Keto Morning Hot Pockets with Ham and Cheese are a convenient and delicious way to start your day while staying low-carb and keto-friendly. These pockets are filled with savory ham and gooey cheese, all wrapped in a golden, flaky pastry. Perfect for a quick breakfast or brunch, these hot pockets are a satisfying treat that won’t derail your ketogenic diet. Here’s how to make them:
Recipe: Keto Morning Hot Pockets with Ham and Cheese
For the Pastry:
- 1 1/2 cups almond flour
- 2 tbsp coconut flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp xanthan gum (optional, but it improves texture)
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3 large eggs
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
For the Filling:
- 4 slices of ham
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (or your favorite keto-friendly cheese)
- 1/4 cup cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp dried parsley (optional, for garnish)
1. Preheat and Prepare:
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Mix Dry Ingredients:
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together the almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, xanthan gum (if using), and salt.
3. Add Wet Ingredients:
- In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs and melted butter until well combined.
4. Combine Wet and Dry:
- Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Mix until a thick, sticky dough forms. This will be the pastry for your hot pockets.
5. Prepare Filling:
- In another bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, shredded cheddar cheese, black pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. Mix until smooth.
6. Shape the Hot Pockets:
- Divide the dough into 4 equal portions. Roll each portion into a ball, then flatten it into an oval shape on the parchment paper.
- Place a slice of ham on one side of each oval. Spoon some of the cheese mixture on top of the ham.
- Carefully fold the other half of the dough over the ham and cheese to create a pocket. Seal the edges by pressing them together with a fork.
- Place the hot pockets on the prepared baking sheet. If desired, sprinkle dried parsley on top for garnish.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 15-18 minutes, or until the pockets are golden brown and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
8. Cool and Serve:
- Remove the hot pockets from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes before serving.
(4 Hot Pockets):
- Calories: 420
- Total Fat: 38g
- Saturated Fat: 16g
- Sodium: 590mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 6g
- Dietary Fiber: 3g
- Sugars: 1g
- Protein: 16g