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Dairy-Free Gluten-Free Crepe Quiche

February 6, 2012

These gluten-free, dairy-free Crepe Quiches were born a little over a year ago and were inspired by Alton Brown. In his quiche episode he tosses crepes into muffin tins, fills them with a mixture of egg, veggies and meat, and voila—elegant mini quiches.

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Mini Crepe Quiches

Gluten-Free | Casein-Free | Citrus-Free | Easily Corn-Free | Dairy-Free | Fish-Free | Nightshade-Free | Peanut-Free | Potato-Free | Rice-Free | Shellfish-Free | Soy-Free | Tree Nut-Free | Wheat-Free | Sesame-Free | Sweetener-Free | Yeast-free | GFCF | Vegetarian

Makes: Approximately 18 individual quiches

Ingredients:

FOR THE CREPES
6 large EGGS, room temp
1 cup + 2 tablespoons unsweetened NON-DAIRY MILK, room temp
3 tablespoons OIL (I use Spectrum palm shortening, melted but not hot)
1-1/3 cups QUINOA FLAKES
1/3 cup TAPIOCA STARCH
1/2 teaspoon SEA SALT

FOR THE FILLING
8 EGGS
1-1/4 cups unsweetened NON-DAIRY MILK
1 teaspoon SALT
1/2 teaspoon PEPPER
2 tablespoons all-purpose GLUTEN-FREE FLOUR
1 cup cooked MEAT, chopped and/or cubed
1-1/2 cups VEGETABLES of choice, chopped and/or cubed
Daiya Shreds or grated cheese, if tolerated (optional)

Directions:

  1. Add ingredients to blender in above order. Blend to combine. Let mixture rest 3-5 minutes to allow quinoa flakes to soften. Blend at medium speed until super smooth. Gently tap bottom of blender on counter to release bubbles that form.
  2. Heat non-stick crepe pan (Note: see this crepes post for cooking tips) over medium-low to medium heat. Wipe pan with a well-oiled paper towel. Pour scant 1/4 cup batter into pan and swirl to coat bottom of pan to form a 5-6″ crepe, continuing to swirl as batter sets.
  3. When top of crepe is almost dry to the touch, flip and cook for another 5 seconds. Transfer crepe to plate. Repeat until all batter is used up. Should make 18 to 20 5-6″ crepes.
  4. Line 18 muffin tins (oiled if not non-stick) with crepes. Set aside.
  5. Preheat oven to 325˚F.
  6. In medium bowl, toss meat and vegetables with flour. Divide this mixture evenly among crepe cups. Set aside.
  7. In medium bowl, whisk eggs. Add milk, salt, and pepper and whisk until thoroughly combined. Spoon 3 tablespoons of egg mixture over meat and vegetable-filled crepe cups. Top with Daiya or cheese, if desired.
  8. Bake 30-35 minutes or until egg mixture is set and cooked through.

Notes: 

  • Meat and vegetable suggestions: Ham, crisp bacon bits, cooked sauasage, chopped fresh spinach, diced tomatoes, chopped broccoli, sliced mushrooms, sundried tomatoes.
  • Make these vegetarian by replacing the measure of meat with additional veggies.
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Carol February 6, 2012 at 3:39 pm

So lovely as usual. This is such a great shower treat! Wish I could reach right in there and grab one!

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Cara February 6, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Wow, Lexie, what a fab idea to use crepes as the quiche crusts! Now I'm dreaming up possibilities for my coconut flour crepes 🙂

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Alta February 6, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Love these! They're so pretty!

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Katie February 6, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Wow, these look delicious. And I've always wondered what people used quinoa flakes for – there you go! I'm egg-free, but my fiancee isn't so maybe when I'm feeling super nice, I'll whip up a batch of these for her!

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Ricki February 6, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Absolutely incredible, Lexie! I love that idea. My original dish for the shower was going to be made in individual muffin tins (I'm going to try that one again). A perfect way to serve individual quiches–great for a shower table! 🙂

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Amy @ Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free February 6, 2012 at 5:00 pm

These are the perfect treat for a shower, Lexie! And, yes, the protein cravings are huge. Don't tell but I ate meatloaf at 12:30 am last night. And it was so good. I am so, so very grateful for all you've done to make the arrival of our little guy so special. Thank you, thank you!!
Much love,
Amy

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Amy @ Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free February 6, 2012 at 5:00 pm

These are the perfect treat for a shower, Lexie! And, yes, the protein cravings are huge. Don't tell but I ate meatloaf at 12:30 am last night. And it was so good. I am so, so very grateful for all you've done to make the arrival of our little guy so special. Thank you, thank you!!
Much love,
Amy

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Amy @ Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free February 6, 2012 at 5:00 pm

These are the perfect treat for a shower, Lexie! And, yes, the protein cravings are huge. Don't tell but I ate meatloaf at 12:30 am last night. And it was so good. I am so, so very grateful for all you've done to make the arrival of our little guy so special. Thank you, thank you!!
Much love,
Amy

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Amy @ Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free February 6, 2012 at 5:00 pm

These are the perfect treat for a shower, Lexie! And, yes, the protein cravings are huge. Don't tell but I ate meatloaf at 12:30 am last night. And it was so good. I am so, so very grateful for all you've done to make the arrival of our little guy so special. Thank you, thank you!!
Much love,
Amy

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Amy @ Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free February 6, 2012 at 5:00 pm

These are the perfect treat for a shower, Lexie! And, yes, the protein cravings are huge. Don't tell but I ate meatloaf at 12:30 am last night. And it was so good. I am so, so very grateful for all you've done to make the arrival of our little guy so special. Thank you, thank you!!
Much love,
Amy

