These easy almond flour biscuits are great for any bread basket. They also taste delicious as a breakfast roll. Only 4 ingredients and ready in 20 minutes.
I have always loved a bread roll with my dinner. And since I started following a low carb diet, these keto biscuits are a regular in our bread basket.
They are made with almond flour instead of regular flour, which makes them gluten-free. Of course, they taste different from regular biscuits. But I think they are very good!
The texture is perfectly soft and very fluffy, with a nice crust. I also love how buttery they taste.
When they bake, your whole kitchen will smell amazing. Plus, one biscuit is only 1.7 grams of net carbs.
This is such a simple recipe. In fact, you only need 4 main ingredients. Here is what you'll need:
Almond flour. I used ground blanched almonds, which is the equivalent to regular almond flour in the US. If you have super-fine almond flour, reduce the amount to 2 ¼ cups or 225 grams. You could also use almond meal (which includes the skins). However, this would make the biscuits taste more rustic.
Eggs. I always use room temperature, large eggs.
Butter. This should be melted. You can use salted or unsalted butter.
Baking powder. It's a good idea to check that it is fresh.
Salt. Optional. Don't use extra salt if the butter is salted already.
It's not necessary to add xanthan gum to the recipe.
This section contains step by step instructions and photos that show how to make this recipe. See the recipe card for full information on ingredients and quantities.
The great thing about this low carb biscuits recipe is that you don't even need an electric blender. I simply mixed the ingredients with a fork. Here are the basic steps:
Step 1: Combine the ground almonds, baking powder and salt, if using, in a large mixing bowl.
Step 2: In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs. Then stir in the melted butter.
Step 3: Add the eggs and butter mix to the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir with a fork until a dough forms.
Step 4: Roll the dough into balls and flatten onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Step 5: Bake in the oven until gently browned and the tops are beginning to crack.
Don't handle almond flour biscuits while hot. They are very fragile then and might crumble. Wait until they are cooled down a little and have firmed up.
This almond flour biscuits recipe is an alternative to the typical American style biscuits. If you want to make sweet biscuits, try these keto sugar cookies.
Since I am using butter, the dough can be easily shaped by hand. If you wanted to make drop biscuits, replace the butter with sour cream. This makes a stickier dough. Scoop mounds onto the baking sheet with a tablespoon or a cookie scoop.
I have not yet tried to make coconut flour biscuits. Use ⅔ cup of coconut flour and take it from there. But you may need to change the recipe more to make it work.
Here are a few pairing suggestions for this recipe:
Breakfast: Spread with butter and lemon curd or sugar free nutella.
Lunch: Dip into keto mushroom soup or keto cauliflower soup. Serve alongside keto lemon chicken or with a crisp caesar salad.
Dinner: Try with keto chili or as a side dish to a hearty keto beef stew.
One reader told me she likes to top them with sausage gravy to make biscuits and gravy.
Below are a few ideas how you can change the recipe.
Keto cheese biscuits. Add ¾ cup of grated parmesan or mature cheddar cheese for cheesy keto biscuits.
Sour cream and chive biscuits. Swap out 2 tablespoons of the butter for sour cream and add 1 tablespoon of chopped chives to the batter.
Italian keto biscuits. Add an Italian twist by adding 1-2 teaspoons of tomato paste, garlic powder, a pinch of rosemary and chopped black olives.
Dairy-free. Swap the butter with coconut oil or a dairy-free butter.
Almond flour biscuits are great for making ahead. You can store them in the fridge or even freeze them.
Refrigerator: Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
Freezer: Put into freezer bags and freeze for 3 months.
Reheating: If frozen, thaw overnight in the fridge.
Reheat individual biscuits in the microwave for 15 seconds. A whole batch of biscuits can be reheated in the oven at 180C / 350F for 5 minutes.
You can also slice and toast them.
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Almond Flour Biscuitsfrom Sugar Free Londoner
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- 2 ½ cups ground almonds / almond meal 250g, Use 2 ¼ cup or 225 grams if using super-fine almond flour
- 2 eggs large
- 5 tablespoon melted butter 70g
- 1 ¾ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt optional
- Pre-heat the oven to 180 Celsius / 350 Fahrenheit electric or 160C / 320 fan.
- Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl - almond flour, baking powder and salt, if using.
- Whisk the eggs and stir in the melted butter. Then add to the dry ingredients and combine into a dough with a fork.
- With your hands, roll balls of circa 30 grams each. Flatten into a disk with a thickness of about 1 inch and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake for around 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
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Thanks for the recipe!
It wasn’t exactly delicious but they did turn out great as a cookie, because I used EVOO instead of butter. Didn’t come out like an American biscuit because of that, but when I get my weight in order I will try it again with the butter! Still filling, so not bad when I’m craving carbs! I halved the recipe and it came out fine.
I want to try your pull apart keto rolls soon, but don’t have those other ingredients like the husk powder and inulin, but boy would it be great to have guilt free bread!
The husks are essential, but you can always use (real) honey or sugar to activate the yeast. I explain it all in the post about the pull-apart rolls.
These are amazing! I’ve made them twice in a week, once with butter and the second time with coconut oil. Super easy and delicious.
I do wonder if they would work if I made them double the size? Have you ever tried that?
I haven't, but it should work. The baking time will increase, of course.
I found this recipe while I was searching for biscuit recipes. So now I have some nice (though a bit flat) scones. And the scones are great, but I'm still looking for a biscuit recipe - the crispy and sweet version.
Have you got any of those?
Depends if you're talking about US or UK biscuits! I have savoury crackers here and sweet biscuits here - I called them keto sugar cookies.
Thanks. UK biscuits, so I guess that'd be the keto sugar cookies.
I'm planning to make a no-sugar, low-carb chocolate tiffin, starting from here https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/chocolate-tiffin
Would these keto sugar cookies be a good biscuit replacements this?
Yes, they would work in something like this!
Simple, easy and delicious for a diabetic
I baked this mouth melting biscuits this afternoon .
They were very delicious.
I added tiny bit sweetener it helped my sweet tooth taste.
Thank you .
Can i use coconut flour instead.
You would have to change the recipe. I would use 1/3 the amount stated for flour as coconut is a lot more absorbent. Then, add another egg and also 1/4 tsp of xanthan gum because coconut flour is more brittle.