Grain Free Biscuits, Low Carb, Keto with Video
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Grain Free, Paleo, Keto Southern Biscuit
Here is the biscuit many of you have been waiting for. Grain Free Biscuits that are low carb, keto, paleo, gluten free and diabetic friendly. This the best recipe you will ever find for a keto biscuit. Make sure to scroll all the way down to watch the video.
I had to work very hard to make grain free biscuits that could join the line up.
If this is your first time visiting here, you may not know that my biscuit recipes have become viral posts.
Both my regular all purpose flour, Southern Fluffy biscuit and my Southern Fluffy Gluten Free biscuit are in the top ten every single day and get the most positive comments.
Here was my problem. I like to eat low-carb and gluten free. Regular gluten free biscuits are good, but they are not low carb, as they are made with rice flour. I knew people were looking for a GOOD grain free biscuit that can be eaten while on a strict low-carb, keto or paleo diet. They are also good for the low calorie plan if you go in that direction.
The extreme good news is that these grain free biscuits will not spike your blood sugar. I can’t even stress how important this is for diabetics, who have very little choice for breads that they don’t have to fear.
But, this is Spinach Tiger and again if you’re new, my food has to be amazing. My food philosophy is that it is as important to the human race (beyond survival) as language is. Bad food is like bad grammar and misspellings that mess up a beautiful speech or piece of writing.
Good food is like a novel that feeds your soul and changes your life.
Please check out my latest grain free sweet potato biscuits, sold in my keto bakery every week.
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Will these grain free biscuits be life changing?
Yes, if gluten and grains cause you health problems. That’s not all of you, but it’s many of you. When I gave up grains this year, my hip stopped hurting. I actually had a limp, and it wouldn’t go away. I am now pain and limp free.
This recipe was heavily tested in my kitchen. I made 9 different batches and did blind taste tests with my husband who is from the South and knows how a biscuit should taste.
We tested 9 different grain free biscuits recipes before we decided to publish.
The criteria for my grain free biscuits included taste, inside texture and outside texture. The biscuits had to rise enough to be fluffy inside and yet crispy on the outside. They needed to be light, but not so light that they had their horrible air texture a lot of low-carb breads have.
I kept the golden flax steady at one tablespoon, which I discovered is quite magical in arranging texture.
Then I tried different combinations of almond flour and coconut flour. In the end, adding two tablespoons of coconut flour made the difference between good and very good.
I tried adding extra unsalted butter, but the biscuits would be swimming in the butter after they baked. Two tablespoons is perfect.
I tried different amounts of coconut flour. While one tablespoon of coconut flour seemed good, two tablespoons proved better. We did a blind taste test leaving out the coconut flour and the recipe with coconut flour won for taste and for texture.
I tried various amounts of baking powder. Two teaspoons beat one teaspoon which beat 1/2 teaspoon.
Salt is important, but go lightly. 1/2 teaspoon is enough.
As far as egg whites, I beat them stiff and I weighed them first. You need at least 150 grams of egg whites, so use extra large eggs. They give the biscuits air and fluffiness.
Can you use egg whites purchased in a carton?
Yes. I discovered this recently and was thrilled. Use 1/2 cup egg white per recipe.
Can You Freeze these Grain Free Biscuits?
Yes. The best way to freeze these is to make the batter, scoop and put in a container with a lid. You can stack them between parchment paper, once frozen. You can freeze them once baked also, but I prefer to eat them fresh.
Since this original post, I’ve discovered using an ice cream scoop works best to drop these biscuits onto a baking pan.
Use a scale to weigh all the dry ingredients when making grain free biscuits.
You can measure out in cups, but a scale will give you a more consistent experience. This is so important to yield a consistently good biscuit. I even weigh the egg whites. I like this scale.
I took some biscuit tips from my original biscuit. I froze the butter and dry ingredients and kept the baking temperature high.
The grain free biscuit has no flour and it’s not fair to compare it to my southern fluffy biscuits. However, I used that as my standard to make sure that although an almond flour biscuit is different, it can be equally satisfying the way a gluten heavy biscuit is, but there will be no blood sugar spike.
