I don’t often make many bread substitutes, but every once in a while I get a hankering for a treat. This keto, gluten-free cheesy biscuits recipe came about at just such a time. They are made with coconut flour, which I find a bit tricky to work with, but have been trying to experiment with more lately so I can take advantage of the nutritional benefits of coconut.
The addition of sharp cheddar cheese and garlic powder in these biscuits masks the coconut flavor, if you don’t like that (they’re not sweet) and makes the biscuits a flavorful, savory accompaniment to soup or salad, or (as you’ll see below) the base for a fabulous low-carb breakfast sandwich!
If you’re diabetic or on a low-carb or keto diet—and if you’re missing bread—in these gluten-free cheesy biscuits you’ve found a delicious substitute for “the real thing.”
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Gluten-free cheesy biscuits: all the flavor, none of the carbs!
One little cheesy biscuit at red lobster will cost you 17 grams of carbs, but only delivers 9 grams of fat and 3 grams of protein. That sounds like a nutritional recipe for disaster. That many carbs from one little biscuit will cause your blood glucose levels to spike and in turn cause fat storage.
My recipe for gluten-free cheesy biscuits, on the other hand, has only 3 grams of carbs (2 of which are fiber), 14.25 grams of fat, and 19.33 grams of protein. A much better ratio! These will keep you full longer, and are loaded with nutrition. MUCH better than empty carbs!
Gluten-Free Cheesy Biscuits
- 6 eggs
- 6 tablespoons butter melted
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 8 oz. sharp cheddar cheese
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Whisk eggs, melted butter, salt, baking powder, and garlic together in a large bowl.
- Blend coconut flour into mixture until no lumps remain.
- Stir cheddar cheese into the mixture until well combined.
- Place rounds of dough about 3 inches apart on prepared cookie sheet.
- Bake 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.
I hope you enjoy these as much as my family and I did. As you can see below, we even enjoyed these gluten-free cheesy biscuits the next day for breakfast. We placed two biscuits in the toaster and placed an over-medium egg and bacon in the middle. It was quite a treat and a breakfast I could feel good about serving!
Feel free to play with this recipe and use your favorite variety of cheese, such as pepper jack, mozzarella, Colby, etc. You can also add different herbs and spices to make them your own. Some basil and oregano along with the garlic would make a biscuit that would be delightful as the base of a pizza sandwich! Chopped fresh herbs are another option if you have those available. However you make them, you and your family can enjoy biscuits without any gluten, grains, or sugar!
More Gluten-Free Bread & Grains Tips:
- The Complete Gluten-Free Grains List
- Grain-Free Herb Biscuits Recipe
- Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Scones
- Lemon Blueberry Scones (paleo-friendly)