These giant, soft, and fluffy Keto Ham and Swiss Biscuits are the perfect grab and go breakfast recipe! Each biscuit has about 3 net carbs and is perfect with scrambled eggs!
We’ll get to these delicious keto breakfast biscuits, but first I want to talk about my husband’s favorite thing. A few months ago I did my best to explain Duck Hunting to you. It is this unfortunate hobby that my husband has, I have tried to persuade him to find a new niche with golf clubs, fishing poles, and various gym equipment, but it hasn’t worked. No matter what I do he always ends up with waders on and a truck full of duck decoys.
Eventually, I came to the realization that I am married to a real duck hunter. Not a part time-yeah-i-go-when-i-can kind of hunter. The kind that I am fairly certain are only bred in the South. The kind that eat, sleep, and breathe waterfowl. To this kind of guy, hunting season is nothing to be messed with. Thanksgiving definitely means it is time to give thanks… Give thanks that opening day is right around the corner. Family and friends? Yeah sure, they are thankful for them too. But that is not why they celebrate.
Opening day of duck season is quickly approaching here in Tennessee, and I find myself thinking about his hobby and how it has impacted our marriage (and the recipes I cook). So, in honor of our 9th duck season together (2021 update: 15th season!), here is everything you need to know about being married to a duck hunter:
- His suggestions for possible child/dog names will be limited to the following: Drake, Susie, Gunner, Avery, Zink, Echo, Gauge. Don’t try to change it, this is just how it is going to be.
- At some point or another you will open your freezer and/or fridge and find dead animals. Just shut the door and walk away.
- The number of duck calls he owns will likely outnumber the shoes you have. Use it to your advantage ladies. It is why I own three pairs of Teiks
- You never have to worry about what to get them for Christmas. They want decoys, shotgun shells, and a spotlight. And they want it before opening day. Hello Christmas in November.
- Every vehicle you ever own will have a hitch. Car, minivan, it matters not.
- Don’t be offended that they will gladly jump out of bed at 3:30 am to get to the blind on time, but that they will not wake up when you hear a creepy noise in the middle of the night. (Instead say, did you hear those Geese?! They will jump right up)
- Any bargaining you ever want to do in your marriage will revolve around where the mounted animals are placed. You’re ready for a new car? Offer to let him hang the giant deer head in the living room. He wants a new boat? Tell him the hovering mallard has to go.
- New Years is a joke. The real party comes later in January when the season is over.
- Breakfast in the blind is no joke. And it is no place for a woman. It is the only time you will see them plan a meal, grocery shop, cook it themselves, and clean up.
- It isn’t about the ducks. In reality, it’s about a bunch of friends who blinked and became grown men. They will never admit it, but they have no idea how it happened. Duck hunting is an excuse to relive their youth, as best they can. It is a reason to be sure they see each other the same time every year. Let them have it.
These Keto Biscuits are an amped up version of my Cheddar Biscuits. They are packed with thick slices of ham and two kinds of cheese. And it happens to be perfect duck blind food!
Ingredients for Keto Ham & Swiss Biscuits
Here’s a quick overview of what you’ll need to make this low-carb breakfast. For specific measurements and instructions, keep scrolling down to the recipe card!
- Cheeses: Cream cheese, shredded cheddar cheese, and shredded Swiss cheese
- Dry ingredients: Almond flour, baking powder, and salt
- Ham: You can use leftover holiday ham, country ham, or lunchmeat ham. I prefer thick slices, but thin works fine, too. If using country ham, you may want to go light on the salt.
- Heavy cream
- Dried parsley: optional but delicious and highly recommended
How to make a Keto Breakfast Biscuit
This is a simple low-carb drop biscuit recipe! Be careful to not overmix–That can make the biscuits tough and dense. I avoid using an electric mixer because of this, but you can use that if you go slow and mix as little as you can.
First you’ll start by combining your all your cheeses together with your eggs; allowing your cream cheese to soften to room temperature is a must for a smooth mixture. Then you’ll toss in your dry ingredients, eggs, heavy cream, and melted butter.
Finally, gently fold in your chopped ham just until well incorporated. Remember, don’t overmix! Bake at 350 degrees F, then brush the biscuits with the melted butter and parsley for a flavorful finish!
Can I make gluten-free ham and cheese biscuits ahead of time?
Yes, these are perfect for meal prepping! If you want to serve them fresh but save time in the morning, you can make the dough up to 1 day ahead of time and store in covered in the fridge. You can also bake these ahead of time and refrigerate (up to 4 days) or freeze (up to 4 months).
To reheat, you can microwave in 30-second intervals until warmed throughout. If you prefer to keep the crispy baked edges, you could warm in an oven or toaster oven on 300 degrees F for about 5 minutes or until heated through.
More Keto Meal Prep Breakfast Recipes:
- Sausage Jalapeno Chaffles
- Keto Pumpkin Spice Pancakes
- Ham, Egg, and Cheese Muffins
- Keto Sausage and Biscuits
- Spinach and Bacon Egg Muffins
- 3 ounces cream cheese, SOFTENED
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups almond flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup heavy cream (scrape the measuring cup out since it is thick, make sure you get ALL of the liquid)
- 1 tablespoon melted butter
- 1 3/4 cup chopped ham
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a mixing bowl combine the softened cream cheese, shredded cheese and eggs. Stir until cream cheese is smooth with no clumps.
- Add almond flour, baking powder, salt, heavy cream and melted butter.
- Stir until combined.
- Fold in the chopped ham. Do not overmix or biscuits will be tough.
- Chill the dough 10-15 minutes.
- Using a 1 1/2 inch cookie scoop spoon the biscuits out onto a greased or lined baking sheet. Lightly press the dough down.
- Bake 18-22 minutes until golden. Brush with melted butter and parsley.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 15 Serving Size: Nutrition Per Biscuit
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 256Total Fat: 17.7gCholesterol: 99.8mgSodium: 177mgCarbohydrates: 3.8gNet Carbohydrates: 3.2gFiber: 0.6gSugar: 0.7gProtein: 12.4g