If you peek inside my kitchen on any given Saturday morning, chances are you will find me making these Keto Biscuits. They are everything a biscuit should be. Served with Sausage Gravy, it is the best breakfast I know. The whole family loves these - they are the perfect way to kick the weekend off.
Is your family keto? Mine isn't!
Lately, one of my goals has been to reduce the number of carbohydrates they are consuming. I don't plan to put them on a keto diet, but rather limit the white carbs void of nutrition.
It is a huge win when I come up with low-carb grain-free recipes that are so good that they ask me to make them again and again.
These Keto Biscuits are one of them.
They have become a bit of a habit around our house, and I think many of you will agree that there isn't a better start to the weekend! I would go so far as to say that this is my favorite keto breakfast.
There is absolute satisfaction in seeing your family gobble down low-carb biscuits and claim that they are the best biscuits ever.
I like to serve them with Keto Sausage Gravy for a complete meal that is deliciously low in carbs.
Ingredients for Making Keto Biscuits and Gravy
- Almond Flour: Make sure you use super-fine almond flour and not almond meal. Bob's Red Mill is my go-to brand.
- Baking Powder: Check the label as some brands contain gluten or corn.
- Seasonings: I like to add garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Old Bay Seasoning is another great option and may be used in place of the garlic powder.
- Xanthan Gum: This helps the biscuits hold together.
- Butter: I recommend unsalted butter to avoid the end result being too salty.
- Egg: I used a large egg.
- Heavy Cream: If you are low carb and not keto, half and half may be substituted. I do not recommend using almond milk as the biscuits flatten out too much.
- Cheese: This is optional but recommended.
- Add 2 tablespoons of chopped chives or 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme.
- Use Swiss cheese in place of the cheddar.
- Use Parmesan in place of the cheddar, and add a teaspoon of minced garlic and a teaspoon of dried oregano.
- Add 2 seeded and diced Jalapenos, and use pepper jack in place of the cheddar.
- Make garlic butter rather than plain butter for using to brush the tops of the biscuits. To do this, add ¼ teaspoon garlic powder to the butter.
Tips & Tricks
- I recommend using freshly grated cheese to make keto cheddar biscuits to avoid unnecessary additives that pre-shredded cheese has. The larger home-shredded cheese helps the biscuits keep their shape better.
- I have tried substituting almond milk for a portion of heavy cream, but I found this lead to a flatter biscuit.
- If you have problems with them spreading out too much, you can always make them in a muffin tin or English muffin mold. (But I did not find this was necessary.
- Don't substitute coconut flour for almond flour - the two cannot be used interchangeably.
Frequently Asked Questions
I love these straight from the oven. Leftovers - if you have them - will keep for up to a week in the refrigerator or can be frozen for up to two months. Place them in a zip-top bag and press all of the air out.
Yes, you can form the dough with your hands, use a round glass, or you can bake these in a lined muffin tin. A large cookie scoop works too.
No, not exactly. While they are light and utterly delicious, the texture is a bit different, thanks to the lack of gluten and starches. They are delicious but not nearly as flakey or tender as a traditional Southern biscuit. (But honestly, they are better than the biscuits that I have had at many restaurants.
As a Southerner, I would have loved to use buttermilk here. Unfortunately, it is low and fat and not ideally suited for the keto diet.
Tools Needed to Make Keto Biscuit Recipe
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- 2 ½ inch cookie cutter
- Baking Sheet
Store these in the refrigerator for up to four days.
How to Make Keto Biscuits
Start by placing your oven rack in the middle, and preheating your oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. (Almond flour, baking powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and xanthan gum.)
In another bowl, whisk together 1 tablespoon of the butter, egg, and heavy cream.
Add the wet mixture to the dry mix and stir until it comes together.
Stir in the cheese.
Press the mixture out on a sheet of parchment paper. Using a 2 ½ inch cookie cutter, cut the dough into biscuits. Reform and continue cutting until all of the dough is used.
Arrange the biscuits on a baking sheet and brush with the remaining butter.
If desired, top with more cheese. Bake for about 30 minutes, until the tops are golden brown.
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- 2 ½ inch cookie cutter
- 10 ounces super-fine almond flour 2 ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons
- 1 ½ tablespoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon xanthan gum
- 2 tablespoons melted unsalted butter divided
- 1 egg
- ¾ cup heavy cream
- ¾ cup shredded cheddar cheese plus more of topping if desired
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Adjust the oven rack to the middle.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl whisk together the almond flour, baking powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and xanthan gum.
- In another bowl, whisk together 1 tablespoon of the butter, egg, and heavy cream.
- Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and stir until the mixture comes together.
- Stir in the cheese.
- Press out the mixture on a sheet of parchment paper.
- Using a 2 ½-inch cookie cutter, cut the dough into biscuits. Reform the dough and continue cutting until all of the dough is used.
- Arrange the biscuits on the baking sheet and brush with the remaining tablespoon of butter.
- Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through.
More Low Carb Breakfast Recipes to Try:
- Any day that starts with pizza has to be a good day, right? This Low Carb Breakfast Pizza is protein-packed and has just three net carbs per serving.
- When you have the time, linger over these Coffee Cake Muffins and enjoy a fresh cup of coffee.
- This Crustless Ham and Cheese Quiche is perfect for the holidays or anytime you are hosting a brunch.