Breakfast

August 9, 2018

Chickpea Breakfast Scramble

This chickpea breakfast scramble makes an easy, satisfying, and delicious breakfast. Prep a couple ingredients ahead of time for quick cooking or make a large batch and warm up a portion each morning.

Chickpea Breakfast Scramble

Breakfast can be the most difficult meal of the day. Many healthy breakfast options satisfy your sweet tooth. But what if you're craving something savory for breakfast?! Enter, this chickpea breakfast scramble.

Let's talk chickpeas.

Chickpeas are part of the legume family. That means this chickpea breakfast scramble is a protein-packed, satiating, and delicious meal.

Besides packing in plant-based protein, chickpeas are filled with fiber. Most of us actually aren't getting the recommended daily amount of fiber -- around 25 grams.

Fiber is food for your gut bacteria and is the nutrient integral to disease prevention and overall health. This is not something you want to go without.  But, good news, fiber is found in all plant foods! God is so good, giving us plants to keep us healthy.

Eat up on your beans, because they are nothing but good for you!

Recipe Features

  • Dietary needs — this recipe is dairy-free, plant-based, oil-free, gluten-free, and sugar-free. It’s also very high in protein and fiber.
  • Quick and easy — you can make this chickpea breakfast scramble in just 10 minutes, perfect for a quick breakfast
  • Hearty, healthy breakfast – chickpeas pack in protein and fiber, perfect to keep you filled all morning long

Ingredients

  • Chickpeas: This recipe is so easy because you don't need to cook the chickpeas. Just buy a can of chickpeas from the grocery store and you're good to go!
  • Red Onion and Garlic: I added red onion (as opposed to white or yellow) for good antioxidants and garlic for some flavor.
  • Vegetable Broth: We'll use vegetable broth to sauté, instead of oil.
  • Spices: Onion powder, garlic powder, parsley, thyme, coriander, cayenne, salt, and pepper. These spices really make the dish - they give this scramble allllll the flavor.

Chickpea Breakfast Scramble

How to make Chickpea Breakfast Scramble

Step 1. Dice the onion and slice the garlic.

Step 2. Sauté the onion in the vegetable broth over medium heat for 3 minutes or until soft. Add the garlic and cook 30 seconds.

Step 3. Add the chickpeas and the spices. Sauté until the chickpeas are soft.

Step 4. Smash the chickpeas with a spatula several times, creating small pieces. Leave some of the chickpeas whole. Remove from the heat, serve, and enjoy!

Serving Options

Once the chickpeas are done, your options are endless, serve:

  • on toast
  • over pasta
  • with spaghetti squash
  • in a Buddha bowl
  • with stir-fry veggies
  • by itself

Yes, this is a chickpea breakfast scramble, but who said you can't have breakfast for lunch?

Recipe Prayer

Jesus, thank you for giving us the ability to heal our bodies with your wondrous creation, beans. You are so good to us. Give us the fuel to do your will with our lives.

Related Recipes

Want other savory plant-based breakfast recipes? Check out some of my favorites:

Chickpea Breakfast Scramble

This chickpea breakfast scramble makes an easy, satisfying, and delicious breakfast. Prep a couple ingredients ahead of time for quick cooking or make a large batch and warm up a portion each morning.

Author:

Elizabeth

Serves:

3

Prep:

5

min

cook:

10

min

total:

15

min

Ingredients

  • 1 15 oz Can Chickpeas
  • 1/2 Medium Red Onion
  • 4 Cloves Garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons Vegetable Broth
  • 1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Freeze Dried or Dried Parsley
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Freeze Dried or Dried Thyme
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Coriander
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Cayenne
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Dice the onion and slice the garlic.
  2. Saute the onion in the vegetable broth over medium heat for 3 minutes or until soft. Add the garlic and cook 30 seconds.
  3. Add the chickpeas and the spices. Sauté until the chickpeas are soft.
  4. Smash the chickpeas with a spatula several times, creating small pieces. Leave some of the chickpeas whole. Remove from the heat, serve, and enjoy!
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September 23, 2021
Tracy Henry
Hi Elizabeth, LOVE you recipes. Please keep them coming. :)I was wondering, can you share what is the vegan chocolate bar you used in this recipe?
August 28, 2021
Henry (Hank) Mader
thank you for the oil free recipe. I'm getting introduced to wild Bolete mushrooms here in Colorado, and everyone sautes Bolete's in butter or olive oil. I'm on a veggie, oil free regimen for heart health reasons. and your recipe suggestion may fill the bill. I can't wait to give it a try.
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This is so fun! Loving your creamy photography :)
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This looks incredible! So yummy and pretty photography