Crustless Breakfast Quiche (low carb)

crustless breakfast quiche

Goodmorning! I hope you guys are hungry for a delicious CRUSTLESS Breakfast Quiche complete with the works: bacon, eggs, cheese, mushrooms, tomato, onion…AND avocado (if you like).

It’s perfectly low carb AND gluten-free because I use BACON as the crust. (did anyone say bacon?!!)…

Yes! BACON! Which makes this a delicious breakfast/brunch option. But if you’re like me – you can eat bacon any time of the DAY or NIGHT!

The process is pretty straight forward…and quiche is SUCH a great thing to make because of how versatile it is. My recipe adds mushrooms, onions, tomato, and herbs – but you can toss in pretty much WHATEVER your heart desires if you follow the basic formula. Trust me – if you knew how easy it is to make QUICHE…you would make it every day (and probably get sick of it eventually, so don’t do that – resist the urge!).

 

crustless breakfast quiche

 

Let’s move on to that FORMULA I was talking about:


A basic quiche recipe has 3 components: 

  1. egg mixture = eggs + milk/cream…I use 6 eggs and 1/4 cup milk because I like subtracting calories that don’t matter.
  2. Cheese = I use 1 cup of cheese…you can use whatever combination of cheeses strike your fancy – I use a reduced-fat cheese like mozzarella.
  3. Filling = meat/vegetables…I used 1 cup mushrooms and 1/4 onion.

Now, usually a quiche would have a shortcrust pastry crust…but NOT THIS RECIPE 🙂 Here, I opted for probably the best possible substitute – BACON (which, let’s be honest is even better)!!

I could explain the recipe to you in 1 sentence: Line the pan with bacon, bake till crispy, then add the filling and the cheese, pour over the egg mixture and BAKE! See how simple? Terrible sentence, I know. So you might want to read the recipe below for a more accurate version. But that’s what it boils down to 🙂

Try my recipe and see how you like it, but I would like to encourage you guys to come up with some delicious fillings of your own. Try goats cheese, or whatever you have in the fridge (sundried tomatoes and feta; jalapenos and cheddar; asparagus and mushroom; roasted butternut and red onion…). There are some great combinations to try!

 


The Recipe


 

A pretty straightforward recipe:

  1. Line your pan with streaky bacon (as shown below). This will serve as the crust, so make sure not to use a pan that is too large – the bacon will shrink when cooked and not cover the pan properly.
  2. Bake the bacon in the oven till slightly crispy.
  3. Then add the filling and eggs and BAKE.

Easy peasy.

SOME VITAL COMPONENTS

crustless breakfast quiche

 

THE PROCESS

crustless breakfast quiche

 

FINISHED!

crustless breakfast quiche

 

SERVE WITH AVOCADO 🙂

crustless breakfast quiche

 

 

 

Crustless Breakfast Quiche (low carb)
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 6 servings
  • Calories: 165
  • Fat: 10g
  • Carbohydrates: 3g
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Sodium: 294mg
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 15g
  • Cholesterol: 188mg
Recipe type: Breakfast
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
A wonderfully easy low carb and gluten-free crustless quiche!
Ingredients
  • 8 slices streaky bacon
  • 6 large eggs
  • ¼ cup full cream milk
  • 1 cup grated cheese or 74g (I use reduced fat cheese)
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms (90g)
  • ¼ yellow onion, sliced (30g)
  • 1 tsp origanum
  • 4 slices tomato
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
  2. Line your pie dish with the streaky bacon until covered.
  3. Bake in the oven until a little crispy (15 mins plus minus).
  4. In the meantime, prepare your ingredients.
  5. Beat the eggs with the milk, origanum and salt and pepper.
  6. Remove bacon from the oven and drain most of the fat.
  7. Reduce oven temperature to 180 degrees Celsius.
  8. Place the mushrooms, cheese, and onion in the dish over the bacon.
  9. Cover with the egg mixture.
  10. Place the slices of tomato on top.
  11. Bake in the oven 35-45 minutes (I baked it for 40mins).
  12. Remove from the oven and allow to cool a bit before serving.
Notes
1. Feel free to mix cheeses. As long as it adds up to 1 cup (try mixing mozzarella and cheddar etc).
2. Serve with sliced avocado on the side.

 

crustless breakfast quiche

crustless breakfast quiche

 

crustless breakfast quiche

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