Whenever I serve quiche, both of my girls always ask for seconds (which can make any mom’s day!). They love to help me make this recipe…my 5-yr-old can practically mix and pat out the crust all by herself (if she can do it so can you!) while my 2-yr-old happily stirs the egg mixture.
Whole Wheat Quiche With Crust Recipe
Of all the recipes for quiche crust I’ve tried, this one is the easiest to freeze and bakes up so easily! The decision to go whole wheat here wasn’t just to pack some added nutrition into a classic breakfast staple, the texture is better off for it. Sink your fork into this whole wheat quiche crust to see just how savory and adaptable it is!
It’s good leftover the next day too, and you can also try to freeze it once it has been baked. In my opinion it is not quite as spectacular after it has been frozen, but it is still pretty tasty and incredibly convenient! For large families on-the-go, this is one you’re going to want to add to the recipe book.
We decided to make our whole-wheat crust quiche half ham and cheese and half goat cheese and tomato the other night, but there are many tasty things that you can add to this dish depending on your mood (and the contents of your fridge). Quiche is one of those dishes where you can modify it a hundred times over, and still find yourself looking for new ways to experiment!
Whole Wheat Quiche Filling Ideas
Quiche is no longer just a breakfast dish! With so many options to consider, the possibilities are endless. Quiche is the perfect blank canvas to experiment with different flavors until you find a family favorite. Here are a few suggestions to get your started:
Meat and Cheese Quiche Filling Ideas
- Swiss cheese
- Goat cheese
- Parmesan cheese
- Ham and cheese
- Chopped chorizo sausage
Vegetable Quiche Filling Ideas
- Sautéed mushrooms
- Caramelized shallots or onions
- Sun dried tomatoes
- Fresh herbs
- Chopped red pepper and onion
- Spinach and artichoke
- Diced tomato
Can you Substitute the Butter in This Recipe for Quiche Crust?
While butter does add to the flaky texture of this delicious whole-wheat quiche crust, you can substitute it with other ingredients. Our readers have experimented with this recipe and found that coconut oil makes a great substitution for butter in this crust.
How to Make Quiche Video
More Tasty and Nutritious Whole Wheat Recipes:
- Whole-Wheat Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes
- Whole-Wheat Homemade Cereal Bars
- Whole-Wheat Banana Nut Muffin Recipe
177 thoughts on “Easy Quiche With Crust Recipe (Whole Wheat)”
Another fantastic recipe, Lisa! It worked perfectly & tastes amazing. Plus no messy kitchen This is going to be a regular in our home. Your books & website are my go-to. for recipes. Thank you.
This is a great recipe because I almost always have the ingredients on hand and even my 7 year old can make it. We have tried a few fillings but for my kiddos ham and cheese is a winner.
We’ve made this 100 dozen times. It’s always on the weekly menu since my three year old LOVES helping. It’s so easy to let the littles pick the toppings and they always devour it. We’ve also used this base recipe to make mini quiches in a muffin tin or ramekins.
Hi there! First of all—LOVE LOVE LOVE You Lisa! You have changed my whole family’s life!
Now, the quiche. If I’m making two at the same time, does my cook time increase? I’ve never done a full-size quiche before, but my family is so obsessed with the mini quiches from book 1, I decided to try this out for our Christmas Eve brunch.
Thank you so much!
Sorry, we are rarely able to answer recipe questions in real time. How did they turn out?
I LOVE this quiche recipe, especially the super easy crust! Thank you!
Delicious! If you have a 10-inch pie pan (like I do) increase all of the measurements by 25%. This accounts for 10-inch diameter, but assumes that the pie will still keep the same depth. When you stretch out your crust, just stretch it to touch the top of the pan but not spread across the flares. If you want your pie to be deeper, you’ll have to do some more math.
Here are the recalculated measurements:
Easy Whole-Wheat Pie Crust
1 7/8 cups whole-wheat flour (It’s halfway between the 3/4 cup and the 1 cup. Just eyeball it.)
10 tbsp butter melted
1/2 rounded teaspoon salt
2 1/2 tablespoons milk
1 7/8 cups milk (It’s halfway between the 3/4 cup and the 1 cup. Just eyeball it.)
5 eggs beaten
salt to taste
pepper to taste
cayenne pepper optional
I love this recipe and have made it many times. I want to make mini quiches using same crust and filling for a party.. Has anyone tried this?
