Easy Chickpea Breakfast Scramble Egg Alternative

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May 27, 2024

Looking to shake up your breakfast routine with something fresh and exciting? While I love my classic egg dishes like breakfast tacos and easy egg sandwiches, there are moments when I crave a change. Enter: the versatile Chickpea Breakfast Scramble, a delightful alternative that can be enjoyed morning, noon, or night.

I have a cousin who faces a few dietary restrictions, one of which is eggs. Whenever he visits, I relish the challenge of concocting egg-free recipes for him to savor. He’s always eager to lend his taste buds to my experiments. When it comes to finding a suitable egg substitute, chickpeas often come to the rescue, making this simple chickpea scramble an ideal choice for those with egg sensitivities.

Chickpeas step in admirably as an egg replacement in various recipes, particularly within the realm of vegan cuisine or for individuals with egg allergies. However, it’s important to note that while chickpeas can serve as a viable alternative, they possess different characteristics from eggs, meaning the substitution may not seamlessly translate across all recipes.
One ingenious application of chickpeas lies in their ability to yield aquafaba, the viscous liquid found in canned chickpeas. Aquafaba boasts properties akin to egg whites, capable of forming foams and binding ingredients together. This magical ingredient finds its way into recipes for delights such as meringues, mousses, and acts as a binding agent in baking endeavors.

Yet, in recipes where eggs play a crucial role in providing structure, such as in cakes or quick breads, relying solely on chickpeas might not yield optimal results. In such instances, a blend of ingredients like chickpea flour, baking powder, and water may be necessary to replicate the binding and leavening attributes of eggs.

Ultimately, culinary exploration is key when substituting ingredients in recipes. Feel empowered to experiment with our Chickpea Breakfast Scramble recipe as an egg alternative, adjusting as needed based on your culinary discoveries. Whether you’re catering to dietary restrictions or simply seeking a new culinary adventure, the humble chickpea is here to add a delightful twist to your dining experiences.

 

Step 1: In a skillet, or cast iron pan saute onions over medium heat in a pan with coconut oil or other oil. Cook until onions are softened and lightly browned, about 5 minutes.

Step 2: Add cauliflower, and mushrooms and saute for a few minutes.

Step 3: Add in the chickpeas, curry powder, coriander, cumin, salt, black pepper, and water. Stir to combine, turn the heat to medium-low, and cover with a lid for about 4 minutes.

Step 4: Remove the lid and roughly mash a portion of chickpeas and cauliflower with a fork.

Step 5: Stir in the nutritional yeast, lemon juice, and spinach.  Stir until the spinach slightly wilts, about 2 minutes.

Step 6: Remove from heat. Adjust to taste adding salt or a dash more vinegar if needed. Garnish and serve.

Easy Chickpea Scramble

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes

Equipment

  • 1 skillet

Ingredients
  

  • 1 TBSP olive oil
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 TBSP diced jalapeno
  • 1 1/2 cup diced cauliflower
  • 1 1/2 cup sliced onions
  • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed
  • 1 TSP yellow curry powder
  • 1/2 TSP coriander
  • 1/2 TSP cumin
  • 1/2 TSP salt
  • 1/4 TSP black pepper
  • 1/4 cup vegetable broth
  • TBSP nutritional yeast
  • 2 TSP lemon juice
  • 2 cup spinach

Instructions
 

  • In a skillet, or cast iron pan saute onions over medium heat in a pan with coconut oil or other oil. Cook until onions are softened and lightly browned, about 5 minutes.
  • Add cauliflower, and mushrooms and saute for a few minutes. Add in the chickpeas, curry powder, coriander, cumin, salt, black pepper, and water. Stir to combine, turn the heat to medium-low, and cover with a lid for about 4 minutes.
  • Remove the lid and roughly mash a portion of chickpeas and cauliflower with a fork. Stir in the nutritional yeast, lemon juice, and spinach.  Stir until the spinach slightly wilts, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Adjust to taste adding salt or a dash more vinegar if needed. Garnish and serve.

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