This healthy, savory keto breakfast cookies recipe taste like an omelet and biscuit rolled into one. Full of savory and healthy ingredients for a low carb breakfast on the go. Each cookie has only 2.9g net carbs. Freezer friendly too and great for breakfast meal prep.
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Ok I’m calling these cookies but they are really more of a biscuit texture. Cookies sound more fun and who doesn’t want to eat cookies for breakfast!
I wanted something different that I could freeze and then microwave when I wanted a quick breakfast or lunch on the go so I made these savory keto breakfast cookies.
They are low carb, gluten free, grain free and most importantly delicious. I used the ingredients that I often use in my omelets: sausage, onions, peppers and cheese. Add a little almond flour and eggs and voila, healthy savory breakfast cookies.
These makes a great freezer friendly breakfast whether or not you are on a keto diet and great for breakfast meal prep. Check out all the comments below to see how your whole family will enjoy them.
Other freezable keto breakfast recipes.
I have other freezable low carb breakfast ideas for you. Try one of these freezable, grab and go breakfasts and stick to your low carb diet.
- Freezable Breakfast Burritos
- Low Carb Breakfast Sandwiches
- keto omelet waffles
- low carb biscuits and sausage gravy
- turkey sausage patties or sausage and egg cups
All of these make for quick breakfasts but I sometimes eat them for lunch too.
Recipe ingredients I used.
All you need to make these healthy savory cookies are a few wholesome ingredients – ground almond flour, baking powder, eggs, onions, peppers, breakfast sausage and shredded cheddar cheese. You can also use almond meal.
This is a really simple breakfast recipe and you can definitely make it your own. If you scroll down to the comments you will see how many people made these a little differently to fit their tastes. They also have some great substitute ideas.
How to make savory keto breakfast cookies.
These savory keto cookies are really easy to make so you might want to even double the batch and freeze them. Here’s how to make them.
- Preheat oven to 375°F. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone liner or baking mat.
- Get out a skillet and heat to medium heat. Add the onions, peppers and sausage to saute them until the vegetables are soft and the sausage cooked through. Let the sausage mixture cool completely.
- In the meantime get out a medium bowl and add the dry ingredients (almond flour, salt, pepper and baking powder).
- In a separate bowl beat eggs, then add ½ cup of the cheese. Add these wet ingredients to the almond mixture and mix well. Lastly add in cooled sausage mixture and mix to combine.
- Next form the dough into a little cookie shape and then place on the prepared baking sheet or baking tray.
- Place in the oven and bake cookies for about 8-10 minutes until lightly golden brown and cooked through. Cooking time may vary. Let these healthy breakfast cookies cool completely before eating. The texture is more of a biscuit than a crumbly cookie.
If freezing, let cool completely and then place in an airtight container or freezer bag. To defrost, just microwave for a minute or so until heated through. Please scroll down to view the printable recipe card.
This recipe made a batch of 12 sizable breakfast cookies. Personally I would eat two for breakfast. There are only 2.9g of carbs per cookie and 8.2g protein so to me that’s a decent breakfast.
Well I hope you like these healthy and gluten free breakfast cookies as much as I do. If you are on a low carb diet, sometimes variety is helpful. Even if you aren’t on a ketogenic diet, I think you and your family will like this low carb breakfast option because they are quite tasty.
So freeze a few and then heat in microwave while you grab a cup of coffee and you can head out the door with a healthy portable breakfast. Enjoy!
The nutrition information for 1 of these delicious keto breakfast cookies is:
127 cals / 8.9g fat / 3.3g carbs / 0.4g fiber / 8.2g protein = net carbs 2.9g
Reader Frequently Asked Questions
- How many would make a good portion? – I like to eat 2 of these keto breakfast cookies as they are very filling.
- Can I swap out the peppers, onions, sausage? – Yes there are a lot of substitution options. You can use hot peppers, or take out the onions. Add different spices if you like. Some people have tried bacon or just used sausage and cheese. Just remember the carb counts will change. Also make sure you use the same amount of flour, baking powder and eggs.
- How do you freeze these? – I keep mine in a baggie and try to get all of the air out. You can also keep them in a container. They should last at least 3 months in the freezer.
