Gluten Free Quiche
If you are gluten intolerant, here are 2 quick and easy gluten free quiche recipes that taste really great.
Below are two of my best quiche recipes using almond flour as a crust in one, and potatoes in the other.
Gluten Free Vegetable Quiche with Potato Crust
Potato Pie Crust Ingredients:
9-inch pie plate
½ very thinly-sliced potato
2 teaspoons safflower, or olive oil
Dash of sea salt to taste
Directions For Potato Pie Crust:
Brush the pie plate with a small amount of oil.
Saute the potatoes until light golden brown in the remaining oil in a skillet.
Line the pie plate with the potato slices, forming a crust.
½ thinly-sliced, medium onion
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 Cup mushrooms, thinly sliced
1 cup broccoli (sliced into small spears)
1 cup fresh spinach (uncooked)
¼ cup roasted red peppers, finely chopped
1 clove thinly-sliced garlic
3 large eggs or 3 ½ EnerG egg replacer (whisked)
½ cup almond or rice milk
4 ounces goat cheese
1/2-1 teaspoon sea salt to taste
Dash of nutmeg (optional)
Saute garlic, mushrooms and onion in oil.
Add roasted red peppers, broccoli, and spinach to mixture and set aside.
Mix eggs, milk, salt, goat cheese, and nutmeg in blender, until smooth consistency.
Pour over potato crust, and bake at 350 degrees for approximately one hour, or until center of the quiche filling is firm.
This recipe serves 4-6, and is great when served with a salad, or fruit cup.
Mushroom and Broccoli Quiche with Gluten Free Almond Crust
Almond Crust Ingredients:
9-inch pie plate
1 ½ cups blanched almond flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
¼ cup olive oil
1 tablespoon water
Almond Crust Directions
In a large bowl, combine almond flour, baking soda, and salt.
Stir in olive oil and water, until combined thoroughly.
Press mixture into 9-inch pie plate.
Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
Remove from oven, cooling completely before adding quiche filling.
Quiche Filling Ingredients:
1 thinly-sliced medium onion
2 cups chopped broccoli
¼ cup sun-dried tomatoes
1 clove minced garlic
1 cup mushrooms (thinly sliced)
2 Tablespoons olive oil
4-5 ounces goat cheese
3 large eggs (whisked)
Directions For Quiche Filling:
Heat oil in a large skillet using medium heat.
Saute onion in oil until translucent (3 minutes).
Add remaining vegetables, sautéing until soft (6-8 minutes). In large bowl, combine goat cheese and eggs.
Stir in the vegetable mixture and salt to taste. Pour into crust.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes until edges are slightly browned. Let cool for 10-20 minutes before serving.
This recipe serves 6-8 and has a great taste. It can be served with salad, soups, and fruit.
More Gluten Free Quiche Recipes
With only a few adjustments to common quiche recipes, a delicious gluten free quiche can be made. A very simple way to make quiche gluten free is to omit the crust. If you enjoy the pastry however, there are many alternatives ingredients that you cna use..
Any of the following alternative ingredients can be used to replace regular flour in your quiche crust.
Alternative Gluten Free Ingredients For Quiche Crusts
Brown, White Rice, Potatoes
Nut Meals And Flours (almond, cashew, chestnut, pecan, and walnut)
Potato Flour (also used as a thickener)
Whether you want a pastry crust, or a potato or rice crust, these alternative gluten free ingredients work beautifully with quiche ingredients. Gluten free quiche recipe are easy to find, or you may create a recipe of your own.
Gluten And Its Potential Adverse Effects
It is estimated that 1 in every 133 people suffer from gluten intolerance symptoms.
Gluten is not harmful to everyone. Most people are not effected by gluten at all, but those who are may find they have to avoid Gluten in their diet.
Gluten is a protein composite made of different proteins in the triticeae family. The triticeae family includes grassy grains, and cereal grains. Gluten may trigger gluten intolerance symptoms, and cause gastrointestinal symptoms for those with celiac disease. Gluten can prohibit food nutrient absorption in the small intestine. Gluten fragments and toxins may then pass through the intestinal wall, into the bloodstream. Some common symptoms may be abdominal bloating and pain, gastrointestinal disorders, or anemia.
Gluten provides the chewy texture in baked goods. Gluten also traps carbon dioxide that is produced during fermentation of dough, helping the dough to rise. It provides the light, flaky quality of crusts. Gluten also helps dough to retain its shape. Gluten free baking crumbles more, and may not be as light. Some of the grassy grains and cereals including gluten are:
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