Sunday, June 9, 2013

Paleo Quiche w Coconut Flour Crust


Apparently, not all real men eat quiche. The caveman has a very strong aversion to the dish and wouldn't even sample today's recipe. Meanwhile my kids are at their dad's, so I'm the only one who has tried it.

AND I loved it, so if I wind up eating the entire thing myself, so be it! I have offered up a few egg pies on here, but have always relied on cauliflower to either create or crust or use as "grits" within it. I was excited to stumble upon this crust (again thanks to Just Eat Real Food) that Things My Belly Likes had adapted.

I followed the recipe to the letter (except for subbing coconut oil for the butter) and found my crust got a little overdone at the edges so I'm amending my directions (to maintain the oven temp at 350 as opposed to increasing it to 375).

For my filling I used a combination of linguica sausage, spinach and green onions. Any combination of meat and vegetables would work. I would definitely stick to savory flavors, as there's a natural sweetness to the coconut flour in the crust.

Paleo Quiche with Coconut Flour Crust

crust:
adapted from Things My Belly Likes

1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
2 eggs, beaten
3/4 cup coconut flour
1/2 tsp. sea salt

Preheat oven to 350. Combine eggs and coconut oil until well-blended. Stir in coconut flour and salt and mix until a dough forms. Grease a pie plate and press dough into the bottom and up the sides, into an even layer. Prick dough all over with a fork. Bake for 10 minutes and set aside.

filling:
5 beaten eggs
1/2 cup coconut milk
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
pinch of black pepper
12 oz. linguica sausage, crumbled
2 cups chopped baby spinach
2 minced green onions

Combine eggs, milk and seasoning in a large bowl. Cook sausage over medium heat until brown, then remove with a slotted spoon to bowl with the eggs.. Lower heat and cook spinach in sausage grease until wilted. Stir spinach into egg mixture. Add green onions and mix again.

Pour egg mixture over crust. Return to oven and bake for 25 minutes or until the center is firm. Allow to cool slightly before cutting.

26 comments:

  1. I am making this later in the week. Can't wait!

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    1. let me know how you like it! :)

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  2. What a great recipe; thanks for posting it! I substituted different meat and added tarragon. Will be making it again soon.

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  3. I made this tonight - the crust was delightful. I actually was looking for a coconut flour crust but also ended up following your quiche recipe and used broccoli and cheddar. My husband and three daughters loved it. Thanks!

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    1. I am at my happiest when I hear/read that kids liked my recipes! So glad this was a hit.

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  4. OH.MY.GOODNESS!!! This was THE best thing I've enjoyed in a while!!! SOOOO good. I made this for a work brunch Friday and everyone (including me) loved it as did my GF roommate. I'm wondering though 1-how long does this last in the fridge and 2-if its possible to freeze leftovers (aren't there frozen quiches?). Have you tried/had any success freezing and reheating this?

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    1. So glad you and your friends enjoyed it! Hmm... I haven't ever had enough to warrant freezing (oops!). Here are some tips I found on how long it should last in fridge & best way to freeze: http://www.stilltasty.com/fooditems/index/18131

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  5. Thanks for taking time to respond Susan! I LOVED the sausage but am going to try it again and replace it with sun-dried tomatoes (maybe even feta) and see how that works out........

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    1. I'm obsessed with sun-dried tomatoes... that sounds great!

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  6. My fiance and I just started 100% Paleo and I miss having something quick and easy (but filling) on hand to munch on for lazy nights when we would have ordered pizza. I look forward to making this over the weekend. I'm at altitude, so I will be curious to see if it turns out as pretty as yours! Thanks for the great recipe!

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    1. Please let me know when/if you make it and how it turns out! thanks!

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  7. Great recipe, just made it. Only with different filling :)

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    1. What did you use? I love that you can make so many different variations on this… the base crust would compliment so many flavors!

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  8. my dough is not forming?? not having much luck with paleo cooking so far... any idea what I'm doing wrong? it's just not sticking together?!

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    1. Hmmm… my best bet is your ratio of coconut oil to flour is off. If it's too wet I would say to add more coconut flour a little at a time to bind it together.

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  9. I made this recipe this morning. I too had an issue with the crust being too sticky but adding a touch more coconut flour worked perfectly. I also added 4 chopped hard boiled eggs. It was great! Thank you!

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    1. I'm glad you were able to get it to come together. Hard-boiled eggs sounds like a delicious addition!

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  10. Hi Susan! Do you have the nutritional info for this recipe by chance?

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    1. Hi Gentrie! So sorry, but I don't calculate nutritional info. I've heard some people have had luck entering recipe ingredients into Sparkpeople.com though.

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  11. Made this today!!! Amazing!!! Thank you!

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    1. so glad you enjoyed it Danielle! Thanks for letting me know :)

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  12. Can we do this as a healthier version (sans meat)? We can't do red meat for health reasons but would love the GF crust and eggs! :)

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    1. Of course you can! You could fill this with a ton of veggies or whatever works for you. The base crust recipe would work with any fillings. Enjoy!

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  13. Fabulous recipe! I did change it up a little (bacon instead of sausage and added a little parmesan) but I think that just shows how flexible it is. I do notice the crust is very dry when reheated but still think it's great and will make it again. Thank you!

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