Before we get to the recipe, you should know that this is one of the best low carb bacon, egg, and cheese biscuit recipes in all the land. And it has nothing to do with the fact that’s it’s microwavable and ready in less than 5 minutes or its high protein content. Nope. It’s because unlike just about every other BEC biscuit provider out there, I’ve opted to use the Oxford comma in its title.
Okay, I’m just having fun. Titles aside, this low carb bacon, egg, and cheese biscuit is seriously tasty and crazy simple. I think you’ll be surprised at how delicious microwavable eggs and biscuits can be.
And in terms of nutrition facts and macros, you’ll be able to eat two biscuits for 225 calories, roughly half the calories of a normal bacon, egg, and cheese biscuit.
Low Carb Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Biscuit Ingredients
Something I value in life and in my recipes is simplicity. If there’s something that makes cooking easier and reduces time spent in the kitchen without compromising nutritional value, I’m all for it. In this case, we’ll be using something called Carbquick Biscuit Mix. If you’re wondering whether or not you could use regular Bisquick mix, the answer is yup, but the Carbquick really stands out nutritionally.
With 14 grams of fiber and 6 grams of protein per serving, you can see what I’m talking about.
One note on biscuits, in general, would be to set your expectations appropriately. I’m not going to tell you a microwaved biscuit is as fluffy and crisp as an oven-baked biscuit. That’s not to say a microwaved biscuit is bad—they’re just different. If you wanted to make your own healthier oven baked biscuits, check out my low fat Greek yogurt biscuits.
Outside of the biscuit, the remaining ingredient list is a short one. I’ve included a few macronutrient variations based on the type of bacon and cheese you use, but there’s not a ton of variation if you’re making a single serving of the recipe. If you plan on doubling or tripling the recipe, the small differences may make more of a difference.
To save time, the recipe calls for pre-cooked bacon. Below you’ll see a photo of the chicken bacon I use, which I find at Walmart. Any pre-cooked bacon will do.
If you’re a sausage egg and cheese biscuit lover, you could prep some of my chicken breakfast sausage patties in advance. They reheat really well and have 10 grams of protein with just 60 calories each!
How to Cook Bacon in the Microwave
If you’d like to use pork bacon and cook bacon in a microwave, here are two ways to make it happen:
- Place a microwave-safe bowl on top of a paper plate or paper towel. Drape bacon over the top of the bowl and cover with a paper towel. Microwave 2 slices for 2 minutes or until the bacon is as crispy as you’d like. You can add 20-30 seconds or so for each additional slice of bacon.
- Place 4 slices of bacon in between two paper towels on a paper plate or microwave-safe plate and microwave for 3 minutes or until crispy.
I’ve found both techniques to work about the same, with the strips over the bowl being slightly less greasy. If you’re cooking more slices at once, however, the plate method is probably your best bet.
All right, that’s about it for the ingredients. You’ll find the full recipe below.
- 3/8 C (92g) Liquid Egg Whites, or 2 whole egg whites
- 2 slices Pre-Cooked Chicken Bacon, or any lower fat bacon
- 2 Tbsp (14g) Shredded Cheddar Cheese, fat-free optional
- 1/3 C (33g) Carbquick Biscuit Mix
- 1 1/2 Tbsp Water
- If you're using pre-cooked bacon like the chicken bacon, skip this step. Otherwise, microwave two slices in between two paper towels or on top of a bowl as pictured for 2 minutes or until crispy.
- Once the bacon is cooked, crumble it and mix with the egg whites and cheddar cheese in a small bowl. Microwave for 75-90 seconds or until the egg whites or no longer runny.
- While the eggs cook, mix the biscuit mix and water in a small bowl. Once you have a dough, split it in half to make two biscuits. Or make one giant biscuit if you'd like. Add the biscuits to a piece of parchment paper or microwave-safe plate. Microwave for 45-60 seconds. (You can add a bit of cooking spray or egg wash to the top for more of a golden brown finish.)
- After the biscuits have cooled, use a knife to cut them in half and place half of the bacon, egg, and cheese mixture in between each biscuit.
- Each biscuit has 3 Smart Points.
- Macros with Al Fresco Uncured Chicken Bacon
- Switching from full-fat cheddar to fat-free cheddar = 24P | 18C | 8F
- Using 2 slices of Hormel Center Cut Bacon = 24P | 16C | 16F
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 2 biscuits
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 225Total Fat: 12gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 23g