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Keto Savory Sausage Breakfast Cookies

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Anyone on a very low-carb diet will surely love these Keto Savory Sausage Breakfast Cookies. You can indulge yourself without the guilty feeling of eating more carbs than what you need for your diet just to satisfy your cravings for some savory cookies.

A lot of people believe that when you are on a strict diet, you almost can’t eat most of your favorite foods. Especially snacks and sweets. And would resort to “cheating” before meeting your goal, which makes the diets always fail.

Cookies are one of those snacks and breakfast foods that we love and crave for. Fortunately, we can still and always have cookies that won’t spoil the diet.

Just like these Keto Savory Sausage Breakfast Cookies. With ingredients that are very low in carbohydrates and still, very nutritious, I’d say this is perfect for breakfast or snacks.

They can also be the best emergency tummy filler when you’re out because you can easily wrap them up and toss them into your bag.

By the way, for some who may not fully understand, keto is short for Ketogenic. The ketogenic diet is a very low carb, moderate protein, and high-fat diet. The main source of energy for the body being used is ketones instead of glucose.

Check these other Keto recipes:

The Ingredients of Keto Savory Sausage Breakfast Cookies

Ground Pork Breakfast Sausage

This is made of ground pork blended with herbs and spices. They are usually prepared as patties or in casings.

Pork is a culinary term for the meat of domestic pigs. It makes up about 38% of the world’s meat production, too. Pork has a high protein content.

Depending on the cut, pork can also be a good source of fat. Surprisingly, it contains a very high amount of Selenium, an essential mineral that acts as a powerful antioxidant that fights oxidative stress and helps defend your body from chronic conditions. For every 3 oz (85 grams) it has 41 µg or 74.55% Daily Value.

And then, there is also Histidine with 78.73% Daily Value, one of the many Amino Acids found in pork that create specific hormones and metabolites that impact kidney function, nerve transmission, stomach secretions, and the immune system.

Pork is also rich in Minerals like Potassium Phosphorus, Calcium, iron, zinc, and more. Vitamins like B complexes especially B1, Vit A, C, and D.

Cream Cheese

This type of cheese has a soft, smooth consistency, with a mild taste, and is slightly acidic. It is often used as a spread for crackers, sandwiches and bagels, and an ingredient to many recipes like pancakes, soups,  baked goods, and as icings. Cream cheese is made from cream or a combination of milk and cream.

It was invented by an American dairyman William Lawrence from New York, who was trying to reproduce a French cheese called Neufchâtel. It is under the brand Philadelphia.

The nutritional amount of cream cheese depends on the brand and product. Generally, an ounce (28 grams) of regular cream cheese has 2 grams protein, 10 grams fat, 2 grams carbs with 99 calories.

It also has a good source of Vitamin A (10% Daily Value) and Vitamin B12 or Riboflavin (5% Daily Value. Other nutrients found in cream cheese are Vitamins A, K, folate, choline, calcium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, and sodium. It also contains a small number of carotenoid antioxidants that include lutein and zeaxanthin, which are good for eye health.

Cheddar Cheese

Cheddar Cheese is one of the hundreds of cheeses that are made from dairy. It is a very popular semi-hard cheese made from cow’s milk that has been matured for several months, and it can be white, off-white, or yellow.

Cheddar cheese was created in the 11th century in the village of Cheddar in England, where the cheese got its name.

An ounce ((28 grams) of cheddar contains 7 g of protein, 9 g fat, <1 gram carbs, 180 mg (8% RDI) sodium, 200 mg (20% RDI) of calcium with 115 calories. It is also a good source of Vitamin K, which is very important for heart and bone health. Other nutrients found are phosphorus, zinc, selenium, vitamin A and riboflavin.

Mozzarella Cheese

Originated in Italy, this soft white cheese with high moisture content is usually made from Italian buffalo or cow’s milk.

Compared to most cheeses, mozzarella has lower sodium and calories. An ounce (28 grams) of full-fat mozzarella has 6 grams of protein, 6 grams of fat, <1gram of carbs, 176 mg (7% RDI) of sodium, 14$ RDI of calcium, with 85 calories.

