Easy Breakfast Bacon Pie

Easy Breakfast Bacon Pie

Now that I am a busy mom I understand that not everyone want to or has the time to spend in the kitchen. However I do know that everyone loves tasty food. If you haven’t noticed I have worked and worked on making recipes easier for all of you to make this lifestyle easier! And this Easy Breakfast Bacon Pie is not only lovely, it tastes amazing and it is super easy!

I just had a client ask where to find bacon without sugar in the ingredients. I told her we order ButcherBox which gets delivered to our front door every month and their bacon doesn’t have sugar in it! Yahoo! Click HERE to get a subscription (makes a great Mother’s Day gift! hint hint!)

If you are looking for easy and tasty meals like this check out my Quick and Easy Ketogenic Cooking Book filled with multiple 30 day meal plans, grocery lists as well as much much more!

Thank you so much for your love and support!!!

If you do have my Quick and Easy Ketogenic Cooking book I would be honored if you post the book on Facebook or social media. Photos of you enjoying my recipes warm my heart! Too often I wake up to mean comments of personal digs at me which I’m not sure why people can be so cruel on social media. I may seem like a strong woman but I am very sensitive and often can’t sleep at night when someone makes fun of my size or my beliefs. I am only trying to help others get healthy and be the person they want to be. I woke up to a nasty email saying how wrong it is to encourage people to lose weight. I’m sorry if that offends you but I spent too much time being overweight and uncomfortable in my skin. My goal is to help you stop wasting time like I did by giving you the tools to succeed. I’m not here to judge you or be cruel. My intentions come from love and encouragement.


Easy Breakfast Bacon Pie
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup shredded sharp cheddar, divided
  • 8 eggs
  • 3 teaspoons dried chives
  • 1 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
  • 6 slices thin bacon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place ½ cup shredded cheese evenly the bottom of a 9 inch pie pan. Place in oven for 3 minutes or until melted. Meanwhile place the other ¼ cup in a medium bowl. Add eggs, chives and salt. Stir well to combine. Pour over melted cheese. Place bacon slices in a weave pattern over the egg mixture. Place in oven to bake for 30 minutes or until eggs are set and bacon is crisp. Store extras in airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Notes
Nutritional Information:
336 calories, 26g fat, 24g protein, 2g carbs, 0g fiber

TESTIMONY OF THE DAY

I spoke at an event and a young mother told me she just found out that her 1 year old has Type 1 diabetes. She said the dietician at the hospital said they NEEDED carbohydrates and keto diets are dangerous. HOWEVER, I told her the facts and that I have copious amounts of Type 1 diabetic clients and that this is the way Type 1 diabetes need to eat!

One of my recipe testers is a Type 1 diabetic and she tests herself with my recipes so I KNOW my recipes are on par for Type 1s. She went from 50 units of long acting insulin to 15! AND her a1c is now 5.9!

She started to add carbs like sweet potatoes when she reached her goal weight BUT her a1c and need for units of insulin started to go way up again. Instead of adding carbs, we added fat to maintain her weight. There is no dietary need for carbohydrates!

57 Comments

  • Kathleen says:

    This sounds AWESOME!!!

  • Kelli says:

    Quick and easy…those kind of recipes are my favorite!!!

  • Laura T says:

    This sounds delicious! And I actually have all the necessary ingredients, so I may try this one day this week.

  • Holly says:

    LOVE this!!! THANK you!!!

  • theresa says:

    Maria, your entire website and comments are nothing but helpful….look at all the lives you are changing! People are searching for truth and you provide it for them. I feel very fortunate to have stumbled upon your website many months ago. Please do not allow the mean-spirited and negative comments to settle into your soul. Take my mom’s advice and “Let it go in one ear and out the other!” Rest assured, YOU are a blessing!!

