If you miss the warmth of freshly baked bread, these coconut flour biscuits are sure to please. They are full of cheese with a touch of garlic.
I have been trying to stay away making too many low carb sweets. My birthday was last week and I was tempted to make a sugar free cake.
To celebrate on my birthday, I went out and had a lobster salad with real cheesecake for dessert. I figured it wouldn’t hurt and it was my birthday so I justified treating myself to whatever I wanted.
I have been using the program at MyFitnessPal.com to determine the calories I eat each day. It has really made me aware of how much I’m eating. It also tracks fitness so if you eat too much, you can correct it with additional exercise to burn calories.
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I’m using the My Fitness Pal mobile app on my Android smartphone. You can add personal recipes and it will calculate the nutritional values. I have lost an additional six pounds through MyFitnessPal.com.
Although it’s Sunday, I had to work a full ten hour overtime day. I didn’t bring much food with me so I came home starving.
I was really in the mood for some bread today. But, there wasn’t a lot of time to prepare a loaf of bread.
I remembered that there was a coconut flour biscuit recipe that got a lot of good reviews online. The recipe is by Bruce Fife who is the author of the book Cooking with Coconut Flour.
This is my adaptation of Bruce’s recipe. I added a little xanthan gum to get rid of the sponginess that can result from coconut flour. And, rather than using fresh garlic cloves, I used garlic powder.
The coconut flour biscuits turned out really yummy. They reminded me of the ones they serve at Red Lobster. However these ones are so much healthier.
I bet you could serve these to your family and friends and they’d never know they are low carb and gluten free biscuits. To me, they taste just like the real thing.
It’s always nice to have a warm serving of bread before dinner. Now, we can have that without worrying about the extra carbs. And, they won’t make you hungry like carb loaded biscuits.
I’d like to experiment more with coconut flour. I think it would make a really nice loaf of bread. I do have the basic low carb bread that I make. It uses a blend of almond and coconut flour, though.
It would be interesting to see if these low carb coconut flour biscuits would cook up like dumplings. Another experiment to try when I have more time!
Coconut flour definitely deserves to get a lot more attention from me. I prefer it more than almond flour. It’s not as dense and you use less in baked goods.
What’s your favorite thing to make with coconut flour?
Coconut Flour Biscuits with Cheese and Garlic
- Calories: 110
- Fat: 8.9g
- Saturated fat: 5.2g
- Carbohydrates: 3.1g
- Sugar: 0.6g
- Fiber: 1.7g
- Protein: 4.6g
- Cholesterol: 84mg
- 4 eggs
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/3 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum (optional)
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup sharp cheese, shredded
- Whisk together eggs, butter, salt, garlic powder and onion powder.
- In separate bowl, mix coconut flour with baking powder and xanthan gum.
- Whisk dry ingredients into egg mixture. Stir in cheese.
- Drop by tablespoonfuls onto greased baking sheet.
- Bake at 400 degrees F for 15 minutes.
Makes 10 biscuits