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Gluten Free Broccoli and Cheddar Quiche

Often over-looked and understated, quiche is a staple in the brunch lineup. This Gluten Free Broccoli and Cheddar Quiche is versatile, a crowd-pleaser, and easy to make.  Yep…you heard it…it’s super easy!

Gluten Free Broccoli and Cheddar Quiche

quiche & questions


Is a frittata the same as a crustless quiche?

No. While frittatas and crustless quiche’s are similar in their ingredients, ultimately they are different. Frittata translates to mean “fried” in Italian. Frittata’s are first cooked/fried in a skillet or cast iron pan on a stove top before finishing off in the over while quiche’s are fully baked. Similar in ingredients, different in cooking techniques. 


Can I substitute regular cows milk for milk in this quiche? 

Yes! If you’re looking to cut down the calories and carbs in this recipe you can stick with the almond milk. But if you prefer the mouthfeel of regular milk use an equals mount to the almond milk.


Can I make a frittata or crustless quiche a day ahead? 

Yes! In fact, I recommend it. No crust, no problem. Since there’s no crust to get soggy you can prep this a day in advance. After baking your quiche allow it to cool down to room temperature fully before covering and storing in the fridge. When you’re ready, take the quiche out of the fridge and let it come back up to room temperature. Preheat the oven the 350°F. When the oven has heated, cover the quiche with foil so the top doesn’t burn and bake for ~15 minutes.

quiche ingredients

  • Broccoli Florets – Broccoli, a cruciferous vegetable, is a rich source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Antioxidants can help prevent the development of various conditions such as cancer, bone disease, immune disfunction, and inflammation.
  • Cheddar Cheese – Cheddar cheese is a good source of calcium and vitamin K — two of the most important nutrients for promoting bone health.
  • Almond Milk – Almond milk is often enriched with vitamin D, and consuming it often may help prevent vitamin D deficiency.
  • Heavy Cream – Heavy whipping cream contains necessary fat-soluble vitamins like Vitamin A, D, E, and K. Full-fat dairy products such as heavy whipping cream contain more of these vitamins than low-fat or nonfat dairy. This is why I always preach about full-fat dairy products over low or fat free. Fat-soluble vitamins are better absorbed by the body when they are consumed with fat.
  • Eggs – One egg contains 77 calories, 6 grams of protein and 5 grams of healthy fats.  Eggs also contain lots of trace minerals that are important for your body. I would consider an egg a super food.
  • Nutmeg – Nutmeg is a very powerful antioxidant. It has been found to have health benefits such as relieving pain, soothing indigestion, strengthening cognitive function, boost skin health, reduce insomnia, and improving blood circulation. 


must-have kitchen tools


I recommend adding your chopped broccoli florets to your baking dish and THEN pouring the egg mixture on top of it. When I mixed everything together the broccoli tended to stay at the top. Thus leaving an broccoli free bottom quiche behind.

Gluten Free Broccoli and Cheddar Quiche

Often over-looked and understated, quiche is a staple in the brunch lineup. Quiche is also versatile, crowd-pleasing, and easy to make.  Yep…you heard it…it’s super easy!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 3 mins
Course Breakfast
Servings 1

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup chopped broccoli florets 
  • ½ cup grated cheddar cheese 
  • cup almond milk
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 5 eggs
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • tsp black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees & spray a pie dish with oil.
  • Steam the chopped broccoli florets in the microwave with 1 tablespoon water until tender crisp and green but not mushy, about 2 1/2 to 3 minutes.
  • Evenly spread the broccoli in the dish and top it evenly with the grated cheddar cheese.
  • Make the egg mixture by whisking together the milk, heavy cream, eggs, salt, black pepper, and the nutmeg.
  • Pour the mixture into the dish and bake 35 to 40 minutes, until the center is set.

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