Chickpea Omlet

I never really ate omelets before going vegan. It just wasn’t something I would think of. So it took me a while to decide to figure out my version of this savory option. With Just Egg making vegan omlets so much easier, I wanted to try a less expensive and lower plastic option.

Chickpea omlets are super easy. I make a version from ingredients found in most grocery stores, but will note something more exotic if desired. I make a larger omlet as a full meal, but half the recipe if desired. Pick your favorite veggies and have fun with it!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup chickpea or garbanzo flour. This is often available at the grocery store or an Indian market for even cheaper. It can also be made in a high power blender by blending dried chickpeas
  • 1/2 teaspoon tumeric to give a yellow color
    • 2 Tablespoons nutritional yeast to add a cheesy/nutty flavor and alter the bitter of chickpea flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt. I prefer sea salt. Black salt is also an option if desiring an eggy flavor, but harder to find. Hubby doesn’t like black salt, so I don’t keep it around
  • 2/3 cup of water
  • Small handful of vegan cheese if desired
  • Favorite sauteed fresh veggies. I typically choose torn or chopped kale, stem removed (maybe two stems worth), a sliced mushroom, a couple red onion slices, some chopped garlic, and some bell pepper (typically red or orange)

What to do:

  • Mix the dry ingredients (chickpea flour, tumeric, nutritional yeast, baking powder, and salt). Mix in the water and set aside to rise.
  • Saute veggies over medium heat in a nonstick pan until until desired consistency. Maybe five minutes. I use a ceramic lined pan to avoid oil
  • While sauteing, pull out another ceramic lined pan or spray oil on a regular medium-sized pan, and begin to heat it on medium low heat
  • Once veggies are done, set aside and pour batter into heated pan. Make sure the batter reaches all the sides
  • Let cook until the sides can be easily lifted and the middle is firm enough to not come off on your finger. The batter may make large bubbles. This is okay
  • Place cheese (optional) and veggies on one side of the omlet and fold over the empty half
  • Carefully remove the omlet to your plate and top with your favorites like sprouts, more cheese, or chocolate balsamic vinegar. Be creative!
Sitting veggies while omlet cooks
Adding cheese and veggies to half the omlet

I hope you enjoy this easy omlet option! Let me know what you think. Yummers!

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