Quiche can seem like an easy feat. But it takes just the right touch to balance egg to veggie, filling to crust, and general herb to spice ratios in this French inspired breakfast of Paleo champions. There isn’t much to modify here. Just use those good ol’ trusty almond and coconut flours in your seasoned crust instead of wheat, and you’re just about set. The coconut milk adds a subtle sweetness to the 8 egg filling. Bacon adds the crunch and salt, and basil brings in the bright floral flavors. Black pepper and paprika bring the onions, sweet peppers, mushrooms and spinach up to speed. It’s all in on this one. Let it cook and set, then slice and serve.
Total Time to Make: 60 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
- 1 cups almond flour
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1 cage-free egg
- 1 cage-free egg white
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/4 teaspoon Celtic Sea salt
- 8 eggs
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 6 slices nitrate-free bacon
- 1 small onion thinly sliced
- 1 bell pepper
- 1 1/2 cups mushrooms sliced
- 1 cup fresh spinach
- Small bunch fresh basil leaves
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon Celtic sea salt
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- For Crust, add almond and coconut flours, egg , egg white , dried basil and salt to medium mixing bowl. Mix until dough pulls together.
- Press dough into a pie pan with hands or large wooden spoon. Dock dough with a fork to avoid bubbling.
- Bake crust for 15 – 20 minutes, until golden and lightly toasted.
- While Crust bakes, heat medium pan over medium-high heat.
- Dice bacon and add to hot pan. Sauté until crispy, then set bacon aside.
- Peel onion. Stem, seed and vein bell pepper. Thinly slice onion and bell pepper. Slice mushrooms. Sauté in hot bacon drippings about 3 minutes. Then add spinach and wilt slightly. Remove from heat.
- Beat eggs and coconut milk together in a large bowl with hand mixer or whisk. Add crisp bacon, sautéed veggies. Chiffon basil, and add to eggs with salt, pepper and paprika.
- Pour egg mixture into par baked crust. Bake for 25 – 30 minutes, until center is just set but still slightly jiggly.
- Let cool for 15 minutes. Then slice and serve warm.
Quiche is another French staple, but one that won’t impact your thighs, like that of French fries. You can add your favorite flavors and create out of this world combinations. So go wild with artichoke, avocado, chorizo, smoked salmon, asparagus or even ground beef. Let your imagination soar and keep the kitchen a place for fun and freedom. Vive la révolution!