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)
Karen at Little Red House Designs
ohhhh can’t wait to try!
Be sure to come back and let me know how they turn out for you! 🙂
I dropped a spoonful about 2 inches high on a parchment lined cookie sheet and they flattened out like a pancake. Do they need to be higher?
I’ve never had them flatten like a pancake, but I usually do pile the dough before cooking. I should get a picture of that to add to this post, because I realize that would probably help!
These look awesome! Please come over and share at what i am eating http://www.townsend-house.com/2013/07/what-i-am-eating-35.html
Do you know if these would freeze well.
I haven’t tried them. Even when I make a double batch, they don’t stick around long enough. If I try it, I’ll let you know! (If you try it, let me know too) 🙂
Amy | Club Narwhal
What a great idea! I love those Red Lobster biscuits, too, and this seems like a much healthier swap. Stopping by from Trim Healthy Tuesdays 🙂
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy the recipe 🙂
YEAH!!! Pinned. 🙂 Thanks for linking at Trim Healthy Tuesday!
You were featured at Trim Healthy Tuesday !!!
Yay! Thanks 🙂
These look good! I can’t wait to try them. 🙂
I hope you enjoy them! I’m actually making them tonight. We’re going to have sausage gravy and biscuits 🙂
I am going to have to give these a try- I made the “light muffins” from the THM book and everyone in my family hated them LOL- even soaked in juice from the roast, so maybe adding cheese will help.
I haven’t tried that recipe. I think the cheese and garlic is what really makes this recipe tasty though! They are better the next day warmed up in the toaster, in my opinion 🙂
These look really good, and a much healthier option. Thank you, this will be part of our Thanksgiving menu this year!
Awesome 🙂 I hope your family enjoys them!
Thank you for the recipe. Bread is one of the main things I’ve been missing. I’m going to make these today – thank goodness I actually have everything needed. Also thank you for making the recipe easy to print out for those of us that aren’t so good on the computer. 🙂
can you use flax meal in place of the coconut flour? I can’t find coconut flour..
I don’t think you’d be able to replace it for the coconut flour. You may be able to use part flax and part almond flour, but you’d need to reduce the liquid by quite a lot. I order my coconut flour on Amazon. If you try a substitution, let us know how it turns out 🙂
I tried it with flax meal and maybe two Tb of almond meal and it was really soupy so I put it in a muffin pan and it made really really delicious muffins! k)
also I didn’t realize until half way through the recipe I didn’t have cheddar so I used mozzarella lol
Sounds like you ended up with a whole new recipe! Glad it turned out good though 🙂
I found some coconut flour and bought some cheddar so I’ll be trying these the right way, hopefully tmr. 🙂
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Would these work well with Olivio or another type butter substitute? I can tolerate cheddar, but not butter 🙁
(and YES, I will be pinning this 🙂 )
Thank you for your time .
Hi Dawne, I haven’t tried it, but if I were to make a substitute here I would actually use my home rendered lard. You could always try coconut oil too. Let us know if you try a substitution so we can hear how it goes!
I tried this recipe with melted coconut oil in place of butter and it worked great!
Great to hear! Thanks for letting us know 🙂
I featured this post today over at Growing Up Triplets 🙂
Cheesy biscuits sound delicious and as part of a breakfast sandwich, it sounds out of this world. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.
April Harris (@apriljharris)
What a delicious looking biscuit, and how wonderful they are grain free as well. I can think of so many ways to use these 🙂 Thank you for sharing your recipes with the Hearth and Soul hop.
I made these this morning and they are fantastic! Im going to try freezing some so I can always have some on hand. Thank you for sharing.
Yay! I’m so glad they turned out good for you 🙂
On THM, are these an S bread? Just checking so I pair them up correctly! They look scrumptious!
I think you’re right, they would be an S bread. I hope you enjoy them 🙂
Sarah, these are definitely an S 🙂 Minimal carbs and full of good fat and protein.
Is one biscuit a single serving?
OMG! these were soooo easy and amazing! Really didn’t think by looking at the mixture it was going to work. But, BOOM! this rocked and totally made my day! Fluffy and yummy! Thank you!
Yay! I’m so happy to hear they turned out good. You’re right, the mixture doesn’t look like anything special. But, they are one of our favorites. I have some leftovers in the fridge right now. Planning to use them for a bacon and egg sandwich for breakfast in the morning 🙂
Definitely making these in the morning!
How did they turn out? 🙂
Can you substitute the coconut flour for Almond flour
No, the almond flour really doesn’t act the same way and it would take a complete overhaul of the recipe. I do have a biscuit recipe that is in my cookbook Grain Free Goodies that is almond flour based. It’s available free – you can check it out here!
New to THM, is this e or s?
These are an S 🙂
Hi, I just made them and have another batch in the oven but in muffin tins. I am not sure if I measured wrong on the butter, but they really flattened out. They taste great though still, but just don’t look like a biscuit. Thoughts? Also, do you refrigerate them after making? Many Thanks, Kathy
I typically pile them up high, because they do spread and I don’t want them flat like pancakes. I hope that helps for next time you make them. Yes, I do store them in the fridge. We really like them toasted the next day (try putting an egg and breakfast meat on them – yum!)
SUPER excited to try these! However, when I put the recipe into my calorie counter app, it’s showing me each biscuit contains 3g carbs, 6g protein, 7g fat. How did you get your nutrient info? (Each biscuit is 102 cal as well!) I just wonder how two calculators could come up with such crazy different numbers…
I think I took the actual nutrient info from the packages of food I was using to make the biscuits in order to come up with my numbers. BUT, I wrote this over a year ago, so my memory may not be serving me correctly. It is strange that different calculators can come up with such vastly different numbers, that is part of the reason why I prefer to figure it out myself typically. If it’s carbs you are trying to keep low, these are low with only 3grams per biscuit (really only 1 effective carb if you subtract fiber).
Thank you for this info. My husband has to watch calories so I was happy to see your post. He also needs high protein so I am confused by the difference.
Awesome! Love these things. Batch in the oven right now, but added extra garlic and topped with a little oregano!
Oh, oregano…that sounds like a good addition! Yum.
Fantastic. Just made them and added granulated onion and dried dill. My husband misses bread the most and still eats non gluten free foods away from home. I made him a ham sandwich. No cheese needed due to the amount in the bun. Thanks for sharing. This is the first coconut flour recipe I like.
So glad to hear you and your husband enjoyed them! And onion and dill sound like a fantastic addition!
too eggy. otherwise good recipe (i think next time i will only use 4 eggs)
Just made them and they are yummy. Can’t wait to try them with eggs and bacon.
Glad you enjoyed them! 🙂
Can I make the dough a day a head of time?