Keto Shortbread Bacon Bites Recipe
Shortbread bacon bites are a tasty recipe made by Chene’ who is our family live in nanny (Au Pair) from South Africa. Chene’ is a gifted photographer and posts recipes and lifestyle images on her instagram page here. I loved this recipe and I think you guys will really enjoy the keto short bread bacon bites recipe!
Keto Shortbread Bacon Bites
Yield 12 Bacon Bites
2 Tablespoons stevia, powdered
2-3 strips of bacon, cut into small pieces
6 tablespoons butter, softened
2 cups almond flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
Pinch of pink salt
Step #1: Preheat oven to 350*F and prepare cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Step #2: In a cast-iron skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until cooked through. When done, remove bacon from skillet and place in separate bowl.
Step #3: In a medium bowl, mix the butter and sweetener together until creamy and fluffy. Add almond flour, pink salt and vanilla extract and mix until well combined.
Step #4: Using your hands, roll the mixture until a dough forms. Use a tablespoon of dough and form little squares, placing each square about 1 inch apart. Press down with a spoon and sprinkle cooked bacon on top of cookie dough.
Step #5: Bake for 15 mins or until slightly brown. Remove from oven and let it completely cool before removing cookies from cookie sheet.
Step #6: Store cookies in upright container for up to 5 days.
*The nutrition info for this recipe is based on the linked ingredients above*
Courses Side Dish
Serving Size 1 bite
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 11 g
Total Carbohydrates 4 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Protein 5 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
When it comes to bacon, I personally do not advocate pork or pig meat and you can read about why that is in this article. However, I do believe that grass-fed beef bacon or turkey bacon consumed in moderation can be a very healthy part of your diet.
One of the keys if you are going to consume bacon on a regular basis, is to be sure to have it with a lot of anti-oxidants such as salads as the high temperature cooking can increase the amount of carcinogenic heterocylic amines. You can get grass-fed beef bacon and turkey bacon at your local Whole Foods or health food store. If you have trouble finding it, you can also get it at US Wellness Meats
These keto shortbread bacon bites are a unique and tasty fat burning recipe that would be great to bring to a party! This great side dish is full of healthy, anti-inflammatory ingredients and it combines the sweet flavor of a cookie with the savory bacon.
As I described above, it is always important to get the highest quality meat products and that is why I like getting 100% grass-fed beef bacon. When cows eat grass, they have more omega 3 fatty acids, anti-oxidants and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) which reduce inflammation in the body.
Typically, when I am consuming this, I am using a lot of herbs such as basil, oregano, thyme, rosemary, etc. The anti-oxidants help protect the body from dangerous chemicals that are created when we cook meat at a high temperature such as with bacon.
In this recipe, we included the cinnamon which goes nicely with the cookie to provide a powerhouse of protective anti-oxidants to help buffer the body from the carcinogenic heterocyclic amines we consume when we eat bacon that is cooked down to where it is very crunchy.
Try this recipe out and let us know how you like it in the comments section below! If you like this recipe and want to improve your fat burning, check out my full keto program below.