  • Christy says:

    Maria
    DON’T let those who are being idiots drag you down!! when they are being rude & hurtful it is showing more about themselves & NOT about you!! sad to see adults act that way when we are supposed to teach children from a young age not to behave that way!! you have so many that love what you do!! <3

    This looks fantastic & can't wait to try it!! Everything you post always looks fabulous & so many of us LOVE learning from you!! sending love & prayers!1 <3 GOD BLESS!!! <3

  • Amanda Porter says:

    Ignore the haters! They are unhappy with themselves. I have your Quick & Easy book, changed my diet and purchased a supplement plan and am finally seeing changes that I was unable to achieve following conventional “wisdom”. Thank you for what you and Craig do. Thank you for not being afraid to go against the mainstream mindset and helping people to find true health and not just a band-aid. You are making a difference! πŸ™‚

  • Marla says:

    Maria, your Quick and Easy Ketogenic Cooking book was suggested to my as an add-on to my veggie spiralizer a few months ago when I discovered and was just getting started with a ketogenic diet. I had no idea who you were and had never tried any of your recipes, but when the book showed up I realized it was exactly what I needed at that place in my journey. It has been an invaluable resource as I keto-adapt. I rely on your recipes every single week. I consider this book a lifesaver and I have persuaded seven of my friends and family members (that I know of – there are probably more!) to purchase this book. When my mother got hers, she said, “This isn’t just a cookbook. It’s a master’s course.” You will never know the far-reaching impact you make in so many lives and you must take it for granted that those people, for better or worse, have better things to do than exist online writing gushy, you-saved-my-life type emails. Those people are out enjoying the extra life and energy you’ve given them, not sitting alone in dark rooms lit only by the unhealthy glare of their computer monitors that they use as an outlet for their own self-loathing. Hold faith in the fact that for every troll, there are at least ten silent witnesses to the gifts of your efforts.

  • Jane Thiegs says:

    Maria, I’m so grateful for whatever it was that led me to you! The work you do has changed my life in a wonderful way, and I tell people about you regularly. Your work is incredibly and magnificently important! No matter what some think… Though it is their choice and right to stay misinformed (and, sadly, to be sometimes cruel), the truth of your work remains noble.

    As a nurse, mom, grandma, and energy worker who promotes using high quality essential oils and a holistic healthy lifestyle, I know that it’s common for people to not understand and appreciate what I do. Many – maybe most – believe that what I do is a misguided waste of time at best, and possibly damaging.
    It’s because of people like you who are brave enough to find and teach a better way, that I know otherwise.
    AND having been raised in the world, and trained in allopathic medicine, I understand why they believe what they do. Meanwhile, dis-ease and disease flourish!

    I hope that someday it will be normal for people to eat foods that help rather than hurt their bodies. I hope doctors and nutritionists and schools and daycares and parents and governments learn what they need to know in order for that to become a reality. Maria, you are making the necessary changes, one person at a time, to move the world in that direction – against great odds! Your courage gives me hope. Good change takes a lot of patience and a lot of time.

    I’m sad that you and others are sometimes the object of thoughtless and mean blurtings from people who aren’t yet curious enough to allow themselves to begin to observe and understand.

    In the meantime, I wish you the knowledge that your sensitivity is a beautiful thing. For myself, when I hear negative feedback, I try to affirm what I do by allowing my hurt to be changed in my being, to a simple observational “Oh…”. Then I try to let a different thought settle in of what the other person doesn’t yet understand. That helps me more than I can tell you.

    Sending you oodles of thanks for what you do every day!

  • Joyce says:

    Maria, do you have the nutritional values for this recipe? I am sure I might be able to figure them out but thought I would ask. Thank you!

  • Lillian says:

    Hi Maria! I love your work and hate to hear about such hurtful comments on social media. I love your cookbooks and blog and have greatly benefited from your advice! Weight loss is just a side effect of the healing that takes place on a ketogenic diet, but it has meant so much to me, just like recovering from panic attacks, ADD, and migraines. All of this has changed my life and made me so much more aware of the damage the Standard American Diet (SAD) causes people. It makes me crazy that low-fat diets are still being promoted and SAD isn’t seen as the glaring cause of so many life-threatening health problems.

    It seems like everyone who speaks out against damaging cultural norms gets attacked on social media. This should be taken as evidence that you are making a difference in people’s lives and are therefore a threat to the institutions that profit from leading people astray through misinformation. I certainly think there are powerful monied interests that profit from all the terrible dietary advice out there, including the mainstream weight-loss industry and pharmaceutical companies, as well as the junk food manufacturers. Thank you for all that you do in promoting the truth, and know that we support you!