You Can Make Your Own Almond Flour for this Recipe
You can make your own blanched almond flour. Blanched means you remove the skins, which results in a finer flour. Or you can buy it. I like this brand.
Make the grain free biscuits larger for sandwiches and burgers.
The recipe makes 6 biscuits at 4 net carbs.
If you want a sandwich or a burger like I often crave, make them larger. It’s still low carb and low calories. Cut them cross wise and put them back in the oven to crisp up a little and then enjoy sandwiches.
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Grain Free Biscuits, Low Carb, Keto, Gluten Free
- 2 tablespoons unsalted grass fed butter
- 1 cup blanched almond flour 112 grams
- 2 tablespoons coconut flour 14 grams
- 1 tablespoons golden flax meal 7 grams
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons gluten-free baking powder
- 5 extra large egg whites about 1/2 cup
- You might want to scroll up and watch the video to see the technique.
- Cut butter into pea sized pieces, place in freezer.
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
- Measure all dry ingredients. Mix together well. Once butter is frozen, mix with dry ingredients, place in freezer.
- Beat egg whites until fluffy and stiff enough to spoon.
- Mix into dry ingredients.
- The VIDEO shows forming into a round disc. Since then, I’ve discovered an ice cream scoop works better and gets a higher biscuits.
- This will make 6 to 8 biscuits. The biscuits will increase in size.
- Bake on a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- A cookie spatula works great to remove them, as it is extra thin.
- Bake at 425 degrees F. for 10-15 minutes until golden brown.
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Outstanding recipe! Have made these multiple times and keep pinching myself that they are so good. I weigh the ingredients, dice up the frozen butter into small pieces, pulse flour and butter in food processor, place in large bowl and add buttermilk, mix, use a large mechanical ice cream scoop to add flour mixture to a warmed cast iron biscuit pan, and cook. Makes 7 awesome biscuits that can be frozen and thawed at a future time if needed. Also made chicken pot pie and used this recipe for the top crust (no bottom crust), used very small mechanical scoop for consistent size, flattened bread by hand, and placed as closely as possible on top. Excellent top crust!
You have inspired me to make chicken pot pie as soon as possible. Thank you.
Would grating the frozen butter on the large holes of a box grater work?
Yes. That will work.
I used this recipe when I ran my keto bakery in Texas and my clients loved them! They are more light and fluffy than most of the low carb recipes out there. I too used the carton egg whites from Costco it works brilliantly! Thanks for sharing these yummy recipes for us to enjoy!
Thank you Angie!
Made these, and they were great! I decreased the salt because I only had salted butter. If you freeze these before baking, do you need to thaw them before baking? Thanks!
You can thaw or you can place right in oven.
Just wanted to share my experiences with egg whites out of a carton. I googled the weight for 5 x-large egg whites, and used that amount from a carton. The egg whites don’t stiffen, they only become really bubbly, but it worked pretty well. I’m sure that stiff egg whites would be better, but that leaves a lot of egg yolks left over. My husband thought these were the best keto/paleo biscuits I’ve made, and I’ve tried several recipes. I served them with sausage gravy, and they were really good. However, there is definitely too much salt in the recipe, and I like salt. I recommend using NO MORE than 1/4 tsp salt, but even that was slightly salty.
You CAN use egg whites out of the carton. But you need to whip them long enough to get them almost stiff. I do this all the time and it works. It makes a difference in the biscuits. I agree about the salt.
Angela, when you used egg whites out of a carton were they room temp or cold? Thank you
They were cold.
I use egg whites from the carton (walmart brand) for this recipe, and they DO stiffen if you beat them long enough with a mixer. It might help that I add some cream of tartar, a generous 1/2 tsp per recipe. Try these biscuits as a delicious topping for chicken pot pie! My diabetic mother who has not had this dish in years just loved it, and it did not affect her blood sugar at all!
That’s great. I do add some cream of tartar.
