I printed out this recipe over a year ago with the intention of making them, but how many times do we copy recipes out of someone else’s cookbook, or print them off online, or copy from cooking magazines, but never make them? This happens to me a lot. I do try a lot of new recipes, but for the ones I try, there are probably hundreds I have in a big giant binder which I have never made. I came across these again the other day. I got the recipe from a site which is no longer active called www.cookingdonelight.com. It’s for a savory egg-less omelette, which you can use to make as a desert, or add cheese and veggies for breakfast. And, I learned something new about one of the ingredients, nutritional yeast, which I will talk about at the end of this post. First things first!
- 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 2 Tablespoons nutritional yeast (not bread or brewer’s yeast)
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp. turmeric (if making savory) or 1/4 tsp. cinnamon (if making sweet)
- Scant 1 cup of skim milk
- 1/2 tsp. olive oil or canola oil
In a mixing bowl, place the flour, nutritional yeast, baking powder, salt and turmeric (or cinnamon) and stir until combined. Pour in the milk and oil and stir until the batter is smooth. Let the batter sit for about 10 minutes, and stir once more before cooking.
In a small skillet, spray a pan coated with cooking spray. Once the pan has warmed up a bit, pour in 1/3 cup of the batter and rotate the pan to make a circle. Cook for 2-3 minutes, turn in over and cook another 2 minutes. This recipe makes 4 omelettes.
Now, I know I told you not to eat Nutella. BUT, try this recipe, with the cinnamon and add 1 tablespoon of Nutella to the cooked omelette add 1/2 a banana which I caramelized in a separate skillet with a teaspoon of brown sugar and a squeeze of honey. (Basically, slice the banana, spray a skillet with Pam, add the banana, brown sugar and honey and saute for about 4 minutes). Place the omelette on a plate, coat the bottom with the Nutella, add the banana and wrap it up. It was so good! Put a dollop of whipped cream on top and you have a totally easy deluxe desert! Or, if you go the savory route, you could add cheese and ham and diced peppers, or asparagus and feta cheese, or whatever you like!
Each omlet by itself is 120 calories, 1.7 fat and 3.5 fiber.
Now about the nutritional yeast. Before reading this recipe, I just assumed it was just like the yeast you make bread with. Not so! After reading up on it, it basically has nothing to do with the yeast you make bread with. Its for nutritional purposes only. You can buy it at the bulk bin aisle of most health food stores. Or it comes in a can like Parmesan cheese and it looks like little flakes. For 1 heaping tablespoon it has only 60 calories, 1 gram of fat, 4 grams of fiber and is low in sugar and sodium. It is a great source of protein and vitamins, especially the B-complex vitamins. A lot of people who are vegan use this as a good protein source. It has a nutty, cheesy flavor and some people use it in place of Parmesan cheese on pasta, or as a topping for popcorn. It can be added when you cook quinoa or rice, in salad dressings made with flax seed oil, or even sprinkle it on chicken before baking! Who knew? If you google nutritional yeast, you can learn all sorts of facts about nutritional yeast!