I have plenty of guilty pleasures in the world of food, but one of my guiltiest has to be McDonald’s 2 for $3 deals on bacon, egg, and cheese biscuits. My commute in college took my by not one, not two, but three McDonald’s every morning. The struggle was real. This intense BEC passion is why I’m pumped about these low carb biscuit donuts.
They have all the signature BEC flavors in donut form (a large donut, might I add) with only 130 calories and 8.5 grams of carbs per donut. As always, I’ve included plenty of ways to tweak the recipe to adjust calorie and macronutrient content. A simple bacon swap, for instance, could bring each donut down to 115 calories. And a tweak to the eggs could result in low carb biscuit donuts with a ridonkulous 92 calories each.
That is correct, I said 92-calorie biscuit donuts.
Ingredients for Low Carb Biscuit Donuts
You’ll only need four ingredients so I’ll just run you through ingredient modifications for different macro breakdowns.
The only ingredient worth briefly mentioning might be the biscuit mix. Like my microwavable low carb bacon, egg, and cheese biscuit recipe, we’ll be using something called Carbquick Biscuit Mix. If you’re wondering whether or not you could use regular Bisquick mix, you could, but the Carbquick really stands out nutritionally. We’re talkin’ 14 grams of fiber and 6 grams of protein per serving.
Once you have the biscuit situation nailed down, you’ll only need bacon, eggs, and cheese.
If you’d like a look inside my kitchen, you can get a behind the scenes look at this recipe’s development process on my Instagram and IGTV.
To easily modify the macros of your biscuit donuts, use a different bacon option. The base macros use precooked traditional pork bacon. Here’s a look at the numbers with two additional types of bacon:
- Traditional Pork Bacon: 130 Calories, 10g of protein, 8.5g of carbs, 9.2g of fat
- Al Fresco Cooked Chicken Bacon: 114 Calories, 10g of protein, 8.7g of carbs, 7.3g of fat
- Butterball Cooked Turkey Bacon: 124 Calories, 10g of protein, 8.2g of carbs, 8.5g of fat
You could also use raw center cut bacon for comparable macros to the traditional.
As you can see, the bacon makes a difference but not a huge difference on a per donut basis. So, to put a larger dent in the macros, you could swap the eggs for egg whites. If you swapped the three whole eggs for three more servings of egg whites, your numbers would drop to 92 calories, 9.5g of protein, 8.7g of carbs, and 4.7g of fat per donut.
Note: Removing that much fat from the donuts could result in tougher donuts. I’d recommend starting with the base recipe and maybe replacing one egg at a time to see if you like the yolk-less biscuit donuts.
If you’re going to be eating these low carb biscuit donuts right away, I highly recommend frying up a few eggs to add on top of one. S’tasty!
- 1 C (96g) Carbquick Biscuit Mix
- 3 large Eggs
- 3 Tbsp (46g) Liquid Egg Whites
- 6 slices Bacon, cooked
- 1/4 C (28g) Reduced Fat Shredded Cheddar
- Preheat an oven to 350F and spray a donut pan with nonstick cooking spray.
- Microwave the bacon slices for 30 seconds before dicing/crumbling. Set aside. (If you're using raw bacon, cook it as you normally would and crumble.)
- Mix the Carbquick, eggs and egg whites, and bacon in a large bowl.
- Spoon the mixture into the donut pan and top with the shredded cheese as evenly as possible.
- Bake for 10 minutes or until the donuts are cooked through. Transfer the donuts to a cooling rack and dig in!
- Each donut has 3 Smart Points.
- These donuts are amazing with a fried egg on top or a bit of jelly/jam.
- Any donut pan will do, but you can get the one I use on Amazon here.
- Macro Variations:
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 donuts Serving Size: 1 Donut
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 130Total Fat: 9.2gCarbohydrates: 8.5gProtein: 10g
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