Vegan frittata (or omelette)? Yes we can…with cannellini beans!
bubbly vegan omelette fried in coconut oil

Vegan frittata (or omelette)? Yes we can…with cannellini beans!

Vegan omelette? Mais oui!

Cruelty free frittata? Certamente!

Eggless frittata is the new yellow! I went a bit crazy tonight in the kitchen as I am running out of food in my pantry and this week has been hellish with no time for some proper shopping. Had to come up with a decent and nutrition idea for our work lunches tomorrow and dinner tonight, and so there you go!

Ladies and gentlemen (…drum rolls…) please welcome to the world the star of this evening: a delciously eggy, bubbly, tasty vegan omelette made using as a main ingredient…a can of cannellini beans! Hell yeah! Isn’t she a stunner?

 

vegan cannellini omelette frittata

vegan cannellini omelette frittata with home grown cherry tomatoes, olives, capsicum and steamed spinach with garlic and lemon and the vegan best friend – mr. avocado

 

I prepared these just like pancakes: a non-stick frying pan is required, as is your patience.

 

bubbly vegan omelette fried in coconut oil

bubbly vegan omelette fried in coconut oil

I have tried different  vegan omelette recipes before, but I believe with this one I have achieved an ideal elasticity and taste. It even bubbled in such a similar way to beaten eggs when I poured the mixture in hot coconut oil.

 

vegan omelette with cannellini beans in the making

vegan omelette with cannellini beans in the making

Make sure you use some kitchen paper to absorb the extra oil. (I used half tablespoon of coconut oil, heated). I also noticed that if you let it cool down a little before serving it improves the texture and taste. I am looking forward to my work lunch tomorrow 😉

use kitchen paper to absorb excess of oil used while cooking the vegan omelette

use kitchen paper to absorb excess of oil used while cooking the vegan omelette

Now I guess you guys need a recipe? Well there you are!

Please share with your friends, even if not vegan. Not only is this omelette cholesterol free, but, mostly importantly ,is also cruelty free. In the US only, every year hundreds of thousands of male chicks are ground alive, tossed in dumpsters, killed in the worse possible way by us ‘civilized humans’. Every time you eat anything containing eggs, you support this barbaric practice. There are alternatives out there, and they are cheap and healthy!

Save your heart, save other lives. Go vegan.

Vegan eggless omelette with cannellini beans (gluten free and vegan)

Ingredients

  • 1/2 can of cannellini beans
  • 4 tablespoons of aquafaba (water from the above cannellini beans can)
  • 4 tablespoons of chickpea flour
  • 2 tablespoons of tapioca flour
  • 1 tablespon cornflour
  • 1 teaspoon tumeric
  • 1 pinch himalayan salt (pink salt that smells eggy) not essential but nice to add for more taste
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 pinch garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup of cold water
  • dash of extra virgin oilve oil
  • for frying: coconut oil or your favourite vegetable oil (I used coconut oil for this recipe as I had it available)

Instructions

  1. Put all the vegan omelette ingredients in a blender and blend until you achieve a smooth consistency. It will resemble to raw eggs ready to be poured in a pan.
  2. Heat a small quantity of oil in a non-stick frying pan. I used a quite small pan as I think it;s easier to manage, ie.flip, a smaller omelette rather than a larger one and I also wanted to make more smaller ones.
  3. Pour the amount of mixture in the pan, enough to create a thin layer to cover the whole surface. It will bubble right away,
  4. Now you need to be patient and let cook. Use medium heat to avoid burning, and allow to cook until the texture feels ready to be flipped (hard enough on the bottom side).
  5. I make things easier by just covering the pan with a lage plate as it was a lid, then flipping the whole thing into it. It requires practice, just like an egg omelette. If too complicated just use a large spatula!
  6. I also noticed that the first omelette wasn't as perfect as the last ones. For some reasons this happens also when I make pancakes. Maybe it's the heat of the pan? Anyway...it's good in any case!
  7. That's all folks! Hope you enjoy! Let me know your thoughts I ll be happy to hear and share other ideas on this experiment
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2 comments

  1. Lovely! Aquafaba is fantastic isn’t it? Changed my life 🙂 + I love cannellini beans.

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