So, I tried out 3 different recipes for gluten free biscuits.
Surprisingly they were all good. My favorite is #3 pictured here. It was Closest to a traditional biscuit. Coming in second place was #1. They look odd, because for some reason they came out purple in the baking precess. That is right, the dough was not purple! or not like this anyway, because I was quite surprised. Third place, is still tasty, a little bit denser, making for a good biscuit for sandwiches!
with Blanched almond flour, coconut oil, butter, eggs, honey and bake soda and salt. you can get the recipe here
Biscuit number 3
- 2 1/2 cup blanched almond flour
- 3/4 tsp homemade baking powder, see recipe
- 3/4 tsp unrefined sea salt
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 tbsp grass fed butter
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tbsp raw honey
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Mix together the almond flour, baking powder and unrefined sea salt.
- With a pastry cutter or fork, work in the butter and coconut oil until you have a crumbly mixture.
- Add eggs and honey and mix well to form dough.
- Spoon onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake for 15 minutes.
here I toasted with coconut oil and put some NUTZO butter on top and let me tell you…OMG(osh) delish!!
Here is how I made them..
Biscuit number 1
- 1/2 C + 2 TBSP blanched almond flour
- 1/4 C coconut flour
- 5 TBSP psyllium Husk powder (no substitute, but save for adding to smoothies!)
- 2 tsp Bake powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3 eggs (can exchange 1 egg for 2 TBSP coconut oil, 2 TBSP butter)
- 1 C boiling water
- mix dry ingredients together
- add eggs, then boiling water, mixing well
- use 1/4 c measure, then flatten out
- Bake at 350 for 15 in
- Optional: add a TBSP honey
Third place goes to the biscuits from Elana’s Pantry.
I will add that I rolled them out too thin and will make them thicker next time.
there are only 6 simple ingredients: blanched almond flour, sea salt, bake soda, coconut oil, eggs and honey. you can find the recipe here.
Biscuit number 2
- In a medium bowl, combine almond flour, salt and baking soda
- In a large bowl, blend together coconut oil, eggs and honey
- Stir the dry ingredients into the wet until a nice dough forms
- Roll out dough between 2 pieces of parchment paper to ¾ inches thick
- Dust dough with extra almond flour if it is sticky and/or misbehaving
- Cut the dough into biscuits using a mason jar with a 2 ½-inch wide mouth
- Using a spatula, transfer biscuits to a parchment lined baking sheet
- Bake at 350° for 15 minutes, until biscuits are browned on the bottom edges
- Serve with gravy, jelly or whatever else your heart desires
Makes about 7 biscuits
just a note….
I found all these recipes to be easy to make and I had all the ingredients on hand (well I did have to go get the psyllium husk powder, but that was good because I could also use in smoothies!)
Since you read ALL THE WAY through this post…I will honor your efforts with a recipe that you certainly would not expect!! Drum roll please! Now for the best Old Fashioned Biscuits that I have ever made! NOT GF, Egg Free or even Healthy!!
Biscuits: The Real Southern Kind
- 2 C self rising flour
- 1 stick butter (=8 Tbsp) The real stuff that is organic AND Grass fed
- 2 TBSP Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 C milk
- turn oven to 425
- add ACV to milk, and let stand
- cut butter into flour. Some use cold only, I used softened. you decide!Leaving larger chunks of butter will make for flakier fall apart biscuits.
- make a well in the flour, pour milk in it and Stir all together
- stir until a nice dough is formed
- sprinkle counter with flour, dump dough and knead a little like paydough!
- roll out with a rolling pin to desired thickness. I did about 3/4 to 1 inch. remember that they will double in height, so use that as your guide.
- bake for 10-12 min. tops will be golden brown.
*Consider doubling or tripling the recipe (maybe the second time you make them!!)
* you can substitute the butter with bacon grease (yep, up the UNhealthy quotient!), lard or even heavy cream.
If you want to watch the LOVELY Molly Ann give a tutorial, you can. Here is a video of them being made…this is Molly Ann, not me! (like her on facebook and follow her blog…if you like some good clean humor!!)
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