If you scour the internet or Pinterest for biscuits, you'll find dozens of recipes similar to this one made using coconut flour. One important addition I like to add sometimes is bacon!
I use both bacon bits and healthy bacon fat in the recipe. YUM!!! These are also great to use as hamburger buns if you just press them down flat before baking. DOUBLE YUM!!!
Cheesy Bacon Biscuits
Makes 9 biscuits.
U.S. Wellness Meats is a great source of mail order meats, including gourmet pastured pork products.
Bacon fat is approximately:
- 50% monounsaturated fats (the same heart-healthy fat that contains oleic acid* found in olive oil, avocado, and macadamia nuts),
- 40% saturated fats (which we now know can be healthy and are great for high heat cooking), and
- 10% polyunsaturated fats (these are mostly the Omega 6 fats you don't want to eat in large amounts, in comparison to Omega 3 fats) .
*See a study about oleic acid HERE and it's beneficial effects on blood pressure.
According to The Weston A. Price Foundation, in their super interesting article, Save Your Bacon! Sizzling Bits about Nitrites, Dirty Little Secrets about Celery Salt and Other Aporkalyptic News:
"Pork fat also contains a novel form of phosophatidyl choline that possesses antioxidant activity superior to Vitamin E. This may be one reason why lard and bacon fat are relatively stable and unprone to rancidity from free radicals."
"Bacon fat from pastured pigs also comes replete with fat-soluble vitamin D, provided it’s bacon from foraging pigs that romp outdoors in the sun for most of year."
To store your bacon drippings, keep them in a closed container in the refrigerator. Some folks store it on the kitchen counter, but that's not a good idea, because it's more likely to oxidize or go rancid. Also, to prevent oxidation of the fat due to heating, do not use the drippings more than once.
As long as your bacon is from a healthy source, feel free to try using the bacon fat in any of my other recipes that call for melted butter, ghee, coconut oil, or avocado oil. Ooooh baby!
I just subscribed to your posts yesterday, and this delightful recipe popped into my inbox. My husband and my boys will devour them. They look amazing. I just got a five pound bag of coconut flour, and this will be a nice start!
Thank you, Mari! What a wonderful compliment! Enjoy the biscuits. I make a batch once a week and send them with my husband to work. They're a great addition to any meal of the day!
Jenny I baked these this morning and I tried one still warm from the oven. The taste of bacon and cheese is indescribably good, and I can see that I will be making these at least once a week. I am going to try these as hamburger buns too. That was a great idea you had. I may play around with other flavors with herbs and spices in the future, but for now, these are amazing, and my new go to recipe. It is nice to have a biscuit again after all these years.
Thank you so very much for letting me know how much you like the recipe, Mari! It always warms my heart when a reader takes the time to let me know how their recipes turn out. I truly appreciate it and am grateful! All my best to you & your boys!
What is the carb count per biscuit?
Hi Lisa, I'm sorry, I don't know the carb count. Since most whole foods don't come with labels, it's difficult to keep track. For this recipe, the only thing with some carbs is the coconut flour. Figure out the carbs in that amount. Divide that by the serving size (9). You should get a close answer. My guess is very low. Enjoy!
YUM YUM YUM !!! I love these and make them all the time ,the only alteration I make is I add about 1/3 cup cream as I find they are to dry even though I use large eggs .(Probably my coconut flour) Here in Australia I use S F organic coconut flour . I use two silicon patty pans to bake them in. making 12 biscuits. These are really nice with ham instead of bacon if your out of bacon.
Hi Lesley, your comment made my day - and all the way from Australia! I love to hear that this is one of your go-to recipes and that you've altered it to your liking. Ham is a great idea. I didn't know that coconut flour is different in Australia. Very interesting! Thanks for reading!
Jenny Yelle, MHNE Holistic Wellness Educator
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