Long before the “Starbucks Egg Cup Craze”, avid Paleo, Grain-Free and SCD followers have been enjoying Egg Cups; or as I like to call them, Crustless Mini Quiches. For someone who eats eggs daily, having these mini quiches in the fridge is such a blessing. No messy egg cracking, no rush to clean up the kitchen in the morning. Just pop these babies in the microwave (or toaster oven if you have a little more time) and voila! – easy, fast, protein packed breakfast! The only problem is everyone in the family loves them so much, they are gone before I can blink!!
The Keys to a delicious SCD Legal Starbucks Look-Alike
Key 1: The Meat
If you are adding meat to your Crustless Mini Quiches, make sure it is either:
free of any illegal ingredients (i.e. sugars, preservatives, starches etc.) Check the labels of most store-bought meats- you might be surprised at what you find!
SCD Legal Meats
Here are just a few SCD legal store-bought meats that we have tried and that are easy to find.
Key 2: The Cheese
Starbucks uses cottage cheese to achieve their moist creamy texture. However, cottage cheese is not allowed on the SCD diet. Don’t worry, there is a solution- Farmer Cheese also known as Dry Curd Cottage Cheese (DCCC). This delicious substitute has almost no lactose and a soft texture that resembles a slightly dryer ricotta. It works perfectly in recipes that call for cottage cheese or ricotta, especially if you mix a little SCD legal yogurt with it to add a little moisture.
Key #3- Silicone Muffin Liners
For these crustless mini quiches or any grain-free baking, silicone muffin liners are a must. The quiches or muffins or whatever you are baking just slide right out. Nothing sticks to the muffin tin and clean up is a breeze! I got THESE from amazon and have used them over and over for years.
Customize your Crustless Mini Quiche
There are endless ways to customize your quiche. This recipe makes a great simple base quiche. And sometimes simple is best. The recipe as written is SO delicious! But feel free to make it your own- use different cheeses or add veggies. A couple of our favorite combos are:
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