This Keto Biscuits Recipe is made with almond flour, baking powder, heavy whipping creams, eggs and butter and baked to perfection.
Are you following a ketogenic diet and find yourself missing the warm, buttery comfort of freshly baked biscuits? Well, we have great news for you! With the rise in popularity of low-carb eating, the world of baking has embraced the challenge of creating delectable alternatives that fit perfectly into a keto lifestyle. Say hello to keto biscuits – a guilt-free, carb-conscious version of the classic biscuit that doesn't compromise on taste or texture.
The use of ingredients like almond flour or coconut flour in keto biscuits helps to keep the carbohydrate content low while providing a good source of healthy fats. These biscuits often contain eggs and fats like butter or heavy whipping cream to add moisture and richness. Baking powder or baking soda is used as a leavening agent to create a light and fluffy texture.
Keto biscuits are versatile and can be enjoyed on their own, as a side with meals, or used as a base for keto-friendly sandwiches or breakfast sandwiches. They can be customized with added herbs, spices, or even cheese to enhance the flavor profile.
What are Keto Biscuits?
Keto biscuits are a low-carb and grain-free alternative to traditional biscuits. They are specifically designed to be compatible with a ketogenic diet, which is a high-fat, moderate-protein, and low-carbohydrate eating plan.
Keto biscuits typically replace wheat flour with alternative low-carb flours such as almond flour or coconut flour. These flours are higher in fat and lower in carbohydrates compared to regular all-purpose flour. As a result, keto biscuits have a different texture and flavor compared to traditional biscuits but still offer a satisfying bread-like experience.
Why you will love this recipe
- Low in Carbohydrates: Keto biscuits are made with low-carb flours like almond flour or coconut flour, which significantly reduce the carbohydrate content compared to traditional biscuits. This makes them suitable for those following a low-carb or ketogenic eating plan, where limiting carbohydrate intake is essential.
- High in Healthy Fats: Keto biscuits often contain ingredients like butter, heavy whipping cream, or eggs, which provide a good source of healthy fats. In a ketogenic diet, consuming adequate fat is important as it serves as the primary source of energy and helps keep you feeling satiated.
- Grain-Free and Gluten-Free: Traditional biscuits are typically made with wheat flour, which contains gluten. Keto biscuits, on the other hand, are grain-free and gluten-free, making them suitable for individuals with gluten sensitivities or those who choose to avoid grains in their diet.
- Versatile and Customizable: Keto biscuits can be customized to suit individual preferences. You can add herbs, spices, or even cheese to enhance the flavor profile. This versatility allows you to enjoy a variety of biscuit flavors while still adhering to your ketogenic lifestyle.
Keto Biscuits Recipe Ingredients
You'll only need a few simple ingredients to make this. The exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below. Here's an overview of what you'll need:
- Almond flour
- Baking powder
- Heavy whipping cream
See recipe card for quantities.
How to make Keto Biscuits
- Preheat the oven to 400°F.
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients: Almond flour, baking powder and salt. N another bowl, mix the wet ingredients, heavy cream, eggs, and melted butter. Pour the wet mixture into the dry ingredients and stir until well combined. Allow the batter to sit for 5 minutes.
- Grease a baking sheet with nonstick spray or place parchment paper on it. Drop the batter by the large spoonful onto the sprayed baking sheet, leaving about 2 inches between the biscuits.
- Bake for 10-14 minutes, until golden brown. Allow to cool inside the oven before taking it out.
Almond Flour: Almond flour is essential when to comes to keto cooking. It is such a great substitute to regular flour.
Heavy Cream: Heavy whipping cream is used to make these biscuits, although I know you can opt to using sour cream instead.
Butter: I love using salted buter, though you can use unsalted butter and control the level of salt yourself.
Xanthan Gum: Xanthan gum is a great substitute and used to thicken up a sauce.
Keto Biscuits Recipe Variations
- Cheesy Biscuits: Add shredded cheddar cheese or other keto-friendly cheese to the biscuit dough before baking. The melted cheese adds flavor and a gooey texture to the biscuits.
- Herbed Biscuits: Mix in dried herbs such as rosemary, thyme, or oregano to the dry ingredients for a savory and aromatic twist. You can also add garlic powder or onion powder for extra flavor.
- Bacon and Cheddar Biscuits: Fold in cooked and crumbled bacon and shredded cheddar cheese into the biscuit dough. These savory biscuits are perfect for breakfast or as a side with a hearty soup or stew.
- Everything Bagel Biscuits: Sprinkle the tops of the biscuits with an "everything bagel" seasoning mix before baking. The seasoning typically includes sesame seeds, poppy seeds, dried minced garlic, dried minced onion, and salt.
