Vegetarian Crustless Quiche

 Ingredients

  • 2 TBL olive oil
  • 1 large yellow or white onion, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, plus more to taste
  • A few tablespoons chopped fresh herbs, or a few teaspoons dried herbs
  • 3 to 4 cups chopped vegetables (I used Kale, Mushrooms, and zucchini)
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk (I used unsweetened plain almond milk)
  • 1 cup grated cheese (I used goat guda)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Heat a cast iron skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add the olive oil and swirl to coat the bottom and sides of the skillet.
  4. Add the onion slices and sprinkle a bit of salt and pepper over them. Cook the onions until they are golden-brown and starting to caramelize, about 10 minutes.
  5. Add the other vegetables and cook until liquid has been released and evaporated, 5 more minutes or so.
  6. Remove the pan from the heat and spread the vegetables evenly across the bottom of the skillet.
  7. In a bowl whisk the eggs and milk together until everything is uniformly yellow.
  8. Add remaining salt, pepper, and any herbs you are using and whisk to combine.
  9. Pour the egg mixture over the vegetable.
  10. Sprinkle with grated cheese in an even layer over the top.
  11. Transfer the quiche to the oven and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Once the surface is lightly brown all the way across and it is firm in the middle, it’s fully cooked.
  12. Let the quiche cool for about 20 minutes, then slice into wedges.
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Happy Mother’s Day 2017 Vegan Brunch Ideas

Vegan Benedict With Hollandaise
Vegan Benedict With Hollandaise

Tomorrow is Mother’s Day. there are so many ways to celebrate, but as you would imagine, my favorite way is with food. I’m traveling this weekends so I won’t be cooking, but I hope you are! I was lucky enough to celebrate Mother’s Day with my mom and 2/3 of my brothers a few weeks ago when I was visiting “home.” My brothers and I took my mom out without any of our spouses or children. It was a delightfully relaxed meal:)

If you are cooking a Mother’s Day Brunch I have a few suggestions for you, all that I would be more than happy to receive if someone were cooking for me.

I would do something savory:

Vegan Benedict With Hollandaise
Vegan Benedict With Hollandaise

Vegan Avocado “Eggs” Benedict

Vegan Breakfast Potatoes 

Vegetarian Quiche

Vegan Scrambled Tofu 

Something Sweet

Aquafaba chocolate french toast with bourbon date caramel
Aquafaba chocolate french toast with bourbon date caramel

Vegan Chocolate Aquafaba French Toast

Vegan Pancakes of any kind

Vegan Chocolate Chip Zucchini Scones

Vegetarian Almond French Toast

Vegan Cinnamon Rolls

And don’t forget the:

Coconut Whipped Cream

Date Caramel and Coconut Whipped Cream for topping just about anything

 

 

 

 

If you’re looking for something else check out my baked goods and breakfast categories.

Vegan Cinnamon Rolls for Easter With a Video

Vegan Cinnamon Rolls
Vegan Cinnamon Rolls

Who wants fresh, fragrant cinnamon rolls? Ohh, I do, pretty much every day! For several reasons I try to save them for special occasions, such as Easter. I have tweaked my recipe a bit to make it a little easier and give more consistent results. I also did some experimentation with various sugar free options, but haven’t perfect them yet. I’m happy to give suggestions if you leave a comment with a question, but I need to make a few more batches before I share the results.

These are soft, pillowy, cinnamon filled, sweet nuggets of goodness. Perfect to make the day before and let rise in the refrigerator overnight and bake off in the morning just in time for breakfast.

Because there are a few steps here that are a bit hard to explain I have made a video.

