A low carb almond flour biscuits recipe that’s also paleo friendly. These savory gluten free biscuits are great with any meal or eat them as a snack.
Lately, I’ve been in a baking mood. It could be the New England weather starting to change. In fact, last week, we had the first frozen precipitation fall from the sky. And, it was pretty close to being snow.
It has gotten cold almost immediate. Just a couple weeks ago, we were enjoying temperatures above 80°F. But, last week, they dipped to the low 30s. At least we have the holidays to look forward to!
After posting my coconut flour biscuits recipe on social media, a few people have asked about almond flour biscuits. The coconut flour based one has always been my go to low carb biscuit recipe.
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I have made biscuits with a mix of almond flour and coconut flour. That recipe also added in zucchini and cheese. However, I’ve never made biscuits using only almond flour.
You never know until you try. Right? So, I decided to experiment with making low carb almond flour biscuits last week. The recipe was kept basic so add-ins are optional.
Since I’ve been moving to a more paleo diet, I refrained from adding dairy products. If you aren’t dairy-free or paleo, you could add in a little cheese.
The one thing I noticed was that these almond flour based mini rolls were much heavier than ones made with coconut flour. And, I had to add a little stevia to offset the somewhat bitter taste of the almonds and baking soda.
I think that adding cheese and or herbs would enhance the flavor. To get a lighter texture, I’d also reduce the amount of almonds and add coconut flour.
Overall, the taste of these little bites was very good. However, I prefer a lighter sponge-like texture. That’s why I don’t use all almond flour in most of my baked goods.
I find the best texture is achieved by using a flour blend or all coconut flour. There are some people who choose not to use coconut flour. For those, I’d recommend blending almond flour with a little whey or egg protein powder.
One of the things that almond flour does work well in is cookies. If you like a crunchy cookie, it’s the best low carb flour to use. It’s what makes my cranberry almond biscotti cookies crispy.
Want more information on the nutritional comparison of the two most popular low carb flours? You’ll find that in this post on almond versus coconut flour.
I think these biscuits are a nice addition to your morning eggs and bacon. And, you could shape them wider and flatter to use for making a breakfast sandwich.
The dough is very thick and you can shape it into any shape desired. I used a cookie scoop to make sure they were all the same size. Then, I patted each down a bit.
It might be better to just use tablespoons if you are looking for more of a drop biscuit. And, you’ll want to be sure not to overcook them so they don’t get to crisp.
If I were going to using these as dinner rolls, I would lighten them up a bit more. And, I wouldn’t flatten them out so much.
There aren’t a lot of biscuit recipes out there that use only almond flour without adding something like cheese or coconut flour. I’m sure the reason is because of the texture.
Although these low carb almond flour biscuits are tasty, I felt they weren’t light enough. Perhaps using almond butter rather than flour would fix this issue. But, I’d have to do more experimenting.
When I made a minute English muffin with almond butter, it came out very fluffy. It was much different than these biscuits. That may have been the result of the higher egg ratio in the recipe, though.
What flour do you use for making low carb biscuits?
Low Carb Almond Flour Biscuits – Paleo
Almond Flour Biscuits - Paleo Low Carb
In medium bowl, combine almond flour, baking soda, and salt.
Stir in ghee until mixture is crumbly.
Add in the egg and stevia drops. Stir until dough forms
Use a scoop to form biscuits into desired size.
Bake at 350°F for about 15 minutes.
For a lighter biscuit, replace 1/4 cup of the almond flour with 1/4 cup coconut flour.
The flavor can be enhanced by adding in chopped herb. Cheese can also be added if you aren't following a dairy-free diet.