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- Mixing Bowl: A medium-sized mixing bowl or a large mixing bowl, depending on the quantity of biscuits you're making.
- Whisk or Fork: To mix the dry ingredients together and incorporate them evenly.
- Measuring Cups and Spoons: For accurate measurement of the ingredients.
- Baking Sheet: A baking sheet or a cookie sheet to place the biscuit dough on for baking.
- Parchment Paper or Silicone Mat: To line the baking sheet, preventing the biscuits from sticking and making cleanup easier.
- Pastry Cutter or Fork: To cut in the butter or incorporate the fats into the dry ingredients. This helps create a crumbly texture.
- Spoon or Cookie Scoop: To portion out the biscuit dough onto the baking sheet. A cookie scoop ensures evenly sized biscuits.
- Oven: To bake the biscuits. Make sure your oven is preheated to the specified temperature in the recipe.
- Cooling Rack: A wire cooling rack is useful to allow the biscuits to cool and firm up after baking.
- Optional: Rolling Pin and Biscuit Cutter - Some keto biscuit recipes may require rolling out the dough and cutting it into round shapes. If your recipe calls for this, you'll need a rolling pin and biscuit cutter.
How to store Keto Biscuits
To store keto biscuits and keep them fresh, follow these steps:
- Allow the Biscuits to Cool: Let the keto biscuits cool completely after baking. This helps them firm up and prevents excess moisture buildup.
- Store in an Airtight Container: Place the cooled biscuits in an airtight container or a resealable plastic bag. Make sure the container is tightly sealed to keep air and moisture out.
- Refrigerate or Freeze: If you plan to consume the biscuits within a few days, store them in the refrigerator. This will help prolong their shelf life. If you won't be consuming them within a few days, you can freeze them for longer-term storage.
- Refrigeration: Store the biscuits in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. They can be reheated in a toaster oven or microwave before serving.
- Freezing: To freeze the biscuits, place them in a freezer-safe container or wrap them tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Make sure they are well protected to prevent freezer burn. They can be stored in the freezer for up to 2-3 months.
- Thaw and Reheat: When ready to eat, thaw the frozen biscuits in the refrigerator overnight. Once thawed, you can reheat them in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for a few minutes until warmed through. Alternatively, you can use a toaster oven or microwave to reheat individual biscuits.
Keto Biscuits Recipe Top tips
- Use Finely Ground Almond Flour: Opt for finely ground blanched almond flour to achieve a smoother texture in your biscuits. Coarser almond flour may result in a grainier texture.
- Measure Ingredients Accurately: When baking, it's important to measure the ingredients accurately to ensure the right balance of flavors and textures. Use measuring cups and spoons for precise measurements.
- Use Room Temperature Ingredients: Allow your eggs, heavy whipping cream, and butter to come to room temperature before using them. Room temperature ingredients mix together more evenly and result in a better-textured biscuit.
- Don't Overmix the Dough: Overmixing the dough can lead to a denser texture. Mix the ingredients until just combined. It's okay if the dough is slightly lumpy or there are some streaks of butter visible.
- Let the Dough Rest: Allow the biscuit dough to rest for a few minutes before shaping or portioning. This resting period helps the dry ingredients absorb the moisture and makes the dough easier to handle.
- Use a Pastry Cutter or Fork to Incorporate Fats: When cutting in the butter or incorporating other fats into the dry ingredients, use a pastry cutter or fork. This helps create a crumbly texture and distributes the fats evenly.
- Adjust Baking Time and Temperature: Baking times and temperatures can vary depending on your oven and the size of your biscuits. Keep an eye on them while baking and adjust the time or temperature as needed to achieve a golden brown color and a fully cooked interior.
- Let the Biscuits Cool Before Storing: Allow the baked biscuits to cool completely before storing them. This helps them firm up and prevents excess moisture from accumulating in the storage container.
- Reheat Properly: If reheating refrigerated or frozen biscuits, use an oven or toaster oven to help restore their texture and crispness. Microwave reheating may result in a softer texture.
- Experiment with Flavors and Add-Ins: Don't be afraid to experiment with flavors and add-ins to customize your keto biscuits. Add herbs, spices, cheese, or even chopped cooked bacon for extra flavor and variety.
- Cook to a minimum temperature of 165 °F (74 °C)
- Do not use the same utensils on cooked food, that previously touched raw meat
- Wash hands after touching raw meat
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Never leave cooking food unattended
- Use oils with high smoking point to avoid harmful compounds
- Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove