These tofu-based, mini vegan quiches are extremely versatile: Good hot or cold, for breakfast, in a lunchbox, or as party appetizers.
I don’t have a lot to say about this recipe. I mean, there are only so many ways I can say something’s delicious—Mmmmm! Yum! Wow! Awesome! Kid-Friendly!—without sounding like a 4th grader.
The story on these mini vegan quiches is that I saw a non-vegan recipe for mini crustless quiches in a magazine and wanted to try using silken tofu. So one night when my husband and daughter were both out for the evening, I tried these out as an experiment. I figured if it failed, it was just my dinner at risk. I wasn’t prepared for them to be so good—or for E. to come home and demand a share of them!
After initially exclaiming, “Ew, what is that?” she decided that she wanted to try one. And another. And another. And another. I’d made only 12, so my dinner was rapidly disappearing. I had to promise that I’d make a double batch soon, or there would have been none left for D. Yes, I figured he should get a chance at something this tasty.
These tiny vegan quiches are extremely versatile: Good hot or cold, you can eat them for breakfast, put them in a lunchbox, or serve them for dinner. If you’re throwing a party, try making them in mini muffin cups, and they’ll be the perfect finger food. (Reduce the baking time for smaller quiches.) Try them with different vegetables, but be careful not to add too many or they may not hold together. Most importantly, plan to either hide them from your family or make enough to share!
More Vegan “Egg” Dishes
Through the magic of tofu or chickpea flour, vegans can enjoy lots of formerly egg-based dishes. Here are a few of my favorites:
Mini Crustless Tofu Quiches
- olive oil spray optional
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1/2 cup bell pepper
- 1 cup chopped mushrooms
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh chives or one green onion
- 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary or 1/2 tsp. dried, crushed
- black pepper to taste
- 1 12.3-ounce package lite firm or extra-firm silken tofu drained of water, see note below
- 1/4 cup plain soymilk or other plant milk
- 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch may substitute another thickener such as arrowroot or potato starch
- 1 teaspoon tahini or cashew butter optional but preferred
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
- 1/2-3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 generous pinch black salt kala namak adds an eggy taste, optional
- Preheat the oven to 375 F. Spray 12 regular-sized muffin cups well with non-stick spray or use silicone cups like these (do not use paper because it will stick).
- Heat a non-stick skillet and sauté the garlic, bell peppers, and mushrooms over medium heat until the mushrooms just begin to exude their juices. Stir in the chives, rosemary, and freshly ground black pepper, remove from the heat, and set aside.
- Place the tofu and all remaining ingredients into a food processor or blender. Process until completely smooth and silky. Add the tofu mixture to the vegetables and stir to combine. Spoon equally into the 12 muffin cups: it will fill regular muffin cups about halfway.
- Put the muffin pan into the oven and immediately reduce the heat to 350 F. Bake until the tops are golden and a knife inserted into the middle of a quiche comes out clean–about 25-35 minutes depending on your oven and muffin cups (silicone will take longer than metal, so if you’re using a metal pan, check it at 20 minutes). Remove from the oven and allow them to cool for about 10 minutes. Enjoy! They’re light, so plan on making more of these—or serve hearty side dishes—if you’re serving more than 3 people.
Nutritional info is approximate.
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LouiseAugust 9, 2020 at 10:34 am
Hello Susan, another excellent recipe of yours that I bookmarked :). Easy and delicious! ! Just made these today and they came out great. I skipped the regular salt and used 1/2 tsp kala namak. Next time I’d go with some salt and sprinkle the kala namak on top because I love the eggy taste. I’m making these again. Thank you!
StephanieAugust 22, 2021 at 6:06 pm
My husband hates reheated eggs. He asks for this version all the time to take to work for a small snack. It’s great. I use Sprouts firm tofu & press it. Texture is great.
Pam ParsonsNovember 27, 2021 at 6:45 pm
What a wonderful recipe! I’ve made them with kale and portabello, as well as roasted red peppers. They’ve become my substitute for Starbucks’ egg bites.
AnnetteApril 11, 2022 at 7:25 pm
I was looking around for an Easter entree, and made a test batch of these last night. Susan, the flavor is fabulous and the texture is excellent! Mine came out a little watery on the bottom; I baked them for 30 minutes in a silicone muffin pan. Next time I would bake a little longer. I am going to take my chances (not doing another test this week before Easter!) and double this and bake it in a crust. I’m going to try Shane & Simple’s Easy Vegan Pie Crust. Thanks for another fabulous recipe:)))
LeslieJanuary 14, 2023 at 4:35 pm
Wonderful recipe! Made it several times with mori-nu, but couldn’t find it today. Tried other silken tofu but it was way to moist even after adding an extra tablespoon of cornstarch. Had to cook it for at least an hour and the top turned leathery. I just ordered a 12 pack of Mori nu so this doesn’t happen again. Thank you for this recipe! The flavor is fantastic!