Originally from The joy of vegan baking

 Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 tsp. Ener-G Egg Replacer powder (equivalent of 3 eggs)
  • 6 TBL water
  • 4 1/2-5 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/4 tsp. active dry yeast (one packet)
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1/3 cup Earth Balance Buttery spread or sticks
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • Filling
  • 1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 TBL cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup Earth Balance Buttery Spread or sticks
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • Icing
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 TBL non-dairy milk

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of your stand mixer whisk the egg replacer and water until smooth- set aside
  2. In a small saucepan heat together the milk, Earth Balance, sugar and salt until the butter is almost melted.
  3. Remove from heat and stir until butter is melted. Make sure this mixture is warm, not hot or it will kill the yeast.
  4. Add 3 cups of the flour and yeast to the egg replacer/water mixture.
  5. Add the warm milk mixture and mix with the paddle attachment for 2 minutes. If you don’t have a stand mixer you can do this by hand.
  6. Switch to the dough hook and mix, adding flour 1/2 cup at a time until the dough forms a ball and no longer sticks to the sides of the bowl.
  7. Remove the dough hook and drizzle olive oil over the ball of dough, cover with a damp towel and set aside to rise for 1-2 hours.
  8. Once dough has doubled in size, punch it down then allow it to rest for 10 minutes.
  9. While dough is resting combine the filling ingredients and set aside.
  10. Place dough on a lightly floured surface and roll dough into a rectangle about 18″ by 12″.
  11. Spread the filling mixture evenly over the dough, all the way to the edges.
  12. Roll dough into a log and slice into buns, as large as you like. I like mine to be about 1 1/2″ thick.
  13. Place buns on a rimmed baking sheet or pan close enough to almost touch each other. Line the baking sheet with parchment paper (for easier cleanup).
  14. Let the the rolls rise until almost doubled in size, about and hour. Alternately at this point cover the rolls with cling wrap and store in the refrigerator overnight. They will slowly rise there. In the morning set the on the counter as your oven preheats and proceed as usual.
  15. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  16. Bake rolls for 20-30 minutes depending on their size, until golden brown.
  17. While the rolls are cooking combine the confectioners’ sugar, vanilla and milk stirring until smooth.
  18. When rolls are cooked remove from oven and drizzle with icing.
  19. Serve warm.

 

Vegan Tofu and Avocado Benedict With Vegan Hollandaise Sauce

 adapted from “How It All Vegan”

 Ingredients

For the Tofu

  • 1lb extra firm tofu, drained and cut into 8 slices
  • 3 TBL olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 TBL apple cider vinegar

For the Hollandaise Sauce

  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 TBL all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

The rest

  • 4 English muffins, split and toasted
  • 1 large avocado thinly sliced
  • paprika for finishing

Instructions

  1. Heat your largest skillet over medium-high heat until very hot. I use my use huge cast iron.
  2. While it is preheating whisk together the nutritional yeast, flour and salt in a small saucepan.
  3. Slowly drizzle the water into the nutritional yeast mixture whisking until smooth and set aside.
  4. Once your pan is hot (droplets of water sprinkled in the pan immediately sizzle and evaporate), add your oil and heat for a few seconds while swirling to coat the bottom of the pan.
  5. Place the tofu in the pan in a single layer (be careful as the oil will spatter when the wet tofu is added).
  6. Cook the tofu until golden brown on one side, 2-3 minutes, then flip and continue cooking on the second side until also golden brown, another 2 minutes or so.
  7. Once both sides are cooked remove the tofu from the heat, sprinkle the salt over the tofu, and drizzle the apple cider vinegar over everything. The heat from the pan will encourage evaporation. Set this aside in the hot pan to stay warm while you finish the hollandaise sauce.
  8. If you are a multi-tasker start this step right after you have flipped your tofu. If not, just do it after the tofu is done as it will be fine, but the sauce needs some attention.
  9. Put your nutritional yeast mixture on the stove and heat over medium-low heat whisking frequently until it has thickened to your desired consistency, about 3 minutes. When it is as thick as you would like, remove from heat and stir in the mustard and lemon juice.
  10. Place your toasted English muffins on your plates, top with slices of avocado, then the tofu, and drizzle the hollandaise over everything. Sprinkle a dash of paprika over the top for color if you like and serve immediately.