Artichoke Feta Breakfast Casserole is Keto, Paleo/Primal and GAPS. It's rich and super satisfying. You'll love the quick prep and happy eaters! Make it for a crowd; it's a nice big recipe with leftovers. #keto #primal #gapsdiet #breakfast #casserole

Artichoke Feta Breakfast Casserole {Keto, Paleo/Primal, GAPS}

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Artichoke Feta Breakfast Casserole is the perfect main dish for breakfast, brunch or even dinner! It’s rich and super satisfying. It’s special, and it’s beautiful. And the prep time is only 20 minutes! It’s easy and no stress, with a short 40 minute bake time. Serve with sausages or bacon, a Paleo/Keto baked good, fresh fruit or sauteed spinach and you have a lovely feast with little effort. Or serve with just one side dish. This casserole is good, and it will deliver satisfaction.

Artichoke Feta Breakfast Casserole is Keto, Paleo/Primal and GAPS. It's rich and super satisfying. You'll love the quick prep and happy eaters! Make it for a crowd; it's a nice big recipe with leftovers. #keto #primal #gapsdiet #breakfast #casserole

 

Artichoke Feta Breakfast Casserole

Imagine: the very thick and creamy custard gets poured into a greased casserole dish and topped with artichoke hearts and feta, crumbled.  The custard puffs up, turns golden; and the crusty top gives way to the creamiest, most delicious center.

It’s Paleo/Primal & Keto, made without grains. But there are two flour options: cassava flour! or for Keto and GAPS, coconut flour!

Paleo folks, if you haven’t worked with cassava flour yet, it’s a revelation. It contains prebiotics; so it’s great for colon health, feeding the good flora in your gut. I actually feel better the days I eat it. While still on the GAPS diet, but now phasing off, this is my favorite food that we’ve been able to add into our diet, a truly healthy complex carbohydrate. (Here’s where to get it.)

For GAPS and Keto folks, I continue to be SO so glad for coconut flour. It’s a no-fuss ingredient that always delivers!

Regarding the GAPS Diet version, this casserole is super rich (in a good way) and not super GAPS. But it can be made GAPS by following the specifications I list below! See the Recipe Notes.

Here’s the main dish that will please your intimate family and any cozy guests.

Artichoke Feta Breakfast Casserole
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 
Servings: 10 servings
Author: Megan
Ingredients
  • 12 eggs pastured preferred
  • 1 14 ounce can artichoke hearts packed in water, tough leaves removed, chopped
  • 8 ounces organic cream cheese, pastured preferred, room temperature (see GAPS Diet note below in Recipe Notes)
  • 8 ounces feta cheese pastured preferred, crumbled (use an aged cheese like gruyere, grated, for GAPS)
  • 8 ounces raw jack cheese pastured preferred, broken or cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup cassava flour for Paleo version (see source above or below); for KETO and GAPS versions: use 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled slightly or preferred fat: tallow, ghee etc.
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream pastured and raw preferred (use coconut cream for GAPS)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, sifted
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a large casserole dish or huge cast iron skillet.
  2. In a small bowl, sift together cassava OR coconut flour and baking soda. Set aside.
  3. Place the following ingredients into blender: eggs, cream cheese, sea salt, onion and garlic powder, and white pepper. Blend until mostly smooth, 10-15 seconds.
  4. Add cheddar cheese cubes, flour mixture, melted fat and cream. (We have a Blendtec blender and this quantity fits perfectly in the jar, for blending. But it is fairly full.) Blend again, briefly, about 8 seconds, until all ingredients are fully incorporated and the cheese cubes have been reduced to bits, but are not fully pureed.
  5. Pour creamy custard into greased casserole dish. Evenly distribute chopped artichoke hearts over its surface. Do the same with feta crumbles.
  6. Bake until edges are golden brown and center is just set but still moist, 40 minutes. Allow to rest 10 minutes before serving.
Recipe Notes

GAPS Diet Variation

  • Cream cheese is not a GAPS Diet food. Substitute in 4 oz. jack cheese + 4 oz. coconut cream, in its place; or use probiotic cream cheese, like Nancy's brand.
  • Cassava flour is not a GAPS Diet food, because it's starchy. Our family is now phasing off of GAPS and it does really well in our bodies at this stage. To make this recipe GAPS Diet friendly, sub in 1/4 cup coconut flour in place of the 1/2 cup cassava flour.

Find Otto's Cassava Flour HERE, (with free shipping).


Artichoke Feta Breakfast Casserole is Keto, Paleo/Primal and GAPS. It's rich and super satisfying. You'll love the quick prep and happy eaters! Make it for a crowd; it's a nice big recipe with leftovers. #keto #primal #gapsdiet #breakfast #casserole

Do you have a breakfast gathering coming up? This dish is the perfect one to serve!

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  1. I just made this with the coconut flour instead of cassava. It turned out delicious! one got cashews and sunflowers seeds soaking now. Attempting bread and cookies tomorrow. 🙂

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      Haha, yes, IKR?! The ingredient list… all good stuff! What liberation that dairy is health food (for most)! (YAY for A2 and grass-fed and aged!) And cassava! 🙂 🙂 (Where would I be without cassava flour??)

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  2. You mention “cheddar cubes” — is raw jack cheese a kind of cheddar? And where do you get it? Can regular jack be substituted if raw isn’t available locally? This sounds so delicious, I want to get it right!

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      Hi Susan, jack and cheddar are interchangeable in the recipe. What’s more important is the sourcing of the cheese: finding either Kerrygold brand or French cheeses is ideal. They don’t have to be raw. They can be aged, which allows the lactose (or milk sugar) to be consumed, thus making it easier on our digestion. Yes, any jack can be substituted if you can’t find the best option. 🙂 🙂 Thanks for your comment and questions. Enjoy!!

  3. I’m having some trouble figuring out how this is a Paleo recipe, since it’s loaded with dairy. Please explain. Thanks.

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      Hi Rebecca, thanks for your question. I designate recipes like this one “Paleo/Primal” to help readers understand the classification. As you may know Primal is a specific branch of Paleo. It’s Paleo including dairy. If you go to the most influential Paleo educators (like Chris Kresser), you see advocacy for raw, grass-fed, A2 dairy, for those whose bodies are blessed by it. That’s me. I only advocate for French dairy (because they have the best husbandry principles in the world) as well as raw, aged, grass-fed and A2. The spirit of Paleo is how did our ancestors survive off the land eating the most nutrient-dense and unprocessed foods? Those foods are our health foods, too. There are those with an intolerance to dairy (like my daughter), who are the exception, of course. In some of my Paleo/Primal posts I go into more length on this than in others. I hope that helps. Best wishes!

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