Easy vegan scrambled eggs made with chickpea flour and lots of healthy veggies. Nutritional yeast and black salt team up to add a delicious eggy and cheesy flavor to this quick, filling, and hearty breakfast dish.
This vegan scrambled eggs recipe is made without tofu, is completely soy-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, and 100% plant-based. Truly, this savory breakfast meal is the best egg alternative for vegans. It's allergy-friendly, packed with powerful plant protein, and tons of flavor.
Not a fan of tofu? Great news because you need no tofu, and no soy to make this yummy vegan egg.
What Are Vegan Scrambled Eggs Made Of
The essential ingredient we will use is chickpea flour (aka garbanzo bean flour, gram flour, or besan). This flour contains no gluten, is packed with good for you nutrients, and is higher in protein compared to other flours. Chickpea flour is an amazing egg replacement with its wonderful egg-like texture when you mixed with water. Moreover, if you add black sea salt and spice it with the right spices it tastes quite a bite like real eggs. It is a common staple in our pantry, we use often it to cook our eggless frittata, crispy potato latkes, or these egg-free frittata muffins.
Vegan Scramble Recipe (No Eggs Needed)
You can avoid all the bad cholesterol, allergies, and bloating caused by a regular chicken egg if you make your own cruelty-free chickpea egg. You can totally enjoy this light chickpea egg scramble without the guilt. It's simple, tasty, and incredibly nourishing.
Not only is this vegan scramble surprisingly easy to make in just 20 minutes, but it is extremely inexpensive. Plus, this recipe is so versatile you can customize it with whatever vegetables you have at hand. Perfect cheap and animal-friendly morning starter.
You need a few budget-friendly ingredients to make this vegan scramble recipe:
- Chickpea flour
- Fresh vegetables of choice (green pepper, onion, tomato, baby spinach)
- Nutritional yeast
- Black sea salt (aka Kala Namak)
- Spices (garlic powder, onion powder, turmeric powder, ground black pepper)
- Extra virgin olive oil
As always, you can find the full recipe with a list of ingredients with measurements in a printable recipe card at the end of this post.
Time needed: 20 minutes.
How To Make Vegan Scrambled Eggs Without Tofu?
- Prepare chickpea scramble
First, make the chickpea scramble. In a medium-sized bowl mix chickpea flour, nutritional yeast, black salt, garlic powder, onion powder, turmeric powder, and a pinch of ground black pepper to form a smooth batter without lumps. Let the mixture rest for 10 minutes while you are sautéing your veggies.
- Sauté vegetables
Next, heat the olive oil in a non-stick frying pan or skillet over medium heat. Add finely diced onion and green pepper and sauté for 5-7 minutes until soft and fragrant. At the end add diced tomato and fresh spinach leaves.
- Cook your chickpea egg scramble
After that, pour your chickpea scramble mix over your veggies and cook until it starts to firm up like a pancake for about 4-5 minutes on one side. Then scramble the mixture and start flipping the pieces until they are dry and cooked (for additional 4-5 minutes).
- Serve and enjoy
Transfer your scrambled egg to a plate and let it cool slightly. Serve with warm toast, vegan parmesan cheese, fresh parsley, sliced tomatoes, olives, avocado, or vegan ranch dressing.
What Can Be Made From Chickpea Flour
You can use chickpea flour in many sweet and savory recipes like:
- Crispy Quinoa Patties
- Low-Calorie Zucchini Fritters
- Chickpea Omlette
- Chickpea Flour Pancakes
- Chickpea Omelette Sandwich
- Vegan 7 Cup Burfi
- Rich Pumpkin Pie
Is Chickpea Flour Gluten-Free
Yes, chickpea flour is naturally gluten-free and completely safe for people with gluten intolerances, celiac disease, or wheat allergies. It's a great alternative to wheat flour.
Is Besan Flour Healthy
Chickpea flour has an impressive nutritional content. It is rich in vital nutrients like protein, fiber, folate, iron, magnesium, and manganese. In addition, it contains zero cholesterol and has fewer calories than regular flour. Besides that, the fiber content of the gram flour promotes healthy bowel movement, keeps your heart healthy, regulates your blood sugar levels, and helps manage diabetes. This weight-loss-friendly flour can be an excellent addition to your diet.
Can Chickpea Flour Be Used As Egg Substitute
Absolutely! Once mixed with water, the chickpea flour mixture acts as a surprisingly good substitute for eggs. If you like to add a real egg taste to your savory vegan recipes you should use black sea salt, as well. Just keep in mind that raw chickpea flour has an unpleasant taste. So don't use it in any recipe that requires no baking / frying.
What Is Black Salt (Kala Namak)
Black sea salt also known as Himalayan black salt, Sulemani namak, bit loona, kala namak is rock salt with a sulfurous taste. It is high in antioxidants and has remarkably low sodium levels. The sulfur compounds in black salt give it its unique "eggy" flavor. Also, it contains essential minerals like iron, calcium, and magnesium which your body needs to stay strong and healthy. In recent years it has become very popular in vegan kitchens as an ingredient that perfectly mimics the umami-like flavor that is similar to a hardboiled egg.
Pro Tips For Vegan Scrambled Eggs
- Always use a high-quality nonstick fry pan or skillet as the mixture can be quite sticky. Trust me, using a non-stick pan will make all the difference.
- Dice your veggies small so they will be easily incorporated into the scramble.
- I highly recommend you use black salt for an original egg-like flavor. It really brings your scramble to the next level.
- Don't skip the turmeric because it will give your scrambled eggs a wonderful yellow color.
- It is best to eat your vegan scramble immediately while fresh and warm.
- If you double or triple the recipe use a large frying pan to evenly distribute the batter.
More Vegan Chickpeas Recipe Ideas
- Crunchy Roasted Chickpea Snacks
- Chickpea Vegan Tuna Salad
- High-Protein Mediterranean Salad
- Baked Potato & Zucchini Fritters
- Vibrant Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
- Classic Hummus Recipe Without Tahini
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I didn't know chickpea flour can be a wonderful substitute of vegan eggs! So simple and delicious, perfect savory breakfast idea, thanks!
Thank you, Aneta, I'm glad you enjoyed it!
Enjoyed the chickpea eggs.
I'm so glad you enjoyed it, Lena! Thanks so much for the lovely review.