My vegan hash brown omelet muffins are your new favorite breakfast! Made with chickpea flour, they are grain-free & only 89 calories each.
Mini Has Brown Omelets Made with Chickpea Flour
Admittedly, I love sweet breakfasts. Muffins, cereal, toast with toppings, waffles, pancakes, fruit smoothies…it’s my jam about 90% of the time.
When it’s one of those 10% mornings, I have a new savory favorite.
It’s my baked Vegan Hash Brown Omelet Muffins made with a chickpea flour batter in place of eggs. They are crazy-delicious, healthy, and easy-to-make. Plus, they can be made in advance and eaten on the run, two of my favorite qualifications for busy weekday mornings.
Vegan Hash Brown Egg Cups
If you happen to search for recipe ideas on pinterest, it’s very possible that you have come across hash brown egg cups: fresh or frozen hash brown potatoes, eggs, vegetables, and cheese, all baked in muffin cups until golden brown. You’ll find about a million posts.
Make this a million and one. More accurately, #1, because this version is unlike all of the others. Here, an easy chickpea flour batter stands in for the eggs, and nutritional yeast adds a cheese-y flavor without the cheese.
Oh my scrumptious.
Nutrition Highlights of Vegan Hash Brown Omelet Muffins
These omelet cups are:
- Portable (no utensils required!)
- 89 calories each
How to Make Vegan Omelet Muffins
(1) Prebake the hash browns
To make them, you’ll need 10 ounces of refrigerated or frozen (thawed) shredded hash brown potatoes. Most bags are 20 ounces, so half a bag (roughly 1 and 3/4 cups). My aim here is convenience, hence the ready-to-use potatoes. But if you like, use 10 ounces of freshly grated peeled white or gold potatoes.
Divide the potatoes between 9 greased or sprayed cups in a standard size muffin tin.
Bake the potatoes bake at 450F (230C) for 20 minutes. This will brown the bottoms and sides and remove moisture from the potatoes.
(2) Whisk the Chickpea Batter
While the potatoes bake, whisk up the chickpea flour batter.
I’ve added spices (smoked paprika and black pepper), as well as nutritional yeast, but these are optional. The only essential ingredients are the chickpea flour, water, oil, and baking powder (although I strongly recommend adding the salt). In other words, feel free to add the herbs and spices of your choice!
(3) Add Some Chopped Vegetables
Once the potatoes are browned, remove the pan from the oven and top with finely chopped red bell pepper and green onions.
Like the aforementioned spices, the vegetables are optional or variable. Go plain (no other vegetables) or swap in some finely chopped mushrooms, spinach, or shallots, whatever you crave (or need to use up!).
(4) Divide the Batter Between the Muffin Cups
Return the pan to the oven and bake for 18 to 21 minutes longer until the omelets are slightly puffed and just set. The centers will feel set when lightly touched and the surface should appear dry.
Be careful not to overbake. If baked too long, the chickpea mixture will get less omelet-like and more bread-like in texture. Err on the side of under-baking (if you bake up to 18 minutes, they will not be raw in the middle, especially as there will be some carryover cooking as the omelets sit in the pan).
Here are the mouthwatering results:
Let the omelets cool in the muffin tin at least 10 minutes before running a butter knife around the edges to loosen and remove.
The omelets are excellent warm, room-temperature, or refrigerated. Further, because they are egg-free, they keep well for transporting to work, picnics, and everywhere else.
Happy eating, everyone!
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)
- Chickpea Flour Vegetable Frittatas
- Tex-Mex Black Bean Frittatas (high protein)
- Vegan Quinoa Omelet Muffins