Not sure what to do with your summer zucchini crop? Why not give these low-carb zucchini drop biscuits with cheese a try? They are so good!
This has been a really good year for our garden zucchini. I think it may be the dry weather because the cucumbers aren't doing so well.
With the abundance of zucchini, I'm getting tired of the usual steamed veggies, bread, and cake dishes. Since zucchini makes a really moist cake, I thought I'd give it a try in some zucchini drop biscuits.
The base for the biscuits is a dough made with mainly almond flour with a little coconut flour. I'm not a big fan of almond flour by itself so I like to mix in a little coconut flour with it. I do have an almond flour biscuit recipe for those wanting something more traditional.
For the cheese, I used a mix of Parmesan and cheddar in the zucchini drop biscuits. You could probably leave the cheese out and add spices instead. However, I just love cheese and it gives the biscuits a really nice flavor.
I made the biscuits fairly small in size. Each was made with a large cookie scoop that's about a tablespoon or so. Using this size, I got 16 small biscuits.
These biscuits made a wonderful addition to my morning eggs and sausage. They are also nice for snacking, with dinner or on the side of a salad.
It doesn't take long to whip up these cheese zucchini drop biscuits, either. All the ingredients are just stirred together to form the dough. Then, they are baked for about 15-20 minutes. About 25 minutes total from start to finish!
I enjoyed a couple biscuits the next day with a cup of tea in the morning. They were great right from the refrigerator. You could heat them up in the microwave or toaster oven if you prefer.
These zucchini drop biscuits are a little different than my garlic cheese biscuits recipe. That recipe is made with all coconut flour and it a bit drier than this one. The zucchini provides plenty of moisture for these drop biscuits.
I may change up the cheese a little next time. Mozzarella and asiago would be good in these biscuits. Feel free to change up the flavor with your favorite cheese.
Overall, I thought these zucchini drop biscuits were a terrific way to use up some excess veggies from the garden. And, they would freeze pretty well, too.
I've got one more medium zucchini sitting on the kitchen counter and a couple more just about ready to pick in the garden. The summer is almost over, so I'll be buying zucchini at the market once the fall weather hits.
What's your favorite way to use up a bumper crop of zucchini in the summer?
Low Carb Zucchini Drop Biscuits with Cheese Recipe - Gluten Free
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Zucchini Drop Biscuits with Cheese
- 1 zucchini shredded (about 1.5 cups undrained)
- 2 eggs slightly beaten
- 1 cup almond flour
- ¼ cup coconut flour
- ¼ cup Parmesan cheese shredded
- ¾ cup cheddar cheese shredded
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- dash pepper
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder optional
- Mix all ingredients together in medium bowl.
- Form dough into 16 even balls using a large scoop and place onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake at 425°F for 15-20 minutes or until browned.
- Cool on wire rack.
Low Carb Sweeteners | Keto Sweetener Conversion Chart
Array ( [serving_size] => 2 [calories] => 169 [carbohydrates] => 6 [protein] => 8 [fat] => 12 [saturated_fat] => 4 [cholesterol] => 54 [sodium] => 214 [potassium] => 102 [fiber] => 3 [sugar] => 1 [vitamin_a] => 240 [vitamin_c] => 4.4 [calcium] => 158 [iron] => 1 [serving_unit] => biscuits )
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Melanie J Graffius
Made these and squeezed the water from the zucchini but needed to add a little moisture to the dough for it to come together. As I'm reviewing the recipe I now see it indicates Undrained - duh!
Good either way but I'm making them again this weekend, for company, and will Not drain the zuch!!!
Can you omit the coconut flour and only use almond flour?
It should work but you may want to add a little xanthan gum if you have it.
Hey Lisa. zucchini can be grated and frozen for later use in all sorts of recipes. anyway thanks for this recipe. it looks yummy but could you tell us about how much zucchini and whether you drained it first/
I didn't drain the zucchini and used about 1.5 cups.
There are many sizes of zucchini. What size is your ONE?
I got about 1 1/2 to 2 cups shredded.
These are absolutely wonderful. This diet makes you really miss bread and these are so good, we even have them with eggs for breakfast.
Taste Great, easy to make, always have some in the frig.
An don't forget to stash some in the freezer too!
Could I use carbquick instead of the flour? I love your recipes and so appreciate all the experimenting you do!
In this recipe you should be able to replace the almond/coconut flour mix with Carbquik.
I have made this recipe just the way you suggested 3 times already!
They turned out just the same way as your looked and I am sure the same delicious taste!
I love these zucchini biscuits but I don't understand how 1 biscuit can have 19.5 grams of protein. I figured up all the ingredients and divided by 16. I need to make sure I have the correct numbers since I am making them for someone with type 1 diabetes. Thank you for all the low carb recipes
Thanks for catching that... the data is wrong. I'm updating it now.
Would the recipe work if made into a loaf of bread instead?
I've never tried that, but I don't see why it wouldn't.
This was pretty good but I felt as though it needed more cheese and salt. Possibly less almond and more coconut flour. I thought the almond flour I used seemed pretty smooth but the consistency of the biscuit was a little gritty like a cornbread muffin. Regardless I'm definitely making this again. The zucchini was a nice touch. Thanks!
I agree that coconut flour gives a better texture than almond flour. I may experiment with changing the ratio.
I don't like coconut flour. Can I use all almond flour? If yes, the same amount of 1/4 cup? If not the same same amount, how much? Thanks!
You should be able to sub out the coconut flour with about the same amount of almond flour in this recipe.
could you please find me an alternate for "Eggs".
Chia gel might work. I've read that it's a good sub for eggs.
Flaxseed meal is a substitute for eggs
B J Day
Too much zucchini? Make stuffed zucchini boats with them. Sausage, shrimp, ground pork, Hamburg, chicken...the possibilities are endless. Freeze them and reheat in oven in the middle of the winter...w maybe a can of stewed tomatoes on the side....man! You will think it is summer!
Zucchini is so amazing!
Sounds delish! We have a coconut and tree nut allergy. Are there any other flours that can be used to remain low carb?
You can try using sesame or sunflower seed flour.
Can regular flour be used in this recipe?
You can use regular flour in place of both almond and coconut flour if desired. Just won't be low carb or gluten-free
Wow these look awesome! Do you think that I could use strictly coconut flour in this recipe? I'm allergic to nuts and can't have almond flour.
I actually thought about making them with all coconut flour. You'd need less of it. I'd say about 1/2 cup or so total to eliminate the almond flour. There's enough moisture in the zucchini that you may not need to add extra liquid. You may need another egg, though.
Thanks for your suggestions! I'll give it a go the next time I pick up some coconut flour.
Can these biscuits be frozen
Yes! You can either freeze the dough or freeze the biscuits after they are baked.
My neighbor has given me two gigantic zucchini. Could you be more specific about the amount of zucchini to use in this recipe (ie. cups)? I am pretty sure I shouldn't use a whole on of these big guys. This recipe looks delicious and I would love to try it. Thanks.
I used about 1 1/2 cups of shredded zucchini.
Do you remove any of the water from the zuchs ? or just use as is?
This recipe looks delish... and I also have a ton of zuchs to use up, lol 🙂
I did not remove the water before using.