Recipe: Sweet Breakfast Omelette (What To Eat When You Don’t Eat Toast)

by Michelle on July 13, 2010 · 59 comments

in Dairy Free,Foods For Kids,Healthy Breakfast,Meal,Recipes

sweet breakfast omelette with toasted nuts, honey and lemon curd.

Ahh the sweet delicious breakfast omelette, sister to savoury omelette, and the healthier cousin to pancakes, crepes and toast! Low in carbohydrates and high in protein this is sure to satisfy all egg lovers (and hopefully convert a few!). This is definitely a recipe I had to share with you all!

Why a Sweet Omelette?

I don’t eat Toast. Well not very often anyway*. Toast just doesn’t do it for me (too dry mostly). (Though you still can serve this on toast). I usually try to have something a little more nutritious. (Have you looked at the label’s on most bread these days? If not have a look, they are mostly full of preservatives and un-healthful chemical ingredients!).

My usual breakfast foods are those such as porridge (if prepared well), a green smoothie (loaded with a good source of fat), fruit, nuts and yoghurt or eggs or leftover dinners. Eggs being one of my favourite foods, which is why this recipe came about. But mostly this recipe came about because I wanted something to put lemon curd on and me NOT being a big toast-eater had an epiphany- I thought yes I will make a SWEET omelette with lemon curd- a sort of sweet version of eggs Benedict! And so the Sweet Breakfast Omelette was formed!

Some info about the Sweet Breakfast Omelette

This omelette is milk free and can be dairy free if you use coconut oil instead of butter. It is also grain free (which means no gluten- though if you are making this for someone who is gluten intolerant try to make sure your equipment is away from flour as even a little bit of flour could be harmful to them). I also didn’t add any sugar to the mixture (though I have options to add honey and fruit to serve with it).

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Sweet Breakfast Omelette

Time: 10-15 minutes (or less)

Makes: 1

Ingredients:

  • 2 whole eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 T. clarified butter/ghee or coconut oil, to cook with
  • optional to serve: (see below for ideas).

Method:

  1. In a bowl beat the vanilla with the eggs until thick. Set aside.
  2. Heat the butter in the frying pan on medium heat till the butter has melted and started bubbling.
  3. Add the egg mixture into the pan making sure the mixture is evenly spread around the pan.
  4. Cook until it is firm and all the liquid has cooked. Fold the omelette over itself and then serve how you like.

Cooking Notes:

  • Watch the butter if it starts to brown then the heat is too high, so just turn it down a bit lower.

Things to serve with the sweet breakfast omelette:

  • nut butters such as coconut or macadamia
  • fresh fruit such as banana, apple and strawberries
  • fill with stewed fruit such as apples or pears
  • a dollop of whipped coconut cream
  • sprinkle of cinnamon
  • fresh dates (pitted)
  • chopped pecans

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*I do love Essene, sprouted grain and sourdough breads when I can my hands on them!

Posted to Two For Tuesdays. , Slightly Indulgent Tuesday, Tasty Tuesdays Real Food Wednesdays Pennywise Platter

So go on, try this if you dare (I promise you, you’ll love it!).

Have you ever had a sweet breakfast omelette?

Michelle

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Alex@amoderatelife July 13, 2010 at 4:52 am

Michelle! You have totally turned my world on its side with this recipe! WHY NOT a sweet omlette? I am so gonna try this because YOU know how much I love eggs, but what you didnt know is i adore lemon curd too! Very cool and thanks for sharing the real food love at the two for tuesday recipe blog hop! :) Alex

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Michelle July 13, 2010 at 5:06 am

Please do Alex! It’s so yummy and eggs awesome eating. I’m kinda addicted to lemon curd at the moment. Just so you know I’ll be posting a recipe for Lemon Curd soon :)! Thanks for hosting Two For Tuesdays!

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Anavar July 13, 2010 at 7:19 am

I’m also egg lover. Toast are good also, I eat it with yogurt, so it is not that dry. This recipe looks delicious. I don’t have time during week in the morning to make breakfast like this, but on weekends I love to experiment. And this one is my next.

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Michelle July 13, 2010 at 10:35 am

Thanks Anavar.
That sounds interesting how you eat your toast with yoghurt-how do you do that exactly?
I hope you enjoy this recipe when you get a chance to make it!

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happy July 13, 2010 at 8:15 am

Love this recipe – I think we were on the same page this morning, egg! I will try this for sure!a simple and a delicious dish. . .

