I like a good breakfast sandwich. Sandwiches, in fact, are nature’s perfect food, evolved and perfected for centuries by artists and wizards alike. The problem is that bread isn’t the healthiest thing in the world. Even “whole grain” varieties don’t offer much aside from fiber, and there’s far more nutrient-dense ways of getting fiber.
So if you’ve adopted a low carb or simply a scaled-back approach to carbs, what are you to do? Missing that brekkie sammie? I have a solution! Enter the low carb breakfast sandwich! *Fanfare*
My family likes them, they’re incredibly filling, and you can feasibly put whatever you like on them so they never get dull. I, however, tend to keep it traditional; eggs, bacon, cheese.
But for real, put whatever you want on them because that’s the beauty of a sandwich – it’s anarchy in food form.
Keto Breakfast Sandwiches
- 2 strips of bacon
- 1 slice of cheddar cheese
For this example, I used bacon as my protein, and some cheddar cheese. I opted out of adding eggs because I wasn’t feeling it, but you can; eggs are delicious!
Start by frying up the bacon to whatever doneness you prefer, being mindful that at the end of the cooking, you’ll be leaving the grease in the pan for later. While the bacon cooks, start on the muffins.
For the muffins:
- 5 tbsp almond flour/meal
- 2 tbsp butter or coconut oil, melted
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tbsp shredded parmesan
Beat the eggs well in a bowl, then mix in the melted butter (make sure it’s not very hot, so as not to curdle or cook the eggs in the cup). Add in the dry ingredients and mix them until a batter forms and pour the batter into a greased, wide-mouth coffee mug or a shallow, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for about 1.5 minutes. If you greased the mug, simply turning it upside down should dislodge your muffin. Let it cool for a minute or two, then slice into two (lengthwise, of course, like an English muffin).
At this point, the bacon should be close to being done. Set it to cool a bit on some paper towels and leave the heat about medium on the pan with the bacon grease. Put the two halves of the muffins into the grease to fry for about 2 minutes. After 2 minutes, flip them and cook them for another minute on the other side.
Remove them from the pan and put them on some paper towels as well to get rid of extra grease. I highly recommend straining your bacon grease and putting it in a jar to use later on.
Assemble each muffin with 2 strips of bacon, each broken in two, and the slice of cheddar. You can leave it as is, or you can pop it into the microwave for about 20 seconds to ensure the cheese is melted. After that, you will likely eat it. It’ll be delicious. You might even clap, which is fine.
Keto breakfast sandwich macros:
In terms of calories, this is pretty dense – I wouldn’t recommend this every single day. That said, it’s delicious and it will keep you full for a very long time. I ate mine at 8 on the morning of writing this, and I’m not even close to hungry and it’s going on 1:30.
To cut some calories, you can opt not to fry it in bacon grease (that’s about 100 right there). Instead, pop the muffin halves into the toaster – it works pretty well, too. Ham instead of bacon will save calories, or opt for simply egg and cheese.
There’s a million ways to work this recipe – what’s your favorite combination?