Sleepy Sundays is a theme for 2013’s Vegan MoFo. In our house, Sunday mornings are usually not too sleepy as we get our bums out of bed to do hot yoga as a family.
However, we come home to make brunch and then sometimes take a nap. So the sleep happens later!
Here’s one of our favorite Sunday brunch items! The besan (chickpea-garbanzo) omelette.
Besan is flour of either chickpeas or chana dal. You can find it at any Indian store at a very affordable price.
In regular grocery stores, Bob’s Red Mill has prepackaged Garbanzo Bean Flour.
If you are looking for a super simple vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, and high protein breakfast, you’ll love this omelette.
Since you can fill it and top it with your favorites, it’s a very versatile way to please many members in your family.
How do you make one of these? It’s so easy!
Better Breakfasts: Vegan Omelette
- 1 cup besan or garbanzo bean flour
- 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp kala namak (black salt) – source of sulfur for that egg like smell
- 1 1/2 cups of water
- coconut oil for cooking
- seasoned cast iron skillet
- cooked fillings, vegan cheese, salsa, hot sauce etc
- Start by cooking all of the fillings you would like to be in your omelette (tempeh, tofu, peppers, mushrooms, greens, potatoes, shredded veggies, the sky is the limit!)
- In a large bowl, mix together the flour, yeast, salts, and water. It should be a pourable consistency.
- Put a cast iron skillet on high heat, add 1/2 tbsp of oil and bring down the heat to medium high.
- Using a metal ladle, add about 1/2 cup of batter to the skillet and use the ladle to move the batter in a circular motion to cover the skillet. You could also pick up the skillet if you are strong and use a circular motion to do the same thing.
- Cook for 1-2 minutes and watch for bubbles. The bottom should be cooked but not very dry, unless you like a crispier omelette.
- Flip and cook the other side for a less amount of time, enough to make sure there is no raw chickpea flour.
- Flip again, add hot fillings and vegan cheese or spinach. Heat through for 1-2 minutes and then serve.
After you’re done with the cooking, serve the omelette immediately to the nearest family member or friend. Have out all of your favorite herbs, salsas or hot sauces.
We like the classic, Cholula and also an Austin favorite – Yellowbird Sauce . Support the Yellowbird Kickstarter crowdfund.
Don’t forget avocado and some fresh fruit too!
Enjoy a yummy brunch and then enjoy some R&R!