A low carb coconut flour biscuits recipe with everything you love about warm cheesy garlic bread, except for the carbs! These cheddar keto biscuits are sure to please.
What type of cheese is best for biscuits?
Honestly, for these keto cheese biscuits, any variety of cheese that you enjoy the taste of can be used. If you are craving Cheddar Bay biscuits from Red Lobster, use sharp cheddar cheese.
If you prefer a softer cheese, American and Provolone both melt easily and go great with garlic. For something fancier, try a deep, rich bleu cheese such as Stilton. Even Fontina or Gouda would be delicious in this cheesy keto biscuits recipe.
Keep in mind, however, that garlic does not pair very well with sweet cheeses like mascarpone and Havarti.
Are keto biscuits with coconut flour hard to make?
Generally speaking, coconut flour can sometimes be challenging to work with, especially in baked goods.
Coconut flour absorbs a lot of moisture. So when you use it in things like bread and low carb cheddar biscuits, you need to use more liquid in the batter. Extra eggs may also be needed.
However, these coconut flour biscuits are incredibly easy to make because they’re keto drop biscuits.
When you make these, the dough isn’t rolled or cut before baking. You simply drop the batter from a spoon right onto a baking sheet.
How many carbs in a biscuit?
It is probably not a secret to anyone that traditional biscuits made with all purpose flour have a lot of carbs. Of course, the total depends a lot on how big the biscuits are and if there is additional sugar in the dough.
An average 2 ½ inch diameter biscuit, made from scratch, has 27 grams of carbs. To make matters scarier, there is just 1 gram of fiber in that 60g weight biscuit. So, a traditional cheddar biscuit has a whopping 26 net carbs!
Can you guess how many net carbs are in these low carb biscuits? Just 1.4 net carbs per cheesy, garlicky, piece!!
Do cheddar biscuits need to be refrigerated?
If you plan to eat them within 3 days, you can safely leave keto biscuits at room temperature. Just be sure to keep them in an airtight container or zip top plastic bag so they stay fresh.
More on the Recipe
This recipe for low carb biscuits was inspired by one in the book Cooking with Coconut Flour by Bruce Fife
This is my adaptation of Bruce’s recipe. To counteract the spongy texture that can happen when you bake with coconut flour, I add a little xanthan gum. Also, rather than using fresh garlic cloves, my recipe calls for garlic powder.
These cheddar biscuits really are the perfect keto comfort food! But if you want a more traditional biscuit without cheese, give my almond flour biscuits a try.
You may be wondering what to serve them with. Here’s a few suggestions:
- Instant Pot Meatloaf
- Keto Cream of Chicken Soup
- Low Carb Beef Stew
- Keto Roast Beef
- Tomato Mozzarella Baked Chicken
They are also a perfect addition to eggs and bacon for breakfast. You can even use the batter to make a keto pot pie.
Keto Cheddar Biscuits with Coconut Flour
- 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.
Array ( [calories] => 110 [carbohydrates] => 3.1 [protein] => 4.6 [fat] => 8.9 [saturated_fat] => 5.2 [cholesterol] => 84 [sodium] => 167 [potassium] => 35 [fiber] => 1.7 [sugar] => 0.6 [vitamin_a] => 350 [vitamin_c] => 0 [calcium] => 50 [iron] => 0.9 )
Notes on Nutritional Information
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