Monday, January 6, 2014

Vegan Chickpea Omelette

breakfast stuffs delivery system initiate.
Vegan Chickpea "Omelette"

Two pretty perfect (if I do say so myself) chickpea omelets, fully loaded
with tempeh, sautéed kale and avocado.
 I haven't missed/ don't miss eggs. I baked my first batch of vegan cookies at the ripe old age of 14, followed shortly thereafter by my first vegan cake, and never looked back. But every now and again, while watching breakfast companions devour eggy omelets, I feel little pangs of jealousy. Not over the eggs themselves, but because *DAMN* the omelette is an optimal breakfast stuffs delivery system.
You can put anything in there, and a lot of anythings at that.
Breakfast burritos and breakfast bowls are all well and good,
but omelets bring the fully-loaded fancy.
And we should all be bringing more of the fancy in 2014.
So I've spent a few snowed-in days tinkering with ingredients
and came up with this non-eggy solution.
A variation on a traditional socca, or chickpea crepe,
tailor-made for all your breakfast needs.
Fancy pants.
Days this cold are best spent indoors, over a hot stove, avoiding frostbite.
Snow falling, omelets cooking.
Ingredient gathering.

Vegan Chickpea Omelets
(makes 2 medium omelets)

1c garbanzo bean flour
1 1/4c water
1/4c olive oil
1/2tsp turmeric*
1tsp smoked salt*
1.5Tbsp nutritional yeast
1/4tsp ground pepper
1-2Tbsp extra olive oil
for cooking

*Recipe notes
Turmeric is optional but adds fantastic color (and is crazy good for you), so use it.
You can use black salt (kala namak) to add an eggy flavor, but I prefer smoked.
It's subtler but adds a certain somethin'-somethin'.
If neither are available sea salt will work just fine.

Filling suggestions:
Fresh herbs (chives are my favorite)
Oven-roasted tomatoes
Sautéed seasonal greens
Shredded seasonal vegetables
Black beans
or any other thing your little heart desires, really. Go nuts!
Rested batter, soon to be cooked.

In a medium bowl combine chickpea flour, water, olive oil, salt and pepper.
Whisk together until mixture is smooth and has the consistency of a pancake batter.
Set aside for 1 hour.
Prepare omelette fillings.
After batter has rested, oil a nonstick
or cast iron skillet and preheat over medium-high heat.
Add turmeric and nutritional yeast to batter, whisk to combine.
Using a large ladle, add about half of the batter to the heated skillet.
Allow omelette to cook for 3-4 minutes until batter takes on a firmer consistency
and begins to bubble, pancake style.
The omlette should be lightly browned on the cooked side.
Add fillings to one side of the omelette and, using a large spatula,
fold other side over top.
Allow to cook for 2-3 minutes more, depending on your fillings
and flip if more cooking is needed.
Repeat for second omelette.

Oh yes.


  1. hey girl! I'm posting this for anyone looking at this recipe and debating about it, because you should totally GO FOR IT! This omelette recipe is so easy and delicious. I had one for breakfast and have been full for hours. I have never been great at flipping pancakes or omelettes in general, but this one was easy to flip! Highly recommended!

    1. Thanks for the omelette love, lady!!! So happy you enjoyed the recipe! :)