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Oats & Wholewheat Eggless Vegetable Quiche

5 February 2011 52 Comments

Healthy Vegetable Quiche

Quiche is one of those exotic European dishes baked with cheese, eggs and milk mixture which can make a very filling and healthy meal in itself. And home baked Quiche has an advantage of adding extra veggies and also curbing those fats which makes it quite heavy. Simple & easy to make, a Quiche can adopt various forms with the savory to sweet fillings you add in the baked pastry. The eggs used in the filling gives Quiche a light and fluffy texture, but believe me this egg less version tastes as good as if not the exact version, of the French Quiche ๐Ÿ™‚

Quiche is an open pie, the filling normally takes very little time to make than the pastry or the crust. I love this dish for the simple fact that I can give it a new look every time that I bake one, with the vegetables of my choice. And here is the Oats, wholewheat and spinach eggless Quiche baked in a scrumptious & healthy treat for you!

 

 

Healthy Vegetable Quiche

Oats, wholewheat flour and buter mix…

Ingredients;

(serves 2)

For the Crust

  • 1 cup Wholewheat flour
  • 1/2 cup Oats
  • 1/3 cup Olive oil/melted butter
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking powder
  • 1/2 cup water/milk
Healthy Vegetable Quiche

Breadcrumb texture…

Method;

For the Crust: Slightly dry roast the oats for a few minutes and grind it along with all the dry ingredients.

Shh… I was too lazy to roast the oats and just ground it with other ingredient ๐Ÿ™‚ Can’t make out the difference except a few oats sitting pretty in the mix.

Take the ground mix in a large vessel and make a well in it. Add the olive oil or butter into it. Rub the whole flour mix with light hand till it resembles bread crumbs, like the one seen in the picture above.

Healthy Vegetable Quiche

Ready for a bake..

Add water or milk as a binding agent. Make a hard dough, increase the quantity of liquid if you are not getting a firm dough.

Take a pie dish and grease it with oil. Roll out the above made dough into a big circle and spread it in the dish. Trim the extra dough which is coming out of the dish. Peirce the pastry shell with fork to ensure a crispy bake.

Healthy Vegetable Quiche

Golden beauty…

Bake the pastry shell for about 10-15 minutes at 230ยฐC till the crust is baked and is golden brown from outside. You can blind bake the crust for better results.

Healthy Vegetable Quiche

Fill me up…

For the Filling

  • 1 cup of shredded Spinach
  • 1/2 cup of color bell pepper
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves of Garlic
  • 1 tsp red chilly flakes
  • 1/2 tsp dry herbs
  • 1/2 cup Tofu
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • Salt as desired
  • 1/2 tsp of fresh black pepper
  • 1/2 cup of Cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp Milk
Healthy Vegetable Quiche

Dressed up for the final bake…

For the Filling:ย  Peel and slice onion, dice the capsicum. Wash and shred the spinach.ย  Crush the garlic cloves or dice it finely. Heat oil in a wok and saute the sliced onion & the crushed garlic.

Healthy Vegetable Quiche

Forgot the cheese on top, here it goes..

Add the sliced capsicum and cook for 1 minute on medium heat. Add the shredded spinach & salt and cook for another 1 minute. Take the filling out from the stove and cool it a little.

The liquid you see in the picture above is the water released while cooking the spinach. Don’t worry it will all be taken care of by the oven!

Crumble the Tofu and mix it with the 1 tbsp ofย  milk and add it to the cooked spinach mix. Grate the cheese.

Healthy Vegetable Quiche

Hot from oven…

Assembling the Quiche:ย  Pour the cooked spinach mix over the pre baked tart shell. Sprinkle the chilly flakes and crushed pepper over the spread.ย  And lastly add the grated cheese on top of the assembled Quiche.

Healthy Vegetable Quiche

Hmm..worth the wait!

Bake the Quiche for 40-50 minutes at 190ยฐC or till done. Cool it for 10 -15 minutes before slicing the Quiche.

Healthy Vegetable Quiche

A slice of delight!

Notes;

  1. Add mushrooms for another scrumptious quiche version.
  2. Herbs can be avoided if you don’t have in hand. Thyme and Basil gives a very flavorful Quiche.
  3. I have baked the same version with cottage cheese also and found it equally delicious.
  4. Discard the hard stems of spinach and then shred it.
  5. Cool the quiche before slicing it.

Quiche is one dish, which looks complicated but is quite easy to bake. Am sure you will love this, once you get to bake one for yourself. And what better way to add wholegrain and veggies in your kids’ menu than a decadent vegetable Quiche!
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52 Comments »

  • VeenaAravind said:

    Perfect!! A very healthy recipe which would be loved by both kiddos n their parents ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Ekta said:

    wholesome quiche…nice…Happy dinner !

  • Malar Gandhi said:

    Looks awesome’ very tempting clicks

  • Nishi said:

    Gosh Sanjeeta!!! The quiche looks so healthy with all the ingredients. I have been wanting to make quiche for quite some time now. Will surely make your version ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Sharmilee said:

    Wow delicious looking quiches

  • Dinners & Dreams said:

    Great for brunch and very healthy recipe. I like it.

  • rebecca said:

    wow impressed you made it without eggs looks perfect

  • Priya Sreeram said:

    looks wow ! nice n healthy

  • kairalisisters said:

    Eggless quiche, sounds wonderful Sangeeta..

  • santosh said:

    looks so tempting and healthy

  • Pushpa said:

    You making me really hungry for some quiche now.Looks real healthy.

