Plantain Breakfast Poppers made with Nutiva Coconut Flour

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, but what I eat for breakfast these days looks much different than it did several years ago.

Bowl of Plantain Breakfast Poppers with Nutiva Jar of Coconut Oil

Plantain Breakfast Poppers

The things I love for breakfast have not changed, but the way in which I make them has changed quite a lot. I’ve always been a pancake, waffle, french toast and muffin kind of girl. Sugar plus “cake” and “carb” for breakfast was my heaven. That was until 2008, when I was diagnosed with Colitis and chose to feel better and heal my gut with food and lifestyle changes instead of drugs and medication. I took it upon myself to re-invent everything I fed my body, with the hopes of healing while still eating in the most delicious way possible.

Fresh Ginger

Fresh Ginger

I taught myself to cook and bake, and I have spent hundreds (if not thousands) of hours in the kitchen practicing with ingredients that were new to me, including coconut flour.

Plantain Breakfast Popper Mixture Mixed

Plantain Breakfast Popper Batter

These days, I am nourished by a purely unprocessed diet. I eat whole foods just as they were intended to be eaten or I combine those whole foods to create delicious recipes for my family, friends, and the A Gutsy Girl community.

Plantain Breakfast Poppers in a Dish

Plantain Breakfast Poppers

Today I’m sharing a breakfast idea with you:

Nutiva Coconut Flour

Nutiva Coconut Flour

Plantain Breakfast Poppers
made with coconut oil & coconut flour


• 2 large plantains or banana, sliced
• 2 eggs
• 2 egg whites
• ½ tsp. baking soda
• 2 tbsp. Nutiva Organic Coconut Flour
• 2 tbsp. + ~1 tsp. Nutiva Organic Coconut Oil, melted
• 1.5 tbsp. cinnamon
• 2 tsp. lemon juice, freshly squeezed
• ½ tbsp. ginger, minced
• 1 tbsp. vanilla extract

Open Plantain Banana

Fresh Plantain


Plantain Breakfast Poppers like Cake Pops with Stick and Nutiva Coconut Oil

Plantain Breakfast Poppers on Cake Pops

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. Place all the ingredients, except for the Coconut Oil, in a food processor.
3. Melt 2 tbsp. Coconut Oil, and then add it to the other ingredients in the food processor.
4. Mix all ingredients together until mixture becomes smooth.
5. Melt the other ~1tsp. Coconut Oil and brush your “Popper” pan with it. (I use a Cake Pop pan. You can also use a mini muffin pan.)
6. Fill the cups with batter, about ¾’s full in each.
7. Place in oven and bake for 10-15 minutes. (Note: Watch them closely for the last 5 minutes, as every baking experience and oven is different.)
8. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
9. Pop each Popper out, and enjoy!

Because these have no added sugar, you can dip them in any topping you like! We love them with: Organic Coconut Nectar, Organic Raw Honey or a little (melted) Nutiva Organic Coconut Manna.

Poppers with Coconut drizzle

Plantain Breakfast Poppers with Coconut drizzle


    • The Nutiva Team says

      Hi Tina, thanks for your question. We haven’t tried this recipe with flax seeds instead of eggs, but if you’re comfortable using this substitution give it a try!

  1. Cynthia Ortiz says

    Do you use green plantain or yellow?
    If its green plantain do you boil them first ?

    Thanks Cindu

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