Paleo Cranberry and Bacon Biscuits

It was such a nice weekend – temps in the 60’s in November?  I’ll take it!  We had some good eats too.  Saturday morning I made this egg dish – zucchini, turkey kielbasa, 2 eggs scrambled together, then topped with salsa.

Saturday night we smoked a turkey breast – I seasoned it with fresh rosemary, lemons, olive oil and salt and pepper – it took about 2 hours to smoke and it was so tender and juicy – need to figure out how to “paleo” the leftovers. 😀

Tony made me brunch yesterday – I actually wasn’t even hungry for breakfast until about noon!  He scrambled 2 eggs with about 4 ounces of taco meat and salsa, and sliced up a kiwi on the side.  Thanks Tony!

I have to say that the number one question I’ve gotten this week was “is it hard to follow a Paleo diet?”  followed by “do you crave carbs?”

I have to say that the only thing about meal planning on the Paleo diet is that typically I meal plan like this:  protein, veggie, starch.  Leaving the starch out makes you think outside the box a bit.  I don’t think I have sacraficed flavor this past week with my meals, and I am really full after eating so there isn’t even a desire to snack in between.

I’ve also used less than half the amount of insulin I normally would – so that’s good!  Other than one blood sugar last week (47) my blood sugar numbers have been steady.   But I started thinking about biscuits.  How could I have a Paleo biscuit?  My desire to have a biscuit was to actually end up with something that I could make an egg sammie with.

While this texture is really light, I really liked how these came out.  The dough is super sticky like a drop biscuit, so it helps putting the biscuits on parchment paper.

Biz’s Cranberry and Bacon Biscuits – makes 6 biscuits – 175 calories, 12 fat, 10 carbs, 3 fiber and 7 protein, or 5 WW points.

  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 1/3 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoon bacon bits
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries

Throw everything in a food processor and pulse just until its all combined.  In a 350 degree preheated oven, put biscuits on parchment paper on cookie sheet, and cook for 15 minutes, or until lightly browned.  Remove from oven and let sit for 5-10 minutes, they will firm up (they will really tender right out of the oven).

With a bit of butter on the top right out of the oven:

I plan on making a breakfast sammie today – hopefully it holds together!

So now the moment you’ve been waiting for, right?  My first WI after a week on Paleo and working out.  WW on Saturday showed a loss of -1.6.  The Zero Scales shows . . .

Yesterday I stepped on the scale and it showed -2.0 for the week.  I stepped on the scale this morning and it said I gained 2.4 since yesterday (how, I have no idea!) for a gain of .4 for the week.  Not gonna worry about it, still have to look at the big picture and continue on.

Here is a new to me Paleo recipe site.  I need to check it out some more, but I am adapting their pumpkin chili recipe later this week.

How was your weekend?  Any new recipes you are trying this week?  My blood sugar is low this morning so I may have to bump my exercise to tonight – this week is 3×20 sets of strength!  Make it a great day!

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29 thoughts on “Paleo Cranberry and Bacon Biscuits

  1. All these different numbers are the reason you should not get on various scales on various days of the week. Unless you’re going to weigh yourself every day. It’s too darn confusing and I’d venture that the WW scale and the Zero Scale don’t even match. I know my other scale at home weighs 1.5 lb.s heavier (I made Mr. Helen get on both of them so I could see actual weight as I didn’t want to see my own.)

    Also, I bet the gain is because of the wine on Saturday. I love my wine but honestly, it’s not a weight loss friendly thing. And I think when you have several glasses it has to affect everything!

  2. I was just coming here to say “don’t drink your calories!” – I bet the wine, with the sugars and carbs, just messed everything up. Try an entire week without and see what happens. 🙂

    Those biscuits look so good. Can you taste the almond and coconut flavors coming through?

    • The flours both smell like coconut and almond, but I don’t really detect the coconut flour as much as the almond flour – although Errign and Tami both told me that Trader Joe’s sells “Almond Meal” for like $4 a bag vs. $12 a bag for the Bob’s Red Mill of Almond flour, and its essentially the same thing. 😀

  3. Biz, WTF is going on with that scale?! I really admire you sticking to that diet all week!

  4. Uh, I’m sorry! If wine was the culprit, that sucks really bad. Wine is so good. I hope you have an awesome workout tonight : )

  5. I weigh myself every day. You would not believe the swing in numbers I see. As much as three pounds in either direction. With your new exercise program and new diet I would expect your weight to be wonky. Don’t let it worry you. Once your body gets used to what your doing the weight will go down.

  6. Don’t worry over the scale, you’ll get there. You are eating great food and I need to follow your example because I have toxic face and look like a teenager poster child for zit cream. Too much sugar and carbs going on over here at BRK!

