(Photo Credit: The pic above is from Ellie Bullen’s Instagram.)

I did an absolute double take when I saw the pic above. Seriously. First of all, I wondered why someone who ate plant-based would have an egg for breakfast. Then, once I read a little bit more of the article, I had to take another look at the “egg” she had created because I wasn’t sure how it was even possible. It looks so real!

Australian nutritionist and travel blogger, Ellie Bullen, 25, lives a plant-based life and regularly shares pics of her meals on her social media sites. But it was when the Bali-based beauty shared the image of her “egg on toast” 1 that her part of the internet blew up.

Using a “selection of vegan-friendly ingredients” she thinks she’s perfected the perfect recipe for a fried egg. And, she says it takes like a regular egg! Check out her video below! (My mouth is watering!!!!!!!!!!0

Ingredients needed to make Ellie Bullen’s vegan egg on toast:2

  • Nutritional yeast
  • Black salt
  • Diced pumpkin
  • Rice flour
  • Cornflour
  • Coconut milk
  • Salt, Pepper, and water
  • Olive oil
  • Organic Mighty Spread (a healthier version of Vegemite)
  • Avocados
  • Well fermented sourdough bread
  • Lemon juice to taste


  1. Cut up and de-skin a portion of the pumpkin (she used 170 grams to recreate the egg yolk) and boil it.
  2. While the pumpkin is boiling you can move onto the egg white. Empty 1/4 cup of rice flour, 1/4 cup of coconut milk, one tablespoon of water and a good pinch of salt into a bowl. (Set this “rice batter” aside for now.)
  3. Take a tablespoon of nutritional yeast, two tablespoons of corn flour, two tablespoons of water, two tablespoons of olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper, a pinch of Himalayan salt and 1/4 teaspoon of the black salt and place them all together in a blender or food processor.
  4. After the pumpkin cooks, drain and add into the blender. Pulse the ingredients together, once blended, set aside in a separate cup.
  5. With a saucepan on medium to high heat, pour two tablespoons of the rice batter into the hot pan, it should take around 30 seconds to set. Then, put the “yolk” into the center. The edges of the “egg” will crisp up, similar to a traditional egg.

What do you think about this “egg”? Will you try and recreate this recipe? If so, please do share it with us, including pics!

XO~ Erin


  1. Daily Mail