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Baked Banana Frittata or Sweet Banana Omelette

When speaking of a frittata, most people would think of an Italian-style open-face omelette, prepared with plentiful cheese, meat and vegetables. That is indeed the generic characteristics of a frittata most of us are familiar with. Unlike a regular omelette, it doesn't have a filling folded in the egg mixture, but all the ingredients are combined together in one batter, then either pan-fried or baked. Its texture is similar to that of a quiche but not quite the same. Some might even say it's a more eggy version of a pancake. All in all, it has been a popular savory dish, cherished for its deliciousness as well as simplicity.

The frittata recipe I'm sharing with you today, however, will not require any meat, cheese or veggies, but bananas, honey and cinnamon. Yep, I'm talking about a dessert frittata or a sweet omelette! Popular banana desserts, such as banana muffins or banana cookies, are great, but sometimes they can be a little uninspiring. If you have been looking for an easy yet creative banana dessert to try, this banana frittata is a fabulous option.

Banana Frittata or Sweet Banana Omelette

Banana Frittata or Sweet Banana Omelette

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Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

5 min

15 min

20 min

about 4 servings

Ingredients for this Sweet Banana Omelette

  • 2 large ripe bananas, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • a pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsps honey
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup milk, either whole or low-fat
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • powdered sugar, (optional)
  • ground cinnamon, (optional)
  • cooking spray
Frittata Batter

Frittata Batter

Banana frittata being baked in an oven

Banana frittata being baked in an oven

Voila! Freshly baked banana frittata

Voila! Freshly baked banana frittata

How to Make Baked Banana Frittata

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Put all-purpose flour and salt into a large bowl.
  3. In another bowl, beat together eggs, milk, honey and vanilla extract.
  4. Pour the egg mixture onto the flour mixture.
  5. Whisk together well until the mixture is completely smooth with no lumps.
  6. Generously grease the inside of a 9-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
  7. Arrange banana slices in the baking pan. Try not to let them overlap one another too much.
  8. Pour the frittata batter onto the banana slices.
  9. Bake your banana frittata in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes, or until the frittata is firm and the edges turn golden brown.
  10. Remove your banana frittata from the oven. Lightly sprinkle with powdered sugar and cinnamon (optional).
Banana Frittata or Sweet Banana Omelette

Banana Frittata or Sweet Banana Omelette

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Suggested Variations

  • Mix 1 - 2 tablespoons of chopped almonds or walnuts into your frittata batter if you'd like. They will create texture and increase nutrition in your sweet banana omelette.
  • If you're a chocolate fiend, add some chocolate chips to the frittata batter, and lightly dust your banana frittata with cocoa powder instead of cinnamon at the end.
  • For coconut lovers, substitute coconut milk for regular milk or make it even more coconutty by adding some coconut flakes to the frittata batter. Banana and coconut go together wonderfully.
  • If you don't want to bake this banana dessert, you may fry it in a large skillet on a stovetop instead.

© 2013 Om Paramapoonya

Comments

Nat Zen on November 17, 2018:

these look absolutely delicious, thank you! Can't wait to try the omelette!

Hendrika from Pretoria, South Africa on April 24, 2015:

I love bananas and I will try this recipe. I am always looking for quick and easy dessert recipes for those late night cravings.

peachy from Home Sweet Home on December 04, 2014:

this looks like a banana pie to me, very unique and yummy, voted up

Shil1978 on January 23, 2014:

Love bananas, so I gotta try this recipe - sounds yummy for sure! Thanks for sharing :)

Om Paramapoonya (author) on October 21, 2013:

@Oliversmum - Yep, walnuts and castor sugar would be lovely additions. Thanks so much for your kind comment and mouthwatering suggestions!

oliversmum from australia on October 13, 2013:

Om Paramapoonya. Hi. Love the sound and look of your recipes,

especially adding the Walnuts, plus the caster sugar and cinnamon on top. Would make a lovely sweet with ice cream or cream, it would not be as healthy, but it would taste pretty good. Thank you for sharing with us. Thumbs up and Awesome.

Om Paramapoonya (author) on October 05, 2013:

@moonlake - Thanks a bunch for your comment, vote and pin!

moonlake from America on October 03, 2013:

This looks really good I love bananas. Voted up and pinned.

Om Paramapoonya (author) on July 05, 2013:

Thanks for your comments, everyone! So glad to hear from you all :)

W1totalk on July 03, 2013:

I love bananas but I have come to realize banana's flavor changes with each dish. Thank you. Good article.

Suzanne Ridgeway from Dublin, Ireland on July 03, 2013:

Hi Om,

Adore this recipe! Simple and looks delicious! Loved your alternative ideas too, nuts sounds good and coconut milk would be great with banana in this. Can't wait to try this, thanks! Voted up, useful, awesome, interesting, shared and pinned!

Rose Clearfield from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on July 02, 2013:

A sweet frittata, I love it! Simple and delicious. I'm not a huge fan of bananas, but it would be so easy to customize this concept. Thanks for the great recipe.

Ceres Schwarz on July 02, 2013:

This recipe for the banana frittata looks really good as well as simple and easy to make. The images of the banana frittata look delicious and yummy. Now I want to try some.

Angelo52 on July 02, 2013:

Great article and recipe for using ripe bananas. Looks delicious.

Thumbs up and shared.

Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on July 02, 2013:

Oh my, this looks REALLY good. Thanks!

Jill Spencer from United States on July 02, 2013:

Sounds yummy! Can't wait to try it.

peachy from Home Sweet Home on July 01, 2013:

another great banana recipe, my friend. You sure look like a professional baker to me. Awesome banana recipe. Voted up

Firoz from India on July 01, 2013:

Delicious Baked Banana Frittata. Voted up.

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