Vegan Omelette with Chickpea Flour

vegan omelette on fork

Discover the perfect solution for vegan breakfast cravings โ€“ our Egg-ceptional Vegan Omelette crafted with chickpea flour. A delightful twist on the classic, this chickpea omelet offers a quick, healthy, and dairy-free alternative for busy mornings. Enjoy this delicious dish anytime!

Chickpea Flour In The Vegan Omelette

Explore the wonders of chickpea flour in our vegan omelette. Derived from ground chickpeas, this versatile ingredient, also known as gram flour or besan, is a protein-rich staple in vegan and gluten-free kitchens. With its nutty, earthy flavor, chickpea flour transforms into a batter when mixed with plant milk, spices, and more. The result? A delicious, fluffy omelette that mirrors the texture and taste of the traditional version, minus the eggs.

Ingredients & Substitutions:

  • Chickpea flour: Chickpea flour is the main ingredient in this recipe and cannot be substituted. It’s also known as gram flour or garbanzo flour and can usually be found at health food stores or online.
  • Plant milk: Any plain plant milk such as almond, soy, or oat milk can be used in this recipe. You can also use regular dairy milk if you’re not vegan.
  • Baking powder: Baking powder helps the omelette rise and become fluffy. Make sure your baking powder is fresh and not expired.
  • Nutritional yeast: Nutritional yeast adds a cheesy flavor to the omelette. If you don’t have it, you can omit it or substitute with vegan cheese.
  • Turmeric: Turmeric is optional and adds a yellow color to the omelette. If you don’t have it, you can omit it.
  • Salt and pepper: Use salt and pepper to taste. If you have black salt (also known as kala namak), use it to add an eggy flavor to the omelette.
  • Apple cider vinegar: Apple cider vinegar helps to activate the baking powder and create a fluffier texture.

Vegetable Filling:

  • Cherry tomatoes: If you don’t have cherry tomatoes, you can use regular tomatoes cut into small pieces.
  • Baby spinach: If you don’t have baby spinach, you can use any leafy green such as kale or arugula.
  • White mushrooms: If you don’t have white mushrooms, you can use any type of mushroom such as cremini or shiitake.
  • Garlic: If you don’t have fresh garlic, you can use garlic powder instead.
  • Shallot: If you don’t have a shallot, you can use green onions or regular onions.

By using these ingredients and substitutions, you can customize the recipe to your liking and make a delicious vegan omelette with chickpea flour.

Helpful Tools

Here are the cooking tools and equipment you’ll need to make a delicious vegan omelet with chickpea flour:

  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • A non-stick pan
  • Spatula

How To Make This Vegan Chickpea Flour Omelette

In a medium mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients for the chickpea omelet.

Dry spices for Vegan Omelette in mixing bowl

Whisk until there are no lumps. Set aside.

Vegan Omelette batter in mixing bowl

In a large pan on medium heat, sautรฉ garlic, onions, and vegetables of your choice in 1 tbsp of olive oil. Cook for 2-4 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.

Filling for Vegan Omelette on frying pan

Remove the vegetable filling from the pan and set it aside.

In the same pan, use 1 tbsp of olive oil or vegan butter to grease the pan before pouring the chickpea batter.

chickpea omelet on frying pan

Pour the batter into the pan in a thin circular shape. Cook for about 2 minutes on medium heat, until the edges are slightly browned and bubbles are forming throughout the omelet. This is similar to when a pancake is ready to be flipped.

Vegan Omelette on frying pan

Once this has happened, carefully flip the omelette and cook the other side for 1-2 minutes, until it’s fully cooked.

Vegan Omelette with Chickpea Flour Recipe

Once the omelet is cooked all the way through, serve it with the vegetable filling and fold it in half.

Top with vegan cheese and fresh herbs (optional).

vegan omelette on fork

Serve and enjoy your delicious gluten-free and vegan chickpea flour omelette!

Tips & Tricks:

  • Whisk Thoroughly: Ensure a smooth and lump-free batter by whisking it thoroughly, promoting even cooking.
  • Let it Rest: After whisking, allow the batter to rest for 5-10 minutes, enhancing texture and flavor as the chickpea flour absorbs the liquid.
  • Use a Non-Stick Pan: Prevent sticking by opting for a non-stick pan or well-seasoned cast iron skillet.
  • Cook on Medium Heat: Maintain medium heat for even cooking and to avoid burning the omelette.
  • Add Vegan Cheese: Elevate your omelette with your preferred vegan cheese for an extra cheesy twist.
  • Top with Fresh Herbs: Before serving, garnish with fresh herbs like parsley or chives for added flavor and visual appeal.
  • Chickpea Flour Substitution: Use chickpea flour as a plant-based substitute for traditional eggs, achieving a similar taste and texture.
  • Incorporate Nutritional Yeast: Enhance flavor with nutritional yeast, adding a delightful umami element to the omelette.
  • Salt Enhancement: Improve taste by using salt; for an egg-like flavor, consider using black salt as a substitute.

FAQ:

Are these vegan omlettes Gluten-Free?

Yes, the vegan omelettes made with chickpea flour are gluten-free! This is great news for those who follow a gluten-free diet and struggle to find satisfying breakfast options. If you are serving this vegan omelette with toast, just choose one that is labeled as gluten-free.

How to store and reheat this vegan omelette with chickpea flour?

You can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. To reheat, simply place the omelette on a plate and microwave for 30-60 seconds or until heated through. You can also reheat it in a pan over medium heat, flipping occasionally, until heated through.

