These Cheesy Bacon Fat Head Biscuits are gluten free, grain free, low carb and just 5 ingredients plus seasonings!
Football season is in full swing and most of the time, football food is not low carb or gluten free. But if you are anything like me, football watching is not as interesting as the football finger foods! I'm just all about the food!
Finding delicious appetizers that are low carb is often hard when you're invited to a party, so my fool proof way to avoid temptation is to bring my own awesome recipe!
This will be your new Go-To recipe for parties!
I've got a ton of ideas to change these little bites up in unique ways but today it is just pretty basic. It's all about the cheese and bacon. I mean what is better than cheese and bacon? Not much, except chocolate. But that's just not in today's recipe. Sorry folks!
All my bacon lovers might cringe that I'm using turkey bacon here, but to be honest that's what I had in the house and that's what I used and my whole family loved it.
I'm not opposed to using regular bacon either, but I do love Applegates bacon. If you're looking for less fat, this is one of the best turkey bacon is around. My hubby is even a fan and he is the pickiest bacon lover of all!
So no matter if you use turkey bacon, pancetta or regular traditional bacon, these little biscuits are easy and quick and reheat wonderfully as well. Making ahead is a great idea because they also taste great at room temperature.
- This recipe is adapted from my Fat Head Nut Free Grain Free Pizza Dough recipe. I reduced the amount of coconut flour in the orginial to make these extra cheesy biscuits!
- You can use any bacon you have on hand, but note the nutrition info is calculated using turkey bacon.
- I've made these twice, once making them just 12 regular sized muffin/biscuits and once making them mini muffin sized so you can eat two instead of 1.
Low Carb Cheesy Bacon (Fat Head) Biscuits
- 8 ounces turkey bacon
- 4 cups mozzarella cheese shredded
- 4 ounces cream cheese
- ½ cup coconut flour 53grams
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasonings
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 4 eggs
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Cook bacon until crisp then chop and set aside.
- In a microwavable bowl add the mozzarella and cream cheese.
- Microwave 2 minutes then stir until smooth.
- In a small bowl whisk together coconut flour and dry seasonings.
- Beat eggs and add to coconut flour mixture. Stir to combine.
- Stir this mixture into the cheese mixture until all incorporated.
- Stir in half the chopped bacon and set aside half for topping the biscuits.
- Make 12 biscuits or 24 mini biscuits.
- Sprinkle more bacon onto each biscuit.
- Bake 20 minutes until golden brown.
- Allow to cool 5-10 minutes before removing and enjoying!
I tried these and they are great! I didn't put the salt in because of the bacon and mozarella cheese. Even my husband liked them!
CAn all purpose floyr be used & how much if you are not on a low carb diet ?
It says 3g net carbs but it’s can not be per mini biscuit. How many biscuits equals 1 serving?
Thanks they are delicious
My mistake I fixed it, the serving is 2 mini biscuits not 1.
I'm going to try out making them with a couple teaspoons of ranch seasoning vs the seasonings listed..... Thanks!
Made these biscuits tonight for dinner without the bacon. I ate one warm with butter and it was ok. I let them cool then sampled another bite and they were much better in both texture and taste. I think I will cut and toast them from now on but will definitely eat the rest of them because at 3 net carbs I can afford to enjoy these now and then. Pretty good when one hasn't had bread in 6 weeks. My husband isn't eating low carb and he actually liked them better than the regular biscuits I also made for dinner. Cool. Thanks for the recipe.
I am weird about coconut flour but definitely plan to try out this recipe. It's looks too good to pass up. I might try regular bacon and cheddar cheese though. Thanks for sharing!
These look great! Is there anything else I can sub for the coconut flour? Maybe oat fiber or psyllium husk or whey protein isolate? Would any of these work? If so, how much do you think? Thanks so much! ?
I've not tried either of those substitutes for the coconut flour so I really don't want to guess in hopes they would turn out ok without trying it myself. Sorry!
Can these be frozen so that I can have them in the mornings when I have no time to cook?
Can egg substitute be used for some or all the eggs in your recipes? Trying to watch the cholesterol and am diabetic...
It really depends on the recipe, but I think for this recipe yes and most times yes.
Gary, You should attempt a low carb diet. Sugar is the main culprit with cholesterol.
I am on the low carb diet to lower my extremely high triglycerides. They were 295 and I got that down to 85 in about 8 weeks! So bacon and eggs and cheese were my mainstay. As was cream. It's the opposite diet that we've been told by our doctors to do. It's high fat and high protein. I prefer not to do a large amount of meat, so I so salmon, eggs and cheese a lot!
Dietary cholesterol does not contribute much to serum cholesterol. Inflammation ( caused by carbs and sugar) causes cardiac disease, not fat. Eggs are nature's perfect food and have no impact on glucose levels. Eat real food! Read Cholesterol Clarity by Dr. Eric Westman and Jimmy Moore. Stop believing the lies we've been told for 50+ years! (All based on flawed, skewed, debunked "science")
Yep. These are excellent. In the future, I would dial-back on the herbs and seasonings a tad. Their flavor profile kind of overwhelms the bacon.
But the texture is *excellent*, especially considering that coconut flour doesn't always make for a great texture. These are dense but not overly so. And 20 minutes in the oven left the center tender and cheesy. <3
That said, they're fabulous as they are! Hubby said he could see the bacon being subbed for fresh crab meat. Another variation that would be easy would be to use pepperoni, especially since there's already a pizza-esque profile anyway!
Thanks again, Brenda. These have made our Saturday morning terrific.
Awesome to hear!
The recipe for these is being printed at this moment, and these are going to be in my belleh within the hour! It's a blustery, overcast, cold Saturday morning in Virginia. These are just the ticket to warm things up at my house! Thanks for the recipe!
Could almond flour be used?
You woould have to find another recipe that specifically uses almond flour. Coconut flour is denser and needs lots more liquids to make the right texture so almond and coconut flour can not be subbed equally.
Where's all the recipes for these yummy treats ?