Single, Healthy Quiche

Healthy cooking is challenging, but single-serving healthy cooking is doubly challenging.  I normally use a small pie pan to make quiche and heat up the remaining portions for future meals, but a great idea leaped into my head this morning.  Why not just use a single size container?

Years ago, my sister came up with a simple and healthy quiche crust – wheat germ, regular oats, and olive oil as a binder.  Mix it up until it sticks together and press into your pan.  Cook at 350° – 400°, depending upon pan size, for 10 to 20 minutes, until lightly toasted.  This provides a solid base for the egg mixture. 
Today, I didn’t have wheat germ, so I mixed up cracked wheat, regular oats, olive oil, and pressed into a Corning Pyrex 8 ounce custard cup.  It’s the perfect size for a single serving quiche!

I surveyed the refrigerator and freezer and found baby portobellos and cooked bacon.  Penzey’s Herbs de Provence, salt, pepper, and shredded Parmesan cheese finished the dish.  I used an immersion blender (excellent invention) to blend 1 egg and the egg white equivalent of one egg.  I cooked the mixture for about 20 minutes at 350° Fahrenheit.  It was wonderful and satisfying!

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