Yield
6 servings (serving size: 1 wedge)

Oats lend a crunchy contrast to the creamy filling of this quiche. It's perfect for breakfast or a light lunch.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°.

Step 2

To prepare crust, combine oats and oat bran; cut in butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add water; stir just until moist. Press mixture gently into a ball on wax paper, and cover with additional wax paper. Roll dough, still covered, into a 10-inch circle.

Step 3

Remove 1 sheet of wax paper, and fit dough into a 9-inch pie plate coated with cooking spray. Remove top sheet of wax paper. Bake at 375° for 7 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

Step 4

To prepare the filling, place a medium nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat until hot. Add leek; sauté for 2 minutes. Add mushrooms; saute for 5 minutes. Remove from heat; spoon into a bowl.

Step 5

Combine milk and next 8 ingredients (milk through spinach) in a blender, and process until smooth. Add to mushroom mixture, and stir well. Pour into prepared crust, and sprinkle with Gruyêre cheese. Bake at 375° for 35 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes.

Ratings & Reviews

detailaddict's Review

tjnmexico
March 07, 2010
Quiche ahould be about eggs; this was more like a spinach pie in which the egg was barely detectable. Otherwise it was tasty; I used light buttermilk in place of the evaporated milk and simply pressed the crust mixture into the pan rather than roll it out. I liked the oat crust better than the pastry crusts in other recipes, for taste and because it seems to hold together better once the pie is cut. IF I were to make this again I would adjust the proportions to make it more like a true quiche.

SusanK99's Review

MollyGrey
February 26, 2012
Good recipe. We put it into a 9in pie plate.

tjnmexico's Review

SusanK99
February 17, 2011
I wouldn't make this again. It was only OK and didn't compare to other quiche recipes I love.

MollyGrey's Review

detailaddict
April 05, 2010
This recipe is wonderful! I did not have oats so I substitued 1 cup of whole wheat flour in its place. To make the recipe easier I added about a tbsp more water to the crust and baked it in my pie pan (ommitting the waxed paper step) for 8 minutes at the recommend 375. I also used 1/2 of the recommended spinach as other people's reviews commented that this recipe had too much spinach. This was a wonderful way to start the morning!

annwithane's Review

annwithane
March 05, 2010
I made this exactly as written except to the crust I added about 1/2 tsp salt, increased the butter by 1 T and increased the water by 1 tsp. I also used lowfat evap. milk instead of fat free. I was also a bit more generous with the gruyere cheese on top. Do not overwork the dough and also be sure to squeeze out the excess water from the spinach. It was yummy! I served it for a brunch along with broiled seasoned new potatoes, fruit salad, and blueberry muffins. It is definitely a keeper.