It also contains bacteria that act as probiotics such as Lactobacillus casei and Lactobacillus fermentum, which may improve gut health, fight inflammation, and promote immunity in the body. Moreover, other nutrients present in mozzarella are Vit B7 (Biotin), Vit B12 (Riboflavin), potassium, and zinc.

Almond Flour

Almond flour is made from ground almonds. Although the almond meal is also made from ground almonds, they have a slight difference.

Almond flour is made from blanched almonds and has skins removed, and then ground finely. While almond meal still contains the skins and is not as finely ground as almond flour.

Almond flour is a very popular alternative to traditional flour and to use in gluten-free cooking and baking. It is very low in carbs and full of nutrients.

One ounce (38 grams) contains 6.1 grams protein, 14.2 grams fats, 5.6 grams carbs, 3 grams dietary fiber, with 163 calories. It is also rich in Vitamin E (35% RDI), Manganese (31% RDI), Magnesium (19% RDI), Copper (16% RDI), and Phosphorus (13%)

Eggs

Eggs are a very good source of high-quality protein, and more than half of it is found in egg white.

It also has Vitamin B2 with a lower amount of fat than the yolk. Egg yolks have more calories and fat.

They are also a good source of fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, K, and lecithin. Eggs are rich sources of Vitamins D, B6, B12, Selenium, and other minerals like zinc, iron, and copper.

They are considered as a ‘complete’ source of protein as they have all the 9 essential amino acids. There are also some egg brands that can contain omega-3 fatty acids, depending on what feeds the chickens are given.

Other ingredients are baking powder, baking soda, and garlic powder.

These ingredients contain very low carbohydrates yet are very nutritious. Hence they make the perfect healthy keto savory sausage breakfast cookies. And by the way, it is also very easy to make!

Making the Cookies

Gather the following ingredients:

  • 1 lb. Ground pork breakfast sausage
  • 4 oz Cream cheese softened
  • 2 oz. Shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 oz. Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ c Almond flour
  • ½ tsp Baking powder
  • ¼ tsp Baking soda
  • ½ tsp Garlic powder
  • 2 Eggs

This is how you do the cookies:

While preheating the oven to 350°F, cook the sausage in a skillet over medium-high heat. Drain if necessary, and allow to cool down for several minutes. 

Add the cooked meat to a mixing bowl, and then add in the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, mozzarella, almond flour, baking powder, baking soda, and garlic powder. 

Beat on high until well combined. Then mix in the eggs until thoroughly combined. 

Form the mixture into 20 tablespoon-sized ball shapes, and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. The savory cookies will flatten as they bake. 

Bake for 10-15 minutes until browned on top and cooked through. 

Allow to cool, and then remove from the parchment to serve. 

Keto Savory Sausage Breakfast Cookies

Keto Savory Sausage Breakfast Cookies

Yield: 20 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes 10 seconds
Total Time: 25 minutes 10 seconds

You can indulge yourself with these very low-carb Keto Savory Sausage Breakfast Cookies without the guilty feeling of eating more carbs than what you need.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. Ground pork breakfast sausage
  • 4 oz Cream cheese softened
  • 2 oz. Shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 oz. Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ c Almond flour
  • ½ tsp Baking powder
  • ¼ tsp Baking soda
  • ½ tsp Garlic powder
  • 2 Eggs

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cook the sausage in a skillet over medium-high heat. Drain if necessary, and allow to cool down for several minutes. 
  3. Add the cooked meat to a mixing bowl, and add in the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, mozzarella, almond flour, baking powder, baking soda, and garlic powder. 
  4. Beat on high until well combined. 
  5. Mix in the eggs until thoroughly combined. 
  6. Form the mixture into 20 tablespoon-sized ball shapes, and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. The savory cookies will flatten as they bake. 
  7. Bake for 10-15 minutes until browned on top and cooked through. 
  8. Allow to cool, and remove from the parchment to serve. 
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 137Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 275mgCarbohydrates: 2gNet Carbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 7g

These nutritional calculations might not be accurate. Please speak with a licensed nutritionist to assist you.

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You can now enjoy your Keto Savory Sausage Breakfast Cookies!

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