Vegan Chickpea Omelette
I discovered omelettes made from chickpea flour a while back and instantly fell in love. It's a great alternative to the standard egg breakfast and tastes great (plus it's vegan-friendly)! Chickpea flour makes up the bulk of the omelette "batter" with a few spices, and then it's heated on the stove to form a thin pancake-like appearance that can be folded over omelette style. You can add any veggies or condiments you want to this! My go-to's are arugula and cherry tomatoes, broccoli and onions, or mushrooms and peppers. The omelette itself has a "cheesy" flavor from the nutritional yeast, but if you aren't dairy free then crumbled feta would go well with this too!
- 1/2 cup chickpea or garbanzo bean flour (I use Bob's Red Mill)
- 1/2 cup cold water
- 1 tbsp. ground flaxseed
- 1 tsp. turmeric
- 2 tbsp. nutritional yeast (I use Bragg's)
- 1/8 tsp. salt
- Dash of black pepper
- 1 tsp. olive oil
- Optional: 1 tbsp. freshly chopped chives
- Omelette fillers: kale or arugula, chopped red onions, and diced cherry tomatoes
- Whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl. Let sit for 5 minutes to gel. The flaxseed will help the garbanzo bean flour to thicken up nicely.
- Heat the olive oil in a non-stick pan over medium heat. Using a ladle, spoon the batter into two pancakes (they should be roughly 5" across, or big enough to fill with your veggies and fold over)
- Let the pancakes heat through and cook on one side. Once you see a few bubbles and the pancakes won't stick, flip them over and cook on the other side.
- While the other side of the pancakes are cooking, add your veggies. I like to lightly sautee my veggies so that they're cooked before I add them to the chickpea omelette, but however you usually add your fixings to your omelettes will work!
- Once you've got your veggies of choice sprinkled over half the pancake, flip the "bare" side of the pancake over the top to form a taco or omelette shape.
- Transfer to plates and enjoy! Sprinkle with additional garnishes such as chives or parsley.