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.
Loaded Omelet Low Carb Breakfast Biscuit
A low carb mug biscuit with eggs, bacon, peppers, and onions.
- 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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Sunday 17th of February 2019
Great, delicious and easy recipe. Made a batch of 6 in a large bowl and poured into muffin tins so I could freeze individually and eat throughout the week. Thanks Mason, so glad I found you!
Friday 11th of January 2019
Love this recipe. I opted out of the peppers because, well veggies are gross. But absolutely love. It easy for the morning before work. Good flavor. And not messy as you may expect for eggs, so I could eat in the car on my way to work!
Friday 9th of November 2018
It doesn't get much easier than this. Make as written or change it up to use what's in your fridge or to fit your macros.
Tuesday 6th of November 2018
A recipe worth bookmarking! Such a good change-up from my regular daily plain 3 scrambled eggs. Omitted the bacon as I'm vegetarian.