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Michelle July 13, 2010 at 8:53 am

Eggs are a great breakfast aren’t they! Simple is always the best isn’t it. Let me know this recipe goes for you!

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SnoWhite July 13, 2010 at 11:55 am

I like this idea — especially with fresh fruit {I’m allergic to nuts}.

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Michelle July 13, 2010 at 12:29 pm

Thanks SnoWhite. Yeah fresh fruit would be great. It’s a shame you’re allergic to nuts…are you allergic to seeds such as sunflower seeds? If not you could try it with them. Thanks for stopping by.

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scdkat July 13, 2010 at 12:03 pm

@LoverHealthFood haha I just saw it in my google reader and tweeted already, looks delicious, I’m going to try it this weekend

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Annalies Corse July 13, 2010 at 12:16 pm

Oh…My…Goodness! This looks unbelievable! Fantastic recipe, I cannot wait to try this! Congraulations on a wonderful site and recipes, I am so glad I found you! I am a Naturopath and even in my industry it is hard to find practitioners who do their own research and avoid the trap of buying into “politically correct” nutritional myths, your recipes are wonderful! :)

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Michelle July 13, 2010 at 12:40 pm

Thanks Annalies! It was really delicious- I’m tempted to have it again for breakfast tomorrow. Thanks so much for the compliments on my site and recipes. Even though I’m still studying (Naturopathy) I endeavour to do the best research I possibly can (especially when posting here) so I can provide people with good information. So great to meet you and hope to see you again!

Michelle.

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Primal Toad July 13, 2010 at 12:50 pm

Hey Michelle!!

This looks WONDERFUL!! I have to try this!! I am bookmarking it right NOW! Keep it up!!

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Michelle July 13, 2010 at 12:51 pm

Aww thanks Toad.

I will do, thanks!

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girlichef July 13, 2010 at 3:38 pm

That looks INSANELY good!! That last photo…I wanna reach out and grab the fork, woman!! YUM! …even though I do like toast ;)

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Christy July 13, 2010 at 5:46 pm

One of the things I miss most when I eat g/f is toast – thanks for giving me such a wonderful option. I can’t wait to try this for breakfast tomorrow!

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Michelle July 14, 2010 at 7:40 am

Hi Christy.

I’m glad I could appease you with my sweet omelette. Let me know how you like it!

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Bonnie July 13, 2010 at 7:39 pm

I’ve never eaten a sweet omelette. I never met an egg I didn’t like and it just so happens I have some home made lemon curd in my fridge.

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Celiacs in the House July 13, 2010 at 8:11 pm

Never would have thought of doing this, but if lemon curd is involved, count me in.

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Michelle July 13, 2010 at 9:30 pm

Yay!

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Michelle July 13, 2010 at 9:42 pm

Oh good! Is there nothing better than lemon curd? I love it!

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Butterpoweredbike July 13, 2010 at 10:24 pm

What to eat when you don’t eat toast… it’s like you’re speaking my name! I’m a celiac, and of course there are breads that I could eat. But lately, I’ve just moved away from breads entirely. I’ve got a pantry full of homemade jams, which go largley unused. Might be nice on a sweet omelette.

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Michelle July 14, 2010 at 7:39 am

Me even as someone who can tolerate grains…but I don’t eat much bread anyway.
Homemade Jams would be amazing on it! Please try and let me know how it goes!

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Firefly July 14, 2010 at 8:58 pm

Oh My!!! That looks sooo good!

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Michelle July 14, 2010 at 9:06 pm

Thank-you Firefly!

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Aubree Cherie July 14, 2010 at 11:20 pm

Ooo, cant wait to try this! I might even do it for supper it looks so good! :)

~Aubree Cherie

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Michelle July 15, 2010 at 12:46 pm

Thanks Aubree. Hope it was great for supper!

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Michael July 15, 2010 at 2:40 am

Looks pretty tasty! One way to avoid the dry toast syndrome is to soak each piece in butter, literally! You can do the same with pancakes. :-)

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Michelle July 15, 2010 at 5:32 am

Wow yum! I have to try that! Butter-soaked toast sounds really good! How exactly do you do that? Thanks for that Michael!

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Michael July 17, 2010 at 10:52 pm

Two ways to do it.

1. Dunk your toast in butter or ghee before toasting. This is not a good idea if you are using an actual toaster. I use an oven.

2. Dunk your toast in butter or ghee after toasting. This is good if you don’t like your toast with a soft interior.

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Michelle July 18, 2010 at 5:37 am

Michael-

Both ways sound great! I have to try this!

