This mini eggless quiche recipe is the perfect make ahead breakfast for anyone who can't eat eggs or is simply looking to mix it up!
We eat a lot of eggs in my house. After all, we have chickens which means delicious, fresh eggs are always at our fingertips!
But I know there are many out there who can't eat eggs, or simply don't like them, which is why I'm bringing you an egg-free alternative this morning – Mini Eggless Quiche with Spinach, Sun-dried Tomato & Gruyere.
But how can you make quiche without eggs?! Aren't they kind of the main ingredient?
Well, yes, that's true. But these little bites of goodness do a lovely job of mimicking the classic breakfast item, with plenty of savory flavor and a variety of tasty add-ins.
Trust me, even as an egg lover myself, I find these to be quite delicious and totally satisfying.
So how do you make mini eggless quiche? It's quite simple!
You'll start by thawing your frozen spinach in a colander and squeezing out all of the excess liquid. This step is important! Make sure to get all of that water our for the proper texture.
Next, you'll chop your onion, garlic and sun-dried tomatoes. You'll then saute your onion, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes and spinach and set aside.
In a large bowl, you'll mix your chickpea flour with water before adding the spices and then, finally, the veggie mixture. Lastly, you'll bake your mini chickpea flour quiche in an oiled or lined mini muffin pan for 25 minutes at 350 degrees. If you prefer larger mini quiche, you can use a standard size muffin pan for 30-35 minutes.
I hope you love this one and that it expands your breakfast (or lunch) horizons!
Mini Eggless Quiche with Spinach, Sun-dried Tomatoes & Gruyere
- 16 oz frozen spinach
- 1/2 yellow onion
- 2-3 cloves garlic
- 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 2 cups chickpea flour
- 2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 3/4 cup grated gruyere
- Thaw 16oz frozen spinach in colander & squeeze out any excess liquid.
- Chop 1/2 a yellow onion.
- Finely chop 2-3 cloves garlic.
- Finely chop 1/2c sun-dried tomatoes.
- Heat 2tsp oil in a skillet. Add 1/2 an onions, 2-3 cloves chopped garlic & 1/2 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes. Saute 2-3 minutes. Add spinach, separating well.
- In a large bowl, whisk 2 cups chickpea flour and 3 cups water. Add 2tsp salt, ½tsp turmeric & 1/4tsp nutmeg. Whisk until smooth batter forms.
- Add cooked spinach mixture and 3/4c grated gruyere (optional), combining well.
- Oil a mini muffin tin or line with muffin liners. Fill with batter 4/5 of the way to the top. Bake for 25 minutes at 350 F or until the quiches look browned and crispy.*
Do these mini eggless quiche work for a make ahead breakfast?
Yes! Mini Eggless Quiche are the perfect make ahead breakfast. We actually created this recipe for a “Make Ahead Breakfasts” bonus for our Premium subscribers. (Side note – the premium subscription includes SO many bonuses like this!)
You have two options when using these for a make ahead breakfast.
If you plan to use them that week, simply store in the fridge. If you'd like them to last longer, flash freeze by laying in a single layer on a baking sheet in the freezer. Then transfer to a freezer container and defrost as needed.
When you're ready to enjoy, reheat individual quiche in a 350 F oven for 15-20 minutes, or until heated through. Or, you can reheat in the microwave or even enjoy them cold!
What's the nutrition like for these chickpea flour quiche?
In addition to being savory and delicious, these mini chickpea flour quiche are nutritional powerhouses. They offer a nice mix of protein, carbs and fats and are full to the brim with veggies for a vitamin-packed start to your day. Here are a few of the nutritional highlights:
Spinach (Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Folic Acid, Calcium, Iron)
Spinach is great for your eye health and may help prevent inflammation. Due to its high fiber content, it's also great for digestion. Plant compounds in spinach may also help prevent and slow the growth of certain cancers.
Tomatoes (Vitamin C, Potassium, Vitamin K, Folate, Lycopene)
Tomatoes are an excellent source of the antioxidant, lycopene. Lycopene is believed to be the reason that tomatoes are linked to lower rates of certain types of cancers. Eating tomatoes along with a source of fat, like the gruyere in this recipe, significantly increases how much lycopene your body absorbs.
Onion (Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Antioxidants, Folate, Potassium)
Did you know that the humble onion is actually packed with antioxidants? Antioxidants help protect you from free radicals that cause things like cancer and heart disease. Onions also have beneficial sulfides and polysulfides which may help protect against cancer.
Garlic (Beneficial Sulfur Compounds, Manganese, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Selenium)
Garlic has been used in homeopathic remedies for thousands of years and is thought to reduce the risk of heart disease, high cholesterol and some types of cancer. Eating garlic may also help prevent colds and other minor illnesses.
Scientists believe these substantial health benefits may stem primarily from garlic's sulfur compounds such as allicin, diallyl disulfide and sallyl cysteine.
Chickpea Flour (Folate, Iron, Magnesium, Thiamine)
Chickpea flour is simply made from ground up chickpeas. Initial studies show that chickpea flour may help combat a potentially harmful substance in processed foods called acrylamide. Chickpeas are also exceptionally high in folate and provide a good deal of fiber.
Where can I find chickpea flour?
More and more standard grocery stores offer chickpea flour. Look in the specialty or health food sections if you don't see it with the flour.
You can, of course, buy it online as well if you can't find it at the grocery store.
There is one thing you should know though – chickpea flour goes by many names! You may see it called garbanzo flour, gram flour or besan, in addition to chickpea flour. Its multiple names are not surprising as this ingredient has been used in many traditional cuisines around the world.
What should I serve with egg free quiche?
Egg free quiche are quite versatile. Just like regular quiche, these are equally enjoyable for breakfast and lunch.
If you're including these as part of lunch instead, I love serving them with a simple salad.
Eggless quiche would also be quite a thoughtful addition to a brunch spread, for anyone who can't enjoy eggs.
Finally, these make a great addition to a packed lunch as they are delicious either hot or cold.
I want more healthy make ahead breakfasts!
I hear ya! I'm a big believer in a hearty breakfast but there simply isn't always time in the morning to make something from scratch.
Here are a few of my go-to healthy make ahead breakfasts:
I have both a gluten free and a paleo version of this homemade granola and both are delicious! Granola is a lovely make-ahead breakfast. If you feel like making a double batch, it actually freezes quite well! Enjoy it over yogurt, with your favorite milk or simply by the delicious handful!
I love keeping a variety of muffins in the freezer and this recipe is a definite winner. Made with coconut flour and plenty of fresh lemon zest, these are light but satisfying.
Who doesn't want cookies for breakfast?! This is a fun one to serve the kiddos but it's equally delicious for adults. Sweetened with dates and full of plant-based protein from the peanut butter, these will leave you feeling great.
And if you want even more, make sure to check out my free download with breakfast hash freezer meals below!