Bacon and Chive biscuits

Two more days until Thanksgiving! If you’re looking for one more recipe idea, you might want to give this one a try. I originally found this recipe on PaleOMG’s website. But in order to make them a little bit more appropriate for Thanksgiving, I made a change: turkey bacon!


  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 3 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 3 eggs, whisked
  • 6-8 strips of turkey bacon
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 3 -4 tablespoons chives, diced
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • salt and pepper, to taste

turkey bacon cooking

Heat your skillet up for about a minute, then add your slices of turkey bacon. Cook for about three minutes per side. Once the turkey bacon is cooked, take it out of the pan and onto a paper towel on a plate to cool.

Sweet potato cooking in the microwave

While the turkey bacon is cooking, you can cook the sweet potato in the microwave. This was my first time cooking in the microwave and it was super easy. Just poked holes throughout the sweet potato with a knife, put it on a microwaveable plate and started it on high for 5 minutes. If you have a paper towel, wet it, squeeze out the water, and drape the paper towel on top.

After 5 minutes, touch the sweet potato to see if it’s soft. If it isn’t, cook for another 2 minutes. Continue in 2 minute increments until the sweet potato is soft. It took me about 10 minutes total.

whisked eggs and mashed sweet potato

Take the sweet potato out of the microwave and peel off the skin. It should slide off really easily. Put it in a large mixing bowl and mash with a fork. In a separate bowl, whisk your  eggs. Then add the eggs to the mashed sweet potato.

add coconut oil to your sweet potatoes

Slowly add your coconut oil. Make sure that the oil is in liquid form. Coconut oil will solidify if it’s not warm enough. If that happens, just nuke it for 10 seconds in the microwave. Mix well with your fork.

At this point, add your dry ingredients: coconut flour, baking powder, onion powder, and salt and pepper. Mix well. Feel free to use a hand mixer.

sweet potato with bacon and chives

Now you can add your diced chives. Then I sliced my turkey bacon into small bite-sized pieces and folded them in as well.

Pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees (F).

cooking muffins in the oven

Put a piece of parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Spoon about two tablespoons of sweet potato onto the paper to form your biscuit. I managed to make 11 biscuits. Place in the oven and bake for about 25 minutes.

sweet potato muffins

Serve warm. I thought these were great. It was hard not to finish all of them in one sitting. Thankfully the whole batch was made just with one sweet potato, so I guess it’s not a big deal if I had. Turkey bacon is definitely different from regular bacon. At least the kind I got. It had almost a “candied” texture to it.

My only suggestion is definitely serve these warm. They’re just not as good as they cool. I popped mine into the microwave when I grabbed a few more after dinner.

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