An Egg-Cellent Idea: Baking a Quiche Without Using Eggs

Whether you’ve removed egg from your diet by choice or you’re having to due to an egg allergy, you’ll be trying to find innovative ways to recreate your favorite dishes without using eggs. Even though obvious dishes you’ll have to avoid are scrambled eggs, full breakfasts with fried eggs and poached eggs on toast, you’ll also be discovering a number of other recipes that include eggs – including quiches.

Quiches are perfect for eating as your main meal or they’re ideal for making as a snack for lunch or for family get-togethers. They’re incredibly easy to make, even without eggs, and can be adapted to suit your favorite flavors and ingredients. Substituting the eggs with chickpea flour or tofu are the most common ways around removing eggs from recipes, and here’s an easy-to-follow chickpea flour quiche recipe that doesn’t use eggs and creates bite-size quiches that are perfect for your lunch!

An Egg-Cellent Idea: Baking a Quiche Without Using Eggs
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1/3 cup of diced onion
1/2 diced pepper
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 1/2 tbsps. extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsps. fresh herbs
1 tbsp. of yeast
1 1/2 cups of water
1 1/4 cups of chickpea flour
Salt and pepper to taste


Pre-heat the oven to 500˚F before greasing a muffin tin liberally. Then, mix together 1 tbsp. of the oil, yeast, herbs, spices, chickpea flour and water in a bowl and set aside.

In a pan, sauté the garlic and the remaining oil for several minutes until the garlic starts to brown. Then, add the diced vegetables and sauté these for 5 minutes. Once done, add these to your flour mixture, combining all of the ingredients with a whisk.

Pour this into your prepared muffin tin, and place in the oven for around 12 minutes. Then, open the oven door and cook for a further 10 minutes (this allows the steam to escape). Once they’re cooked, serve with fresh salad and a blob of egg-free mayonnaise like Just Mayo (see Hampton Creek product details).

Add Your Own Twist

This basic recipe provides you with the perfect starting point to get creative with your own ingredients, adding a twist to your favorite dish by including other things. You could add some spice or you may choose to go more traditional with a tomato and cheese flavored quiche. Whatever your favorite recipe is, you can incorporate it into this egg-free quiche recipe by using chickpea flour. Alternatively, you may find that tofu creates a better consistency for you, but experimenting with these and your recipes will provide you with a plethora of tasty dishes for you to choose from, and you needn’t just stop there.

Other Recipes

The beauty of chickpea flour and tofu is that it can be used in a range of other egg-based recipes. One of the things you may not realize that you can replicate is scrambled egg, but with tofu and a few other ingredients, you can create an egg-free scramble that is worthy of any breakfast!

One of the secret ingredients in these, and many other eggy dishes, is kala namak salt. This is a pink salt that is sulfurous, thus emulating that eggy smell and taste, making it the perfect substitution for rock salt when putting together a dish such as scrambled eggs. A lot of specialist food stores will stock this type of salt, as well as Indian food markets, and it’s well worth using in your egg-free recipes to create that delicious eggy taste!

Omelets are another eggy dish that many vegans or allergy suffers will want to recreate, and this can be done using either tofu or chickpea flour. There are a number of recipes available for making these types of dishes, and again, it’s all about being creative with your ingredients once you get the fundamental elements of your omelet together. From adding peppers and tomatoes to creating cheesy omelets, there are a number of possibilities.

Once you’ve cracked these recipes you’ll then be able to go on and try other egg dishes, such as frittatas and crepes. With so many cooks and chefs exploring flavors and techniques, there are hundreds of recipes for you to have a go at, making sure you’re not missing out on your favorite meals just because you’ve given up eggs or you’re having an allergic reaction to them. With some time, patience (some recipes are bound to go wrong!) and experimentation, we’re sure you’ll be producing amazing foods that you never realized were possible without using eggs! It’ll also provide you with a great talking point when you’re cooking for family or friends!

Libby Parkinson loves to cook meals from scratch for her family, but with a young son who has a food allergy she has tried, tested and tweaked a lot of alternative recipes out there to come up with something that he is able to eat, yet also tastes delicious.

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