Vegan Omelette with Smoked ‘Bacon’, Apple, Thyme and Vegan Cheese
This Vegan Omelette with Smoked ‘Bacon’, Apple, Thyme and Vegan Cheese is the most incredible substitute for your eggy breakfast. The smokiness of the ‘bacon’ (or ‘facon’) contrasts so well with the sweetness of the apple and is lifted by the thyme. The vegan cheese gives an extra tang to it, and extra moisture. Also suitable as lunch and dinner!
For the Omelette
- 115 g (1 cup) chickpea flour / yellow pea flour
- 1 tsp turmeric
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- 1.5 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
- 190 ml (¾ cup) water, plus extra if needed
For the Filling
- 1 pack vegan bacon, chopped
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Half an apple, chopped
- Half an onion, chopped finely
- 2 sprigs fresh thyme (or 1 tsp dried thyme)
- 1 clove garlic, crushed or chopped
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Vegan cheese (optional, for serving)
Mix all the omelette ingredients together, except the olive oil, to make a batter. Whisk until completely combined. Add a bit of extra water if it is not dropping nicely off the whisk or a spoon.
Make the filling by frying the onion and garlic in olive oil. Cook for a few minutes then add the 'bacon' / facon, apple and thyme. Fry until browned and a bit crispy, then set aside.
Make the omelette by heating the olive oil in a large frying pan on a medium heat. Let it get nice and hot.
Pour the batter evenly into the pan. Either make one large one that is enough for 2 people to share, or you can make 2 smaller ones.
Cook for a few minutes before flipping (check it has cooked fully on the bottom first). You should see bubbles start to form on the omelette before you flip it. Cook for a few minutes on its second side then transfer to a plate.
In one half of the omelette put the filling, then fold the omelette over.
Serve with extra vegan cheese and fresh spinach.
Calories: 513kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 1477mg | Potassium: 751mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 48IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 261mg | Iron: 5mg