A crepe style pancake, these French galette pancakes are filled with sweet plantains in a decadent butter rum sauce. Breakfast or dessert? Your call.

Pancake folded over plantain filling, garnished with a small dab of fromage blanc, on square white plate with fork.


Today’s recipe is from Jessie from Living Mostly Meatless. This girl has some serious skills behind the camera. And in the kitchen! And she’s a sweetheart and always willing to answer even my most stupid camera questions. I am loving these pancakes she made!

Hi, I’m Jessie. I’m a professional food & features photojournalist & freelance food photographer based in the Chicago suburbs. As you’re probably guessing from the blog title, I’m also 5-day-a-week vegetarian. Through my blog I share my passion for health food. Sometimes it has meat, mostly, it doesn’t. Sometimes, there is cake.

There’s always a few recipes floating around in my mind that I’m dying to make. This one has been simmering for about six months so you can imagine the anticipation when I finally got around to buying the ingredients to make it. I’m honored to be sharing it here with you today.

It’s a very special recipe. I’m half French and my husband is half Puerto Rican. I wanted to combine our cultures to make the perfect breakfast treat. Galettes actually originated in the town that my great, great, great grandparents grew up in, Brittany, France. And if you’ve ever been to Puerto Rico you’ve likely tried mofongo or tostones which are both made with plantains.

If you’ve never tried a plantain they are sort of like a banana mixed with a potato. They tend to pick up the flavor of whatever you add to them, making them a fun ingredient to play with.

Sweet plantains are just overripe plantains, so if you can’t find them, put a ripe plantain in a paper bag for about a week. It’ll ripen just like a banana. You want your plantain to get black before you use it for this recipe.

Pancake folded around plantain filling on square white plate.

French Galette Pancakes with Sweet Plantains in a Butter Rum Sauce

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

A crepe style pancake, these French galette pancakes are filled with sweet plantains in a decadent butter rum sauce. Breakfast or dessert? Your call.



  • 6 tablespoons oat bran (not oatmeal)
  • 6 tablespoons fromage blanc or low fat cream cheese at room temp
  • 4 egg whites


  • 2 sweet plantains
  • 2 tablespoons dark rum (such as Bacardi Gold)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup sweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream



  1. Mix oat bran, fromage blanc, and egg whites together in a bowl.
  2. Heat a nonstick 9" skillet to medium. Take 1/4 of the mixture out of the bowl and pour into the entire bottom of your skillet. Cook like you would a pancake, wait for the bubble for form in the middle then flip. Cook for an additional minute then slide onto plate.


  1. Peel plantains and cut into 1/2 inch round slices. Heat skillet to medium and add butter. Melt butter, then add the plantains and cook until brown on each side, about 2.5 minutes per side. Remove plantains from skillet, while leaving the butter.
  2. Add sugar to butter and cook, while stirring, on medium until caramelized, about 4 minutes.
  3. In a microwave heat rum and milk for 30 seconds. Add the milk and rum mixture to the caramel. Whisk to incorporate. Add plantains and simmer for 6 minutes. Remove from heat.

To Serve

Spoon sweet plantains and sauce onto half of the galette, fold over other side and top with whipped cream.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 galette with filling
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 710Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 22gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 100mgSodium: 109mgCarbohydrates: 93gFiber: 3gSugar: 70gProtein: 9g

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