Vegan Breakfast Egg

Submitted by Sam (Senior Guide)


1 cup of mung dal lentils (pre-soaked in water overnight)

1 cup unsweetened soy milk*

1 tsp black salt or Kala Namak

½ tsp salt

2 tablespoons olive oil or refined coconut oil**

½ tsp turmeric

½ tsp garlic powder

½ tsp onion powder

1¼ tsp baking powder***

3 tbsp nutritional yeast

1 tsp tapioca starch, optional

Pepper to taste

Paprika, to serve


Prep Time: 3 minutes

Cook Time: 4 minutes




Uncooked liquid keeps well in the fridge for 7 days


Mix it up. Add the pre-soaked yellow lentils and all other ingredients to a high speed blender and blend for 30-60 seconds.

Heat fry pan to a medium heat. Add a half teaspoon of neutral oil (canola for example) or plant-based butter.

Get flippin'! Using the blended mixture you can pour it into the pan to cook as an "omelette" or scramble it up as you would a scrambled egg mixture. It would also be a great egg substitute in a vegan quiche! If making an "omelette" I treat it like cooking a pancake where I watch for bubbles popping and not instantly refilling before flipping. It cooks very quickly, even on a medium heat, keep this in mind if scrambling as it will solidify quite quickly when it hits the pan.

Serve. Serve warm and enjoy!

Notes from Sam:

*Any plant-based milk is great, I use oat milk with great results.

**I leave the oil out and find the texture to be better.

***I only put in ¾ tsp to 1 tsp of baking powder so that it's not so cakey.

My favourite blender hack: Check to see if you have a mason jar that fits the base of your blender and you can screw the blade right on to the base of the jar you'll be storing the liquid in. This saves washing up a blender jug!

This delicious recipe is already 100% plant-based!
Get your dry ingredients from a bulk store or bulk section of your supermarket and use your own jars and bags. Check out some of the stores in the Sea to Sky and Vancouver here. Moong dal lentils can be purchased from The Green Moustache in Function Junction. Just take your own jar and ask the staff.
Plant-based milks can be pre-ordered and purchased from The Velvet Underground (just across the road from Green Mo-Function Junction!) and come in re-usable glass bottles, or even better, bring your own container for them to transfer the milk into Shop Velvet Cafe
If you’re interested in making your own oat, soy or nut milks, there are recipes galore online, or you can check out Velvet Underground's YouTube video here.
Support local small businesses like the Green Moustache in Whistler and Squamish, who sell most of the ingredients needed for this recipe!
Earth's Own are a Canadian brand who make plant-based milk products that are available widely throughout the country and are based in Burnaby, BC!
You can add seasonal vegetables to your breakfast fry up.
Check out what foods are in season in BC when HERE.
Another great way to ensure you're using seasonal produce is to subscribe to a CSA Box with a local farm and structure your meals around the seasonal produce you've received that week!

*Adapted from The Edgy Veg's Mung Bean "Egg" Recipe