Vegan Chickpea Omelette

A plant based diet doesn’t mean giving up your favourite foods – it’s all about finding equally (or even more!) tasty substitutes. We have so many meat and dairy alternatives available to us, but egg substitutes can be a little trickier to get your hands on. Especially if you live in the UK!

Well, look no further – the perfect vegan omelette is here! Made with chickpea flour, this recipe has plenty of protein and a very low fat content. Plus it tastes virtually identical to it’s eggy counterpart.

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The Recipe

To make enough batter for two omelettes:

  • 3/4 of a cup chickpea flour (aka gram flour)
  • 3/4 of a cup unsweetened dairy free milk
  • 1 tbsp of water
  • 2 teaspoons of nutritional yeast flakes (or sub onion powder/granules)
  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • Optional filling – I used sliced Tofurkey sausages, plenty of mixed veggies and a few cloves of chopped garlic.

The addition of nutritional yeast in this recipe is not essential, but adds lots of flavour – so I’d definitely recommend using it!

  1. Mix the ingredients for the omelette batter in a mixing jug, and set aside to rest.
  2. Fry the ingredients for your filling in a shallow frying pan with a pinch of salt and pepper until just about cooked. Pop into a bowl and set aside.
  3. Add a touch more oil to the pan, and pour in half of the batter.
  4. Spread half of your filling on top.
  5. Allow to fry for 3-4 minutes over a medium heat, then finish off under the grill until the omelette is firm. Alternatively, flip it over to cook the other side.

 

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3 thoughts on “Vegan Chickpea Omelette

  1. This is the first vegan omelet I’ve seen I actually wanted to try. Please forgive my ignorance, but could you tell me what you mean by “finish off under the grill”? I’m thinking an outdoor grill? Or perhaps one of those sandwich-grilling appliances? I don’t have either, so if you have another suggestion for finishing, I’d be most grateful.

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    1. Hi Kathryn! That’s great – I’m so glad you like the look of it. It really is delicious! Apologies, I should have made that more clear. To cook the top of the omelette I used the grill under the stove, as it was still a little gooey. You could simply flip it over (I don’t have the coordination for that!) or use whichever method you’d normally use with an egg omelette. Hope that helps!

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