Thank you for this recipe! I made them and they were perfect. I love the this is very low in carb (not very much almond flour) and low in calorie (only egg whites) and they are perfect for my homemade sausage gravy which is already high in fat. Two of them together makes a very healthy, very filling but not bloating breakfast. 🙂
I just made these and they turned out 1) little too salty (could have probably used a tad bit of sugar) & 2) a little on the dry side. Also, they didn’t rise at all…is that normal?
Do you think this would work with quinoa flour instead of almond? I have grandsons who can’t do bits
Angela, do you have any baking recipes, esp the biscuit, that does not use a nut flour? I cannot have nuts or dairy (Or tomatoes).
Here’s a plug for Earth Balance To the one questioning about a dairy-free version. I can attest Earth Balance is totally milk-free and tastes & works great in baking!
I don’t see the oven temperature, baking time, or weight of ingredients. I don’t see a printed recipe, only the video. I want to make these! Please help.
I would be interested to know how to make a good keto biscuit without eggs and flax/linseeds which i can’t digest.
I know that some people use applesauce and apple cider vinegar in place of eggs. You’d need to add some baking soda for rise, but it might be worth a try.
I like the scientific approach to your posts.
Any alternatives to flaxseed? I’m all out!
Maybe it’s because I use kosher salt in my cooking or because my taste buds are more sensitive to salt, but I found these to be just a little too salty for my taste. So next time I made them, I halfed the salt and added 1/4 tsp stevia and they are divine!! Perfect biscuits with just a hint of sweetness. Thank you for a wonderful recipe, these biscuits are now a staple for my keto diet!
Angela, you are amazing! Thank you for taking the time to perfect your recipes, and even more thanks for sharing them. Im not paleo or GF but i try to vary my grains.
I am in love with your biscuit recipes. Your GF biscuits with the 1to1 flour are just sinfully good. I mean really, quit my diet good. So, thank you for also making this delicious low carb biscuit to help distract me when needed.
These biscuits are not eggy or spongey, like the other paleo baking I have tried and the recipe is so precise. I weighed all the ingredients on a kitchen scale and baked 8 perfect biscuits in 10 minutes on a pizza stone.
Now, what is the best way to store these? That is, if there are any left over…
Any ideas to make it dairy-free? Would ghee or coconut oil be a good replacement for the butter?
Yes Ghee would work. But do freeze it first. Not sure about the coconut oil. I will try that and when I do I’ll let you know.
Here’s how I would do it. Freeze the ghee (or coconut oil) in tiny pea sized pieces.
Mix all dry ingredients. Then add the frozen fat to dry ingredients. Now turn on your oven, and put in freezer.By the time the oven is ready, the mixture should be cold enough to work well.
Do let me know.
I just wanted to make a comment on the GF Biscuts….someone asked if could make it dairy free with Ghee….Ghee is made with milk…so would not be dairy free. I’ve been baking & cooking completely dairy free for over 20 years due to my son having a milk allergy & myself with a severe intolerance (not just to lactose but also milk protein). I’ve used a product called Earth Balance “butter” which is completely dairy free & they also have a soy free version which I use mostly. They also have a unsalted version for baking but it’s harder to find. It does very well as a substitute! Hope this helps
Angela, did you try coconut oil? I need it to be completely dairy free. Thanks.
I’m sure that will work. My friend uses Earth Balance because she’s dairy free.
I know you make amazing biscuits so your standards are high. These look fabulous.
Thank you so much for doing such exhaustive recipe testing and development! I can’t wait to try these!
I never thought a grain free biscuit could be this good.
Wow!! I definitely want to try this Gluten-free option. I LOVE biscuits but unfortunately can’t eat them at restaurants or anywhere I go (unless I make them myself, but they’re never that good). Do you think more establishments are going to go Gluten-free with more things in the future, or is it simpler to just do it the traditional way?
I am hoping that more restaurants will offer gluten free options. We have to keep demanding.
I know I see that many pizza places are offering gluten free and that’s a good sign.