Orange Coconut Omelette

Strange combination you say?

Perhaps.

But I swear to God, it really, truly works. Nah, scratch that. It more than works: it totally DELIVERS!

So much so, if it wasn’t for the fact that I am in the middle of a Whole30®, (well, more like a Whole62) I would definitely push the envelope and stuff this baby with pecans and caramelized apples and drizzle loads of maple syrup over the whole thing, too!

Pretty much as I would a crêpe.

Orange Coconut Omelette | by Sonia! The Healthy Foodie

In fact, to me, this omelette happens to be some sort of a mix between an omelette and a crêpe… and for sure, next time I get a craving for crêpes, I will be making a super thin version of this, instead. I’m absolutely positive that it will more than satisfy!

Yes, it does taste very eggy. Obviously, since eggs are basically the only ingredient that the recipe calls for! 

But the addition of coconut milk and orange zest to the mix, as well as the use of coconut oil as a cooking fat really gives the final product some sort of a sweet and tangy little edge that is not at all unpleasant to the palate.

Orange Coconut Omelette | by Sonia! The Healthy Foodie

I get the feeling that I will be experimenting quite a bit with this one, too. But for now, I am really liking it just as it is, with a little bit of coconut shavings.

I am telling you, coconut and eggs work really, really well together.

So much so that, since I discovered that flavor combo, I started adding toasted coconut shavings to my scrambled eggs, too! But then again, I might have a slight addiction to coconut and tend to put it in everything, in some form or another…

But seriously, if you happen to like coconut too, you should definitely give it a try. It’s surprisingly good.

Apparently, so are toasted almonds… I have yet to try that one!

Orange Coconut Omelette | by Sonia! The Healthy Foodie

I’m telling you, the more I eat eggs, the more I love ‘em.

I wonder how I managed to be without them for so long… 

Orange Coconut Omelette

Yield: Serves 1

NF is based on 1 serving

Orange Coconut Omelette

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 large eggs
  • ¼ cup full fat coconut milk
  • ½ tsp orange zest
  • Pinch salt and black pepper
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Add coconut oil to a non-stick pan and heat over medium-high heat.
  2. Meanwhile, add eggs, orange zest, salt, pepper and coconut milk to a small mixing bowl and give this a good whisk, until slightly frothy.
  3. Pour that mixture into the preheated pan and swirl it around to spread your omelette evenly over the entire surface of the pan. Let the omelette settle for a few seconds then run a heat resistant rubber spatula around the edge to sort of break it down a little bit, then start swirling again. You want some of the uncooked eggs from the top to get under the omelette. Don’t be afraid to break it up a little bit. Repeat that process 2 or 3 times until the top really starts to set. Remove from heat and let your omelette sit for a few minutes until the top is completely (or almost completely) set. You can cover it if you want to speed things up a bit...
  4. Delicately slide your omelette onto serving plate, (fold it in half while doing so if desired) and garnish with fresh (or dry, or toasted) unsweetened coconut shavings.
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Orange Coconut Omelette | by Sonia! The Healthy Foodie

Look at how nice and golden and poofy this baby is! 

Orange Coconut Omelette | by Sonia! The Healthy Foodie

I served my omelette with a few fresh fruits, mini cucumbers, coleslaw and some of my delicious Liver Pâté.

Oh, and green tea, too! Let’s not forget the green tea!

Orange Coconut Omelette | by Sonia! The Healthy Foodie

I love how you can still see the beautiful bright orange specks from the orange zest… 

Orange Coconut Omelette | by Sonia! The Healthy Foodie

Here, try a bite, why don’t you? 

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Comments

  1. says

    I always saute my eggs in coconut oil, and yes, it makes them taste amazing! Never thought of adding extra coconut. Great idea!

  2. Karen says

    I’ve heard of coconut oil but have never tried using it. This recipe is my excuse to go out and buy some. Sounds yummy.

  3. says

    My goodness, totally made my mouth water! I typically order takeouts from a nearby Chinese Restaurant in the Capalaba area because it saves me more time but I think this is a fast and fairly easy meal to do, I might give this a try thanks!

  4. says

    Oh my goodness, I made this yesterday and it was amazing! I used 2 eggs and 3 tbsp of coconut milk. I also drizzled coconut butter on top instead of the flakes. Mmm, so good!!!

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