How do I substitute chickpea flour for egg

Chickpea flour can be used as an egg substitute in vegan and vegetarian cooking. To substitute for one egg, whisk together 3 tablespoons of chickpea flour with 3 tablespoons of water until smooth, and use in place of the egg in your recipe

What can I use chickpea flour for?

Chickpea flour can be used in a variety of dishes, such as falafel, socca, pakoras, and gluten-free baking. It can also be used as a thickener for sauces and soups, and as a binding agent in veggie burgers and meatballs.

Does chickpea flour need to be soaked?

Chickpea flour does not need to be soaked before using it in recipes. However, it’s important to whisk it well to remove any lumps before adding it to your recipe.

Is chickpea flour a good binder?

Chickpea flour is a good binder in recipes that do not require gluten. It can be used to bind veggie burgers, meatballs, and falafel, among other dishes. However, it’s important to use the appropriate amount for the recipe and to whisk it well to remove any lumps.

vegan omelette on fork

Vegan Omelette with Chickpea Flour

Savor a delectable Chickpea Omelet, the ultimate vegan omelette experience. Enjoy a plant-based delight with the perfect blend of flavors and wholesome ingredients.
5 from 14 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Breakfast, Lunch, Vegan Basics
Cuisine American, French, Fusion
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup chickpea flour (also known as gram flour or garbanzo flour)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2-3 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • dash turmeric
  • salt & pepper to taste use black salt for an "eggy" flavour
  • 1 cup plain plant milk
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar

Vegetable Filling

  • 12 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 large handful baby spinach
  • 4 large white mushrooms, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 shallot finely diced (2 green onions work as a substitute)

Instructions
 

  • In a medium mixing bowl, add all chickpea omelet ingredients together and whisk well to combine.
  • Keep whisking until there are no lumps and set aside.
  • In a large pan on medium heat, add 1 tbsp of olive oil, garlic, onion, and vegetables of your choice. Cook for 2-4 minutes or until mushrooms have cooked and the spinach is tender. Remove the filling from the pan and set aside.
  • In the same pan, use olive oil or vegan butter to grease the pan before pouring the batter.
  • Pour the batter into the pan into a thin circular shape. Cook for about 2 minutes on medium heat. The edges should be slightly browned, and bubbles should be forming throughout the omelette. (Similar to when a pancake is ready to be flipped). Once this has happened, carefully flip the omelette, and cook the other side for 1-2 minutes.
  • Once the omelette is cooked all the way through, serve with the vegetable filling, and fold in half.
  • Top with vegan cheese, and fresh herbs (optional.) Serve and enjoy!

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Notes

Batter Consistency:
The chickpea omelette batter should be a consistency that’s similar to pancake batter. It should drip from the spoon while not pouring too easily. If your batter is too thick, add a little more plant milk. If your vegan omelet batter is too thin, add a little more chickpea flour and whisk thoroughly.ย 
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Conclusion: Vegan Omelette

In conclusion, the Chickpea Omelette emerges as a delightful and adaptable choice, catering to vegans and gluten-intolerant individuals. Crafted with chickpea flour, this vegan omelette serves as a protein-rich canvas, open to customization according to your preferences. A stellar alternative to traditional omelets, it invites experimentation with diverse flavors and ingredients.

28 thoughts on “Vegan Omelette with Chickpea Flour

  1. Robyn_T says:

    5 stars
    This vegan omelette was amazing! Super easy to make and was surprised at how filling the chickpea was! I added some mushroom filling as well ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. Michael says:

    5 stars
    This recipe was great and super easy to follow. When I was making my batter I thought it might seem a little too runny although it ended up cooking perfectly! I made smaller sized omelets and probably about 8 to 10 little rounds of 3 to 4 inches. Flavour was amazing donโ€™t miss egg at all! Thanks essy ๐Ÿคค

  3. Vanessa H says:

    5 stars
    So Tasty loved this recipe!

  4. Charolotte says:

    5 stars
    Wow, just wow! So easy and tasty

  5. Anne says:

    5 stars
    Who would have thought that chickpea flower would make such a delicious vegan omelette. Great recipe Essy!

  6. Wanda says:

    5 stars
    This was great thank you. Looking for. GF idea and this was perfect.

  7. Erica says:

    5 stars
    Great recipe loved this one and wasnโ€™t too difficult to make I will be coming back to this again.

  8. Shantel says:

    5 stars
    Loved this vegan omelette! No more eggs for me.

  9. Morgan says:

    5 stars
    Yum this was such a nice and easy recipe to make and follow. Thanks ๐Ÿ˜Š

  10. Scarlett says:

    5 stars
    This was really delicious who would have thought of chickpea flour. Not missing eggs! ๐Ÿฅš

    • spicyveganfood says:

      I’m thrilled you enjoyed the recipe! Chickpea flour is indeed a fantastic alternative, and it’s great to hear you didn’t miss the eggs.

  11. Tina says:

    5 stars
    What a delightful chickpea omelet loved it ๐Ÿฅฐ

  12. Zoie says:

    5 stars
    Very nice and simple recipe at first i made my omelettes a little too large but then got the hang of it! I will be making this again next weekend as well.

    • spicyveganfood says:

      Thanks for trying out the recipe! Practice makes perfect with omelettes. Excited to hear you’ll be making it again next weekend!

  13. Madison says:

    5 stars
    Great recipe!! ๐Ÿฅš

  14. Aria says:

    5 stars
    This was like a chickpea pancake ๐Ÿฅž and was super delicious loved it ๐Ÿ˜

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