I used to not be a fan of quiche. As I got older, my taste in food changed and now I am a bit obsessed with it. It’s hard to find a gluten-free version at restaurants and nearly impossible to find a grain-free and paleo quiche such as the one below. One time I tried to just eat around the crust at a restaurant: it was a disaster. I got very ill and learned my lesson for good.
One thing I love about paleo quiche is you get about 8 servings in a 9-inch pan. This means you can eat it and eat it and eat it! Helps big time if you are on the go! I usually make my filling slightly different and cook it in a more complicated way, but I wanted to make sure that this was a recipe anyone could follow, so I made it as simple as possible. The only vegetables I had on hand were part of an onion and some zucchini (I desperately need to go grocery shopping), therefore this is what I used. You are more than welcome to use peas, chicken, spinach, etc. Just be sure to follow the directions no matter what you are using.
Paleo Gluten-Free Quiche
- Crust Ingredients:
- 3 cups almond flour
- ½ teaspoon oregano, coarsely chopped or dried
- ¼ teaspoon sage, chopped fine or powdered
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- ¼ cup melted butter (yummmmmmm)
- Filling Ingredients:
- 7 eggs
- ¼ onion, minced
- 1 zucchini, grated
- 1 teaspoon butter
- Preheat oven to 350F degrees (convection).
- In a bowl mix all crust ingredients together (should be pretty sticky and solid).
- In a 9″ tart pan press dough onto sides and bottom evenly. Make sure there are no cracks for the eggs to seep out. (You can also use a pie dish or anything you have access to. Just make sure the crust is evenly distributed so it can cook well. Should be ¼″ – ½″ thick.).
- Place in center of oven for 10 minutes (while the crust is cooking start on the filling) Do not overcook the crust. It's better to undercook it than overcook it, so if after 10 minutes you aren’t sure if it is done just take it out.
- Place onion and zucchini in a skillet with butter. Cook on medium heat until softened.
- Once crust is out of the oven, evenly spread onion/zucchini mixture on top of the cooked crust.
- In a bowl crack all 7 eggs and whip with a beater or fork. Make sure eggs are well mixed. The more you beat them, the fluffier your quiche will be.
- Pour eggs on top of onion/zucchini mixture.
- Place pan back into center of oven for 22 minutes. Eggs should be fully cooked through when done. You will be able to feel with your finger if the quiche is done.
- Take out and let cool (place on top of stove or on cooling rack).
- If you used a tart pan, let the quiche cool before removing from pan. If you used a pie pan you can cut quiche directly from pan.