home by clicking here and if you don’t have an oven or blender, then click here to get the alternative. I season my breadcrumbs, so there was no need to add any other seasoning to this recipe and the plantain sweetness is good enough too.



  1. Peel and cut plantains into a bowl. Mash with a masher or fork till smooth. You can use your blender too if you are making a bigger batch.
  2. Add the minced meat and breadcrumbs to the bowl, then mix well to combine.
  3. Roll mixture into small balls and fry in hot oil for 2-3 minutes or till the brown and cook well.

Please note: Meatballs freeze well, so you can make a lot and then freeze after. I find it easier this way as I can take out and add to the children’s meal, give them to snack on and also add to their lunchbox.

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  1. o

    April 15, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    Good thing I read this. I followed the link to your blog. Now i know how to make plantain balls, potato balls and breadcrumbs. Thank you so much!!

  2. Samson

    April 15, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    No single spice…. No seasoning, just add all together and fry? Please explain

    • o

      April 17, 2017 at 9:29 am

      I guess you can season as you like. Plus the breadcrumbs are seasoned already.

    • Mummy's Yum

      Mummy's Yum

      April 18, 2017 at 9:40 am

      Samson, the breadcrumbs is already spiced and plantain is sweet enough, so it does not need further spicing. Also, this is made more for toddlers and kids, so i don’t add too much seasonings in my recipes, especially artificial ones. You can twist it to your taste by adding the seasonings you prefer including pepper.

  3. josdaily

    April 16, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    Nice idea.. Will try this out

  4. Helen

    May 11, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    this is yummy definitely trying it out this weekend

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