  • Swathi said:

    Looks very healthy and awesome.

  • Biny Anoop said:

    wow thats a greatlooking quiche…..

  • Krithi said:

    Healthy and wholesome.. Too good.

  • Deepa said:

    Delicious looking quiches. To think that you have made it without any eggs is terrific. A very healthy preparation.

  • Kiran said:

    A very healthy quiche and that too, without eggs! Bravo ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Neeta Nagar said:

    egless quiche,never heard before,great will surely try out

  • Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said:

    wow, looks superb dear, what a great thing ๐Ÿ™‚

  • divya.M said:

    perfect dish…..

  • vaishali said:

    again..a v tempting recipe..thnx a ton!

  • Ananda Rajashekar said:

    i love the pic of baked crust looks divine! and what a luscious quiche….would love to try…oh ya btw…i will try doing some bit of exercise ๐Ÿ˜›

  • Sharmi said:

    the step wise pics rock! yummy.

  • anuradha mandapaka said:

    Looks very colorful and yummy enough to want a bite just now! I usually make with spring onion and cheese, but like it this way too!

  • Heavenly Housewife said:

    Oh yum! I havent had quiche in such a long time, this looks wonderful.
    *kisses* HH

  • Priya said:

    Wat a healthy crust and inviting quiche..

  • Aipi said:

    It’s dinner time for us now, it really makes me feel hungry ๐Ÿ™‚
    very beautifully done!

  • torviewtoronto said:

    delicious healthy quiche

  • Anna Johnston said:

    Now I’ve got to try this Sanjeeta…. eggless quiche!!!!!! Just beautiful & well…. so darn simple.

  • Maria @ Scandifoodie said:

    I adore savoury quiches, must try this one out!

  • Sommer@ASpicyPerspective said:

    I didn’t know such a thing existed! This looks gorgeous and scrummy!

  • Juliana said:

    Sanjeeta, what a healthy quiche…oat, whole wheat and not eggs? It sure looks delicious!

  • Krishnaveni said:

    like this recipe without eggs, perfect

  • Faith said:

    This is so beautiful! You really did a fantastic job, I would definitely not miss the eggs in this dish…it looks perfect!

  • A Canadian Foodie said:

    Sunjeeta!
    Absolutely gorgeous. What a substantial dish with sucha variety of colourful flavours! It looks so scrumptious! At one of the classes I took, the Chef always put some herbs in her savoury tart shells. Yours is so healthy looking and you definitely do not need any with that flavour packed filling, but thought I would pass along the tip.
    ๐Ÿ™‚
    Valerie

  • Reeni said:

    What an incredibly delicious quiche! I love the filling and you would never know there wasn’t eggs in it. So healthy and good.

  • Cham said:

    I love the crust and quiche is always welcome in my house!

  • sweetlife said:

    eggless. how genius..you never fail to suprise me..yummy!!

    sweetlife

  • Joanne said:

    What a delicious quiche! I love all of the veggies you stuffed into it!

  • Namitha said:

    Great job…You got the perfect texture even without eggs…am drooling ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Cookin' Canuck said:

    Quiche can be such an indulgence, but I love that you used whole wheat flour, oats, and plenty of veggies to make this lighter.

  • Panchpakwan said:

    Looks so delicious & inviting…

  • shanthi said:

    Delicious and perfect even without eggs

  • Priya Mahadevan said:

    That looks truly delectable – I am bookmarking this for trying…I’ve always been put off by quiches because of their egg content – this seems perfect!

  • Karolina said:

    I love this:

    Quiches – Exotic European dishes

    I know it may sound as funny for European, as for you something like:

    Curries โ€“ exotic Asian dishes

    I simply love it. I love quiches by the way. And curries. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Magic of Spice said:

    Such a healthy and wonderful dish ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Shilpa said:

    yummy! didn’t know you could make a quiche without eggs

  • Shobana said:

    My good ness.. I am a regular at your blog and probably have read this recipe many dozens of times.. I am truly thinking of reducing weight and hence have taken a vacation from baking.. Looks like this recipe is going to entice me back to baking ๐Ÿ™‚

    I love your blog. I also like the fact that you make a conscious effort to understand what goes into the cooking pot.. It is good to be aware rather than recklessly piling up calories..

    Please keep up your great job. Plus, you look amazing too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • sanjeeta kk (author) said:

    @Shobana, Thanks for patronizing, Lite Bite! You can indulge in baked goodies and still loose wait…provided they are healthy and have less fats. Most of my bakes are with less fat and almost negligible sugar, which are enjoyed by me, hubby and my son, but always disliked by my daughter who loves pure indulgence ๐Ÿ™‚ In fact baking is much healthy option than other forms of cooking. A healthy muffin is any time a far better option than the deep fried Samosas and Gulab Jamuns.
    Friends and well wishers like you are indeed a major driving force behind all what we do. Thanks again for all the good wishes, take care.

  • Shruti said:

    ๐Ÿ™‚ I loved this recipe. came here from Monika’s sinamon tales..
    Featuring you here
    http://mindfull-meanderings.blogspot.com/2011/07/yummy-tummy-wednesday-11.html
    I hope you don’t mind me putting up the pics on my blog.

  • sanjeeta kk (author) said:

    @Shruti, Pleasure ๐Ÿ™‚

  • sehra said:

    Wow this is a great recipe

  • Purva's Food Funda said:

    Awesome..

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