What can I use instead of egg for my omelette?
There are several egg replacers out there now. Being plant-based/vegan is much easier now than it was ten years ago. There are SO many options now for everything, including egg replacers that you can buy in a carton and fix yourself up some delicious omelettes. This is where I come in. You don’t need to buy the expensive products. Well, you can and I do, on occasion. But from day to day, it’s easier, healthier, and more affordable to use whole plant-based ingredients.
I highly suggest using chickpea flour, also known as garbanzo flour!
Are eggs healthy?
This is a touchy subject. The recent evidence is pointing to NO. I am not a researcher or doctor, but I spend a lot of time reading nutrition books and research. I will just point you in the direction of Dr. Michael Greger. He is a doctor and his website www.nutritionfacts.org is full of great information. He understands what makes an unbiased and solid research study and he gives you all the info in his website.
As for eggs, I’m going to direct you again to Dr. Greger’s website – click here. But please come back and check out this recipe on chickpea omelettes!
Is chickpea flour healthy?
Chickpeas are very high in fiber and are a great source of plant protein. They contain an abundant amount of nutrients. And research shows that eating beans and legumes can actually lower cholesterol. So this omelette basically does the opposite of your standard egg omelette!
How do you make a chickpea omelette?
It’s SUPER simple. You just mix your ‘batter’ of the chickpea flour, water, nutritional yeast, and spices. Let that sit while you’re pan sauteeing your desired veggies.
In a non-stick pan, add a small amount of oil and heat to medium high. Add your chickpea batter. Lower the temperature and cover so it cooks evenly. After a few minutes, add some vegan shredded cheese and your veggie to one half. Then, with a pancake flipper, flip one side over. Cover, and let cook until the cheese is melted and the veggies are heated through!
Add toppings like fresh herbs, sriracha, or ketchup!
This recipe is:
- high plant protein
- savoury breakfast
If you like this recipe, try out:
- 1/3 cup chickpea flour
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
- 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
- 1/2 tsp salt black salt for an egg flavour
- oil for frying
- 1/4 cup shredded vegan cheese
- 1 cup desired veggies
- Saute desired veggies. Set aside in a bowl.
- Combine chickpea flour, nutritional yeast, salt, pepper, and water. Set aside.
- Using the same pan, add a small amount of oil to medium high heat.
- Add chickpea batter to pan. Let cook for a few minutes until the bottom is browned.
- Sprinkle cheese and veggies on half of the omelette. Fold the other half over and let cook for a few more minutes to melt the cheese.
- Enjoy with your desired toppings!