I often make omelettes from chickpea flour, but I find the texture is a little bit heavy for a French-ish-style omelette To soften it up, I add a little bit of silken tofu, beaten until smooth in the batter. My base recipe is:
100g or 1 cup chickpea flour
50g silken tofu
smoked salt or black salt if you can get it (for egg-like flavour)
(or use any seasoning you like)
2-3 tbsp nutritional yeast (also adds umami)
~200ml soya milk (or enough to make a loose batter)
Beat it until very smooth, then fry on a medium-low heat in a non-stick pan.
Here's my full recipe for a quick Spanish-style omelette / tortilla without potato (you can add some slices of pre-cooked potato for something closer to the real thing of course)
200g firm tofu sold in water
1-2 tbsp tamari or 1-2 tsp herb salt
1-2 tsp crushed dried chillies
1 tbsp olive oil
1 green bell pepper
1 sweet brown onion
2 large ripe tomatoes
2-3 cloves garlic
1 cup chickpea flour or gram flour
2 tsp sweet paprika
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp dried oregano
3-4 tbsp nutritional yeast
Handful sweet black olives
Lemon juice & black pepper to serve
Tip water from tofu into jug or mixing bowl (if tofu sold in water is not available, no problem) and chop tofu into small cubes. Put in a small bowl and pour 1/2 the salt or tamari over the tofu, add the chilli flakes and leave to absorb flavour while continuing prep
Dice green pepper and fry in most of the olive oil. Grease a flan dish with the remaining oil.
While the pepper is cooking, grate the onion and add and larger pieces left over to the pan. Reserve the grated part
Chop the tomatoes and add to the pan, followed by the tofu. Crush the garlic and add that too.
Turn on the oven
Add the flour to the tofu water along with the paprika, herbs, nutritional yeast, remaining 1/2 of tamari or salt and sufficient additional water or milk to make a loose batter. Add juices from the pan if there seem to be a lot.
Turn off the heat and stir the grated onion into the vegetable tofu mix
Pour the batter into prepped dish, followed by the veg mix. Stir it all around evenly
Slice the olives and sprinkle over the dish.
Bake for about 30 min in medium oven or until browned to your liking
Squeeze over lemon and sprinkle with black pepper to serve