  • Emily says:

    I am so sorry people have been cruel. I know you come from a place of love, and it should be obvious to even the most casual observer. You want us to be healthy, and if our bodies need to lose weight to do it then that is a natural consequence of becoming healthy. I really don’t understand how your intentions could be mistaken, but I for one am very grateful that you haven’t kept your hard earned knowledge to yourself! I also love your smile and your hair- it is a beautiful combination!

  • Kathleen says:

    Please know that most of us respect and appreciate the knowledge you so generously share with the public, and understand the time and effort that goes into each recipe and post. I can’t even begin to understand how you make the time to do everything you do, but I’m glad you and your blog are there. You are a source I trust to help me understand ketogenic health. Seems there will always be mean, bitter people out there, but there are even more who are kind and appreciative.

  • Therese says:

    I love your recipe books Maria. Thank you for all of your wonderful work! What could I replace the cheddar cheese with as we eat dairy free keto?

  • Sue says:

    Thank you for caring about your clients, and even caring about all of us who are not personal clients, but turn to your website and cookbooks on a daily basis for advise, inspiration, and great recipes. I know it’s hard not to take comments like that personally, but know that there are many more people out there who may not comment, but truly appreciate you. I own all of your cookbooks, and LOVE them. My type 2 diabetic husband is off insulin and statins, and has reduced doses of other medications. I have lost almost 25 pounds since Jan 1st. My 9 year old twins, despite being born 12 weeks early and having a VERY rough and sick start are now rarely sick, really smart (not just my opinion LOL, they test way above grade level in every subject), and have tons of energy. I truly believe it has a lot to do with the fact that their bodies aren’t burdened with tons of carbs, and they get plenty of healthy fats that make their brains and bodies strong! I see the way some of their friends and classmates eat, and it breaks my heart. And it shows on their little (or not so little. . .) bodies, too. Kids shouldn’t be overweight, and there is no need for them to be! My kids have grilled cheese or sandwiches on keto bread (or Mikey’s bread, which we love too!). They enjoy ice cream (in fact they are eating some right now), brownies (from your Quick & Easy Ketogenic Cooking book), and so many other foods. They have treats, just like other kids, but THEIR treats are “grow foods” (a term I taught them when they were really little), not junk! I recommend your books and website over and over to people I know. You have said over and over, also, that this way of life isn’t necessarily about weight loss. It’s about being HEALTHY, and who can say that’s a bad thing??? Anyway, know that you are very appreciated, and you touch many more lives than you will ever know.

  • Abbie says:

    This looks wonderful! Can’t wait to try it. It’s so sad that some people have to spread their hate around. Hold on the support and love you get and let it shield you from the sad losers who spew their poison. Deep in their hearts, they know they’re the losers.

  • Sue says:

    Okay folks – I do admire this energy and zeal to be healthy! I crave to do it the right way. My budget is limited to say the least. Which of Maria’s books should be my choice to get going !! The cleanse??? Comfort foods?? I sincerely would appreciate some guidance.
    Thank you all.

  • Margie says:

    Maria: You are an inspiration to so many people. There are likely other issues at play in a person that makes such comments. Please don’t let those things bring you down. You spend significant time helping others and creating wonderful recipes to help s many on their daily journey! Thank you for all that you do. The woman in the mirror has a beautiful soul!

  • Karyn says:

    Truly and truly, Maria, your books and websites and wisdom saved my life. I stumbled upon your website in a search for information on low carb diets last year and honestly, everything is different now. I have lost 50 pounds and the depression and anxiety which have haunted me since I was young have finally stilled down to a whisper. I am not exaggerating; the first time I remember a period of depression was at age 8. I am now 58 and have struggled with weight problems, bulimia, obsessive thoughts and behaviors all my life…well, good gracious! Who knew that dietary changes could be so profound in building a life? When I say that your books and recipes are life-changing (and I have each and every one, including the pre-purchase of your next one!), it might make people smile and wonder. But it’s completely true. I’ll tell the world. Your ice cream is life-changing! Your chocolate torte is life-changing! Your zucchini tots are life-changing! I am sorry that we live in such a peculiar time when there are so many folks with a ready & negative opinion before they even bother to research a topic. The slander and negativity has become so entrenched in out culture and it’s hard to understand why some people would want to drown out the voice of hope and positivity. And why would someone want to use a bit of their life and time to criticize and hurt someone? Such a waste to tear down instead of building. Delete it immediately and go dance with your children. We think you are remarkable. We’d like to thank you and wish you blessing upon blessing, loads of peace, and great dollops of joy. You have been given a gift; thank you for sharing it with us with such creativity and generosity.

