3/28/12

Low Carb Cheese Biscuits

A low carb, no sugar biscuit with melted cheese

I'm currently waiting on an online order of baking products including coconut flour, which I intend to use to tweak to see if I can make a great Southern style biscuit recipe I'm happy with.  In the meantime, I wanted biscuits and I didn't want to wait for my order to be delivered.  I decided to make due with a Red Lobster style cheese biscuit.

I have a recipe from about 2005 that calls for Soy Flour, which I find the flavor to be too strong for me and I don't care for it.  So, I used it as a brainstorming guide, but played with ingredients and came up with these using a low-carb baking mix I already had on hand and adding three other ingredients.

My final thought on this version is it is very close to a Red Lobster Cheese Biscuit if you don't cut them and just drop them on the baking sheet.  I wanted to use mine for a Bacon, Egg and Cheese Biscuit so I patted them out to a rectangle and cut them into rounds.  I also added an extra slice of cheese on each to melt on top.

The flavor is definitely the whole grain, low carb taste you have to expect when using a low carb bake mix, however it's not as strong as soy flour.  I would make these again if I'm serving them with a soup or a meal like I would order from Red Lobster.  Not a bad low carb, sugar free version of a drop biscuit.  I'm still going to play around with using coconut flour though after I get my online order.

Low Carb Cheese Biscuit

3/4 c Bob's Red Mill Low-Carb Baking Mix
1/4 c Almond Meal
1 1/2 c shredded cheddar cheese
1 t baking powder
1 t Splenda
1/2 t powdered garlic
1 egg
1/4 c heavy cream or half and half


Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl with a whisk.  Stir in the cheese.  Blend the egg and cream in a small dish or mug and add to the dry mix.  Roll or pat the dough out to about 8X8" and either cut into squares, cut with a small biscuit cutter, or if you don't want to pat it out, use a tablespoon and make 'drop biscuits' straight onto the baking sheet.

Bake on a greased baking sheet at 375F about 10 minutes until golden brown.  I placed a slice of cheddar on each biscuit before baking, which you can see in the photos.




Stir the cheese into the dry mixture

When it forms a dough, pat or roll it out to cut if you don't want to do a drop biscuit

I cut mine into circles

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