7 Surprising Ways to Eat Chickpeas for Breakfast

7 Surprising Ways to Eat Chickpeas for Breakfast

Sheela Prakash
Jan 6, 2018

There's lot to love about high-protein, hearty chickpeas, including what they can do for your morning meal. They're endlessly adaptable and, thanks to all that fiber, they'll help keep you full until lunch. Here are five great ways to add them, in every way, shape, and form, to your morning routine.

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1. Spinach & Sweet Potato Chickpea Crustless Quiche

Chickpea flour takes the place of eggs and and milk in this vegan quiche. When cooked over the stove with water, it takes on a polenta-like consistency that's as custardy as a classic dairy-based quiche.

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2. Scrambled Chickpea and Spinach Pitas

The best part about these vegan pita sandwiches spiced with turmeric and cumin is that they can be made in a big batch, wrapped individually, and stashed in the freezer to be reheated whenever you need a quick and wholesome breakfast.

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3. Pudla (Indian Chickpea Crepes)

These traditional Indian crepes are made with chickpea flour and spiced with fresh grated ginger, green chili, and cilantro. Enjoy them hot alongside cilantro chutney for dunking.

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4. Chickpeas, Kale, and Sausage with Oven-Baked Egg

While the simple sauté of beans, greens, and sausage is great enjoyed on its own, spooning it into individual ramekins and baking an egg on top turns it into a breakfast-worthy dish.

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5. Mediterranean Breakfast Pitas

Get your chickpeas in hummus form with these vegetarian pita sandwiches packed with the creamy dip, raw vegges, and hard-boiled egg slices.

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7. Honey Roasted Chickpea Butter

Roast a can of chickpeas then blend them with honey, cinnamon, melted ghee, and a pinch of salt and the result is a creamy, nut butter-like spread that's perfect spread on your morning toast.

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8. Single-Serve Microwave Shakshuka

When you've got a hankering for comforting shakshuka but don't have the time to simmer tomato sauce and eggs on the stove, turn to this quick and easy microwave version which adds chickpeas to the mix for an extra protein boost.

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