Low carb biscuits go perfectly with soup, salad, or as part of a gluten-free breakfast sandwich. These cheesy, grain-free drop biscuits are light, fluffy, and oh so delicious. Only 3g net carbs per biscuit!
See that soapbox right over there? Yeah, that one, with the word exercise emblazoned all over it. Pull it over here a minute, would ya? I need to step up on it for a while. Oh boy, I see you rolling your eyes, thinking I am going to get all lecture-y about physical activity. And I am.
But this is a blog and you are free to let your eyes glaze over and skip to the low carb biscuits recipe and ignore every word I say. Still, I rather suggest you don’t. I am not lecturing you for the good of my own health, my friends. I am lecturing you for the good of YOUR health.
How To Make Low Carb Biscuits
If you are a regular reader of this blog, chances are your health is important to you. After all, you’ve taken the time to search out low carb, gluten-free recipes, so you must have a reason. Whether that reason is weight loss, blood sugar control or just a general sense that all those carbs and sugars aren’t very good for you, you’ve been thinking about it. And that’s great. That’s more than great, actually. It may have taken you decades to get here, to the point where you take your health seriously enough to consider every bite you put into your mouth. So I am very, very proud of you. But if you aren’t getting out there and moving around, getting your heart rate up at least a few times a week, you aren’t doing yourself any favours.
Healthy eating is only one pillar of good health; exercise is another critical pillar. There’s a third pillar that encompasses rest and relaxation, but that’s a soapbox lecture for another day. Without all three pillars holding up your house, you really don’t have a very strong foundation. Reducing your sugars and carbs and getting more vegetables and nutrients is really an amazing and productive step toward a healthier existence. But our bodies were designed to move about frequently and sometimes intensely. They get stronger and stronger the more we move, our muscles get bigger, our bones stronger, our hearts more efficient at pumping blood. Everything gets healthier from all that movement, from our skin to our hair to our emotional well-being. It’s truly remarkable. And it’s something you don’t want to miss out on.
When I applied to join the Cabot Fit Team, I said I would do my best to encourage my readers to embrace not only healthy eating, but exercise too. I know many of you are already very physically active. And I also know that some of you have health constraints that keep you from being as active as you would like to be. So I urge those of you that are able-bodied but think you simply don’t have the time to think again. Short bursts of intense exercise are just as good, and possibly better, than long stretches of moderate activity, so even 10 to 20 minutes a day can help.
And I am delighted that a company (or rather a co-op) such as Cabot Creamery is interested in inspiring its consumers to embrace a healthy, active lifestyle. That is, after all, the purpose of the Cabot Fit Team. As low carbers, we already know that full fat cheese and dairy is part of a healthy lifestyle, but I am sure Cabot has an uphill battle sometimes with the Low Fat crowd. Still, they have a huge supporter in me and always have. It’s rare that I don’t have some Cabot products in my fridge, because living in New England, they are everywhere. And they are delicious.
Drop Biscuits from Scratch
This is my family’s favourite drop biscuit recipe. I’ve been experimenting for a while with low carb biscuits, and I’ve found that a mixture of coconut flour and almond flour works best. And sour cream gives them a great consistency and moisture content. And then cheese…lots and lots of good sharp Cheddar cheese. I love to use the Cabot Private Stock Cheddar, but it’s also good with some of the flavoured Cheddars like Horseradish or Chipotle. You can also add some fresh chopped herbs for your own flavour additions. These cheesy low carb biscuits are quick and easy to make, and they make great sandwiches. You could make Cucina Bella’s Ham, Egg, and Brie Breakfast Sandwiches, or top them with my Homemade Maple Sage Breakfast Sausages.
Cheesy Low Carb Biscuits
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese divided (I recommend Cabot Private Stock)
- 4 large eggs OR 3 large egg whites and 2 large eggs
- 3/4 cup sour cream or Greek yogurt I recommend Cabot full fat sour cream
- 1/4 cup butter melted
- Preheat oven to 350F and line a large baking sheet with parchment or a silicone mat.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the coconut flour, almond flour, baking powder, garlic powder and salt. Whisk in 1/2 cup of the shredded Cheddar.
- Stir in eggs, sour cream and melted butter until well combined.
- Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto prepared baking sheet. These are very filling and they spread and rise so make the mounds smallish. You should get 10 to 12 biscuits.
- Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup Cheddar.
- Bake 20 to 23 minutes, until firm to the touch and cheese is just starting to brown.
- Remove and let cool 5 minutes.