I recently stumbled upon an article on Extra Crispy titled “This Sweet Omelet Will Make You Forget All About That Doughnut,” so naturally, my interests were fully piqued. Mainly because the author opted for the lengthy spelling of “doughnut,” yet went with the shorter spelling of “omelet,” but also because it takes a lot for me to forget about donuts and I needed to put this claim to the test. My thoughts and reaction to this recipe are below the instructions.
In a slightly off-topic rant, it irks me when I find a recipe online I want to try from a blogger, but then have to scroll through a wall of text in order to find the recipe. I’m going to start a revolution and put recipes towards the top of blog posts, mainly because people are hungry and don’t always want to know every detail as to why someone was inspired to make a certain dish. If you really want to know, that info will be provided after the recipe.
Recipe (from Rebecca Frisker at Extra Crispy)
2 eggs, separated
Pinch of cream of tartar
½ T sugar
Butter for pan
Toppings of choice (fruit, honey, powdered sugar, etc.)
- Put egg whites into a large bowl with the cream of tartar and whisk until soft peaks (I used an electric hand mixer)
- Whisk egg yolks with the sugar. Fold egg mixtures together until combined.
- Melt butter in a pan on medium heat. Cook omelet for 2-3 minutes, then flip and cook an additional 1-2 minutes.
- Slide omelet onto plate and fill with desired toppings.
I don’t know where I went wrong, but my omelet looked nothing like that smooth, pale yellow masterpiece on Rebecca Frisker’s article. Nonetheless, my fiancé and I both really enjoyed this. Is it going to ever replace a donut for me? No, but if I’m craving something sweet in the morning, this would be a great go-to item. Since everything is about macros to me right now, let’s break it down:
A glazed donut from Dunkin’ Donuts is 260 calories.
31g Carbs • 14g Fat • 3g Protein
This sweet omelet (just the omelet and powdered sugar) is 194 calories.
9g Carbs • 11g Fat • 12.5g Protein
When looking at macros, the omelet is the clear winner. If you’re only looking at the caloric content of each and you’re craving a donut, get the donut. Otherwise this will only satiate you until you satisfy your craving. If you care about the amount of protein you’re getting and/or just want something sweet, try this omelet. I feel as though this is more of a replacement for a crepe than a donut based on the filling options along with taste and texture. Either way, this is a great sweet breakfast if you’re gluten free.
Cooking it was a breeze. I made two in a matter of 15 minutes, and they come out super fluffy. I followed the cook time in the instructions and it’s great if you like your eggs a little on the dry side. Next time I make this, I’ll probably scale it back a little.
If you’re making two, I’d recommend either making one large one and splitting it, or separately mixing the eggs for each. One struggle I ran into was keeping the eggs mixed together and pouring the combination into the pan without it separating.
We topped our omelets with fresh berries, a drizzle of honey, and a dusting of powdered sugar, but the possibilities are endless. The omelet itself was sweet, but mostly flavorless, so as a general rule, I’d say anything you can put in a crepe can be put into this. Nutella and banana, anyone?
This was a fun, little experiment and definitely something I’d make again. Let me know if you’re planning on trying it or if you have any other recipes I should know of! Thank you for reading and stay shameless!