Egg-Free Mini Frittatas for Brunch or Easy Breakfasts
Frittatas are perfectly suited for weekends, brunch and guests, so that’s exactly what I whipped up today.
These are not Martha Stewart’s frittatas, although I think she would be pleased to eat one (or two, or three). They are packed with fresh vegetables and herbs (all of which you can customize to your liking), but a chickpea flour batter takes the place of eggs and nutritional yeast adds the umami cheesi-ness instead of cheese.
Chickpea flour is already a great source of plant-based protein, as is nutritional yeast, which makes these an especially great option for plant protein-rich snacking, as well as relaxed, weekend noshing.
How to Make Muffin Tin Chickpea Flour Vegetable Frittatas
To keep the preparation extra-simple (no one wants complicated on a weekend morning), I threw all of the chopped vegetables into one skillet with a bit of olive oil. With a few minutes of cooking and stirring, they are softened enough to be added to the chickpea batter.
As for the batter? Chickpea flour, salt, a bit of olive oil, water and fresh herbs (I used parsley), whisked to blend. It’s a cinch. Add the warm vegetables straight into the batter, divide among muffin cups, and bake.
Here’s another winning point for these frittatas: just about everyone can eat them, since they are egg-free, nut-free, dairy-free, and grain-free.
They are so delicious, and versatile, too. I love recipes that I can change again and again according to what’s in the refrigerator, what looked good at the market, or what was on sale. This is just such a recipe.
Even food snobs will be charmed. Explain that chickpea flour is a traditional ingredient in Provence and Southern Italy, as well as throughout Southeast Asia. They are eating something special.
But the proof of the pudding is in the eating. I have no doubts that these will prove a major success at your house, too. Now excuse me while I go eat a few of these and drink excessive amounts of coffee while visiting with my guests. Here’s to weekend eats!
More Vegan & Grain-Free Chickpea Flour Egg Dishes:
- 3-Ingredient Chickpea Flour Frittata
- Sweet Potato Kale Chickpea Flour Frittata
- Chickpea Flour Tortilla Espanola Muffins
- Chickpea Flour Pasta Broccoli Frittatas (high protein)
- Vegan Hash Brown Omelet Muffins
- Tex-Mex Black Bean Frittatas (high protein)
- Vegan Quinoa Omelet Muffins