Try these delicious sweet plantain arepas stuffed with mozzarella cheese, made with four ingredients. Without corn flour, you will love it!
Servings: 4 medium size arepas
- 1 yellow plantain medium size
- ¾ cup oat flour
- ¼ cup mozzarella cheese
- ½ teaspoon olive oil or spray oil or butter
Remove the tips to the plantain and cut it in 4 pieces. Then cut lengthwise each section. The cut makes it easy to remove the peel (photo 1).
In the pot, add water and the plantain pieces. Boil for 10 - 15 minutes (photo 2), or until they are soft. You can verify it by using a small knife. It should quickly enter and exit the plantain. Remove from the pot and let it cool for 5 minutes.
Remove the peel and mash with a fork or a potato masher.
Add the oat flour and mix until incorporated (photo 3).
Divide the mixture into four parts (photo 4) and then form into balls. Make a small hole in the middle and stuff with the mozzarella cheese. Form a ball again and then flatten into the arepa shape. Continue this same process with the remaining dough.
In a frying pan or skillet, over medium heat, add the olive oil or butter if you prefer. Brown each side of the arepa for 5 minutes (photos 5 and 6). You can also use some spray oil.
Serve and enjoy!
- Mozzarella Cheese: You can use any type of cheese you like. I prefer using cheese that melts quickly. You can also use fresh cheese. In this case, I would recommend that you mix the cheese in the mixture and then form the arepas.
- Oat Flour: I prefer oats because it is easy and has a little more fiber. But you can use whatever flour you have on hand. It is also good with pre-cooked cornmeal. This flour will give the dough a crispier texture like traditional corn arepa.
Serving: 1arepa | Calories: 166kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 50mg | Potassium: 307mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 552IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1mg