Keto Morning Hot Pockets

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Healthy eating doesn’t have to be complicated, and you don’t need to feel hungry to lose weight. However, life gets busy and most of you probably don’t have hours to spend in the kitchen every day. That's why I love quick & easy recipes that are made with common ingredients I have at hand.

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Keto Morning Hot Pockets

For my review, I chose Morning Hot Pockets from the Breakfast in Five eBook. They are filled with scrambled eggs and crispy bacon but you can use anything you like - even sweet fillings would work. I made them a week ago while my mom was visiting, and she couldn't believe they were low-carb. They tasted just like the breakfast pockets she buys at a local bakery back in Prague.

Hands-on Overall

Nutritional values (per serving)

Net carbs4.2 grams
Protein27.2 grams
Fat35.8 grams
Calories447 kcal

Calories from carbs 4%, protein 24%, fat 72%

Total carbs5.8 gramsFiber1.7 gramsSugars1.8 gramsSaturated fat16.6 gramsSodium1,030 mg(45% RDA)Magnesium65 mg(16% RDA)Potassium312 mg(16% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 2 servings)

  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella (85 g/ 3 oz) - use low-moisture, part-skim, shredded mozzarella cheese; not fresh mozzarella.
  • 1/3 cup almond flour (33 g/ 1.2 oz)
  • 2 large eggs, scrambled
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter or ghee (28 g/ 1 oz)
  • 3 slices bacon, cooked (48 g/ 1.7 oz)

Instructions

  1. Cook the bacon and eggs. Prepare the dough: melt the shredded mozzarella (in a microwave oven or on the stove over a low heat) & add the almond flour. Stir until the dough is well-combined.
    To crisp up bacon: Place the bacon strips in a large pan and add a few tablespoons of water. Cook over medium-high heat until the water starts to boil. Reduce the heat to medium and cook until the water evaporates and the bacon fat is rendered. Reduce the heat to low and cook until the bacon is lightly browned and crispy.
    To scramble eggs: Grease the skillet where you cooked the bacon with half of the butter or ghee and add both eggs. Cook over a medium-low heat until opaque, stirring constantly. Take off the heat and then add the remaining butter.

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  2. Roll the dough out between 2 sheets of parchment paper (I used a silicon mat and silicon rolling pin). Keto Morning Hot Pockets
  3. Place the bacon slices and scrambled eggs along the center (I cut my bacon into pieces). Keto Morning Hot Pockets
  4. Fold over and seal the dough. Make some holes for releasing the steam while baking. Keto Morning Hot Pockets
  5. Bake at 200 °C/ 400 °F (conventional), or 180 °C/ 355 °F (fan assisted) for 15 - 20 minutes or until golden brown and firm to the touch. Keto Morning Hot Pockets

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Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Mozzarella cheese (low moisture, for pizza)
2.4 g10.1 g8.4 g125 kcal
Almond flour (blanched ground almonds, almond meal)
1.5 g3.6 g8.8 g98 kcal
Eggs, free-range or organic
0.4 g6.3 g4.8 g72 kcal
Butter, unsalted, grass-fed
0 g0.1 g11.5 g102 kcal
Bacon, crispy (bacon grease removed)
0 g7.2 g2.4 g50 kcal
Total per serving
4.2 g27.2 g35.8 g447 kcal
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I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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I'm so happy I stumbled across your site. Everything looks amazing!

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Thank you Monet!

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Hi Martina, just giving you the heads up that this recipe has been stolen and republished in its entirety on flysnacks.com, alongside mine and many other recipes. Thought you'd want to know.

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Thank you so much Antya! I will file a DMCA - much appreciated!

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I love these! I make them all the time.
Can you make a pizza out of this? So only the crust and than bake en than toppings and baking again..? Anyone tried this?
And for how long will you be baking the crust first?

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It would make a fantastic pizza crust 😊 I'd only be guessing but I'd bake it for 8-10 minutes, depending on the thickness.

