Baked Plantain Frittata aka plantain and eggs – A healthier and delicious take on fried plantains and eggs.
Not a big fan of potatoes? Love to eat breakfast? In search of something different and truly tasty? Then look no further, these baked plantains and eggs should be right up your alley.
So I came up with a reduced calorie alternative of this popular breakfast; a lighter version of this meal – baked with very little oil and still downright delicious, one that I can indulge in, and not have to worry about the size of my hips.
In this recipe, it is best to use ripe plantains, slice and bake them to make the frittata. You may opt to add or reduce the bell pepper or onions.
I fried the onions and pepper before adding it to the egg mixture to give it added flavour. Together with garlic, scotch bonnet pepper or hot sauce, smoked paprika, and thyme. You may add other additional spices to make it more flavourful. Also throw in some extra protein like sausage or bacon, if that is your thing.
Be careful not to bake the eggs for too long, it might become tough and stringy. Top it with avocado and ketchup.
Baked Plantain Frittata
- 1 tbsp Canola oil
- 2 to 3 Plantain
- 1/2 medium Sliced onions
- 1 scotch Diced bonnet pepper
- 1/2 Thinly sliced Red or green bell pepper with stems, ribs and seed removed.
- 1 fresh Tomatoe
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 1 tsp Paprika
- 1 tsp Thyme
- pinch coarse Salt/Ground pepper
- 6 medium/large Eggs
- 1 ripe Avocado
- 1-1/2 chopped Sausage
- Adjust the oven rack and preheat the oven to a temperature of 350F.
- Set your baking pan or muffin pan and set aside
- Cut both ends off the plantain with a sharp knife then slit a shallow line around the seam to peel it off the skin. Slice or dice the plantain into a desired shape and size.
- Place the diced or sliced plantain on baking sheets. Be sure to arrange them in a single layer.
- Spray the plantains with canola oil and bake in the oven for about 50 minutes or until golden brown (turn over the slices at the 8 minutes mark).
- Heat a medium saucepan over medium to high heat and drizzle with canola oil. Add the tomatoes, green pepper, and onions and leave to cook for about 5 minutes.
- Whisk eggs and add the vegetable mixture with seasoning to your preference. Pour the mixture into the greased baking pan then layer your baked plantain on the mix. You can also sprinkle on some parsley.
- Place in the oven and bake until the mixture is firmly set (should take about 40 minutes)
- Leave to cool and add avocado topping if desired.