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Baked Banana Frittata or Sweet Banana Omelette

Updated on October 26, 2015

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 | Source

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  • Prep time: 5 min
  • Cook time: 15 min
  • Ready in: 20 min
  • Yields: 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 | Source
Banana frittata being baked in an oven
Banana frittata being baked in an oven | Source
Voila! Freshly baked banana frittata
Voila! Freshly baked banana frittata | Source

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 | Source

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.

Calorie and Nutrition Info

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 slice (about 1/4 frittata)
Calories 213
Calories from Fat27
% Daily Value *
Fat 3 g5%
Carbohydrates 36 g12%
Sugar 18 g
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 7 g14%
Cholesterol 106 mg35%
Sodium 64 mg3%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

© 2013 Om Paramapoonya

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    Hendrika 2 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

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

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    peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

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

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    Shil1978 3 years ago

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

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    Om Paramapoonya 3 years ago

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

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    oliversmum 3 years ago from australia

    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.

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    Om Paramapoonya 3 years ago

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

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    moonlake 3 years ago from America

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

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    Om Paramapoonya 4 years ago

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

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    W1totalk 4 years ago

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

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    Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

    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!

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    Rose Clearfield 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    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.

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    Ceres Schwarz 4 years ago

    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.

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    Angelo52 4 years ago from Central Florida

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

    Thumbs up and shared.

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    Rebecca Mealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

    Oh my, this looks REALLY good. Thanks!

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    Jill Spencer 4 years ago from United States

    Sounds yummy! Can't wait to try it.

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    peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

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

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    Firoz 4 years ago from India

    Delicious Baked Banana Frittata. Voted up.