vegan omelete recipe

The tastiest vegan omelet recipe

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A vegan omelet for breakfast is a beautiful and healthy way to start your day, as well as a way to get your egg fix without consuming any animal products. They are full of protein, and completely gluten-free, nut-free, and egg-free. 

While you can eat a vegan omelet plain, you can make them even more flavorful and healthy by incorporating some colorful veggies, alternative meat, and vegan cheese. Vegan omelets can be made to taste just as fluffy and flavorful as eggs if you do them the right way. And since there are no strict rules to what you can and cannot add you can make this recipe your own by swapping in any ingredients that you love. 

What Is a Vegan Omelet Made Of?

While some people make their vegan omelet with tofu, our preferred choice is chickpea flour, also known as garbanzo bean flour. This is because it holds together better, and also offers an omelet-like texture. You can easily find this flour in the gluten-free section of large grocery stores, or in any health food or vegan store

Chickpea flour has high protein values and is also high in fiber. Even better, with the right spices, it can taste just like eggs once hydrated and cooked. Another advantage of chickpea flour is the absence of taste, which means that you can add any ingredient of your choice to create a distinct taste, and nice eggy color and feel. 

For example, you can use turmeric as an excellent ingredient for color, and nutritional yeast for the perfect umami flavor. If you are looking to create your vegan omelet with even more flavor, you can also choose to add vegan meat (our recipe below contains our vegan jerky, or you can use our vegan bacony bits), vegan cheese, and other kinds of ingredients.

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Are Vegan Omelets Healthy?

Based on what ingredients you choose to add to your recipe, vegan omelet offers diverse health benefits and nutritional value. For the best outcome, highly nutritious veggies should be added.

Below is a list of some vegetables you can use, and what nutrients they offer.

  • Onions are rich in vitamin C, vitamin B6, and potassium.
  • Peppers, regardless of what kind, are rich in vitamin C and vitamin K1.
  • Kale is rich in fiber, vitamin A, calcium, and antioxidants.
  • Mushrooms are rich in potassium, vitamin B, niacin, and riboflavin.
  • Spinach is rich in iron, vitamin K, and fiber.
  • Broccoli is rich in protein, potassium, iron, and fiber.
  • Tomatoes are rich in vitamin C, folate, and potassium.
person making a vegan omelet

Tips For Making the Best Vegan Omelet

  • Before prepping your veggies, always mix the batter first. This is because your batter should sit for about 10 minutes before cooking, as it helps it hold together.
  • When frying, always cover your pan with a lid. This helps your batter to cook evenly. 
  • Naturally, the vegan omelet batter will stick to your pan even more than an egg would. So it’s best to use quality non-stick pans, or oil your regular pan properly.
  • To get most of the flavors, it’s best to cook your veggies separately before adding them to your omelet batter. Once cooked sufficiently, add them to the batter, and pour it into a pan.
  • Remember to save some veggies to use as toppings or fillings for your cooked vegan omelet.
  • A pro tip is to ensure the top of your omelet is dry and well cooked before flipping it. Do not flip it prematurely. Patience is key.

 

You should also know that chickpea batter doesn’t have a great taste when uncooked, so don’t be in a rush to taste your raw batter.

vegan omelete recipe with vegan bacon
You can also use our vegan bacony bits in this vegan omelet recipe

How Long Can You Store Vegan Omelets?

You can store your vegan omelet for 4-5 days, and if you’ve properly sealed and stored it, it can taste almost as good as new even after five days. You can also store in the freezer for as long as three months.

When you are ready to eat your frozen omelet, reheat it on a skillet or in a pan on low heat for about 2 minutes. Voila! It’s ready.

vegan omelete recipe

Vegan Omelet Recipe

A tasty egg-free alternative to an omelet
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 21 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup chickpea flour
  • 1-⅓ cup water
  • 4 tablespoons of nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon of black salt use regular salt if you can't find black salt
  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric
  • 4 tablespoons of oil for frying Olive or Avocado oil are good options
  • 1 cup of vegetables of choice. In this recipe we will be using:
  • Spinach
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Black olives
  • Mushrooms
  • Half a pack of All Y'alls Prickly Pear Chipotle Jerky Alternatively, you can use our vegan bacony bits
  • 2 tablespoons of vegan cheese optional

Instructions
 

  • Add your dry ingredients (chickpea flour, turmeric, salt, and nutritional yeast) in a bowl and mix thoroughly.
  • Divide your water into two. Add one part and mix till you have a smooth paste. Then, add the rest of the water, and keep stirring till it's consistent. Set aside to sit, and focus on your fillings.
  • Alternatively, you can blend this mixture to ensure that it's lump-free.
  • Cut up your veggies nicely. You'd need about ¼ cup of veggies for each omelet.
  • Put some oil in your non-stick pan or iron skillet, and sauté your vegetables on medium-low heat till they're tender. This will typically take about 3-5 minutes.
  • Once ready, kill the heat and add the veggies to your batter, and give it a good stir. (But make sure to keep some of your cooked veggies on the side to add as toppings after).
  • Increase your heat from low to medium, and pour your batter in the pan like you’d pour in pancake batter. Cover the pan for about 3 minutes to ensure it cooks evenly.
  • Once the top of your batter is dry, gently flip it over with a wooden spoon and cook for another 3-5 minutes until the center is no longer soft. Be patient and careful enough to ensure there are no wet patches in the middle.
  • Add some vegan cheese and the vegan jerky to one side of the cooked omelet, and fold over so that they are sandwiched. Also, add your leftover veggies in the middle, so they'll wilt together with the cheese.
  • Suggestions for vegan omelet side dishes

Notes

After making your vegan omelet you might want to add something else on the side. Here are a few ideas:
Protein add-ons: fried cauliflowers, kale, peas, asparagus, or mushrooms.
Veggies: steamed potatoes, corn, fried onions, or pepper.
Top: Avocados, Sprouted beans, or Parsley.
 
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