Chickpea Breakfast Tacos

standard November 7, 2016 1 response


New week, new theme! This week is all about international cuisine. And today is for a classic Austin food – the breakfast taco! One of my big problems with breakfast tacos is that while many restaurants offer vegetarian options, a vegan breakfast taco is rare (unless you’re at a vegan taco truck). And since tofu is a little overdone for a vegan breakfast scramble, I decided to try my hand at a chickpea scramble for comparison. The results were much better than I expected. And while the preparation may be a bit more tedious than a tofu scramble, these are still super quick and easy to make, and a little more close to the egg version. Whip up a batter, pour it in a hot pan, and scramble it up with some veggies. Then just tuck it into a tortilla with some salsa and avocado, and breakfast is served!


Chickpea Breakfast Tacos

Yield: Makes 4 tacos

Calories per serving: 190 kcal


  • 1/2 c chickpea flour
  • 1/2 c water
  • 1 T ground flax seed
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 T nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 c spinach
  • 4 flour or corn tortillas
  • 1/2 c salsa, to serve
  • 1 avocado, to serve


  1. Combine chickpea flour, water, flaxseed, turmeric, nutritional yeast, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a high speed blender. Blend on high until smooth.
  2. Heat 1 T coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add batter and let set for 2 minutes. Add spinach.Using a spatula, break up batter as it cooks to "scramble."
  3. Once all batter is cooked and scrambled, divide mixture evenly among tortillas. Top with salsa and avocado and enjoy!


This batter sticks together really well, so it would probably also work really well as an omelette (note to self to try this myself soon!)


Per taco (with salsa and avocado): 190 calories, 24 g carbohydrate, 9 g fat, 6 g protein, 656 mg sodium, 4 g sugar



1 response

  • Yum! I like the idea of trying this as an omelette too, but it’s hard to resist the lure of a taco first thing in the morning!

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