Hi. I was hoping a reader would chime in that had tried it. We’ve not but I do think it should work just fine.
I made this for dinner tonight, and it was great!! I followed the previous comment and used 1 cup milk and 5 eggs. I also used spelt flour for the crust, and it was so good. I will definitely be using that crust to build other recipes, too – so easy, and I love, love, love that you mix it in the pie plate to save an extra dish. Wonderful recipe and website. Thank you so much!
This was my first time making a quiche and it worked great! Wonderful recipe. I used 5 eggs and 1 cup milk. One cup sharp white cheddar and 2 cups shredded zucchini as well as some seasonings. Came out so good – new family favorite!
Do you know how to adjust this to be wheat free and milk free? I know that may be a stretch but my son has wheat and milk sensitivities and this looks really good so I would like to try to make it!
Hi there. Those are pretty big adjustments to this recipe. :) Here are a bunch of recipes that are both dairy and wheat free: http://paleogrubs.com/quiche-recipes.
I made this a few days ago and it was amazing! It’s only the second time in my life that I’ve made a crust and although it was a bit crumbly, it was very tasty and easy! I added pasture-raised organic bacon, spinach and mushrooms and everyone loved the flavor! This will definitely be added to our rotation of meals!
You are amazing! Thank you – this is great information/recipes, etc for a family to get started eating a healthier diet.
This turned out gorgeous! I only added around 2 cups of milk instead of 2 tbsp to make the dough more malleable.
Can the crust for the quiche be made with white flour or a combo of 1/2 whole wheat and 1/2 white flour?
Hi. We’ve not tried but I do think it will work fine.
So it looks great. Can this recipe be doubled or tripled for larger quiches? Any adjustments need to be made if so?
Also can I use soy milk for a non dairy option on the crust?
Hi. I’ve doubled this often without issue and soy milk should work just fine.
Update – I actually made 2 different quiches- one I doubled the 2nd I tripled the recipe and it came out great. However if using oil instead of butter (continuing with the dairy free option because I refuse to use margarine ) how much oil should I use to substitute the butter ? Thanks
We would substitute coconut oil for butter 1:1.
Hi, I love this easy-fast recipe. My 4 year old daughter makes it every week-end !
Your pan looks dipper than the one I use. I would love to know where did you get it or at least if you can send me an Amazon Link for a similar one. Thank you!!
How much spinach and cheese should I add to it?
Hi Anne. I typically saute a cup of chopped spinach to add. If I add cheese, I add about 1/2 cup but you could certainly add more. It is a flexible recipe.
Made this last night- perfect! Thanks for another easy, real food recipe!
I’m really excited to have found an easy pie crust. I’m going to give this a whirl this Sunday for brunch. After watching Sydney, I feel confident:) One question, do I need to grease the pie plate??
Hi there. I typically give it a quick mist of oil.
Do you know if your crust would work as a top crust?
Forgot to mention this recipe always takes way longer in my oven. I have to bake 50 minutes plus in order for the quiche to set. I also think garlic and cheese are must adds to the recipe. That’s what’s best about quiche: it is very much a whatever you’ve got in your fridge type recipe.
Love this quiche crust recipe! It’s simply the easiest and the best. I always add veggies to my quiche though to make it more full of nutrition. My favorites are spinach, tomatoes (sliced on top, and mushroom. I also add some chili flakes into the recipe for a bit of a kick and ALWAYS substitute the milk for whole milk yogurt. The milk is just too runny and the yogurt is just more rich and delicious. This is never the less a good base recipe for quiche.
Can you make this with almond milk? My son has a dairy allergy.
Hi Lisa. I have and it worked fine.
So happy with the way the crust turned out, flavorful and crispy! I would definitely make this quiche again! It is so quick and easy!
This is probably one of my favorite recipes on the site! It is so easy to prepare, it has become one of my go-to recipes on a busy night, replacing frozen pizzas (which obviously is not a healthy choice)! I have made this quite a few times and the results are always consistent. The crust is so yummy. Thanks for posting!
Hi, this recipe looks awesome. I’m wondering if this can be prepared in advance and heated the next day or maybe even frozen?
Thanks and looking forward to trying this. Love all your recipes and information, we’ve been eating real food for a couple of years now and couldn’t have done it without following you!
Hi Amy. It can and it also freezes well. :)
When I used to make quiche with my mom at home, we used heavy cream. Any particular reason why you use whole milk rather than cream? And would you have to alter the proportions if you did use cream?
