Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Chickpea Omelette

This may look like a regular omelette using eggs, but it's actually a chickpea pancake! The taste is nuttier and sweeter but it has likeness to a veggie omelette. Chickpea flour is much lower in fat and calories than 2 eggs and is cheaper as well. Serve with a side of salad for a satisfying breakfast.

1/3 cup chickpea flour (1/3 cup = 2 "eggs")
1 tbsp nutritional yeast flakes
1/4 tsp baking powder
Salt and Pepper to taste
1/3 cup + 2 tbsp water
1/2 tbsp coconut oil (for cooking)
Assorted veggies (I used kale, carrots, tomatoes and red onion)

Start by sautéing the veggies on medium heat with coconut oil. Once cooked through, combine rest of ingredients and stir until a batter forms. Pour batter into pan, cook for 5 minutes or so, (you can even add some more nutritional yeast flakes on top before folding for a cheesier centre) then fold "omelette" in half and continue cooking for another minute or until cooked through. You want it to be slightly soft in the middle though, so don't cook it too much! Makes 1 omelette.

Sunshine yellow omelette

If I knew it was this easy to have a protein rich, filling breakfast I would have been making these a long time ago. Protein smoothies are nice, but nothing beats a hearty cooked breakfast!


  1. This looks rad and very simple thanks so much for sharing I hope you don't mind me sharing this recipe on my blog this week preliveson.com it is a running blog that encourages healthy lifestyles I will link it back to you guys and give you all credit!

  2. Well be still my heart... I have chickpea flour and can't wait to try this!

  3. wow that looks delicious! and what gorgeous colors! thanks for sharing!

  4. That last pic actually looks like eggs! Just curious, have you guys had photography classes? Or do you have advice about getting good shots? I absolutely love your pictures!

    1. wow thank you, such a lovely comment! no, we haven't had photography classes. For good shots we always make sure theres lots of good natural light, and we take many shots from all angles then choose the best one . Also we use the zoom function like no tomorrow!...sorry we don't know more technical photography terms lol

    2. looks great and tastes great! Even scrambled (if not good flipping) was awesome! thanks for this treat!

  5. that looks like one loaded, fluffy and delicious omelette. love all the veggies in it.

  6. Wow, I'm totally going to make this next week! Looks perfect!

  7. i just made something similar to this using a GF flour blend (chickpea included). great minds think alike, eh? :)

  8. I agree - your photography is great. The food looks realistic, as you'd seen it in person. I really like that. Anyway, this is a really great recipe. I've made something similar before when I accidentally messed up a bread recipe, haha. My sister commented that it looked like eggs. I don't really remember what eggs taste like, but I'm pretty sure chickpea flour tastes better . You have a great choice of veggies there. Yummyyy! I'm definitely sharing this recipe with my friends!

  9. I have to say that this recipe is pure genius! I love it, and it looks just like a real omelette!

  10. I've made besan chilla which we called an omelette with chickpea flour, but yours actually looks like the real deal! I like how you added nooch. I may try this soon once I get some more veggies in the house. :)

  11. wow!!! i love this idea of using chickpea flour :D. i bet this tastes just like the real thing too!

  12. This looks AMAZING! I had to go back and double check the list of ingredients to make sure there weren't EGGS in there! LOL

    What size pan/skillet did you girls use?

    1. thank you! yes no eggs in this omelette ;) we used a small sized skillet, for a single serving omelette.

  13. I had some chickpea flower in my pantry that I didn't know what to do with so I just tried making this with mushrooms, onions, garlic, jalapeno, tomatoes and avocado and omg it turned out so good!! Instead of regular salt I added black salt wich made it even more omelette like. I'll definitely be making this again! Thanks for the recipe!

  14. Oh these sound delicious! I've only recently started experimenting with chickpeas, so definitely wanna try. Also, I included this on my blog using n image from here (linking to your site for the credit and recipe of course). Please just lemme know if that's not ok with you :)

  15. Thank you! I made this with frozen peas and cherry tomatoes as that's what I had on hand. I sort of failed the flipping and the result wasn't as pretty as yours... But it tasted great and the toddler also liked it.

  16. I wanted to let you know that I think this recipe rocks. I made it for some family members that aren't vegan and they loved it too. Also, I put a link to this on my new page I just published on my blog yesterday (under flour). Every morning I have this for breakfast I know it's going to be a good day.

  17. Just tried the recipe this morning. Delicious! And so easy! I did chopped mushrooms, onion and collard greens. It makes a very large omelet!

    I haven't liked eggs in years, so I was happy that it wasn't identical to an actual omelet. I liked the taste and texture better than an egg (mostly because I don't like anything about eggs, not even the smell).

    Great recipe! I will definitely make this again!

    1. sounds wonderful! I've never had collards in an omelette before!

  18. Thanks for this recipe. I went looking for egg-free omelette recipes, and most start off with the likes of "this is so easy, you just..." and then rattle off 30 steps that'll leave you with a sink full of dishes after half an hour of mucking about. This one was quick, easy, and tasty. :)

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  20. This was great! We used Kala Namak salt to give it a nice eggy flavor (if you are into that sort of thing;) We overstuffed with veg - broccoli, carrot, tomato, onion, spinach - so had to cook it longer. We flipped the whole thing to cook other side. Then folded in half. We had with sliced tomato and avocado on the side. Thanks again!

  21. Just made this for the first time, with mushrooms only. Holy awesomeness! Thank you for this great recipe, I'm totally goin' to do this over and over again ^_^

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