Low-carb butternut recipe season is here! Every autumn you will find a new version of something old or a combination of two different traditional recipes made with alternative flour and without sugar. Let’s be honest, who needs sugar with butternut squash? After so many years on Keto, occasional trips to the carnivore universe, the squash tastes too sweet. This is why I love making savoury recipes with it. When you combine its natural sweetness with salt something magical happens.
Low-Carb recipes for the maintenance phase
Now, before you judge our low-carb butternut squash quiche and the infamous 10g of carbs per slice, let us remind you of something. You don’t have to obsessively count carbs all your life! If you heal your metabolism with KMD, a Mediterranean low-carb could be the easiest, tastiest and most enjoyable diet/lifestyle. And this quiche falls into that category in every aspect of it! Just look at the ingredients! Smells like childhood, feels like the warmest hug and looks too good not to try making it! And don’t be afraid, the recipe is much simpler than you think! Don’t worry if the crust is not perfect, you will actually love the texture much more than you would with a classical crust. Wheat flour crusts end up suffocating while Keto doughs always lean on the fatty side. 😉
Why tallow in the crust?
You can use the same amount of butter or olive oil in the crust, not a problem at all! However, when I started working on the Low-carb butternut squash quiche version, I remembered all my pastry recipes with tallow. There’s something magical about tallow in baked goods! It always gives some creamy texture. I even use it for cookies and they are melting in the mouth. Give it a go, you will see that baked goods with good old tallow always bring so much pleasure.
Just how low-carb-friendly butternut squash is?
Well, 500g of butternut squash will give 50g of carbs. So naturally, you will not eat the whole quiche alone and will cut 12 slices. If you are that worried, you can always use pumpkin, spaghetti squash or zucchini. With pumpkin, you will end up with 40g per 500g, spaghetti squash will have 34g and zucchini 16g. When you divide this by 12 you are more than sure that your quiche is a low-carb creation! To be honest sometimes is less of a problem if you eat naturally occurring carbs than constantly using sweeteners and additives. After all, a quiche of this sort will not be on the menu every day. So whatever you decide to use, our low-carb butternut squash quiche can serve as an inspiring recipe! Let’s bake it!