Chickpea Scramble

The other day I got a comment on one of my pictures that said “I see that you prefer chickpeas!” Guilty. Chickpeas have become my favorite bean over the past couple of months which is ironic because in the past I’ve absolutely hated them! I’ve always loved hummus and I’ve loved roasted chickpeas but for some reason I could just never eat chickpeas by themselves. 

The other week when I ran out of tofu and I was craving a savory breakfast I thought, “Why not try chickpea scramble?” It was a recipe I haven’t really seen around, but it seemed like something that could be semi normal. It ended up being more than normal…I am fully addicted now! 

I also know that some of the people who view my blog are allergic to soy, so this is a great alternative for them. The same goes for those who may just like dislike tofu. 

This recipe is so easy to make and you could totally switch up the veggies in it and make it your own. I just wanted to stick to the basics and show veggies that I always have on hand. 

Though I am a person who dislikes leftovers, I actually had this a day (and two days!) after and it still tasted amazing. Knowing this, I definitely will keep making this in advance and have it in the morning for an easy and protein packed breakfast. This semester I have a few morning classes and I don’t have time to make a full on breakfast. Now I know I can make this and keep it in the fridge for up to 3 days and have a fast breakfast to throw on toast and be full for hours. 


I hope you enjoy this recipe! Remember if you make it, “tag” me on Instagram so I can see! 

Chickpea Scramble
Serves 2
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
  1. 1 15 oz. Can Chickpeas, Drained.
  2. 1 Cup Mushrooms
  3. 2 Cups Spinach
  4. 1/2 Cup Cherry Tomatoes
  5. 1/4 Tsp Turmeric
  6. 1/4 Tsp Chili Powder
  7. 1/4 Tsp Onion Powder
  8. 1/4 Tsp Salt & Pepper
  1. Drain & wash your chickpeas and put 3/4 of the can in a bowl. Mash them well with a fork until it's a smoother consistency. Add the remaining 1/4 into the bowl and set aside.
  2. Chop your mushrooms into slices and half your tomatoes and set aside.
  3. Heat a nonstick pan on medium heat and add 1 tsp Vegan Butter (or non stick oil spray) and 1 tablespoon of water and wait until heated.
  4. Add in your chickpeas and stir for 2 minutes. After 2 minutes, add in all of your spices. Continue stirring for another 2 minutes.
  5. Add in your mushrooms and cook until they start to wilt, another 3 minutes.
  6. Add in your spinach and mix around until wilted, around 2 minutes.
  7. At the last minute, add in your tomatoes. I like to do this on the final minute because they still maintain their shape but still get cooked down.
  8. Serve with either toast or hash browns!
Plant Based Jane


  1. Stephen
    January 21, 2017 / 4:59 am

    Hi. This looks great. Please clarify if you mash 1/4 or 3/4 of the chickpeas. Thanks!

    • plantbasedjane
      January 31, 2017 / 11:50 am

      Mash 3/4 πŸ™‚

  2. Tami
    February 2, 2017 / 1:18 am

    Jane!! When I saw you post this recipe, I just about πŸ’©MyπŸ‘–!! We don’t eat tofu (makes our tummies 😭) So I never tried any of the scrambles BUT this recipe is yumalicious!! Brilliant with the chickpeas. Definitely a dish that made a place on the πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ˜‹ menu!! So people’s, get in that kitchen and make yo self some breakfast! Thank you for sharing your love😘

    • plantbasedjane
      February 2, 2017 / 11:51 am

      You are amazing thank you so much πŸ™‚

  3. RebbyJ
    April 23, 2017 / 11:54 am

    Have you tried using garam/chickpea flour to make scramble? I’ve made really amazing quiches with it, and seen awesome recipes for scramble- but haven’t tried it yet! A nice soy-free option too πŸ™‚

    • plantbasedjane
      April 25, 2017 / 9:16 am

      Yes! I enjoy making omelettes with chickpea flour. It’s a fun option!

  4. April 25, 2017 / 6:40 pm

    This looks great! Always good to have different idea’s for chickpea recipes & breakfasts that are tasty and healthy… Definitely got to try this! Thanks x

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