Date Chai Omelette

Our unusual take on this popular breakfast dish, combines the goodness of dates with eggs for a power-packed meal to see you through the day
Date Chai Omelette
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Date Chai Omelette
April 28, 2020
Preparation Time 10 minutes
Cooking Time 10 minutes
Serves 1
PHOTO BY Katelyn Allegra
RECIPE BY Katelyn Allegra
FOOD STYLING BY Katelyn Allegra & Cassandra Upton


For the filling

100g fresh dates, pitted and chopped
½ tbsp date syrup
½ tbsp spinneysFOOD Bottled Drinking Water
1 tbsp chai spice

For the omelette

2 large eggs
½ tsp vanilla
½ tbsp butter

To serve

Double-cream yoghurt (optional)


  • 1

    To make the filling, combine the dates, syrup, water and chai spice in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce to a low heat and simmer, covered, until saucy, approx. 8-10 minutes.

  • 2

    Meanwhile, separate one of the eggs, putting the white in its own bowl. Combine the yolk with the other whole egg in a small bowl.

  • 3

    Add a pinch of sugar to the egg white and whisk it until it holds soft peaks.

  • 4

    Whisk the vanilla into the egg yolk mixture until fully combined. Gently fold the whipped white into the egg yolk mixture.

  • 5

    In a medium-sized non-stick frying pan, heat the butter over a medium to medium-low heat until it has melted and started to foam. Pour in the eggs.

  • 6

    Cook, without disturbing until the eggs are quite set and about ¾ of the way cooked through. Then, gently use a spatula to flip the omelette. Let it cook for 1 minute.

  • 7

    Top with a spoonful or two of the filling and fold the omelette over the filling. Transfer to a plate and top with more of the filling plus a dollop of double-cream yoghurt.


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