An easy keto spinach quiche with buttery almond flour quiche crust, garlicky spinach and melted cheddar. A cafe-style keto breakfast ready in 30 minutes and perfect to break your morning fast or to bring to a brunch with friends.
I know what you think – who makes a keto quiche when you can simply enjoy a crustless keto quiche . Well, I am French and quiche is a traditional French tart and it is hard for me to give up on my favorite cultural food. It’s not that I don’t enjoy crustless quiches but who can resist a buttery, flakey quiche crust? This is the best part of a quiche right? The combination of the cheesy egg filling with the flakey pastry. Enough said, let’s come back to this recipe that I promise is amazing. I’ll tell you all you need to know to make this cafe-style recipe.
I am pretty sure you wonder if you can eat a quiche on your keto journey. Well, most keto quiche fillings are usually quite keto friendly as they are made of eggs and cream. Then if the others addition are low carb enough such as bacon, spinach, asparagus or broccoli, you can eat the filling alright. But, when it comes to the crust, it’s a no-go. Most store-bought quiche crusts from the bakery or grocery stores are made of wheat flour and therefore contain a huge amount of carbs that will kick you out of ketosis.
First, you need to prepare the quiche crust. Here I am using an almond flour quiche crust which is my favorite keto option for baking quiches since it’s buttery, flakey and golden in color. It is pretty easy to make low-carb crusts but if it’s the first time you bake yours, I recommend you read my detailed article about how to make the BEST keto quiche crust recipe. This will guide you step-by-step and also provide different recipe options for people with nut allergies. This said, let me sum up the 5 basic ingredients you need to combine, no food processor needed, to make this almond flour quiche crust:
This quiche uses a press-in crust. It means you don’t have to roll the dough, simply press-in all over the quiche pan until fully covered and no holes appear. Don’t forget to prick the crust to prevent bubbles from forming under the crust while baking. Then, refrigerate the entire pan for 10 minutes to set the crust. Finally, prebake for 7 minutes at 350F (180C).
To make a flavorsome spinach quiche it is important to stir fry the spinach in olive oil or butter along with:
This is a quick 5-minute step that adds a lot of flavor to your spinach quiche and it’s pretty convenient to evaporate any water from the spinach, especially if you are using frozen spinach! In fact, spinach contains a lot of water and if you use fresh spinach in a quiche recipe they will release a significant volume of water and soften the crust. That’s why it is recommend to stir-fry spinach before adding into your pre=-baked quiche crust. Next, spread the cooked spinach evenly onto the pre-baked crust, if there is water in the pan leave it out. Finally, beat eggs, almond milk and cream in a bowl and pour over the spinach. Sprinkle grated cheddar or Gruyere all over the pan and bake until filling is set.
Yes, you can make different variation of this recipe using different filling. Others low-carb vegetables that I recommend are:
This keto spinach quiche is not different from other classic quiche recipes. Therefore it stores really well in the fridge for up to 4 days. I store the quiche in its dish and wrap the top with cling wrap. To rewarm your quiche, place a slice of quiche on a baking tray and rewarm in the oven 325F (160C) for 10 minutes or until the crust crisps. You can also freeze quiche slices, in individual airtight containers or wrap them into plastic wrap. Great news, you don’t have to defrost the quiche slices, pop them in the warm oven as mentioned above until hot and crispy, about 12 minutes.
This keto quiche can be served any time of the day as a make-ahead keto breakfast, fulfilling brunch to break your fast or as a light dinner. The best side dishes to this quiche recipe are:
If you love spinach, I have a few other tasty keto spinach recipes for you to try:
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