This low carb breakfast combines the best of both worlds with the heartiness of an omelet and the fluffy, savory goodness of a biscuit. And since it’s prepared entirely in the microwave, it’s perfect for even the busiest of mornings.
I will say up front, we’re not looking at a zero carb biscuit like cloud bread. Nope, there are 18 grams of carbs (mostly fiber) in the base recipe. But for a real biscuit, that’s about as low as you can go without going from biscuit to meh.
Low Carb Breakfast Biscuit Ingredients
The star of the show is clearly Carbquick. If you’re unfamiliar with Carbquick, it’s a low carb breakfast staple in my house that touts 14 grams of fiber and 6 grams of protein per serving. It’s the bee’s knees, to put it simply.
I originally stumbled upon Carbquick when making these microwavable low carb bacon, egg, and cheese biscuits. If you don’t have Carbquick, you could use Bisquick or another biscuit mix. Since you’re not using a ton, the added carbs from Bisquick shouldn’t do too much harm.
Beyond the Carbquick, you’ll only need a handful of other ingredients. I’ve included a few bullets in the recipe notes section about how using different ingredients can change the macros. If you need a lower calorie, lower fat biscuit, for example, you could easily swap a whole egg for egg whites and pork bacon for chicken bacon.
If you’d like to use raw bacon instead of pre-cooked, check out my guide on microwaving eggs and bacon.
Okie doke, that’s about it for ingredient notes. Let’s get to the recipe.
- 1/4 C (30g) Pepper and Onion Blend, I used frozen
- 1/3 C Carbquick Biscuit Mix, or Bisquick (higher carb)
- 1 large Egg
- 1 slice Bacon, cooked and diced
- 2 Tbsp (14g) Reduced Fat Shredded Cheddar
- Place the frozen peppers and onions in a mug or bowl and microwave for 1 minute. If you're using fresh, skip the microwave.
- Add the remaining ingredients to the mug and stir well. If you'd like your biscuit to come out extra pretty, you can mix in a separate bowl and transfer to a mug sprayed with nonstick cooking spray before microwaving.
- Cover the mug with a paper towel or paper plate and microwave for 60-75 seconds or until the center is cooked through. (If you're using egg whites, you may need to extend the cook time by 10-15 seconds.) Avoid overcooking.
- Macros with egg whites instead of 1 egg: 202 calories, 17g protein, 18g carbs, 12g fat
- Macros with egg whites and chicken bacon: 182 calories, 17g protein, 18g carbs, 10g fat
- If you'd like to use raw bacon instead of pre-cooked, check out my guide on microwaving eggs and bacon.
Serving Size1 biscuit
Amount Per Serving Calories 247Total Fat 17gUnsaturated Fat 0gCarbohydrates 18gProtein 18g
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