A luxurious sweet omelet with aromatic flavors and chewy textures. This omelet with candied ginger, dried apricots, cinnamon, and honey is so mouthwatering, gluten free, low carb, and fulfilling too!
This is a very easy omelet to make, seriously, an omelet that tastes like pancake! No extra refined carbs, no fuss, and no worry of batter being too wet, or too dry! I’m all over about eggs these days, well technically all the time! They are healthy, nutritious, affordable! Plus, easy to handle, and work great in savory and sweet dishes!
If you are following me for a while now, you would know how much I love dried fruits. I add them almost to any dish I can think of! Savory like baked chicken or sweet like cakes, or snack like granola and oatmeal.So what ever the dish is, it doesn’t matter, it will work somehow! You just need to know what to put, and what pairs well with meat, baked goods, or even omelet like our recipe today!
I have tried fruits with egg before, like this baked egg with sauteed pear, it was spectacular with fresh pears, and folded egg whites, that was like a brunch item. But this one, you can make it any day, when you feel that the universe is working against you! Or when you smell roses, and hear birds singing, then you just smile and decide to make yourself a luxurious breakfast, and healthy too, that is a great bonus! Isn’t it?
In today’s recipe, I’ve used candied ginger and dried apricots, they are full of fibers and nutrients. I will list down the health benefits. However, just look for unsweetened or naturally sweetened dried fruits to lessen the sugar amount or it choose “no sugar added” if available. I’m not sure if ginger can be dried without sugar like other fruits. I’ll give it a try and let you know. Remember, here I used very small amount of ginger, so it will boost the flavor in magical way with very little of sugar.
A root vegetable but used as herb, since it has a strong taste, you can’t eat or drink more than few inches of it.
Why do you need to add ginger to your diet
There are so many health benefits for ginger, it’s hard to mention all, here are few of them:
- It has an active bio compound called gingerol that has anticancer activities, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant activities as well.
- Also it has a compound that works as anti-microbial as well, and this study suggests that ginger can be used as supplementary medicine against bacteria.
- It can ease nausea and morning sickness for pregnant women with such a small dose.
- Small amount of ginger can reduce blood sugar level.
Candied ginger many not be the best option to have ginger, but it has that spiciness with a hint of sweetness, that suits baked goods very well, like this cake I made with early grey tea. It’s better to have it fresh instead of candied, I use it in many savory dishes like the apple beef curry and this Thai pineapple baked chicken.
- High in minerals, like potassium, and have good amounts of iron too.
- Also they are rich in antioxidants like carotenoids that your body use them to get rid of free radicals, that is believed to cause cancer.
- Excellent source of fiber, especially the water-soluble ones,which they are good for you bowl movement. Moreover, they bind to fatty acids, and encourage their excretion from the body.
For this recipe, If you add more eggs it will be fluffier, but that means of course extra calories and fats. I’ve tried it with 2 eggs, and 3 eggs. You just need to adjust the almond flour amount and milk too. If you want this dish to be dairy free, you can skip milk or add almond milk. However, the outcome won’t be the same.
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp of candied ginger diced
- 2 medium apricots diced
- 1 tsp honey
- 1 Tb butter
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 1 Tb milk
- ½ Tb almond flour
- Toppings: (optional)
- Toasted almonds
- Maple syrup
- In a small skillet, melt butter then add the candied ginger and dried apricots, saute for 5 minutes on low heat, add cinnamon and honey too.
- In a small bowl , mix eggs, milk, and almond flour.
- Pour the egg batter over the sauted apricots and ginger.
- keep on low heat for 5-10 minutes, you need the upper side to be almost done before flip.
- Flip, keep it for 1 minute or two, then serve immediately
- The omelette is sweet already, but if you feel like eating pancake go and add butter and maple syrup and some toasted almonds while its still hot.