Healthy Breakfast Kids Can Make: Homemade Grain-Free Quiche Recipe

Imagine waking up on a Saturday morning without a kid yell-whispering “I’m hungry!” in your face. Instead, you come out of your room to see your kids preparing breakfast! Sounds like a dream huh?

Now, I’m not saying you should send your 3-year-old to the kitchen to make breakfast for the family, but you might be surprised what your slightly older kids can make on their own!

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In our Kids Cook Real Food eCourse, kids will learn to crack eggs in the Intermediate level and can then complete this recipe on their own with a little help using the stove. Older kids can do it all on their own or help intermediate kids.

This recipe is from our Breakfast Thematic SkillLab which teaches specific breakfast skills beyond what is in our course.

Mexican grain-free quiche

Healthy Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipe Kids Can Make

This grain-free quiche is naturally gluten-free and could be made dairy-free if you use a dairy-free “cheese” substitute and plant milk.

Use leftover taco meat from dinner and this recipe comes together in less than 10 minutes! Pop it in the fridge overnight and bake in the morning for an easy breakfast!

A crustless quiche is similar to a “frittata” except that a frittata starts out by frying the eggs on the stovetop first to cook up the bottom, then moving to the oven.

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Grain-Free Mexican Quiche Recipe


  • 2 c. shredded cheddar cheese or Mexican cheese blend
  • 1/2 c. salsa
  • 1 c. milk
  • 4-5 eggs
  • 1/2-1 c. taco meat
  • 1/4 tsp. salt


  • Butter a 9 or 10″ pie plate.
  • Spread 1 cup of the cheese on the bottom. Pour the salsa on top.
  • Spread the remaining 1 cup cheese on top.
  • Whisk eggs, milk, and salt in a bowl.
  • Stir in meat.
  • Pour the mixture over the cheese/salsa.
  • Bake at 375o F (190° C) for 45 minutes or until set in the center. (You can also prep the night before and then refrigerate overnight to pop in the oven in the morning!)
  • Allow to sit 10-15 minutes before serving.

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Grain-Free Quiche Flavor Variations

  • Use leftover cooked beans instead of meat for a meatless version or half beans, half meat to stretch your meat.
  • This grain-free pizza quiche variation is a family favorite!
  • This recipe is GREAT for experimenting with flavor! Use any 2 cups of cheese, even stuff like ricotta and cottage cheese, any meat or other protein, add veggies, switch up the salsa/sauce, play with herbs and seasonings…it’s awesome.

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Grain-free quiche


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