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Love the recipe. I  love the fact that you included all the nutrition info and the macro info too.  All those great details make me very happy. Thank you for making this easy for me.

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Thank you John! We included the detailed breakdown in a recent update 😊

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Your recipes look amazing

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Thank you!

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Is all the fat coming from the bacon? I'm on a macro plan and the protein/carb ratio looks awesome, but the fat would eat up almost my entire day.
I'm thinking if I cut the bacon out I could do it...

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It's all of the ingredients apart from the eggs. Mozzarella, ghee and almond flour are also quite high in fat. You may want to try this instead: 5-Ingredient Keto Spanakopita

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What can replace the almond flour? I’m highly allergic to it but really need to find a low carb alternative. Thank you

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You can use this dough instead (using flax meal): 5-Ingredient Keto Ham & Cheese Pockets

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This dough recipe is amazing! Who know that cheese and a little almond flour would taste just like regular dough! One trick I found is to microwave the cheese at 50% power for 30 second increments. This really helps make sure it doesnt burn. I am currently obsessed with these pockets because they are so versatile. I've done pizza ones, chicken pesto ones, taco ones...not sure what's next! These are SO easy and delicious. I'm fairly new to the keto lifestyle and these will be a staple for my journey here on out. Thank you!!

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Thank you Melissa! There's a new one you may like: Keto Cheeseburger Stromboli 😊

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My husband loved this! Thank you so much for sharing!! It was easy and soooooo good. I served it with sugar less ketchup. Definitely will make again. 🙂🤗

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Thank you for your kind words! You may like this recipe: Healthy Low-Carb Homemade Ketchup 😊

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Since switching to the keto diet I have been looking for an easy breakfast I can take on the go. These were perfect! I can make a bunch ahead of time and reheat them while getting ready in the morning. Best part is you would never know it was not bread!

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I'm glad you enjoyed! 😊

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How long did you microwave the mozzarella cheese? I had a hard time spreading out the dough and it didn’t turn out like your picture above!

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It takes 60-90 seconds, checking half way. If it's hard to roll out then you may need a few more seconds.

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I normally never leave comments or reviews, but this recipe was absolutely delicious!! Thank you so much! You are my new best friend!lol

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Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed! 😊

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Please save your valuable time and do not make this recipe unless you are willing to change something up in the ingredients.
I tried MULTIPLE times to roll and fold the dough, and each time it came crumbling apart... I tried all different ways with the rolling pin, my hands, making them smaller, thicker, thinner etc. I tried at least 8 times, and every time was in vain. It would have been nice to have a disclaimer that it would be nearly impossible for the dough to be fused together. I followed all instructions to a T.
Just posting here so no one has to waste their time!

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I understand your frustration - I'm afraid you are just using the wrong mozzarella cheese. You'll need the pizza-style low-moist shredded mozzarella that is stretchy when melted. Most shredded mozzarella products do indeed contain potato starch to avoid clumping - apart from a few products that you can buy as a whole block (not shredded). Here is a recipe in which I used one without potato starch (video): Fat Head Pizza with Pepperoni & Jalapeños
As you can see in the video, it's still quite moist/sticky. The ones with potato starch work best in this recipe and I often use it in recipes with mozzarella dough. The amount of carbs from potato starch is insignificant.
For a comparison, here's where I used the stretchy shredded mozzarella cheese (video): 5-Ingredient Keto Ham & Cheese Pockets

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If anyone can mess up a recipe, it would be me!  I did not have a problem with the dough.  So surprised!  It is in the oven now!

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This was fabulous!  My husband and I have been eating a low carb diet for about a year now.  This is a must add to my recipes.  While eating it for breakfast we began brainstorming other variations for the filling.  I look forward to trying more of your recipes.  

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Thank you for your kind words!

