Gluten Free Apple Pie Omelette

Gluten Free Apple Pie Omelette Recipe

I used to eat in this diner; it was a charming place with good coffee, friendly waitresses and a large menu of all-American comfort food.

They had a large 6 by 4 foot revolving carousel at the front filled with mile high lemon meringue pies, enormous country apple pies and chocolate cakes about 12 inches high. Needless to say, almost every patron succumbed to the lure of the dessert carousel. I believe, for many, the desserts were a big draw.

I, however, was more enamored with the omelettes. They were fluffy, soufflé-type omelettes you could order with almost infinite choices of fillings and toppings.

The omelettes were not only delicious, they were a fairly safe gluten free bet; they were one of the few things cooked separately in a pan and not on the grill alongside things like pancakes and French Toast. They were also a bargain – made with 4 eggs, each omelette could feed two people.

Making this omelette at home is even more of a bargain – for just a couple dollars, I can treat myself to a filling, satisfying, and Sunday-special breakfast in about 15 minutes.

This Gluten Free Apple Pie Omelette is everything I want in a breakfast – protein packed, a little sweet, and easy. The trick to creating these fluffy omelette is low and slow cooking; this allows the eggs to cook through, remain light and have a lovely golden brown outside and creamy inside. As always, I use organic, pastured, cage-free eggs. The yolks are rich and the whites whisk up light and airy (I use Nature’s Yoke eggs – they are the freshest I can find). For a little crunch (always welcome at breakfast) I add some toasted walnuts. This is entirely optional if you are nut free.

Gluten Free Apple Pie Omelette Recipe

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Gluten Free Apple Pie Omelette
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Gluten Free Apple Pie Omelette Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time16 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 709kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • 1 medium apple peeled, cored and thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 large organic pastured eggs
  • 2 tablespoons cream milk or dairy free milk
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon butter or dairy free butter
  • 3 tablespoons grated cheddar cheese or dairy free cheese substitute
  • 2 tablespoons toasted walnuts roughly chopped – optional


  • Place the apple slices in a small, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook until they soften and start to brown, about 5 minutes. Add the maple syrup and cinnamon, toss to coat, cook for another 30 seconds, then remove from the heat. Set aside.
  • Separate the eggs, placing the whites in one mixing bowl and the yolks in another. To the yolks, add the cream and a pinch of salt and pepper. Whisk to combine.
  • With a handheld mixer or whisk, beat the whites just until soft peaks form.
  • Fold the egg whites into the yolk mixture. Melt the butter in a 5 inch, non-stick pan over low heat. Add the egg mixture to the pan and cook for 3 minutes. Sprinkle the cheese over the top, layer on the cooked apples and cover the pan. Cook for another 5 – 6 minutes or until the eggs are set and the bottom is golden brown. Slide the omelette onto a plate and fold the one half of the omelette over the other. Serve immediately with the chopped walnuts on top if desired.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Apple Pie Omelette Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 709 Calories from Fat 459
% Daily Value*
Fat 51g78%
Saturated Fat 21g105%
Cholesterol 415mg138%
Sodium 462mg19%
Potassium 447mg13%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 28g31%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 1640IU33%
Vitamin C 8.4mg10%
Calcium 434mg43%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Tags: Apple Pie Dairy Free Eggs Gluten-Free Gluten-Free Recipes Nature's Yoke Omelet Recipe
  1. Jeni
    October 21, 2012

    This sounds like the perfect breakfast!

    1. Gluten Free & More
      October 21, 2012

      Thanks Jeni.

  2. Kelli
    October 21, 2012

    I used to order these kinds of omeletes at a diner too – then I found out they put pancake batter in them! Ug. Thanks for this recipe.

    1. Gluten Free & More
      October 21, 2012

      Oh no! That’s terrible. Well, these are gluten free for sure! Enjoy.

  3. Connie
    October 22, 2012

    As much as I love eggs and omelettes, I have an gluten, egg and dairy intolerance. This sounds so good and I always look to see if I can substitute items that I can tolerate. Any suggestion for this recipe?

    1. Gluten Free & More
      October 26, 2012

      Hi Connie – I am not the egg substitution expert but I would say that whatever you would usually substitute for making an omelette or scrambled eggs, you can use. It won’t be as light because you aren’t separating the eggs but it will still taste wonderful. The dairy is easy to sub out you can even leave out the cheese all together.

  4. October 22, 2012

    I love this idea! it looks delish! I can’t say I have ever eaten a fruit filled omelette before. I have also not seperated my eggs. Does it make it fluffier for the effort?

    1. Gluten Free & More
      October 26, 2012

      Hi Danielle, yes, separating the eggs makes it much fluffier and gives it a softer texture.

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  6. Hemrid
    November 8, 2012

    I like to eat omelette. It is so tasty and also healthy. This post contains all of favorite food items. Thanks for this post.

    1. Gluten Free & More
      November 9, 2012

      My pleasure, enjoy!

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  8. December 1, 2012

    This looks amazing! I can’t wait to try this!

    1. Gluten Free & More
      December 1, 2012

      Thanks Katie, enjoy!

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  12. Anni
    June 2, 2013

    Any tips to make this for a larger group i.e. 20 persons? I would like to separate and whip all of the eggs at once. Is that advisable?

    1. Gluten Free & More
      June 5, 2013

      I don’t see why you couldn’t whip all the eggs at once, just not sure how you are going to cook an omelette that large unless you are making individuals in which case no probem. The place where I eat brunch every Sunday whips up all their omelette eggs before. Let me know how it turns out – wosh I could have given you more positive advice :)

    2. MPaula
      December 24, 2015

      Just today I found a recipe that poaches individual omelettes in resealable plastic bags: Bring large pot of water to simmer. Pour beaten eggs into bpa-free resealable sandwich bags; season. Add favorite fillings – shredded cheese, sautéed vegetables – and seal bags, pressing out air. Lower bags into simmering water; cook until just set, 5-7 min. Cut bags open; slide onto plates.
      Top omelettes with cooked apples and walnuts.

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  14. Omlet
    February 3, 2021

    This looks amazing! Can’t wait to try it. Pinning it now!

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