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Caramelized Onion & Apple Omelet

This Caramelized Onion & Apple Omelet is to die for! It consists of a thin layer of eggs wrapped around sweet onions and apples. This recipe is perfect for Easter brunch — or really any time of year! The onions take a bit of time to caramelize, but they are definitely worth the wait!

Caramelized Onion & Apple Omelet

This is my favorite omelet on the planet! I’ve been making a version of this omelet for a year or so, and it never fails me. I’ve made it with cheese before — try Gruyere, Swiss, or Parmesan — but for the sake of this Paleo blog, we’ll keep it 100% dairy-free. (Please ignore the snowdrifts of cheese in the photos; I needed something to add texture and interest!) Besides, it’s what’s on the inside that counts: soft, caramelized apples and onions.

p.s. Skip the cheese to make this Whole30 approved!

Caramelized Onion & Apple Omelet

Caramelized Onion & Apple Omelet

In case you’re confused about the oranges in this photo shoot . . . so am I. I shot this on the same day as the Broccoli Rice Bibimbap (which I just made for dinner last night, by the way!), and I had leftover oranges from the shoot. Since omelets are breakfast food, I thought I might use a few sunny orange slices in lieu of orange juice (a traditional breakfast food, right? or drink?). Well. Anyway, they were pretty, so I’m not complaining.

Pretty food is always more appealing, right? The second recipe of this week is one of the prettiest things I’ve made for the blog, and I love it even though I don’t think it’s the best-tasting! (The best-tasting recipe would probably be . . . wait, I don’t even know that. I can’t choose a favorite!! That’s like asking a mother to choose her favorite child, except not really.)

Caramelized Onion & Apple Omelet

I don’t make omelets very often because I’m obsessed with fried eggs (see this basic recipe, this sweet potato hash, this sweet potato bowl, this plantain bowl, and this avocado toast). Due to my unfortunate shortcoming, I had to use online resources to find the perfect omelet recipe. Incredibleegg.org came to my rescue with an awesome recipe for thin omelets that are durable and just the littlest bit crispy. Check out their recipe here! I adapted their recipe to make a three-egg omelet, and I added my own filling.

The filling is so good! Vegetable candy + sweet-tart apples = pure heaven. Trust me on this! I know apples and onions might sound weird together, but they are actually divine. 🙂

Caramelized Onion & Apple Omelet

If you haven’t tried caramelized onions before, you’re missing out. Sure, they take forever to cook and they smell up your whole kitchen, but they are basically vegetable candy. Caramelized onions are worth the (literal) tears you have to put into them! I hope you try this recipe, because it really is delicious!

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Caramelized Onion & Apple Omelet
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 60 minutes
Servings
omelet
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 60 minutes
Servings
omelet
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Cook the onion over medium heat with the coconut oil and salt until it begins to soften.
  2. Once the onions have cooked down and begun to brown, add the apples. Once the apples are soft, reduce the heat to medium-low and continue to cook for about an hour. (Until the apples and onions are very soft and sticky. They should reduce in size.)
  3. Beat the eggs and water together in a small bowl. Add a pinch each of salt and pepper.
  4. Heat the butter or coconut oil in a 10-inch pan over medium-high heat. Pour in the eggs. Immediately, push the edges into the center and tilt the pan to allow the uncooked eggs to touch the pan and set up.
  5. Once the top of the eggs has set up completely, spoon the caramelized apples and onions onto one half of the omelet. Add cheese, if desired. Fold the omelet in half and serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

Find Incredibleegg.org's omelet recipe here!

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