Spinach Bacon Quiche {Paleo friendly & grain/gluten free}

Happy Thursday everyone! I’m just about to make your day with an awesome recipe.

This recipe is not only sooooo tasty, but very easy. You can throw it together in about 10 minutes and then let the oven do all of the work. I made mine on Sunday night, covered it with cling wrap and refrigerated it until Monday night. When Brad got home from work, he uncovered it and baked it for about an hour. It would also work to bake it the night before and then just warm it up, when your ready for dinner. I know…..because leftovers were awesome.

Spinach Bacon Quiche {Paleo friendly & grain/gluten free}

Recipe Type: quiche, dinner, entree, breakfast, lunch
Author: Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl
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Serves: serves 6
The tastiest quiche ever and super easy!
Ingredients
  • +For the Crust+
  • 2 cups almond meal/flour (I used Trader Joe’s almond meal. Great price!)
  • 3 tbsp pure raw honey (local, if possible)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil (coconut oil would also work)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • +For the Filling+
  • 1-1/2 cup almond milk (any milk would work, I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk.)
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 tsp salt, more to taste if desired
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 4 slices cooked turkey bacon, diced (I use Applegate or Trader Joe’s brand.)
  • 1/2 tsp basil, dried
  • 1/2 tsp oregano, dried
  • 1/2 cup light shredded cheese (omit, if Paleo) (I used Trader Joe’s 3 cheese blend.)
  • 1/2 (10 oz. box) frozen chopped or cut spinach, thawed and drained (I use Cascadian Farm brand.)
Instructions
  1. +For the Crust+
  2. Stir all crust ingredients together in a medium bowl. Transfer mixture to a 9 inch pie plate and press down and together with your fingers. Mixture will seem really crumbly, but once you get it pressed together, it won’t be so crumbly and crust does not crumble when sliced.
  3. +For the Filling+
  4. Whisk all ingredients together in a medium bowl and pour into crust.
  5. Bake at 375 F for 50-60 mins and until eggs have set.
  6. After quiche is finished cooking, allow it to cool for about 15 mins, if you’re able to wait and if you’re not, just go right ahead and dig in.

 

A couple of notes about the ingredients….

  • If I’m using bacon in a recipe, I like cooking it in the oven; that way it can be cooking while I’m preparing other ingredients and there’s less mess. I cover a baking pan with foil and spray it with cooking spray and bake the bacon slices (not overlapping) at 375 F for 20 mins. Also, be sure to check the ingredients on your bacon. Most brands contain sodium nitrate; which I personally will not eat. This is a preservative added to many meat products, like bacon, deli meat and hot dogs. The research is a bit conflicting, but much of it says that sodium nitrate may cause heart disease and cancer. Both Applegate and Trader Joe’s bacon do not contain any nasty ingredients.
  • I added a bit of lite cheese to my quiche. However, if you are Paleo, just omit the cheese. It will taste just as amazing!
  • In my opinion, the crust really makes this quiche. I use this same crust for all different recipes, even desserts. It’s awesome!
  • I only used half the spinach because my kiddos can get a little overwhelmed with too much green stuff in their food. :) If you like spinach, use the whole box.

Just make it, you will surely thank me! I have another quiche recipe here, if you’re wanting to change things up.

Something to think about….

Do you like quiche?

What’s your favorite quiche flavor combo?

Comments

  1. I LOVE that almond flour crust! This whole quiche just looks so awesome.
    Joanne Recipe: Poached Eggs in Curried Tomato SauceMy Profile

  2. I LOVE quiche, and it just so happens that my favorite combo is spinach and bacon. When I first got married, Cody and I received a Better Homes & Gardens cookbook that had a spinach bacon quiche in it, and now your post has me wanting to make one again. :) Thanks for sharing!
    Haley @ The Saucy Apple Principle 2: Honor Your HungerMy Profile

  3. Quiche for dinner is a great idea! I think this would be perfect to serve for breakfast if you have guests staying at your house over the holidays . . . delicious, kinda fancy, and satisfying. And like you said, relatively easy, too!
    Michelle @ Eat Move Balance KISS: Roasted Broccoli with Lentil and Sauerkraut Stuffed SquashMy Profile

  4. I am in love with this recipe! I think it’s awesome that there’s even an almond flour crust. So creative and looks delicious!
    Danielle @ clean food creative fitness Why Should You Take Nutrition Advice From Me???My Profile

  5. Ahhhhh, I’m traveling tomorrow and have to finish leftovers in the fridge, but if I wasn’t I would run to the store now and make this tonight. This seriously looks amazing.
    Jess @ JessieBear What Will You Wear Overnight Oats and Weird DinnersMy Profile

  6. That looks and sounds soooo good! Since I am a vegetarian, I think that I would try to make it with either MorningStar Farms “bacon” or with Field Roast vegan sausage…both sound awesome!
    Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl WIAW: December 5, 2012My Profile

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