And it’s melted butter yes?

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Michael July 18, 2010 at 5:48 am

Yup, liquid butter or ghee. You will have to play with the amount to see what is to your liking. Any leftover butter/ghee you can just stick back in the frig, I like to sprinkle cinnamon and nutmeg on it when I am done. The first way above is similar to how you would make french toast without the egg/milk.

GiGi July 15, 2010 at 3:11 am

I love egg whites, they adopt to any flavor!!! I make pancakes like this for breakfast too… I use rice bran protein powder that’s flavored with cinnamon, vanilla & stevia! It’s great… mix it with the egg whites and sprinkle with cinnamon & stevia when done!

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Michelle July 15, 2010 at 12:45 pm

Ohh sounds interesting GiGi! Why not use the whole egg, rather than just the white? But that sounds like a great combo! I love cinnamon, vanilla and stevia!

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Melodie July 15, 2010 at 6:27 am

I imagine that’s quite good. I know I like the parts of egg that cook separately when I make french toast, and they have vanilla in them and sometimes nuts. I’d totally try this. Thanks for the unique recipe idea!

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Michelle July 15, 2010 at 12:17 pm

Thanks Melodie..I thought it was quite yummy. Your french toast sounds really nice!

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buracho July 20, 2010 at 12:04 pm

Looks very tasty.. *mouth watering* i will definitely try this recipe.

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Michelle July 20, 2010 at 12:34 pm

Thanks Buracho- let me know how it goes for you.

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R. F. July 21, 2010 at 4:54 pm

Love the recipe, Im going to try it this weekend for breakfast for my other half…. of course ill have it too :)

Yum!!

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Michelle July 21, 2010 at 9:35 pm

Enjoy R.F!

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Deanna July 23, 2010 at 2:28 pm

Wow – it’s like french toast without the bread. What a great idea. I never would have thought of it!

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Michelle July 23, 2010 at 6:24 pm

Thanks Deanna!

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Fara August 8, 2010 at 9:01 am

I’ve tried sweet eggs recipe before, you know like Tamagoyaki – Japanese omelette. They’re sweet since you add in some mirin inside it. But this recipe seems nice too, since I especially love toasted nuts so I thought this will be a blast! and yea, I’ll try this soon enough.
By the way, will it make any difference if I replace the butter with margerine?
It’s hard to get great breakfast recipe and I’m trying my best to avoid feeling bored with the same menu all the time… XD Thanks for this great one Michelle!

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Michelle August 8, 2010 at 12:00 pm

Hi Fara.
Oh yeah Tamagoyaki are quite nice aren’t they! Very interesting.
I hope you enjoy the sweet breakfast omelette. :)
In regards to using margarine over butter- it would act similiar, however butter is much more superior nutritionally speaking and is a much healthier fat. Though a great (vegetarian) substitute to margarine (and a much healthier one) is coconut oil. Unlike butter and margarine, it holds up well to high temperature cooking and tastes pretty good too.
Margarine does also contain hydrogenated fats which are basically trans fats, so it’s better to avoid it if you can.
That’s okay well I hope you enjoy it and I hope it helps you to spice up your breakfasts :). Thanks for stopping by Fara!

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Seamus June 2, 2011 at 7:04 am

This looks like a ridiculous amount of delicious.

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Michelle June 2, 2011 at 11:12 am

Haha Seamus thanks! It’s quite a yummy recipe.

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Amber March 28, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Hi Michelle, I thought I’d left a comment here, but obviously not. Just want to echo the chorus saying how GENIUS this idea is! It has helped me immeasurably on those “not another omelette” days. :)

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Michelle March 29, 2012 at 11:24 pm

Hi Amber I’m so glad you liked it :)! Thanks for stopping by!

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stephanie May 1, 2013 at 5:56 pm

I tried it this morning. I overcooked it a bit but it was still delicious. The kids loved it, with apple, orange, pomegranate and a little bit of agave syrup.
Thanks for this recipe !

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Michelle May 2, 2013 at 10:49 am

Thanks for trying it Stephanie. I’m so glad you liked it and it sounds like it would be great with the fruit you put on it! Yum!

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Katie May 9, 2014 at 1:39 am

This recipe was so delicious! I put a pulled-a-part date underneath the omelet and bananas, a little honey and almond slices on top. I loved it. It tasted like a dutch baby! I love dutch babies but I’m on Paleo so I am so glad I can eat something that is so similar!

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