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Amy @ Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free February 6, 2012 at 5:00 pm

These are the perfect treat for a shower, Lexie! And, yes, the protein cravings are huge. Don't tell but I ate meatloaf at 12:30 am last night. And it was so good. I am so, so very grateful for all you've done to make the arrival of our little guy so special. Thank you, thank you!!
Much love,
Amy

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Amy @ Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free February 6, 2012 at 5:00 pm

These are the perfect treat for a shower, Lexie! And, yes, the protein cravings are huge. Don't tell but I ate meatloaf at 12:30 am last night. And it was so good. I am so, so very grateful for all you've done to make the arrival of our little guy so special. Thank you, thank you!!
Much love,
Amy

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Amy @ Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free February 6, 2012 at 5:00 pm

These are the perfect treat for a shower, Lexie! And, yes, the protein cravings are huge. Don't tell but I ate meatloaf at 12:30 am last night. And it was so good. I am so, so very grateful for all you've done to make the arrival of our little guy so special. Thank you, thank you!!
Much love,
Amy

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Amy @ Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free February 6, 2012 at 5:00 pm

These are the perfect treat for a shower, Lexie! And, yes, the protein cravings are huge. Don't tell but I ate meatloaf at 12:30 am last night. And it was so good. I am so, so very grateful for all you've done to make the arrival of our little guy so special. Thank you, thank you!!
Much love,
Amy

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Amy @ Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free February 6, 2012 at 5:00 pm

These are the perfect treat for a shower, Lexie! And, yes, the protein cravings are huge. Don't tell but I ate meatloaf at 12:30 am last night. And it was so good. I am so, so very grateful for all you've done to make the arrival of our little guy so special. Thank you, thank you!!
Much love,
Amy

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Amy @ Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free February 6, 2012 at 5:00 pm

These are the perfect treat for a shower, Lexie! And, yes, the protein cravings are huge. Don't tell but I ate meatloaf at 12:30 am last night. And it was so good. I am so, so very grateful for all you've done to make the arrival of our little guy so special. Thank you, thank you!!
Much love,
Amy

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Alisa February 6, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Egads, amazing recipe Lexie! I think we were on the same wavelength with this one 🙂

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Brenda@SugarFreeMom.com February 6, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Those look and sound fantastic, YUM!

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Kim(Cook It Allergy Free) February 6, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Lexie, these look absolutely adorable! I am craving one of these right now! I am need of some protein for sure! These would be a ginormous hit in my house!! Beautiful photo!

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Maggie February 6, 2012 at 11:40 pm

Yep, these are the perfect Baby Shower food Lexie. I think we all made an amazing array of dishes! What a spread. xo

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Beth @ Tasty Yummies February 6, 2012 at 11:54 pm

Oh my gosh! These are sooo pretty and such a fun finger food for an event like a shower. I am so amazed these are dairy free! I honestly cannot wait to have a reason to make them. I am literally giddy over this recipe! Thanks for sharing.

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Danielle @ Fresh4five February 7, 2012 at 12:29 am

so pretty! perfect for a baby shower!

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Shirley @ gfe February 7, 2012 at 12:44 pm

You can satisfy your need to cook with eggs any time for me, Lexie! Those crepe quiches are definitely fit for all manner of guests and would be a wonderful Valentine's Day breakfast treat, too. 🙂

Shirley

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Cassidy @ Cooking Gluten (& Dairy) Free February 7, 2012 at 2:20 pm

What a perfect baby shower food – I can't wait to try it!

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Cassidy @ Cooking Gluten (& Dairy) Free February 7, 2012 at 2:20 pm

What a perfect baby shower food – I can't wait to try it!

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Cassidy @ Cooking Gluten (& Dairy) Free February 7, 2012 at 2:20 pm

What a perfect baby shower food – I can't wait to try it!

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Cassidy @ Cooking Gluten (& Dairy) Free February 7, 2012 at 2:20 pm

What a perfect baby shower food – I can't wait to try it!

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Cassidy @ Cooking Gluten (& Dairy) Free February 7, 2012 at 2:20 pm

What a perfect baby shower food – I can't wait to try it!

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Cassidy @ Cooking Gluten (& Dairy) Free February 7, 2012 at 2:20 pm

What a perfect baby shower food – I can't wait to try it!

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Cassidy @ Cooking Gluten (& Dairy) Free February 7, 2012 at 2:20 pm

What a perfect baby shower food – I can't wait to try it!

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Cassidy @ Cooking Gluten (& Dairy) Free February 7, 2012 at 2:20 pm

What a perfect baby shower food – I can't wait to try it!

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Cassidy @ Cooking Gluten (& Dairy) Free February 7, 2012 at 2:20 pm

What a perfect baby shower food – I can't wait to try it!

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Cassidy @ Cooking Gluten (& Dairy) Free February 7, 2012 at 2:20 pm

What a perfect baby shower food – I can't wait to try it!

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Cassidy @ Cooking Gluten (& Dairy) Free February 7, 2012 at 2:20 pm

What a perfect baby shower food – I can't wait to try it!

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Alyssa February 9, 2012 at 1:24 am

I am in LOVE with these. They're perfect for appetizers, bring to parties, eating for breakfast, or even just a snack! I can't wait to share these with my family – they'll love them just as much as me.

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Lexie February 10, 2012 at 7:48 pm

Alyssa … thanks for taking the time to cheer this blog on : ) xoLexie

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