  • Terri says:

    This looks great, quick and easy. I am always looking for a new to cook eggs. As for your work and social media, it seems that the bad parts ate being screamed at all of us. What ever happened to live and let live, you are not forcing anyone. I for one just love your blog, recipes and the couple of books I have. You and other LCHF recipe bloggers have brought me my best success at this diet. I don’t like the processed low carb foods on the market, and am so thrilled to be cooking real food that tastes great, and the weight loss is steady. I appreciate all your writings about supplements too. Also, I know where to go if I get stuck in a plateau! But so far, since late last fall I have dropped many inches. Long way to go, but this old lady is thrilled with your work!

  • Nikole Bird says:

    Maria, you are spot on about Type 1 diabetics. I want to share our story as all the information and cookbooks you have put together have been invaluable to our family. Our son was diagnosed the end of February 2015 with Type 1 diabetes, right before his 16th birthday. At diagnosis, he had an A1C of 12.7. In the hospital, I was very skeptical of the dietary information I was receiving. The amount of carbohydrates they were recommending was not logical at all. At the point of diagnosis, we also received test results that indicated his pancreas was still working to some extent. After some discussion, we were in agreement that we needed to educate ourselves as extensively as possible to understand how best to proceed with our goals being to maintain normal blood glucose levels to prevent diabetes related complications and to potentially preserve the function of his pancreas.

    We immediately began limiting our carbohydrate intake and I began by reading Dr. Bernstein’s books “Diabetes Solution” and “The Diabetes Diet” and “Good Calories Bad Calories” by Gary Taubes. These books confirmed what I suspected and validated my observations concerning the lies we have been told regarding a “healthy” diet. I immediately followed that with Jimmy Moore’s Keto Clarity and ordered “The Ketogenic Cookbook.” The information provided in the beginning of the book was such a blessing! When we made the decision to go down this path, it was for the whole family. I LOVE to cook and as a stay at home/home schooling mom, it was important to me to be able to continue to provide meals that the whole family would enjoy. Your cookbook allowed me to do that. When “Quick and Easy Ketogenic Cooking” came out, I was all over it. Again, the information you provide at the beginning is a phenomenal resource that I return to time and time again to keep me fresh. I can’t wait to get “Keto Comfort Foods.” I have also enjoyed making keto/low carb versions of some of our old favorites and that has been possible because of all the great information you have provided.

    As for my son, 3 months after his initial diagnosis, he had A1C of 5.2 and that wasn’t because he had a bunch of lows. πŸ™‚ In the following two years, he has maintained an A1C of 5.0. He is within endocrinologist’s range of 70-150 98% of the time (our goal is <120 at all times). He has had 1 low of 58 when he bolused, was side tracked, and didn't eat what he intended and he might go a bit under 70 on occasion when he's working but over all, his blood glucose is consistent. He has a basal insulin rate around 14 and uses between 14-20 units total per day. Most of the time he doesn't need to bolus. I will spare you the nightmare we dealt with with the dietician when we told her the path we wanted to take (she washed her hands of us and I haven't spoken with a dietician since) and the constant negativity from the doctors in spite of his results. He is considered by the doctors as "an anomaly" or " one of the lucky ones" and is having a prolonged honeymoon that will eventually end requiring more insulin and things will get worse.

    Not only has our son benefited but our whole family as well. I always say that his diagnosis was the best thing to happen for all of us as it forced us to make changes that I knew we needed to but was too stubborn to make. I've been baking bread since I was 14 years old and I LOVE working with dough and that was one of the hardest things to give up but the way we all feel has made it totally worth it. My constant back pain has diminished considerably, my energy levels have increased and my brain doesn't get tired. I rarely get headaches and those were almost a daily occurrence. Minimizing dairy has led to decreased mucus and sinus pressure. My husband has lost his gut and comments on how much better he feels. Our 16 year old daughter, who had always been a bit overweight, lost 20+ pounds, looks great and feels great. She will tell anyone that cheating/falling off the wagon isn't worth it. πŸ™‚

    Our success is due in part to all your hard work providing information and recipes. You are the first website I tell people about if they are interested in a ketogenic diet. We feel very passionately about eating this way and the benefits from it as we have experienced it first hand. Sadly, most people, including diabetic friends and family members, that I try to share information and resources with would rather take a pill/medicine and continue to eat however they want regardless of their current quality of life and the long term health problems that accompany poor lifestyle choices.

