Hearty Chickpea Scramble | High-Protein Vegan Breakfast

This high-protein vegan breakfast is just what you need to start your day.

This easy high-protein vegan breakfast 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 breakfast to rival your morning protein shake.

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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.

Enjoy this high-protein vegan breakfast?



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Hearty Chickpea Scramble | High-Protein Vegan Breakfast

Nutritional Facts

Amount per serving

Calories 425kcal 144 Calories from Fat
% Daily Value *
Total Fat16g25%
Total Carbohydrates52g17%

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Jennifer Blow

Jennifer Blow

Editor & Qualified Nutritionist

Jennifer is our editor and qualified AfN nutritionist. She loves hill walking and cycling, loathes bad science, and loves proving healthy eating doesn’t equal plain, boring, and a lifetime of hunger.

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