  7. You seem to have the right attitude, slow and steady wins the race. Those biscuits look great, paleo or nut, yum. Do you crave something sweet after dinner? I always do.

  8. Those look like great biscuits! I am amazed at how your insulin usage has changed. I’d read paleo does that, but it’s good to see it for real!

  9. Mmm….biscuits! Love it! My weekend was good, but they always go by so fast!

  10. Biz, I love your attitude so much, it’s seriously an inspiration to me!

    I’m trying to find a recipe to try to make for my family tonight, it’s cold and rainy, so I’ll have to find some warm and yummy!

  11. LOL at everyone mentioning the wine, which is what I was going to mention.

    When I weigh daily, I can see a several pound difference in a day with no change in what I am doing. That is the trouble with scales. They only show a pinpoint of something and not the whole picture.

    Love those biscuits! I adore my almond and coconut flour.

  12. I have to agree with everyone it is but a temporary gain. I think it’s better to see what the average for the month is! There is so much normal fluctuation day to day in our weight based on a number of factors.

    Those biscuits look amaing. I love anything with cranberries.

  13. I agree, ignore the scale. It will show eventually and you’ve been sticking great to this! LOVE the biscuits! I need to get me some coconut flour and try them. I’ve been trying to find some gluten free bready things to eat!

  14. I also find my blood sugar easier to manage when I’m eating less carbs, and I feel fuller longer as well. For me, a low carb diet helps me most, but unfortunately I don’t like proteins very much so it’s hard for me to do that. I’ve been eating snacks of hard boiled eggs and cheese and that helps a lot. Obviously that weigh-in was a fluke–must have been retaining water!

  15. Roz@weightingfor50

    Hi Vat. You paleo recipes really do look fantastic!!! I bet with your amazing creativity in the kitchen, you could follow any plan and make it tasty!!! Ever thought about writing a cookbook? If you ever did….I’d be lining up to buy it!!! Have a great week!

  16. a cranberry bacon biscuit sounds awesome! i never would have thought to pair those flavors together. i made rosemary white cheddar scones this weekend to great success! i am always intimidated by baking biscuits and scones but they aren’t too hard…if you find an easy recipe 🙂

  17. I just sighed out loud when I read about your scale discrepancy. This is why I really hate scales. They are guides I get that, but they have a way of directing thoughts and emotions. One scale made you feel great the other, not so much. If you feel good keep doing what you’re doing.

    I am in awe of how you just whip together something like biscuits. I rely on recipes so much. The biscuits look like they came out great.

    Have a wonderful Monday.

  18. Those muffins look so good. We love drop biscuits here too, but it never occurred to me to put anything in them [duh Skippy] so I will have to consider those for breakfast over the holidays. I know Squirrel will be thrilled – she loves all things cranberry Momma makes.

    As someone who trusts my scale with my life [to watch water congestion in my lungs] I own a very, very nice scale and I rely on it every morning to tell me the truth. So even tho’ the “prize” is looking at the big picture – if you are using two high quality scales [which I think you are] I would use them as the tools they are meant to be. They are there to help, not hinder [in my humble opinion].

    A 2.4 lb weight gain overnight is weird. That is usually when “water” weight comes off – and the only culprit I can think as to why that happened is the wine. Maybe this week you can splurge on your “life is too short not to have a glass of wine” glass of wine AFTER your weigh in on the zero scale. That way you will know because otherwise you are rocking the fo’shizz out of this paleo diet.

    Oh, and the cookbook suggestion? I will be second in line to purchase it. 😀 Your recipes are too inspiring not to share with the masses.

    Have a great week my friend.

  19. Scales suck! 😛

    Those biscuits, however, look scrumptious! I love the whole sweet and salty thing! Hope it held together for your sandwich!

  20. That egg/taco meat combo looks fantastic! What a great brunch! Glad the diet is going well for you so far. Its amazing the day to day differences in the scale.

  21. Don’t worry about the scale, Biz. I think it’s awesome that your blood sugars have been stable all week and you have been able to take less insulin!

    Yum to those biscuits! Bacon and cranberry are a delicious combo!

  22. Your first meal looks a LOT like one of my favorite dishes, except mine is with gochujang, not salsa. Spicy!

  23. I love how you’re embracing the Paleo diet and “making it your own”. I dont’ know anyone else who follows Paleo to be so creative. I love it!

  24. What dog doesn’t love a doggies treat? Our canine friends can be sent into a tizzy at the mere mention of the word, and we love them because they’re a great way to reward our well-behaved pups. Next time you reach for a treat and find the bag empty, however, don’t hop in the car. Hop in the kitchen! Making doggies treats can be a fun, loving project, particularly when you involve the kids.

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