Thursday, June 15, 2017

Easy Keto Biscuits

Happy Thursday, friends!

I promised a keto-friendly recipe this week and here it is!

Recipe adopted from:

1 1/2 cups almond flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 eggs
1/3 cup sour cream
4 tablespoons butter (melted)

Seasonings of choice

1/3 cup shredded cheddar 
1/2 teaspoon garlic

  In two separate bowls, mix together your dry and wet ingredients.  Be sure your wet ingredients are well combined.

My almond flour is a combination flour/meal. I used a fork to mash out the clumps. Nobody wants a clumpy biscuit.

Then combine your wet and dry ingredients.

Spray a muffin pan with non-stick spray and spoon in your mixture. I got 12 muffins out of one batch.

Cook in a 400 degree oven for 10-12 minutes.
Viola! Perfect!

I did not add the optional cheese to these, but I did add some garlic, onion powder and pepper. I think some cheese in them would be awesome, very similar to a cheddar biscuit from Red Lobster. I'm definitely going to do another batch of them for dinner like that.

 To go along with these, I cooked up some eggs that could easily be cut up and rewarmed. I mixed together eggs and egg whites.  I did a total of 9 eggs and 7 servings of egg whites. You can adjust to fit your calories/macros. I did enough to cover a cookie sheet.

Be sure to spray your pan really well. I cooked in the same 400 degree oven for about 15-20 minutes.

 I'm not sure if my pan is uneven, or my oven rack, but I've yet to have these come out with an even thickness. One end is always thicker than the other.

 I used a pizza cutter and sliced them into 20 

For breakfast for the week, I sliced the biscuit in half....

...and topped with egg, cheddar, and of course, bacon. Reheated in the microwave for about a minute. Yum!

A word of caution. Because these are keto, this breakfast is a bit higher calorie than you may be used to. Remember, fats are 9cal/gram. The biscuits came out to 121cal/10.8fat/2carb/4protein each. I did two for breakfast, with 2 eggs, 2 slices of cheese and 2 pieces of center cut bacon. That being said, they kept me full until lunch, so I was okay with a higher calorie meal. I'm finding with keto, I'm eating bigger meals, less often. 

What else do you guys want to see? I'm thinking of showing a few of the "Fat Bombs" I've made for treats. Thoughts?

Next week, I'm heading out to Chicago and then I'll be home for 3 days before driving north to NY for the week of the 4th. 2.5 weeks of travel is going to prove to be challenging, for sure. But, I'm not going to stress about it, and I'm certainly not going to go to Chicago and NOT have pizza. Or, to NY and NOT have Sullivan's curly fries. That's why losing weight needs to be a lifestyle change, not a "diet." Will eating pizza and french fries help me reach my goals? Probably not. But, do I eat them every day? No. They're a treat. And, trying to deprive myself of things, especially treats when traveling, is going to make me resentful. I am planning on packing some snacks- tuna packets, nuts, jerky, to have on hand, but I'm not going to stress about it. The point of getting healthy is so that you can enjoy life, and while enjoying a few treats, and not tracking my macros for a few days may set me back a little, it's not going to completely undo everything I've worked on. Especially if I get right back to it when I come back. 


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