Hi Diana. You could use cream in the same amount. It will make a heavier quiche. ~Amy
Made this tonight and it was super tasty! Threw a bunch of leftovers in (shirmp, ham, bacon, cheese) and also some wilted spinach. However it did take longer to cook than expected. After 40 minutes in the oven and still not done, I microwaved it for another 6-7 minutes before it was ready. Glad I decided to microwave or who knows when we would have been eating dinner! Thanks for the great (and easy) recipe!
I can’t wait to try this! We don’t measure in cups in Ireland. I have bought a set of cup measures and am trying to figure them out! How much butter in grams do you need to make 1/2 cup of melted butter?
Hi there. Here is a conversion chart: http://allrecipes.com/howto/cup-to-gram-conversions/. :)
Can you recommend a gluten free flour that can be used as substitution?
Hi Laura. I bet almond meal would work for this crust. Here is a recipe that might help you substitute: http://cookieandkate.com/2013/arugula-and-cremini-quiche-with-gluten-free-almond-meal-crust/. ~Amy
I’ve been looking for an easy but tasty quiche recipe! Do you think this will work with soy or almond milk though?
Yep. I make it with almond milk. ;)
This is one of my favorite recipes!! I ran out of organic butter today so I used all the butter I had left and used grape seed oil to get to half a cup…. I love trying all different veggies with this. Today I used fresh kale, broccoli, yellow summer squash and mushrooms all picked from my garden. I also used my fresh quail eggs to make it almost all homemade! Thanks for all the great recipes you share!
Love the video! Signed up for quiche for a friends baby shower Saturday and will definitely make this! Any rough recommendations for measurements of meat / veg / cheese? Found a Paula deen recipe which called for 1.5 c cheese / 1 lb bacon / 2 c spinach for one quiche. This seemed like a lot to me. I won’t have time to experiment – thanks so much!
Hi Nina. Just mix in what you are comfortable with. I’d start with no more than 1/2 cup of each and add more if you wish. ~Amy
Made this for brunch this morning with some zucchini from the garden and sharp cheddar cheese. My husband isn’t a huge quiche fan, but he said, “Wow, this is the best quiche I’ve ever had!” He also said he would want to have it again. We didn’t have any problems with the crust; we actually loved the texture and consistency! We baked it about 40 minutes, and it was perfectly done. Thanks so much for this great recipe!
This looks interesting. I don’t buy cow milk to avoid the GMO corn fed to cattle. Bedsides, cow milk is intended for calves, not people. I drink vanilla almond milk occasionally but not often as I have to throw out about half as I don’t drink it fast enough. Water is my drink of choice, especially flavored with coffee! I do have and use organic powdered milk for baking. Will reconstituted powdered milk work for this recipe? Do I need to add any vegetable fat? Will Crisco work instead of butter? I appreciate your timeto respond.
Hi Chaz. I imagine it would though powdered milk is not an ingredient we use due to its processing. Crisco is a highly refined fat and not one we would use. Our typical sub for butter would be coconut oil. Here is more information that will help explain: https://www.100daysofrealfood.com/2012/02/07/how-to-cook-with-coconut-oil/ and https://www.100daysofrealfood.com/2011/05/14/mini-pledge-week-10-no-refined-oils/. ~Amy
Watched this with my picky 7 year old and she is excited to help make it out and eat it. Thank you!
Great recipe, I make twice a month now.
1) I use an 8×8 pan as rectangles are easier to serve than out of a pie pan
2) Usually I double and make in a 9×13 so we have leftovers to pack in lunches
3) 1/2 C per recipe of ricotta is wonderful whisked into the filling
4) Our kid’s favorite is with 1/2 C shredded cheese and 4 slices of turkey bacon chopped into a double recipe of the filling
When you double the filling, how does that change the baking time?
Awesome recipe! thank you! I made this tonight with ham, asparagus, onions, and parmesan cheese! it was so good. I read the comments that the crust was too dry. I used whole wheat pastry flour and it was the right consistency and worked wonderfully! thanks for all your work!
I am SO happy to say goodbye to store-bought pie crusts! I was intimidated by homemade crust and this was SO easy! I was surprised at the large amount of butter in the crust though. I added sauteed zucchini, onions and crab to the egg mixture. Next time, I’d like to try adding Parmesan cheese as well. Thanks!