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Hearty Chickpea Scramble | High-Protein Vegan Breakfast

Hearty Chickpea Scramble | High-Protein Vegan Breakfast
Jennifer Blow
Editor & Qualified Nutritionist6 years ago
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This vegan fry-up is delicious and high-protein – just what you need to start your day.

Forget a greasy Full English. This vegan fry-up will hit the spot on Sunday mornings and can be whipped up in no time – plus, it's super-nutritious and tasty.

If you're looking for something fluffy and packed with protein to top your toast in the mornings, then scrambled chickpeas sure fit the bill and then some! The secret to fluffy, creamy, delicious scrambled chickpeas is the addition of a little hummus right at the end – preventing the chickpeas from separating. Plus, the hummus gives the scrambled chickpeas the kick of flavour they deserve.

Serve with your favourite sides like avocados, grilled vine-ripened tomatoes and Portobello mushrooms, and toasted sourdough bread for an awesome high-protein vegan fry-up to rival your morning protein shake.

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vegan fry-up

Serves: 2


  • 1 tsp. Coconut Oil
  • ½ white onion (finely chopped)
  • ½ tsp. turmeric
  • ½ tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 150g (drained weight) tinned chickpeas
  • 2 tbsp. hummus
  • Pinch sea salt and black pepper
  • 4 Portobello mushrooms
  • 10-15 vine-ripened tomatoes
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 slices toasted sourdough bread


1. First, prepare the chickpeas. Pour the chickpeas into a small bowl with 1-2 tbsp. of the chickpea brine. Mash with a fork, leaving a few chickpeas whole. Set aside.

2. Heat the coconut oil in a frying pan on a medium to high heat. Once melted, add the chopped onion and fry for 3-4 minutes until golden.

3. Add the spices and fry for 30 seconds while stirring. Now add the mashed chickpeas and fry for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and stir through the hummus, then set aside.

4. Brush the Portobello mushrooms with a little olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Now pop the Portobello mushrooms and tomatoes onto a tray and under the grill for 5-7 minutes on high.

6. Once all components are ready, serve on a plate with sliced avocado and toasted sourdough bread.

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Nutritional info per serving:

Total Fat16g
Total Carbohydrates52g
Jennifer Blow
Editor & Qualified Nutritionist
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Jennifer Blow has a Bachelor’s of Science in Nutritional Science and a Master’s of Science by Research in Nutrition, and now specialises in the use of sports supplements for health and fitness, underpinned by evidence-based research.

Jennifer has been quoted or mentioned as a nutritionist in major online publications including Vogue, Elle, and Grazia, for her expertise in nutritional science for exercise and healthy living.

Her experience spans from working with the NHS on dietary intervention trials, to specific scientific research into omega-3 fatty acid supplementation and also the effect of fast foods on health, which she has presented at the annual Nutrition Society Conference. Jennifer is involved in many continuing professional development events to ensure her practise remains at the highest level. Find out more about Jennifer’s experience here.

In her spare time, Jennifer loves hill walking and cycling, and in her posts you’ll see that she loves proving healthy eating doesn’t mean a lifetime of hunger.