I stumbled across the idea of a vegan omelet using chickpea flour and knew I had to give it a shot!
I'm having a bit of a chickpea obsession at the moment and certainly eat more than I should on any given day, but I like to tell myself it's better than candy!
This recipe uses chickpea flour, which is simply dried chickpeas
ground into a flour. Easy! You can do it yourself (you want a really nice, high powered blender for this) or you can purchase it already done (but as always, be sure to check the ingredients!). I believe Bob's Red Mill has some.
This recipe is also very customizable, which is great. Add whatever herbs or veggies or toppings you love best.
Something to note- this makes a pretty heavy omelet. After several failed attempts to flip the entire thing, I find it's just easiest to cook on one side, then fold it in half and let the heat cook the center. (Another benefit of cooking vegan-no fear of eating things that are under cooked!)
Here's what you need for 2 large servings:
- 1 cup chickpea flour
-1 cup water
-1/4 tsp each of turmeric, cumin, salt, pepper, and baking soda
-1 tbsp ground flax
- 3 tbsp full fat coconut milk**
- Favorite veggies (for 2, I used 1/2 bell pepper, 1 tomato, and a tiny slice of onion)
-Favorite toppings (I used just homemade guac)
Here's what you do:
Mix all of of the ingredients together (minus veggies and toppings) in a large bowl. Let that sit while you wash and slice some veggies and warm a large pan.
Be sure to lightly grease the pan if it is not non-stick.
Pour half the batter into the pan and push around with a spoon to cover evenly.
Top with half of your sliced veggies and let cook several minutes.
When it appears the bottom is cooked and you can slide a spatula around to loosen, flip one half of the "omelet" onto the other half and let sit another few minutes until it's cooked through.
Enjoy with your favorite toppings or other breakfast foods-maybe some fruit or homemade hash browns (Yum....Haven't had those in a while. I think those will be my next task!)
**If you're opening a new can of full fat coconut milk, you'll want to dump all the contents and mix well. The fatty part of the milk separates, so make sure you mix it back in. It's helpful to heat this up first if you have trouble.