February 10, 2013

Low carb, sugar free biscuits

A low carb, sugar free biscuit

This post was made in February of 2013.  This is an update in January 2019 -  For my best, updated and much loved biscuit please check out this one!  Homemade Low Carb, Keto Cheddar Biscuit

It's unfortunate many low carb products are so high priced because when you cook and bake low carb and sugar free, it's a lot of hit or miss final products.  Even recipes that work one time, can be completely different the next time based on using a different brand or straying in the measurements.  One of the biggest differences I've found lately is the almond flour.  After years of either grinding my own almonds or using Bob's Red Mill, I finally gave in and ordered the Honeyville brand.  I had to talk myself into it as the smallest size is a 5 lb. bag and although regular all purpose flour can sell at $2.50 for a 5 lb. bag, almond flour is a bit more dear.  $32.  Ouch.

Well, the difference is worth noting.  It's most like flour as it's a much finer mill than I have ever been able to get using a food processor or blender.  It's an even finer mill than Bob's Red Mill brand.  I do love it... but I don't love when a product doesn't turn out (like a regular coffee cake recipe I tried to make low carb this week and failed).  These biscuits however?  Not a fail.  I thought they were pretty good, and my husband thought they were great.  I served them with fried chicken and gravy (all low carb versions).  The honey in them made them not completely sugar free but I only used a teaspoon for the whole batch.

Also updated for January 2019: I stopped using Honeyville brands around 2014 because their prices were just unjustifiable.  I almost exclusively use Bob's Red Mill Almond Flour - because I can find it almost everywhere, including Sam's Club.  I am thrilled with my biscuits made with it (see the post I referenced above for my January 2019 cheddar garlic biscuit).    

If you were to increase the sweetener in this (the erythritol) or add a few drops of a liquid sweetener, these would be very yummy as a 'sweet' biscuit - similar to a shortbread cookie.  Putting that idea in my back pocket to try at a future date.

Almond Flour Biscuit

1/4 c real butter, melted
2 1/2 c quality blanched almond flour
2 eggs
1/2 t apple cider vinegar
1/2 T xylitol
1/2 T erythritol
1 t honey
1/2 t salt
1/2 t baking soda

Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl.  Make a well in the center, add the wet and mix until combined.  Scoop into walnut sized servings and gently press down to form a biscuit shape.  Bake on greased or lined baking sheets at 350 for 12-15 minutes until golden. 

The dough - pretty yummy

Ready to go in the oven

Fresh baked biscuits from the oven

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