Maple Bacon Shortbread – Low Carb and Gluten-Free

Both sweet and savoury, this low carb maple bacon shortbread will have you coming back for more!
Servings 16 wedges


  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup Swerve Sweetener or other granulated erythritol
  • 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp bacon fat chilled OR 6 tbsp chilled butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 tsp gluten-free maple extract


  1. Cook bacon until crisp, then drain on a paper towel-lined plate and chop into small pieces.
  2. Preheat oven to 325F.
  3. In the bowl of a food processor, combine almond flour, sweetener, xanthan gum and salt. Pulse a few times to combine.
  4. Add bacon fat or butter and maple extract to the processor and pulse until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Stir in bacon bits.
  5. Press mixture evenly and firmly into the bottom of a 9-inch glass or ceramic tart pan. Use a sharp knife to score into 16 wedges.
  6. Bake 18 minutes, then turn off the oven and prop the door open with the handle of a wooden spoon. Let sit another 20 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and let cool completely before cutting along score lines to remove from pan.

Recipe Notes

Serves 16. Each serving has 3 g of carbs and 1 g of fiber. Total NET CARBS = 2 g.

129 Calories; 12g Fat (81.8% calories from fat); 3g Protein; 3g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 7mg Cholesterol; 98mg Sodium.

Nutrition Facts
Maple Bacon Shortbread – Low Carb and Gluten-Free
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 0
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.