Friday, February 15, 2013

Bacon, Onion, and Cheese Biscuits

I love savory breakfast foods.  There’s nothing better than a satisfying, salty, delicious meal that involves bacon.  Don’t get me wrong, I love pancakes and waffles, but if I have to choose between sweet and savory, then I go with savory.  One of the best meals I had was with a friend who felt the same and so we each ordered our own savory course and then shared an order of pancakes for dessert.  These biscuits are not healthy but they are very yummy and easy to make.  I usually try to decrease the damage by using turkey bacon instead of pig bacon, but I can only imagine how delicious it would be with real bacon because pigs are delicious.

Servings: 12 biscuits

2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
¾ teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons butter, cubed
10 tablespoons milk
4 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 egg
10 slices thick-cut bacon
1 cup onion, diced
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • Preheat oven to 375°F and spray your muffin pan.
  • Now there are two ways to do the next step, one healthier way, and one less healthy but more delicious way:
    • Delicious: Fry the 10 slices of bacon in a skillet until crisp, remove the bacon and then use 1 tbsp of the leftover bacon grease to cook the 1 cup onion for about 5 minutes until onions are soft and browned.
    • Healthier: Fry the 10 slices of bacon in a skillet or microwave it on a plate in between two paper towels according to package instructions. Wipe the pan clean, coat with cooking spray and then cook the 1 cup onion for about 5 minutes until onions are soft and browned.Remove onion from pan and chop the cooled bacon.

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together 2 cups flour, 1 tsp baking powder, and ¾ tsp salt.
  • Mix in the 4 tbsps of butter until combined and the mixture is crumbly.  I usually just use my fingers to mash the butter in.
  • In a small bowl whisk together 10 tbsps milk, 4 tbsps vegetable oil, and 1 egg.
  • Gradually add the milk mixture to the dry mixture and mix until just combined.  
  • Add the bacon, onions, and 1 cup cheese and mix until just combined.
  • Spoon the batter into the muffin pan and bake for 20-22 minutes, or until golden brown.  
Remove from pan and let cool slightly before serving or eating.  Or you can be like me and just dig right in, burning your fingers and tongue in the process.
Adapted from Brown Eyed Baker.


  1. This looks evil delicious. I -love- making any sort of bready thing (in addition to soups which I see you like too) so am gonna definitely try this one. Thank you for sharing it.

    1. These are totally evil delicious - I love that phrase and will have to use it from now on! These are good to make if you have lots of people to share it with. Otherwise they'll be too tempting and it'll be hard to not them all!