Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Grain Free Low Carb Biscuits

Sometimes I get a little tired of eggs for breakfast and do a bit of experimenting with almond meal or coconut flour or milled flax seeds... I have been working on grain free substitutes for toast and rolls recently.

These lovely biscuits came after a few several previous experiments in my microwave, the results of which The Captain likes to call pucks.  Tasty but not the right texture at all... more like cake.

I finally got a brain wave and realized that I could likely just bake my batter in the regular oven like a conventional baking powder biscuit… and they are pretty darned good.

They freeze well, too.  I do keep the leftovers in the fridge, though, and just mike each for a few seconds when I want them to taste and look like fresh-baked and still warm.

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They are really nice served sliced in half vertically and then each half topped with ham and an egg.  If I put a slice of processed cheese on The Captain’s he is really happy… just like a fast food biscuit sammy.  Just as messy and crumbly, too!
Grain Free Low Carb Biscuits
Makes 6 biscuits
  • 3/4 cup egg whites
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 3/4 cup almond meal
  • 1-1/2 Tbs coconut oil
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • dash of salt
  1. Preheat your oven to 400° F.
  2. Whisk egg whites till frothy in small bowl.
  3. Combine coconut flour, almond meal, coconut oil, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl.
  4. Stir egg whites into dry ingredients.  The batter will become thicker as you stir it so do be patient!
  5. Spoon the batter into 6 prepared or silicone muffin cups.
  6. Bake for 13 or 14 minutes till golden.
Per biscuit.
Weight Watchers P+ = 4.
Calories 144; Protein 7g; Carbohydrate 7g; Fat 11g; Fibre 4g.

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Pardon my well-used baking sheet!

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Don’t they look just like baking powder biscuits?

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I also used a couple to make Strawberry Shortcake with freshly sliced berries and coconut milk whipped ‘cream’.  Mmmmm…

And, I enjoyed one with a big slather of almond butter on it... Awesome good.

Are you a biscuit fan?  Warm with butter or honey?


  1. these look awesome! i just need to get some almond meal and i'll be able to make em!

  2. fresh Ontario strawberries are just comming in; and I have a trip planned to the strawberry field planned for this weekend! Guess what I'll be making to go with my strawberries.
    Very timely blog I must say :)

  3. these look great! I have to try this! thanks for sharing!


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