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Low-Carb Red Eye Bacon Jam

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Bacon. Coffee. Two of my favourite things.

I was thinking about this low-carb bacon jam recipe and pondering how I could make it different to all of the other bacon jam recipes out there. I just happened to have a cooking show on tv in the background and they were making red eye gravy.

I played around with the coffee to bacon ratio for a while and can now proudly state that this is the best bacon jam that I’ve ever eaten. And it's 100% keto friendly. The coffee adds an incredible depth to the flavour. Enjoy with crusty toasted keto bread or mature cheese — it's also great for cheese boards!

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Serving size 1 tbsp/ 15 ml

Allergy information for Low-Carb Red Eye Bacon Jam

✔  Gluten free
✔  Dairy free
✔  Egg free
✔  Nut free
✔  Nightshade free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
✔  Beef free

Nutritional values (per serving, 1 tbsp/ 15 ml)

Net carbs0.6 grams
Protein2.2 grams
Fat3.9 grams
Calories47 kcal
Calories from carbs 5%, protein 19%, fat 76%
Total carbs0.6 gramsFiber0.1 gramsSugars0.5 gramsSaturated fat1.3 gramsSodium132 mg(6% RDA)Magnesium3 mg(1% RDA)Potassium43 mg(2% EMR)

Ingredients (makes about 2 cups/ 480 ml)

  • 500 g bacon slices (1.1 lb)
  • 1 large red onion (150 g/ 5.3 oz)
  • 1/2 cup Sukrin Gold or Swerve (80 g/ 2.8 oz)
  • 1/2 cup strong black coffee (120 ml/ 4 fl oz)
  • 1/4 cup water (60 ml/ 2 fl oz)
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar (30 ml) - avoid extra sweet thick balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp coconut aminos (15 ml)


  1. Cut the bacon into small strips. Peel and slice the onion. Prepare the coffee and set aside. Low-Carb Red Eye Bacon Jam
  2. Cook the sliced bacon in a skillet until cooked but not crispy.
    Low-Carb Red Eye Bacon Jam
  3. Remove bacon from pan and place in a bowl to set aside. To the same pan where you cooked the bacon add sliced red onion and mix until covered in the rendered bacon grease. Cook until onion is softened, approx. 5 minutes.
    Low-Carb Red Eye Bacon Jam
  4. Add the Sukrin Gold, stir through and then cook on low heat for 15 minutes until the onions are caramelised.
    Low-Carb Red Eye Bacon Jam
  5. Return the bacon to the skillet and add the coffee and water. Cook on medium-high for 30 minutes, stirring regularly.
  6. Stir the balsamic vinegar and coconut aminos through and cook for a further couple of minutes.
    Low-Carb Red Eye Bacon Jam
  7. Allow to cool slightly and then spoon into jars. Serve with keto bread and sliced cheese such as brie, manchego or hard goat cheese. Low-Carb Red Eye Bacon Jam
  8. Store sealed in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
    Low-Carb Red Eye Bacon Jam

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, 1 tbsp/ 15 ml)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Bacon, streaky (high fat content), organic
0 g2.1 g3.9 g44 kcal
Onion, red, fresh
0.3 g0.1 g0 g2 kcal
Sukrin Gold, brown sugar substitute
0.1 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Coffee (prepared), liquid
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Water, still
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Balsamic vinegar, dark (excludes sweet, syrupy vinegar)
0.2 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Coconut aminos (substitute to soy sauce)
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Total per serving, 1 tbsp/ 15 ml
0.6 g2.2 g3.9 g47 kcal

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An accomplished home cook who was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease eight years ago, Naomi started to explore the connection between healthy, whole food and her symptoms, and a new love was born.

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Comments (6)

I have made this recipe several times and I just love it!  Questions…. Would yellow onion be OK to use? I have so many, and how can I preserve this do you think?  Freeze? Any way to can it? Hmmm

Thank you Lori! Yes, you can use yellow/brown and even white. Red is best as it's naturally sweet but any onion will be delicious as it gets sweet once it's caramelised. I'd try preserving it using the canning method, that would be the best way top keep it for months.

Is there an alternative to using coffee in this recipe?

If you're caffeine-free you could use chicory coffee or Swiss water process decaf coffee. If you don't like coffee (which you won't be able to taste, it just adds a flavor boost), you can use water instead.

I have made this recipe and LOVE it.  I was looking to read other people’s comments but I don’t see them anywhere?  

Thank you so much for your lovely feedback, you are the first to leave a comment on this recipe! We have over 1.4K recipes and sharing a new one daily so the comments are not on all of them  😊