- Do your freeze them individually? – I don’t but you might have a problem of them sticking together. If you are using a container, lay them out side by side and place a piece of wax paper between layers. If using a baggie, they should be easy enough to break apart.
- How do you reheat them? – Just pop frozen breakfast cookies in your microwave for 30-60 seconds if frozen. You could also just thaw them at room temperature. They can be eat hot or at room temperature.
- The batter is too runny. Did I do something wrong? – It might be the size of your eggs. Just add a bit more flour until your get the consistency of a cookie batter.
- Can I make these into muffins? – One reader sprayed a muffin tin and baked for 13 – 15 minutes. Try them and make sure they are cooked through but let them set before eating.
- I get a different carb count that you. – My suggestion is that everyone enter in their own nutritional information for carb counts. I use the LoseIt app for all of my recipes. Different calculators can get different results because it all depends on different brands of ingredients. Also most calculators have user inputs to their database which can be inaccurate. That is why I think everyone should use their own calculations.
- Can I substitute flours? – All flours act differently. Coconut flour need much more liquid and you use less of it than almond flour. If you are using other flours than almond flour, just make sure the amount is the same you would use for regular flour. That is almond flour in this recipe is the same amount you would use for regular wheat flour.
- I’m vegetarian, can I use soy sausage or cheese? – Yes they are easy substitutions.
- Can I make the mixture the night before and bake them fresh in the morning? – Yes, just make sure to mix them well and they should be fine.
- Do I use raw or sautéed sausage? – I sautéed the sausage with the onions and peppers first. However you can also use it raw. The peppers and onions should not be used raw because they might still be crunchy after baking. If you chop them up very finely they may be ok.
- Are these good for diabetics? – Yes they are low carb and the sugar counts are fairly low. Some of my readers are diabetics who make them.
- What can I use for a dairy free option? – Some readers have used nutritional yeast instead of the cheese. I have not tried this so I’m not sure how much to use.
- I follow THM diet. Are these these an S? – I’m sorry I do not know the rules of this diet. One reader says that they are are an S. She said that two of them made with the THM flour, egg beaters and turkey sausage would still be a fuel pull. I’m just passing this information on from a reader so I can’t say if it is accurate or not. Please check the comments for her information.
- What are the consistency of the final “cookie”? – I would say they are like a biscuit. They are soft and airy and have a chewy texture and not a crunchy one like some cookies.
- When you cook the sausage is it sliced or do you take it out of the casing? – I use raw sausage from a roll, like Jimmy Dean’s. I don’t use the links. If you want to use the links you can take the casings off or not. It will still work out fine but it will be a bit different.
- I must have done something terribly wrong then. I’m sure I followed the recipe. Mine cracked and were crumbly and dry. – The cheese, eggs and sausage should all add enough fat the recipe to make the cookies moist. Make sure you are using the correct amounts of the flour. Check the picture of the “batter” in the post to compare to yours.
- 4 oz pork sausage
- ½ cup onion, chopped
- ½ cup green peppers, chopped
- ¾ cups almond flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
- Preheat oven to 375°F. Get out and cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat.
- Heat up a large skillet to medium heat then saute sausage, onions and peppers until the sausage is browned and the vegetables soft. Take off heat and let cool completely
- In the meantime get out a a mixing bowl and add the dry ingredients (almond flour, salt, pepper and baking powder).
- In a separate bowl beat eggs, then add ½ cup of the cheese. Add to the flour mixture and mix well until a sticky dough forms. Lastly add in cooled sausage mixture and mix to combine.
- Place a big spoonful of mixture onto the parchment paper as you would to make cookies. Dough is sticky so try to use the spoon as well you can.
- Press down gently on each cookie to flatten a little. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top and bake for 8-10 minutes. Note baking time may vary. Let cookies cool completely then store in an air-tight container or freezer safe ziplock bag in the refrigerator or freezer.
The nutrition information for 1 of these healthy breakfast cookies is 127 cals / 8.9g fat / 3.3g carbs / 0.4g fiber / 8.2g protein = net carbs 2.9g
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 127Net Carbohydrates: 2.9g