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This recipe is awesome! I made it as directed and was very happy with the result.I also made the recipe for the pocket only  with hamburger gravy inside and found it was better to do a calzone style for the extra liquid. The square pockets ripped a bit more with this stuffing. Keep the balls of dough heated on low and flip periodically  tp keep from burning (this keeps them pliable while you roll the others out). If you have a flexible cutting board you can roll the dough out easily without sticking and dont need to use the parchment. That was a lot easier. Will make a keto pizza with this soon. Thank you so much for the recipe!

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Thank you for all the tips!

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Can't wait to make it! Do you put the pocket directly on the oven rack or do you use a baking sheet? Thanks!

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Hi Madeline, I always use a baking sheet lined with parchment paper to avoid any spillage.

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How do we reheat it if frozen? Do we have to bring it to room temperature first and at what temperature do we regret it at/how long? Thanks 😊

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Hi Sham, I froze it once and it was fine. I just left in in the fridge overnight and then reheated in a microwave 😊

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How long did you reheat in the microwave for?
Thanks!

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It depends on how hot you like it but 45 to 70 seconds will be enough.

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Why does it say 2 servings? Does it mean that I have to make half the quantities in the recipe if it’s only for myself? Maybe it’s a dumb question but I’m really committed in my keto diet and don’t wanna screw up for not asking!!!

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Hi Marco, you don't have to halve anything. It means that this recipe makes 2 servings - 2 pieces as pictured. You can keep the other half in the fridge for later. I hope this helps 😊

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Won't the eggs be overcooked ?

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I don't think there is a way to use raw eggs - they need to be scrambled so the pockets can hold them. Having said that, they don't taste overcooked 😊

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What can I use in place of almond flour? Have a tree nut allergy in the house, so can't have any nuts?

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You can try 4 level tablespoons of flax meal OR 3 level tablespoons of coconut flour instead (just add 1 oz of cream cheese to the dough like in these recipes): 5-Ingredient Keto Spanakopita and 5-Ingredient Keto Ham & Cheese Pockets

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Hi....these look awesome. I want to try different fillings as we avoid pork. Is it possible to get the macros only for the dough ( almond flour as well flax meal and coconut flour)? That way we can figure out our macros when we use different kinds of fillings.
Also will the dough work as a pizza base without becoming soggy? Thanks.

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Hi Sonia, for the almond flour and mozzarella only (just the dough), it would be 5.5 g total carbs, 3.8 g net carbs, 13.6 g protein, 17.1 g fat and 223 kcal per serving. I hope this helps! 😊

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These look delicious, will have to try them for breakky, with a combination of other delicious fillings

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You may like these recipes (adapted from these pockets): 5-Ingredient Keto Spanakopita and 5-Ingredient Keto Ham & Cheese Pockets

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Hi Martina,
Really like the look of these 😊 do you know if the pastry lends itself well to freezing and defrosting to use again at a later date?
Cheers,
Andy

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Hi Andrew, yes, these freeze really well! I made all sorts of pockets, even using coconut flour and flax instead of almond flour - all freeze well 😊
5-Ingredient Keto Ham & Cheese Pockets

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What was the dough made out of it wasn't really explained and left me a little confused

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Hi Maria - it is explained in recipe step 1: "Prepare the dough: melt the shredded mozzarella (in a microwave oven or on the stove over a low heat) & add the almond flour. Stir until the dough is well-combined." Just mozzarella and almond flour - that's it. I hope this helps!

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These look great!  I'm always up for new recipes. I eat low-carb because I've had cancer and my 3 kiddos need me around as long as I can be!  

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Thank you Sheryl! This is exactly what I would do too!

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This looks delicious, and I'm determined to try it! I'm a vegetarian though, so I wondered if you could make a suggestion for a substitution for the bacon that would keep the nutritional info somewhat intact? Thanks!

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Hi Anna, you can try spinach & feta instead (similar recipe with slightly different dough is here: 5-Ingredient Keto Spanakopita)

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