Plantain Empanadas

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 19 min Total Time 29 mins
Servings: 4
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


These Salvadoran empanadas with milk filling are a delicious treat that provides a significant amount of calcium, with each serving containing 15% of your daily value of this essential mineral, supporting strong bones and overall health



  1. Boil 4 cups of water. Cut plantains into pieces, leaving the peel on, and add them to boiling water with cinnamon sticks. Cook until open ends expand from peel.

  2. Simultaneously, prepare milk filling by boiling 1/2 cup milk with vanilla and sugar.

    Dissolve cornstarch in remaining 1/4 cup of milk and add the rest little by little to the boiling milk and stir

  3. Remove the peel from cooked plantains, mash them into a smooth paste, shape a portion of dough into a tortilla. Place milk in the center and close it very well. Put some of the mashed plantains in the spaces where white "milk" is visible.

  4. Once the empanadas are sealed, brown them on a frying pan over medium heat for about 2-3 minutes per side. While they're still warm, sprinkle cinnamon powder

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size

Servings 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 32kcal
Calories from Fat kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.07g1%
Saturated Fat 0.02g1%
Trans Fat g
Cholesterol 0.11mg1%
Sodium 4.5mg1%
Potassium mg
Total Carbohydrate 8.2g3%
Dietary Fiber 0.68g3%
Sugars g
Protein 0.37g1%

Vitamin A 197 IU
Vitamin C 2.4 mg
Calcium 13 mg
Iron 0.16 mg
Vitamin D IU
Vitamin E IU
Vitamin K mcg
Thiamin mg
Riboflavin mg
Niacin mg
Vitamin B6 0.05 mg
Folate mcg
Vitamin B12 mcg
Biotin mcg
Pantothenic Acid mg
Phosphorus mg
Iodine g
Magnesium mmol
Zinc mcg
Selenium mg
Copper mg
Manganese mg
Chromium mcg
Molybdenum mg
Chloride mmol

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


Average cost of recipe per serving: $0.04

Note: The costs are an estimated calculation and are subject to variation depending on the time of year and your location.

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Keywords: Plantain, No-fat Milk , Cinnamon Powder

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