    I'm so thankful for you and others who provide all this wonderful information so people can make informed decisions if they are willing to do the research and commit to making changes. We are very privileged to live in a time where so much information is readily available. I pray more Type 1 diabetics and parents of young Type 1's will hear your message and realize that they have been lied to and will choose a different path, not only for their children but for themselves as well. From our family to yours, Thank You!

  • McDonna says:

    Hi Maria ~ Where do I find the nutrition content of your Bacon Pie recipe? I didn’t see it with the recipe, and couldn’t find it in the accompanying post. Can you please help? Thank you – and thanks for being such an inspiration.

  • Amy M says:

    Hi Maria! In the Bible verse found in Romans 12:21, Paul the apostle states, “Do not be overcome with evil, but overcome evil with good.” You are demonstrating this by continuing to help others achieve a healthier lifestyle despite what critics may say. There will always be those who complain and have a negative attitude towards many things in life. Have pity on them, pray for them, and continue to shine and enjoy all of God’s blessings. Each day is an irreplaceable gift, so do not waste your time rethinking the nonsense nor losing sleep. Thank you for your awesome books, recipes, blog, and your passion and encouragement. I appreciate you! Blessings to you and your family.

  • Ann Maire Bernstein says:

    Hi Maria, I already have a few of your books and am now trying to decide between Quick and Easy Keto and Keto Comfort Foods. I am sure at some point I will end up with both, however, just wondering if there was a recipe index anywhere to help me decide? I have seen them included on Amazon in the past, but cannot find it for these two. Thanks for all you do!

  • Sharon says:

    Hi Maria: I too am very sorry that you have to endure such cruel comments. However, know that you are an amazing women and that you are helping many, many people. Our entire family embarked this journey of healthy eating 1 year ago. I myself have lost 50 pounds. My husband has been taken off of his cholesterol and high blood pressure meds. After much conversation with our Family Dr. she agreed to this and after seeing the results of his blood tests, etc. throughout the year she told him a month ago to keep on doing what he is doing. Now we have encountered another problem. Our 3 yr. grandson is dairy sensitive and I am having a hard time cooking for that. Some of your recipes use cream cheese–would substituting with coconut cream work. Also I need to bake with coconut flour as our granddaughter needs nut free lunches for school. Some recipes use honey for the sweetener. Do you have any suggestions on the conversion from honey to Swerve or monk fruit. For the past month I have been having trouble finding Swerve in our local grocery stores or health food stores. (live in Ontario, Canada) I am encountering many obstacles BUT refuse to cave in as I see so many health benefits doing this life style. Again I want to thank you for all your informative articles and your many recipes–keep believing in what you are doing. .

    • Maria Emmerich says:

      Way to go! And thank you!

      For monk fruit they usually have a conversion on the box showing how to convert to sugar (which is 1-1 for swerve).

  • monika says:

    Maria – on average, how many calories do you consume and in what timeframe?

    • Maria Emmerich says:

      I am very active and in maintenance. So I get about 1800 to maybe 2600 or so calories a day usually within a 4-6 hour window. πŸ™‚

      • monika says:

        if you’re in maintenance why such a long fast? and thanks so much for responding. I really appreciate it.

        • Maria Emmerich says:

          Because it comes naturally and had benefits like autophagy were cellular repair and rebuilding occur when intermittent fasting. πŸ™‚

  • Kait says:

    I’m eating this right now and just wanted to pop on here and say, wow, it’s delicious! I substituted green onions for chives an it worked well.

  • Phyllis Lindburg says:

    This looks really good. I have a brunch with my Bible Study group this Tuesday. I think I will try this. Please keep on posting recipes like this.

  • Marilyn Brennan says:

    I made this and it came out perfect. Well named EASY. I am so excited to have this recipe in my collection. Delicious too!

  • Misty Payne says:

    Looks great, how do I find out the sugar content in this dish?

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