Crustless Vegan Quiche Lorraine | picklesnhoney.com

Crustless Vegan Quiche Lorraine

Crustless Vegan Quiche Lorraine | picklesnhoney.com

This week has been a blur. As soon as I hit publish on that funfetti cupcakes post, I started feeling sinus pressure, congestion…uh oh. And now I have full-blown flu. Aaron thinks he caught it from a student at the design class he teaches, and her doctor said it’s going around. Let me tell you, it is all kinds of not fun. Take your vitamin c and zinc and get plenty of rest.

I’m rallying today because I want to share this super easy breakfast and brunch worthy recipe, perfect for Easter if you celebrate or any weekend or weekday, really. Aaron grew up eating quiche lorraine and I grew up eating apple cinnamon tofu breakfast bake, so I’ve sort of fused the two together. Well, the quiche lorraine and tofu parts. I also made it crustless because a) I’m all about the filling and b) the idea of making a crust while battling the flu was too much for me. Like I said, this recipe is really easy.

Crustless Vegan Quiche Lorraine | picklesnhoney.com

Firm sprouted tofu makes an ideal base for quiche (or frittata) because when blended until smooth, it bakes up to be very eggy in texture. A touch of turmeric gives it a pretty yellow color without imparting flavor. Keep in mind that the color will become more saturated as it bakes, so don’t worry if going into the oven it still looks white.

For the mix-ins, I went as authentic as possible: vegan bacon and vegan shredded cheddar. Choose whichever brands are your favorites. Having tried a few, I will say that I personally prefer the flavor and texture of the tempeh bacon to the vegan deli slices. Sliced green onions add a much-needed pop of green and a mild onion flavor and fresh lemon juice a lovely brightness. I added quite a bit of nutritional yeast because I do that in most everything, and I’d say if you wanted to skip the shredded vegan cheese, some extra nutritional yeast sprinkled on top before baking will likely do the trick.

Crustless Vegan Quiche Lorraine | picklesnhoney.com

This vegan quiche lorraine requires just over 10 ingredients, takes only a few minutes to come together, and the rest of the time is all about waiting for it to bake. While I was waiting, I started watching Silicon Valley on HBO. Have you seen this show? I am totally hooked.

Crustless Vegan Quiche Lorraine | picklesnhoney.com

I still have a very decadent chocolate and peanut butter dessert I’m hoping to share later this week. Fingers and toes crossed this flu goes away soon so I can get back to recipe testing and being able to actually taste my food! For now, it’s back to toast and tea. xo Amanda

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Crustless Vegan Quiche Lorraine

Crustless Vegan Quiche Lorraine | picklesnhoney.com

Crustless Vegan Quiche Lorraine

Gluten Free, Vegan,

Serves: one 9-inch quiche


Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 40 mins

Total Time: 50 mins

Perfect for an easy breakfast or brunch, this crustless vegan quiche lorraine uses tofu for an eggy texture that's packed with plant-based protein!

Crustless Vegan Quiche Lorraine | picklesnhoney.com

Crustless Vegan Quiche Lorraine

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Ingredients

  • extra virgin olive oil for greasing the pan
  • 16 ounces firm sprouted tofu, pressed and drained
  • 3/4 cup vegetable stock
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon tapioca starch
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric (for color)
  • sea salt & black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup vegan bacon (I prefer tempeh bacon), diced
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions, plus additional for garnish
  • 1/2 cup vegan shredded cheese

Cuisine: Gluten Free, Vegan Servings: one 9-inch quiche

Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 40 mins Total Time: 50 mins

Perfect for an easy breakfast or brunch, this crustless vegan quiche lorraine uses tofu for an eggy texture that's packed with plant-based protein!

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Lightly oil a 9-inch pie pan or quiche dish.
  • In the bowl of a food processor, blend together the tofu, vegetable stock, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, tapioca starch, garlic powder, and turmeric until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste. Fold in the vegan bacon, green onions, and vegan shredded cheese.
  • Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish and use a spatula to evenly spread the mixture. Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until firm and golden brown. Serve hot, garnished with a few sliced green onions.

Notes [1]

I used firm sprouted organic tofu from Trader Joe’s with very good results. I’ve tried this recipe with extra firm tofu as well, but it yields a more dense and less fluffy quiche. Still delicious, but not as authentic.

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  1. Caitlin says

    i have never had quiche. isn’t that weird? what exactly is typical quiche lorraine- does it have bacon in it? the flu stinks so much. i hope you feel better soon. you’re amazing for rallying through to make this delicious blog post happen 😉

    1. Amanda says

      I was never a big quiche person either. A traditional quiche lorraine has bacon and cheese (often gruyere), eggs, half & half, buttery crust…and now writing that out I understand why so many omnivores like it. 😉
      Thanks for the well-wishes. You always cheer me up. xo

  2. Looks fabulous! Hope you feel better soon! *curative hugs* I’m sick with the flu now too. JUST as I started my week vacation from work. Hopefully when I feel better, I can get in the kitchen and make this quiche!

  3. These photos are so bright and beautiful! And this quiche!! It looks insanely delicious.
    Wishing you a speedy recovery!!

  4. Cadry says

    I hope you’re feeling better soon! It’s miserable to be sick. The quiche looks fabulous!

    1. Amanda says

      Thanks, Cadry! I’m feeling much better, almost back to 100%. 🙂

  5. Maureen says

    Wow! I’m loving this quiche! The color is so bright and very inviting! You’re ingredients are great! The lemon juice, bacon and cheese works great together! Thanks for sharing this! 🙂

  6. Kerry says

    Made this for dinner tonight. It was excellent. I topped it with avocado. I used 1/2 tempeh bacon and 1/2 Field Roast apple maple sausage. I served it with roasted potatoes and a green salad. Will definitely make again! Thanks for the recipe.

    1. I’m so happy you enjoyed the recipe, Kerry! I love that Field Roast sausage—I bet it was amazing in quiche. And the roasted potatoes?! Totally my kind of comfort food. 🙂

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