Quiche (done right) is an amazing and healthy protein filled breakfast and or brunch option! While most of the recipes we post are ones that take under 30 minutes to prepare for those of you who are time pressed, this is one of the few recipes that takes longer than 20-30 minutes to prepare and get onto the table! We are big believers in healthy eating made simple. That being said, once in a while we will create a meal that takes a bit longer and it passes our ‘is it really worth it’ taste test from friends and family!
This recipe passed! It is healthy, gluten free and grain free, high protein and absolutely delicious!
Gluten-Free, Grain-Free Protein Quiche Recipe
Pie crust –
2 whole eggs
1 cup almond meal (you can substitute with coconut or cassava flour)
1/4 cup water
4 whole eggs
7 egg whites
1 cup chopped raw spinach
1 tablespoon raw chopped dill
1/4 teaspoon salt (preferably Himalayan)
Small handful of sub dried organic tomatoes (cut into slices)
1/3 teaspoon garlic powder
4 strips organic turkey bacon
1/4 small red onion
Dash of black pepper
Dash if basil
Dash of oregano
1/3 cup organic shredded Mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup organic shredded cheddar cheese
**For a super clean and even healthier version, skip the cheese!
Cook turkey bacon on medium high heat in a frying pan for about 3 minutes on each side or until well done or slightly browned on each side. Remove from heat and place strips on a plate to cool. Once the turkey bacon cools, tear each piece into tiny pieces.
Chop onions into small pieces. Use the greasy frying pan to sauté the chopped onions.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix until smooth batter. Grease circular baking pan and then scoop the batter in. Using your fingers press batter evenly to putter edges filling the whole pan. Pat until flat. Then using your two fingers (pointer and index) press the batter up the sides until you have created a shell or pie crust shape. Bake for 12-20 minutes or until you can poke a tooth pick or fork into pie crust without goopy batter on it when you pull it back out of the crust. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 15-30 minutes.
Mix eggs, veggies, cheese, turkey bacon and seasoning into a bowl and beat or mix. Pour mixture directly into pie crust (leave pie crust in same baking pan).
Place on oven rack and bake at 400 for 40-50 minutes. Cool 15 minutes. Serve hot or place in refrigerator and serve cold! Bon Appetite!