Low Carb Biscuits

biscuits.jpgJust after taking one bite from these fluffy biscuits, you would never have even guessed that they were gluten-free! This recipe has less than 4 grams of total carbohydrates and a flaky texture thanks to the eggs and baking powder. Instead of the traditional all-purpose flour, this recipe utilizes almond flour. You can buy this at your local grocery store, or can make your own.

What is Almond Flour?

  • It has ONE ingredient which is almonds
  • A handful (1 ounce) has 3.5 g fiber, 6 g protein, 14 g fat
  • Almond flour is blanched almonds that have been ground and sifted while almond meal is the same concept but with almonds that have the skin on
  • Gluten-free for those with celiac disease

What Benefits do Almonds have?

  • Good source of vitamin E & magnesium (shown benefits in blood pressure and blood sugars)
  • May reduce LDL cholesterol levels
  • Loads of antioxidants which are mostly in the brown layer of the skin
  • Low glycemic index which means it is absorbed at a slower rate and causes your blood sugars to rise slowly
  • Can use it as a replacement for bread crumbs (coating fish, etc)

Sources: healthline.com

Low Carb Gluten-Free Biscuits

  • Servings: 8
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 cups sharp shredded cheese
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 eggs, whisked

Directions

Preheat to 350 F

  1. Prepare a parchment paper lined baking sheet
  2. Mix all the dry ingredients together including the almond flour, baking powder, garlic powder, onion powder, and shredded cheese
  3. Add the wet ingredients to your dry mixture
  4. Mold dough into small balls, creating 8 pieces
  5. Bake for 15 minutes until golden brown and cool on a wire rack

Tips:

-You can use white cheddar cheese or mozzarella for a different variation on the flavor profile

 

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